DisneyToon Studios Shuts Down!

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The big, sad news currently in the Disney world is that DisneyToon Studios has been shut down! For those unfamiliar with it, DisneyToon Studios was Disney’s second animation studio which produced a few theatrical films (such as A Goofy Movie, The Tigger Movie, Return to Never Land, The Jungle Book 2, the Planes films, etc.), but was more famous for producing direct-to-video films (such as the Aladdin sequels, the Beauty and the Beast sequels, the Cinderella sequels, the The Hunchback of Notre Dame sequel, the Mulan sequel, the Tinker Bell films, etc.)

Producing a good 47 films, the studio was even working on a Planes spin-off film, but due to the shutdown, said film is no longer in development. For more on the shutdown, read this: https://www.indiewire.com/2018/06/disneytoon-studios-shuts-down-disney-glendale-1201979736/.

What is your favorite DisneyToon Studios film? Mine is probably The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.

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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!

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!

My 90th Academy Awards Predictions!

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Once again, it’s Oscars season! Listed below are my predictions for the winners of this year’s 90th Academy Awards ceremony! Like usual, I leave the top 6 awards for the end (Best Animated Feature, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture). The nominees that I think SHOULD win will be in red, the nominees that I think WILL win will be in blue, and if they’re the same, they will be both red and blue. Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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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!

WWTBAM-Animation Edition S4E3: Everything’s Randomized! w/Tommy T (The Dis Quiz)

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The Dis Quiz host himself, Tommy T, tries his hand at my animation game show! Does he get to the million? Watch to find out!

The Dis Quiz YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFRDp0lGH_8btuIt2efMZ5w

The Dis Quiz Social Media: @thedisquiz

Eli’s blog: http://www.ejunkieblog.wordpress.com

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