Official ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Trailer Debuts!

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An official trailer for Disney’s upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 has debuted!

So what do I like about this trailer? Well, I’m loving how the animation is as good as its predecessor, the voicework seems to be the same, and that the Internet lends itself to numerous possibilities for a plot! Also, I LOVE Alan Tudyk’s KnowsMore character and how the filmmakers raised our concerns as to why the film isn’t titled Ralph Wrecks the Internet!

In terms of cons, I wish that the trailer gave us more of the plot. And although I do like the Princesses scene (like, mind you, not love), I am upset that “Belle” seems to suggest that she was kidnapped or enslaved. I know that they did this as a joke, but I feel Belle would be the first to tell you that was neither kidnapped nor enslaved and would be upset if you thought otherwise.

All in all, I’m hoping to like this film more than its predecessor, which I’m not really a fan of. Gotta wait till November 21, 2018 to find out!

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Actor David Ogden Stiers Dies at 75!

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In sad news today, actor David Ogden Stiers, has passed away at the age of 75! Mr. Stiers (1942-2018) was known for his role in the TV series, M*A*S*H, as well as for his voice performances in multiple films including:

Beauty and the Beast as Cogsworth,

Pocahontas as General Ratcliffe,

Lilo & Stitch as Dr. Jumba,

and The Hunchback of Notre Dame as the Archdeacon.

He shall definitely be missed!

Animator and Voice Actor Bud Luckey Dies at 83!

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In sad news, famous animator and voice actor, Bud Luckey, has passed away at the age of 83. Mr. Luckey (1934-2018) was probably best known for his work at Pixar working as a character designer for many films including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Cars, and The Incredibles. He even directed, wrote, composed, and performed the 2004 Pixar short, Boundin’.

His voicework includes the roles of Rick Dicker in The Incredibles,

Chuckles the Clown in Toy Story 3,

and Eeyore in the 2011 Disney film, Winnie the Pooh.

He also worked on many animated segments for Sesame Street including my personal favorite, The Alligator King.

He shall be missed!

Actor John Mahoney Dies at 77!

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The actor, John Mahoney, has passed away at the age of 77. Mr. Mahoney (1940-2018) was known for his role on the sitcom, Frasier, as well as for appearing in numerous films including Moonstruck, Eight Men Out, Barton Fink, and Flipped.

In terms of animation, Mr. Mahoney lent his voice to many animated features including Antz,

The Iron Giant,

Atlantis: The Lost Empire,

and Kronk’s New Groove.

He shall be missed!

Upcoming Animated Films in 2018

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Once again, it’s time to take a look at what next year has to offer us in terms of theatrical animation! Many of us felt that 2017 wasn’t a great year for animation (at least, not for mainstream animation), so we’re hoping that 2018 can make up for it!

Check out my list below of the upcoming theatrical animated films set for release next year! Bear in mind that these are only the animated films with verified US/Canada release dates and that any and all dates are subject to change at any time. Enjoy!

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Check Out My Appearance on ‘The Dis Quiz’!

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You all have seen me host a game show before, but how am I at being a contestant on a game show? Check out my appearance on The Dis Quiz, a new online Disney-based game show, below!

Disney Shelves ‘Gigantic’!

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I’m sorry, I still can’t believe this news! The upcoming animated Disney Canon film that was set to be released in 2020, Gigantic, has now been shelved! Gigantic, a new musical take on Jack and the Beanstalk, was the upcoming animated Disney film that I was most looking forward to! It was being directed by Nathan Greno and Meg LeFauve and would have featured songs by the Lopezes of Frozen fame. It was supposed to be released earlier in 2018 before being pushed back to 2020. And now, it’s been totally shelved.

Sigh…is anyone else distraught over this news?

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