87th Academy Award Nominations Announced!

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Well, it’s that time again: OSCARS TIME!!!! The nominations have been announced and can all be found here. But, I’ll just list the animated films nominations below:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

– Big Hero 6

– The Boxtrolls

– How to Train Your Dragon 2

– Song of the Sea

– The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:

– The Bigger Picture

– The Dam Keeper

– Feast

– Me and My Moulton

– A Single Life

Let me just say that I (along with many other people) am SHOCKED that The LEGO Movie wasn’t nominated for Best Animated Feature Film! What the heck?!!!!

I’m also surprised that Glen Keane’s Duet wasn’t nominated for Best Animated Short Film!

What do you all think of these nominations? What do you think about the other categories? Let me know what you predict will win in the comments below! I’ll post my Oscars predictions in a few weeks.

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My Thoughts: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014)

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When How to Train Your Dragon was released in 2014, it was a huge hit! Both critics and the hoi polloi raved over it! I considered it my favorite Dreamworks Animation film at the time (later taken over by Rise of the Guardians)! So, as you can imagine, all of us (including myself) were awaiting this second installment in the trilogy.

Continue reading “My Thoughts: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014)”

The 87th Academy Awards Considers 20 Films For ‘Best Animated Feature’ Nominations!

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So, the Academy has announced that 20 films are qualified as contenders to be nominated for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award in the upcoming 87th Academy Awards ceremony. Due to there being 20, 5 of these films will actually make the nominations list. Which 5 do you think should make the list?

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

Cheatin’

Giovanni’s Island

Henry and Me

The Hero of Color City

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

The LEGO Movie

Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Penguins of Madagascar

The Pirate Fairy

Planes: Fire and Rescue

Rio 2

Rocks in My Pockets

Song of the Sea

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

My picks are Big Hero 6, The LEGO Movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, and Song of the Sea.

Upcoming Animated Films in 2014

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Well, 2013 is about to come to an end, so you know what that means!

"I think it means that it's time for us to look back at our year and see what progress we have made, learn from our mistakes, make amends for whatever wrongs we have committed, ..."
“I think it means that it’s time for us to look back on this year and see what progress we have made, learn from our mistakes, make amends for whatever wrongs we have committed, …”

No, it means that I’m going on vacation!

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“Huh…that was totally not what I was thinking!”

Yep, I’m gonna be gone for about a week, so I thought that I should leave you all with something before I go. And what better thing to leave you with than a preview of what next year has to offer in animated films!

So sit back and relax while we take a look at the animated full-length theatrical films that shall be released next year complete with synopses (if available), trailers/posters (if available), and American release dates (if available). I hope you all enjoy! Continue reading “Upcoming Animated Films in 2014”