December 31, 2013
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.
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December 20, 2013
american ferrera, animated film, animated movie, animation, anne hathaway, ariel winter, ben kingsley, big hero 6, blue sky, blue sky studios, boxtrolls, brendan fraser, bruno mars, cate blanchett, channing tatum, chris pratt, christina applegate, christopher walken, craig ferguson, dan aykroyd, dane cook, danny trejo, dia de los muertos, disney, disney animation, disney canon, disneytoon, disneytoon studios, dreamworks, dreamworks animation, elizabeth banks, elle fanning, gabriel iglesias, george lopez, gerard butler, guillermo del toro, home, how to train your dragon, how to train your dragon 2, httyd, ice cube, isaac hempstead-wright, jamie foxx, jay baruchel, jeff dunham, jennifer lopez, jermaine clement, jesse eisenberg, jim belushi, jim parsons, julie bowen, katherine heigl, kelsey grammer, kit harrington, laika, lea michele, legends of oz dorothy's return, lego, lego movie, leslie mann, liam neeson, martin short, marvel, max charles, maya rudolph, mel brooks, morgan freeman, mr peabody & sherman, mr peabody and sherman, nick frost, oliver platt, oz, patrick stewart, pinocchio, planes, planes fire & rescue, planes fire and rescue, reel fx, rihanna, rio, rio 2, rocky and bullwinkle, simon pegg, stephen colbert, steve martin, the book of life, the boxtrolls, the lego movie, the nut job, toni collette, ty burrell, walt disney, will arnett, will ferrell, will.i.am, wizard of oz, zoe saldana
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 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!”
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
December 15, 2013
academy awards, disney, don quixote, ireland, irish, lawrence of arabia, man of la mancha, peter o toole, peter o'toole, pixar, ratatouille, sherlock, sherlock holmes, walt disney, watson
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”.
Animation fans will also know him as the voice of Anton Ego in Pixar’s “Ratatouille”
as well as the voice of Sherlock Holmes in a few animated adaptations of the “Sherlock Holmes” stories.
He shall be missed.
December 2, 2013
a letter to momo, animated film, animated movie, animation, annie awards, awards, billy crystal, blue sky studios, cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2, despicable me 2, disney, disney animation, disney canon, dreamworks animation, ernest & celestine, frozen, josh gad, kristen wiig, monsters university, paul giamatti, pierre coffin, pixar, sony animation, steve carell, studio ghibli, terry crews, the croods, the wind rises, turbo, walt disney
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:
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
December 1, 2013
alan tudyk, animated film, animated movie, animation, broadway, disney, disney animation, disney canon, frozen, idina menzel, johnathan groff, josh gad, kristen bell, musical, rent, walt disney, wicked
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.