D23 Expo 2017 Animation News!

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Well readers, today was the first day of the D23 wherein was the highly-anticipated animation panel! Here are some news we got from there regarding the upcoming animated Disney films!

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Actress/Comedienne Anne Meara Dies at 85!

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The actress and comedienne, Anne Meara, has passed away at the age of 85. Mrs. Meara (1929-2015) was known best as the better half of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara alongside her husband, Jerry Stiller. She also acted in many films/TV shows over the years. I personally knew her best on the sitcom, Archie Bunker’s Place. Animation fans will recognize her as Winnie from Planes: Fire & Rescue.

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The late mother of actor Ben Stiller shall be missed!

My Thoughts: PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE (2014)

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In 2013, Disney released their film, Planes, theatrically. Sort of a Cars in the air, it proved to be a modest success. Disney was so sure of this happening that they even planned a release date for the sequel BEFORE the first one was even released! And it’s this sequel we’re looking at today!

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‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Opens Up At #3!

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Whether you enjoyed last year’s Planes or not, Disney was adamant about making a sequel to it that they even planned the sequel’s release date before the original was even released!

And now, the sequel has been released and opened up at the #3 slot in the weekend box office. The film, which features our main character thrust into the world of fire and rescue missions, made a weekend gross of $18 million. With a budget of $50 million, the film could probably still make some sort of profit.

I’ll probably check the film out when it comes to DVD because it¬†actually interests me more than the original, but not so much as to see it in the theaters. Also, Ed Harris is one of the voices and he’s always awesome!

How can anyone dislike this guy?

How can anyone dislike this guy?

Have you seen the film? If so, how was it? If not, do you want to see it? Let me know in the comments below!

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!

"Huh...that was totally not what I was thinking!"

“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! More

My Thoughts: PLANES (2013)

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With the financial success of the “Cars” series, it was only a matter of time before Disney tried to cash in on other venues of the same universe. That’s where “Planes” comes in. More

19 Animated Films Submitted For the Academy Awards Shortlist

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Well, the official list of animated films of the year have been sent to the Academy Awards board in an effort to get the list down to 3 or 5 nominations. So if you were able to cast your vote, which of the following films would you like to see officially nominated for next year’s Academy Award for Best Animated Feature? You can choose either 3 films or 5 films. Here is the list of choices: More

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