DreamWorks Animation-Forgotten/Minor Characters #1: Muffy the Wasp

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We start off the DreamWorks Animation Canon by taking a look at its first film, the 1998 Antz. At first glance, it seems to have a lot in common with the 1998 Pixar film, A Bug’s Life, so much so that there was a whole big controversy going on at the time between the two companies because Jeffrey Katzenberg had apparently stolen the idea when he left Disney and co-founded DreamWorks Animation. But, in terms of story and tone, the films are quite different.

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The ‘Forgotten/Minor Characters Project’ is Coming Back!

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Hello readers,

I’m here to bring you an exciting announcement….well, at least I think it’s exciting. For those of you who have been following me since I started, the first project I did on my blog was a Forgotten/Minor Characters project for the Disney Canon. Basically, I watched the entire Disney Canon and wrote a post for each film talking about a forgotten/minor character (or characters) from the film. It was quite popular and I later did it with the Pixar Canon as well. (You can find these posts underneath the Indexes drop-down menu above.)

Now, I thought it was time to do another project on my blog, so I decided to bring back the Forgotten/Minor Characters project and do the Dreamworks Canon now. This is going to be an interesting one and I hope you all join me along for the ride!

Pixar-Forgotten/Minor Characters #14: Professor Brandywine

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We’re finally at the last Pixar film that I have to do for this project, Monsters University (until Inside Out becomes old enough for me to pick a forgotten/minor character from).

I’ve reviewed the film before on this blog and my views of the film are pretty much the same. So, I won’t go over my thoughts on the film or the plot, so if you want to know that, please read my review by clicking here.

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Pixar-Forgotten/Minor Characters #13: The Two Female Castle Maids/Cooks/Workers

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We now arrive at Pixar’s Brave. Since I’ve reviewed this film already, I won’t go into the plot here. Instead I’ll just redirect you to my review of this film that I did in 2013 by asking you to click here. Basically, my thoughts are pretty much the same except that I don’t “love” this film as much as I seemed to back in 2013 nor do I think that this film was necessarily better than A Bug’s Life.

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Pixar-Forgotten/Minor Characters #12: Crabby

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We now come to the Pixar film that most critics say is the worst of the Pixar films. While I might agree with that statement (even though I’m still making up my mind about it), this is definitely not my least favorite Pixar film. I do like this film, not much, but I do like it. I’m talking about Cars 2.

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Pixar-Forgotten/Minor Characters #11: The Janitor

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His name might be Mr. Tony, but I'm not sure.

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!

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.

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Pixar-Forgotten/Minor Characters #10: Russell’s Mom

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Today we look at a forgotten/minor character from Pixar’s 10th film and the 2nd animated film ever nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Up.

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