DreamWorks Animation-Forgotten/Minor Characters #7: The Council Head

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In 2003, DreamWorks Animation would release their final (as of yet) theatrical hand-drawn animated film, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, and it really is a shame! The gorgeous 2D characters and landscapes in this film make me yearn for DreamWorks Animation to embrace this medium once again, but I know that ain’t gonna happen!

Well now that he’s gone, maybe there is a chance…

I know many people have negative feelings towards this film, but I personally really enjoy it! Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s recap the film first. (Be warned: there may be spoilers ahead!)

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Post-Hurricane Irma Update!

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Hello readers,

So just wanted to check in to let you all know that I’ve survived Hurricane Irma, thank God! Our damage was limited to having some of our backyard fence fallen down and not having power for about 32 hours. Thankfully, we got back power today, so hopefully I’ll get back to regular blogging soon! Thanks for your patience!

Regarding Hurricane Irma!

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Hello readers,

As many of you know, I live in Orlando, Florida. And as many of you also know, there is an incredibly intense hurricane named Irma headed our way. It’s currently a Category 4 storm, but has the possibility of strengthening back to a Category 5 when it hits the Floridian mainland. It’s estimated to hit Florida in the early morning hours of Sunday and go through the entire state all thru Monday.

We’re praying that we’ll all be safe and come out with as minimal damage as possible from this! So just know that because of the hurricane, don’t expect any new posts on this blog for the next week. After the hurricane hits (and if we still have Internet connection), I’ll try to update you all afterwards on the aftermath. I’ll also try to update my Twitter (@The_Anim_Comm) if I can, so keep a lookout there too.

Until then, keep us in your prayers! Thanks!

‘Early Man’ Trailer Debuts!

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The first theatrical trailer for Aardman Animations’ upcoming film, Early Man, has debuted.

Early Man takes place during the “dawn of time” wherein a tribe of cavemen goes up against a Bronze Age City leader to save their home. The film features the voice talents of Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddleston, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, and Johnny Vegas, amongst others. The film is set to hit American theaters on February 16, 2018.

While the trailer doesn’t have me super excited for the film, I still am interested in seeing it as it is an Aardman Animations film. Are you all interested in it?

DreamWorks Animation-Forgotten/Minor Characters #6: Murphy

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Continuing on through the DreamWorks Animation films, we come upon Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Released in 2002, this traditionally-animated film tells the story of a mustang named Spirit who has multiple experiences with the human race. The film was beloved by many people although I personally am not a fan of it. But we’re here today to talk about the forgotten/minor character for this film, so let’s get on with it.

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‘The Magic School Bus Rides Again’ Trailer Debuts!

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The trailer for the upcoming Netflix reboot, The Magic School Bus Rides Again, has debuted.

The original The Magic School Bus was a classic animated TV show of the 1990s (and my personal favorite animated TV show that I grew up with) and this reboot seems to be following in the same vein. Yes, the animation looks off-putting and some people are upset that the original character of Ms. Frizzle now has a younger sister voiced by Kate McKinnon who will now take over as the lead, but that honestly doesn’t bother me at all. I can’t wait for this show and hopefully, it proves to be a satisfactory reboot.

Also, Lin-Manuel Miranda sings the title song! Is that cool or what? Look out for the show on September 29 on Netflix.

My Thoughts: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2017)

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In 2014, The Lego Movie was released to theaters. Most of us scoffed at the idea that they were making a movie about LEGOs, but the movie proved us wrong by having a thought-provoking story, memorable characters, impeccable animation, and just being one of the best animated films of the decade (according to most people)!

The breakout character from the movie though was Lego Batman, voiced by Will Arnett. Lego Batman was somewhat of an exaggerated parody of the Batman character that fit in well with the LEGO universe. Due to his popularity, it was soon decided that Lego Batman would get his own spinoff film. And three years later, we’ve got The Lego Batman Movie! Is it as good as The Lego Movie? Or is it another example of a side character being given his/her own movie which turns out to be incredibly bad? Read on to find out! (Also, there might be spoilers ahead, so you’ve been warned!)

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