April 11, 2017
WWTBAM-Animation Edition Games
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Season 3 of my Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Animation Edition games has commenced! 10 contestants trying their hand at getting to the million point question and winning a gift card from me! Our first contestant is animation lover and YouTuber, Milan Harrison. Does the first episode end with a winner? Watch to find out!
Milan’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/somedudenamedmilan
Ben’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEvnPge9Hzm1U_3qzjo4Xw
Ben’s blog: http://www.animatedgalaxy.blogspot.com
April 6, 2017
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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!
March 15, 2017
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The teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film based on Día de Muertos, Coco, has debuted!
I’m really looking forward to it! The film does seem reminiscent of other animated films like The Book of Life and Kubo and the Two Strings, but it’s different enough to be its own thing. I love the animation, the characters, and just the overall feel of the movie! Even the dog with the weird tongue is endearing, lol!
Coco hits theaters on November 22, 2017. Are you looking forward to it?
January 24, 2017
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Well, the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards have been announced today. And as usual, I’ll list the animated film categories below. If you want to see a list of all the categories and their nominations, then click here.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
-Kubo and the Two Strings
-My Life as a Zucchini
-The Red Turtle
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
-Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Other related nominations include:
-My Life, Animated (Best Documentary Feature)
-Can’t Stop the Feeling-Trolls (Best Original Song)
-How Far I’ll Go-Moana (Best Original Song)
-The Jungle Book (Best Visual Effects)
-Kubo and the Two Strings (Best Visual Effects)
I’ll post my Oscar winner predictions in the coming weeks, but for now which films do you think will win? Which do you want to win? What do you think of the nominations, in general? Let me know in the comments below!
December 17, 2016
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As the year comes to a close, it comes time again to prepare ourselves for the animated films being released next year! So read on below to find a list of the theatrical animated films set to be released in 2017! Like usual, I’m only listing the ones that have confirmed US release dates at the moment, hence this list is mostly composed of films from the major animation studios. Enjoy!
December 15, 2016
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Pixar’s latest film is one that I honestly wasn’t dying to happen! I mean, I wasn’t against a Finding Nemo sequel, but I wouldn’t have been disappointed if we never got a sequel either! So like a true animation fan, I went to see Finding Dory with an open mind. What did I think of it? Well, read on to find out!
November 29, 2016
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Well, we’re nearing the awards season which means multiple awards ceremony nominations will be announced soon. One set of nominations that have already been announced is the Annies, the “Oscar for animated films”. I’ve listed the four categories that I’m most interested in below, but if you want a list of all the nominations, then click here.