May 24, 2015
anne meara, ben stiller, jerry stiller, planes, planes fire & rescue, planes fire and rescue
The actress and comedienne, Anne Meara, has passed away at the age of 85. Mrs. Meara (1929-2015) was known best as the better half of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara alongside her husband, Jerry Stiller. She also acted in many films/TV shows over the years. I personally knew her best on the sitcom, Archie Bunker’s Place. Animation fans will recognize her as Winnie from Planes: Fire & Rescue.
The late mother of actor Ben Stiller shall be missed!
May 22, 2015
animated film, animated movie, animation, billy bob thornton, billy crudup, claire danes, jada pinkett smith, joe dimaggio, minnie driver, princess mononoke, studio ghibli
Ever since I watched (and fell in love with) Spirited Away, I have been constantly told that there is another Studio Ghibli film that if not better than Spirited Away, is of the same caliber. That film was Princess Mononoke. I’ve finally gotten around to seeing it (the English dub) and here are my thoughts.
May 18, 2015
flintstones, hanna-barbera, john stephenson
Veteran voice actor John Stephenson has passed away at the age of 91 on May 15, 2015. You can find the article I wrote about his passing on the Rotoscopers site by clicking here. I shall always remember him as Mr. Slate on The Flintstones.
May 4, 2015
bette davis, christopher lee, denver pyle, disney, film review, ike eisenmann, kim richards, movie review, return from witch mountain, walt disney
My review of Return from Witch Mountain is up and can be found here.
April 21, 2015
anna kendrick, broadway, chris pine, daniel huttlestone, disney, emily blunt, fairy tales, film review, into the woods, james corden, johnny depp, lilla crawford, meryl streep, movie review, tracey ullman, walt disney
My review of Into the Woods is up and can be found here.
April 10, 2015
alice in wonderland, animated film, animated movie, beauty and the beast, cinderella, cruella, disney, dumbo, maleficent, mulan, pinocchio, the jungle book, walt disney, winnie the pooh
As everyone knows, Disney has recently been involved in a policy where they are making live-action remakes of their animated films. They’ve released Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella. Each of them have been HUGE financial successes!
Now, there are 8 more live-action remakes in the production: Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Mulan, Cruella, and Pinocchio.
I, for one, am so sick and tired of this trend! I really disliked Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent! (I haven’t seen Cinderella yet.) And I think Dumbo and Winnie the Pooh are just stupid and/or bizarre ideas to make into live-action remakes!
I personally just want Disney to leave their animated classics alone and work on more original ideas. But, I’d like to know what you all think. So please tell me in the comments how you feel about this recent Disney trend.