2013 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 43,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Upcoming Animated Films in 2014

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Well, 2013 is about to come to an end, so you know what that means!

"I think it means that it's time for us to look back at our year and see what progress we have made, learn from our mistakes, make amends for whatever wrongs we have committed, ..."

“I think it means that it’s time for us to look back on this year and see what progress we have made, learn from our mistakes, make amends for whatever wrongs we have committed, …”

No, it means that I’m going on vacation!

"Huh...that was totally not what I was thinking!"

“Huh…that was totally not what I was thinking!”

Yep, I’m gonna be gone for about a week, so I thought that I should leave you all with something before I go. And what better thing to leave you with than a preview of what next year has to offer in animated films!

So sit back and relax while we take a look at the animated full-length theatrical films that shall be released next year complete with synopses (if available), trailers/posters (if available), and American release dates (if available). I hope you all enjoy! More

Actor Peter O’Toole Dies at 81!

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Actor Peter O’Toole has died at the age of 81! Peter O’Toole (1932-2013) was an amazing actor who sadly held the record for most Academy Award acting nominations without a win. His most famous role was that of T.E. Lawrence in the epic, “Lawrence of Arabia”.

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Animation fans will also know him as the voice of Anton Ego in Pixar’s “Ratatouille”

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as well as the voice of Sherlock Holmes in a few animated adaptations of the “Sherlock Holmes” stories.

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He shall be missed.

Annie Awards Nominees Announced!

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The Annie Awards, often seen as the animated equivalent of the Academy Award, is due to have its 41st ceremony on February 1, 2014. With that deadline coming soon, the full list of nominees have been released today. You can find them here:

http://annieawards.org/nominees/

But as of now, I just want to look at my two favorite categories: “Best Animated Feature” and “Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production”. More

“Frozen” Heats Up Box Office With $93 Million Weekend Debut

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Disney’s much-anticipated and critically acclaimed entry in its animated Canon, “Frozen”, has proven that it DOES have the potential to be a modern classic. Opening in the 2nd place slot of the U.S./Canada box office, “Frozen”¬†amassed a whopper $93 million, breaking the record for biggest Thanksgiving weekend debut!

Have you seen it? If so, what did you think? Do you agree with the statement that it’s this generation’s “Beauty and the Beast”? If you haven’t seen it, do you plan on seeing it and when?

I haven’t seen it yet, but I do really want to see it soon.