April 6, 2017
animated film, animated movie, animation, casino, cornwall, disney, don rickles, kellys heroes, mr potato head, pixar, potato head, quest for camelot, run silent run deep, the rat race, toy story
In news that I’m personally upset over, the comedian/actor, Don Rickles, has passed away at the age of 90! Mr. Rickles (1926-2017) was famously known as an “insult comic”, although he personally didn’t agree with that labeling of his work. He would have fun with everyone and get people to laugh at themselves regardless of cultures, colors, etc. Everybody loved him as his “insults” were never mean-spirited, but always in good fun!
Some movies that he appeared in include Casino, Kelly’s Heroes, The Rat Race, and Run Silent Run Deep. He also did a few animated roles such as voicing the dragon, Cornwall, in Quest for Camelot,
He’s the one on the right.
and his iconic role as Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story films.
I will greatly miss this man as I’m sure most others will too!
June 11, 2015
animated film, animated movie, animation, disney, don rickles, estelle harris, forgotten characters, jodi benson, minor characters, ned beatty, pixar, tim allen, tom hanks, toy story, toy story 3, wallace shawn, walt disney
His name might be Mr. Tony, but I’m not sure.
In 2010, we got the third chapter in what would become an awesome trilogy along the lines of the original Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Lord of the Rings, etc. Toy Story 3 was a massive success both critically and commercially. It was the first animated movie to gross over $1 billion in the worldwide box office.
And the only one until this brainfreeze came along!
It was a film that nigh everybody connected to emotionally. I personally didn’t cry, but I went as far as I’d ever gotten up to that point to crying while watching a movie…and that’s saying something.
November 6, 2014
animated film, animated movie, animation, disney, don rickles, john ratzenberger, pixar, tim allen, tom hanks, toy story, toy story 3, toy story 4, walt disney
“PIXAR HAS SPOKEN!”
In news that has taken fans, the Internet, and Twitter by storm, Pixar announced that they’re making Toy Story 4 and setting it to be released in 2017. It will be directed by John Lasseter and written by Rashida Jones…interesting.
For more information, see here:
What are my thoughts on this? I, along with mostly everyone else, don’t think it’s needed as the trilogy was wrapped up so well with Toy Story 3. I see this just as a resourceful way to make money. But, on the other hand, I don’t “hate” Pixar for doing this, although I’d rather they didn’t.
What are your thoughts on this?
August 30, 2014
animated film, animated movie, animation, disney, don rickles, forgotten characters, jim varney, joan cusack, john ratzenberger, kelsey grammer, minor characters, pixar, tim allen, tom hanks, toy story, toy story 2, wallace shawn, walt disney, wayne knight
Sigh…I really regret doing this Forgotten/Minor Characters project with Pixar films, not because it’s a task I find boring. On the contrary, it’s wonderful to re-watch these Pixar films as I’m personally a Disney fan, hence the Disney movies are the ones that I’ve seen over and over multiple times whereas most Pixar films I’ve only seen once or twice.
No, the reason I regret doing this project with the Pixar films is that it’s so hard finding forgotten/minor characters in these films. Pixar has mastered a way of creating a plethora of characters in their films while still making each character distinct, unique, and above all, memorable. This is an admirable quality except when you’re doing a project like this. But, that’s the way the cookie crumbles and the show must go on and (insert any other figure of speech/idiom/phrase that you deem fit).
June 12, 2014
animated film, animated movie, animation, buzz lightyear, disney, don rickles, forgotten characters, jim varney, john lasseter, john ratzenberger, minor characters, pixar, tim allen, tom hanks, toy story, toys, wallace shawn, woody
Well, time for the first entry in my Pixar version of my Forgotten/Minor Characters Project and the first film we have to dive into is the classic, Toy Story.