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Hey all,

I go by “Mark Brown” here and I am a huge animation fanatic! I love all animated movies, with a strong bias towards Disney films! As such, I created this blog, The Animation Commendation, to share my love of these creations with others who appreciate them as well! I also have a second blog, My Live Action Disney Project, wherein I review live-action Disney movies.

I hope you enjoy your time here and please feel free to like my posts, leave comments, and subscribe to my blog. If you want to contact me via email, please fill out the contact form below or email me directly at theanimationcommendation@gmail.com!


96 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. scottyjo
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 19:26:11

    Hey dude, do you have a facebook or something where i can message you?

    Reply

    • markb4
      Dec 13, 2012 @ 20:14:28

      No, I don’t have any social networking believe it or not, lol! You can email me at aloysius.zimmerplotz@gmail.com if you’d like, but I don’t check it too often!

      Reply

  2. Suhailah
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 04:21:04

    Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog:)
    Btw, I really really really love animated movies too and I also think that movies with real people in them are….(in simpler and non-vulgar terms) totally booooriiing as they lack the kick that animated movies have:)

    Reply

    • markb4
      Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:21:52

      Salaams (I’m a Muslim btw),
      It’s great to meet another animated film fan 🙂 ! I love some live-action films; but my passion lies in my animated movies, lol! I also love your blog, because it helps me to remember Allah (swt) especially when I’m on this blogging site. And your blog is a wonderful reminder to us all! Feel free to visit my blog whenever!

      Reply

      • Suhailah
        Dec 25, 2012 @ 09:45:11

        Sadly, most movies with real people in them also contains lots of ma’siyyah in the form of sinful acts eg.clubbing, kissing, not to mention the revealing attire of the actors and actresses..
        So yeah, that’s another reason while I like animated movies:)
        Salaam(Glad to know that you’re a Muslim!)

  3. 4theway
    Mar 04, 2013 @ 17:01:40

    Thanks for liking my post about the Nostalgia Critic. You have and interesting blog 🙂

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Mar 04, 2013 @ 17:28:48

      You’re welcome! I’m a fan of his, although his foul-mouthedness gets to me, but I take precautions regarding that! Thanks for viewing my blog!

      Reply

      • 4theway
        Mar 05, 2013 @ 20:21:54

        No problem, and I agree with on that. (I never liked the Jesus jokes either.) I know this on person on youtube who used to make “clean versions” of his reviews; the only problem was that they cut entire scenes :/

      • The Animation Commendation
        Mar 05, 2013 @ 21:03:53

        You mean TGWTGCensored? I watch his censored videos quite often.

      • 4theway
        Mar 06, 2013 @ 13:38:42

        Hmmm, maybe not. I’m looking at his channel right now and it doesn’t seem familiar. 😀 Guess I’ll be checking his videos out (lol)!

  4. Nathanael Smith
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 11:47:40

    You should get twitter

    Reply

  5. L. Marie
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 13:42:13

    I’m glad to discover your blog. I love animated movies too!

    Reply

  6. tadaanails
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 06:15:24

    I think this is one of my new fav blogs. I love animated movies! I try to watch as many as possible, no matter how bad ! I Would be interested in using some of your “forgotten character” suggestions in my nail posts. Ill let you know when I do 🙂

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Apr 06, 2013 @ 13:58:47

      It’s always nice to find a fellow blogger and lover of my blog 😀 ! Keep visiting the blog and I’ll be sure to check yours out too!

      Reply

  7. meeradarjiyr1
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 12:03:47

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  8. Merida DunBroch
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 23:00:37

    Your blog is really really great!! You’re doing a fantastic job!

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Apr 10, 2013 @ 23:29:07

      Thanks 🙂 ! I think I’m doing a fantastic job too 😉 !

      Reply

      • Merida DunBroch
        Apr 11, 2013 @ 00:21:52

        O: thanks!! Your articles are actually like interesting and relevant, though!! They’re very enjoyable!!

  9. amberskyef
    May 13, 2013 @ 07:59:14

    I love this blog so far. Disney cartoon movies are so fabulous it’s a shame they’re rarely making them anymore. My favorite, and my favorite movie of all time, is The Lion King.

    Reply

  10. Mouse Host
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 11:54:01

    Blog looks great! Love the concept! Keep up the great work!

    Reply

  11. naiadseye
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 11:49:31

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post on ‘The Vital Statistics of Asterix’ at https://naiadseye.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-vital-statistics-of-asterix/ 🙂

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Jul 04, 2013 @ 12:44:06

      You’re welcome! I love “Asterix” myself!

      Reply

      • naiadseye
        Jul 05, 2013 @ 00:26:46

        Looking forward to a post on Asterix from you 🙂

      • The Animation Commendation
        Jul 05, 2013 @ 10:19:47

        Hmm…maybe I’ll watch one of the animated films and give my thoughts on it sometime.

      • naiadseye
        Jul 05, 2013 @ 11:40:54

        The books are always better

      • The Animation Commendation
        Jul 05, 2013 @ 14:27:41

        Well all I read are the English language books, lol!

      • naiadseye
        Jul 06, 2013 @ 03:26:00

        The books have been translated to around a100 different languages, including English.

      • The Animation Commendation
        Jul 06, 2013 @ 10:35:37

        Yep, even Zulu I heard!

  12. disneyfairytalefiles
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 20:20:25

    Hey Disney friend! I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Great blog!!

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Jul 07, 2013 @ 00:09:06

      Yep, I noticed 😀 ! Thanks for the nomination! I’ll let you know if/when I’ll go about answering the questions!

      Reply

  13. Ophiuchus
    Jul 07, 2013 @ 13:42:23

    I was introduced to your blog not long ago by the Unshaved Mouse himself, and I have to say your blog is really awesome! I’m a pretty big fan of your Forgotten Characters series and top 13 lists! I hope you keep doing them in the future! 🙂

    PS: This is Zeussy. Y’know, the guy that made like one or two posts on your Forgotten Characters post on The Hunchback of Notre Dame (my #1 favorite Disney movie). lol

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Jul 07, 2013 @ 13:45:52

      Oh yes, I remember you Zeussy! Cool new name!

      I love hearing when people love my “Forgotten Characters” series and “Top 13” lists! It makes me proud that my writing isn’t done for naught, lol!

      It saddens me that my “Forgotten Characters” series is nearing its end 😦 , but then again, there is that surprise coming up soon 😉 !

      Reply

      • Ophiuchus
        Jul 07, 2013 @ 14:01:18

        Thank you! 🙂 The name Ophiuchus comes from a constellation and the 13-zodiac sign that is only used in Japanese astrology (I think).

        Can I guess what one of the words could be for the surprise? I really want to email you about it! 😉

      • The Animation Commendation
        Jul 07, 2013 @ 16:16:03

        If you’d like. Email me at aloysius.zimmerplotz@gmail.com

  14. Aesha Datta
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:40:37

    Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 You have a wonderful blog here. And, yes, I am a big fan of animated films too. But oh, if only wee could find good prints of the old classics such as Bambi and Dumbo. I will surely keep coming back here.

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Jul 16, 2013 @ 12:42:47

      Do you live outside the USA/UK? Because there are extremely good prints of films such as “Bambi” and “Dumbo” that can be found anywhere, amazon.com, for one.

      I am a fan of Bollywood films myself, because it’s part of my culture. But I grew up with many of the older films, so that’s why I actually know who Pran is!

      Reply

      • Aesha Datta
        Jul 16, 2013 @ 12:44:50

        Yes, Mark. I live in India. And unfortunately it isn’t as easy to find good prints of those films here. I’m sure there must be a way, though.

      • The Animation Commendation
        Jul 16, 2013 @ 14:12:33

        Well, there’s always the Internet and international shipping 😀 !

  15. lovepirate77
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 13:04:05

    Hi! I nominated you for The Liebster Award. Check it out here: http://lovepirate77.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/wow-the-liebster-award/

    Reply

  16. Princess Belle
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 15:49:35

    So, I finally had some time on m hands and got to check out ur blog completely and its amazing! Great job.. Keep it coming. Thanks for being my 100th post btw 🙂

    Reply

  17. Evangelos
    Sep 18, 2013 @ 17:08:53

    I happened to come across your blog. Looks very cool and engaging with a wide audience.

    Please let me intro. myself. We are very fortunate that Malcolm has attached himself to our upcoming film BEREAVE and he loves it so much that we are doing a #Kickstarter campaign where he is personally involved in awesome perk fulfillment. So far we have sold some great perks like dinner w/ Malcolm, premiere & party, download of completed film, roles in the film, days on set and more! We are at $38,000 with 16 days to go, but need to reach $100,000. It’s doable! But we need to get the word out, let the world know it is happening; reach his fans. Press is brutal and very stingy. So we’re going grass roots with it. Do you think you could post a little something on your blog if you like what you see? Please let us know. We would be extremely grateful to you! Here is a link to our campaign: http://kck.st/15oAyoa

    As you may or may not know, Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform for crowd funding. If the campaign does not hit its goal, the backer is not charged anything. If we do hit our goal, the backers make history and produce our wonderful drama/romance starring Malcolm McDowell, Neve Campbell & JJ Feild.

    Thanks!
    Evangelos Giovanis
    vagoproductions@yahoo.com

    Reply

  18. ummahhurayrah
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 20:13:07

    Very nice work on your blog here – keep up the great work! Although Disney films aren’t my favorites. I had to leave a new comment since I deleted my old blog.

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Sep 22, 2013 @ 20:15:56

      Thanks for commenting 🙂 ! What was your old blog, by the way? Was it the Silhouette of the Hummingbird or something like that?

      Reply

  19. ummahhurayrah
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 20:18:19

    You’re welcome. No need to thank me though! Wow, yes, that was my old blog. O.o

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Sep 22, 2013 @ 20:22:46

      I think I was following you on that blog; that’s why I remembered the name, lol!

      Reply

      • ummahhurayrah
        Sep 22, 2013 @ 20:26:54

        Yes, I believe that’s correct. 🙂

  20. S.R. Tooms
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 23:56:07

    Mmhmm, I like the look I like the look! Great animation is always a joy to see 🙂
    Keep it going!

    Reply

  21. Christie's Fan
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 07:19:33

    A fantastic and insightful blog, which I truly enjoys. Thank you for ‘popping in’ mine. Keep posting and keep up the good work.

    Reply

  22. Shannon A Thompson
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 17:38:01

    Thank you for being one of my top five commenters!
    http://shannonathompson.com/2014/01/02/my-year-in-review/
    ~SAT

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Jan 02, 2014 @ 18:26:25

      You’re welcome! I honestly don’t even remember commenting on your blog much this year, lol, but glad I made the top 5!

      Reply

      • Shannon A Thompson
        Jan 02, 2014 @ 21:33:01

        Either way, thank you 😀 I am glad to be connected with such a great blogger.
        ~SAT

      • The Animation Commendation
        Jan 03, 2014 @ 11:14:39

        I’m glad to be connected with a successful author!

  23. disneyballerina
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 20:26:41

    Hey there!! I love reading your blog and have nominated you for an award!! Check out my blog for details!! 🙂

    Reply

  24. Nat
    Feb 22, 2014 @ 08:22:00

    Oh, hai, Mark. 😉

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Feb 22, 2014 @ 11:20:05

      Is that a “The Room” quote I hear?

      Reply

      • Nat
        Mar 02, 2014 @ 16:25:17

        Oh, that is BS. I did not quote it. I DID NOT. (JK)

  25. theanimationfiles
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 00:24:58

    I just nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out the post on my blog!

    Reply

  26. The Disney Diva
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 12:11:06

    I’ve nominated your blog for the Liebster Awards! Please check out my blog for more information. 🙂

    Reply

  27. Chow Kim Wan
    Mar 12, 2015 @ 18:11:23

    Hi fellow Disney fan!

    I love your blog, and I especially enjoyed the minor characters series that you made. The Top 13 lists were interesting as well, and I hope you could do a couple more of those. I have many Top 8 lists about Disney as well; you can view them on my blog! I write about Disney and musical theatre, more on the latter but if you want a figure I’d say 60% musical theatre and 40% Disney (there are posts which belong to both after all).

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Mar 12, 2015 @ 23:31:48

      Thanks for following me and I’ll definitely follow you! It’s always awesome to follow Disney lovers! And I love musical theater…even though I’ve never actually seen a play before, lol.

      Glad you like my character series and Top 13 lists. I need to do another list soon sometime.

      Reply

  28. aribebop
    Mar 14, 2015 @ 13:53:15

    Hi, your blog is fantastic. I love all things Disney so looking forward to following your blog.
    Have a great weekend. 😃

    Reply

  29. beckyginther
    May 02, 2015 @ 14:53:47

    As one of my friends who has a blog and enjoys Disney, I wanted to let you know I’m starting a new blog hop that will happen on Thursday. It’s a throwback Thursday hop, and this month’s topic is the Magic Kingdom. Information is in the link, and I’ll create a post on Wednesday specific for this month’s blog hop. But I wanted to try and get the word out now – I hope you’ll join us! Feel free to let others know that might be interested as well!
    http://www.disneyinyourday.com/tbt-blog-hop/

    Reply

  30. Khalid at The Blazing Reel
    May 29, 2015 @ 12:15:18

    Hello Mark. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Keep up the good work! https://theblazingreel.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/dragons-loyalty-award/

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      May 29, 2015 @ 13:56:38

      I appreciate the gesture. Thank you! Right now, I’m not really wanting to do any more awards on my blogs, but thanks anyway!

      Reply

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  32. fanofmickey
    Jun 24, 2015 @ 23:16:39

    Hey, I hope you’re having a great week. I nominated you for the Disney Quote challenge. http://fanofmickey.com/2015/06/25/disney-quote-challenge-day-1/

    Reply

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  34. YankeeDoodleSaudi
    Oct 18, 2015 @ 14:27:51

    salaams Mark! 🙂

    Reply

  35. Papatia
    Nov 17, 2015 @ 21:56:33

    Assalamu aleikum brother, do you follow the tv series ‘Once Upon A Time’? If yes, what do you think of the Disney characters and the knack of writers of the show?

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Nov 17, 2015 @ 22:37:28

      Walaikumussalam,

      And yes, I do follow the show and am a fan of it (although I’m like 3 episodes behind right now, lol)!

      The general idea of having fairy tale characters living together in a modern world and working with each other is quite impressive. The problem that I have with the writing though is that it seems to be more of a Disney fanfiction than just about fairy tale characters.

      For example, adding characters like Merida (from Pixar’s Brave) in the show has nothing to do with fairy tales and is only there to bring the Pixar character in!

      I also have a problem that in the beginning they promised fairy tale characters, but we’ve since got novel characters (Frankenstein, The Wicked Witch), nursery rhyme characters (Bo-Peep), and real life figures (Blackbeard) involved.

      So if the show wasn’t so Disney-centric, I feel the writing would be better, but since it’s Disney-centric, it just feels like a Disney fanfiction set to please fanboys and fangirls for the most part.

      What do you think?

      Reply

      • Papatia
        Nov 18, 2015 @ 04:09:03

        You’re right! It’s definitely fan fiction . But I’m hooked. I am always amazed at how they blow my mind with new twists! Lol

      • The Animation Commendation
        Nov 18, 2015 @ 10:05:34

        I love Rumplestiltskin! He’s my fave character!

      • Papatia
        Nov 20, 2015 @ 01:16:13

        I love a good vilain! hehe

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  37. bryce829
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 14:14:45

    Been really enjoying your blog since I came to notice it while going through Disney and Beyond’s blog. Speaking of which, it’s been a few months or so since his last update. I am well aware of the fact that he must be incredibly busy with his job or whatever life is throwing at him. Shame really because he was nearly done with his list and I am still debating as to which film could possibly be his number one pick and for that manner why. Well, I suppose all I can do at this point is just wait and check back up on this blog in the meantime, right?

    Reply

  38. Belinda O
    Jan 17, 2017 @ 23:15:10

    I’m looking forward to checking out your blog more closely! I love animated films, and grew up with the “real” Disney classics (I still think of “The Aristocats” as a new Disney film). My brother, sister and I played the soundtrack of “The Jungle Book” so often my mom hid the album. Can’t wait to check this out!

    Reply

    • The Animation Commendation
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 09:38:50

      The Aristocats as a “new” Disney film….interesting, lol!

      But yeah, thanks for checking out my blog and I hope you like what you see!

      Reply

      • Belinda O
        Jan 18, 2017 @ 10:25:01

        Hey, The Aristocats thing is just one more way I know the calendar is right and I really can’t call myself young anymore! But I do love the Disney films, then and now.

  39. dbmoviesblog
    Feb 10, 2017 @ 16:15:44

    Since I enjoy your blog so much, I have nominated you for a Mystery Blogger Award: https://dbmoviesblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/mystery-blogger-award-2017/

    Reply

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