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New Trailer: Disney’s Frozen II – Official Teaser Trailer #1

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS:HOBBS & SHAW NOVEMBER 22ND, 2019 DIRECTED BY: JENNIFER LEE & CHRIS BUCK Official Synopsis: Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far in the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom. Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Evan Rachel Wood, and Sterling K. Brown Screenplay By: Jennifer Lee Allison Schroeder Based On: Characters … Read More New Trailer: Disney’s Frozen II – Official Teaser Trailer #1

New Trailer: Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time – Official Trailer #1

DISNEY’S A WRINKLE IN TIME Synopsis: Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. … Read More New Trailer: Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time – Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: Pixar’s Coco – Official “Find Your Voice” Trailer #2

COCO || Disney + Pixar’s first full length trailer for their upcoming film Coco isn’t the most eloquent or subtle, as it uses voice-over to literally spell out exactly what it’s about. “Once every year, our ancestors come back to our world… to see family and friends. But no living person has ever visited their world…. until now.” Thus setting up the young boy … Read More New Trailer: Pixar’s Coco – Official “Find Your Voice” Trailer #2

New Trailer: Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time – Official Teaser Trailer #1

DISNEY’S A WRINKLE IN TIME Synopsis: Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. … Read More New Trailer: Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time – Official Teaser Trailer #1

New Trailer: Pixar’s Coco – Official Trailer #1

COCO || Disney + Pixar’s first full length trailer for their upcoming film Coco isn’t the most eloquent or subtle, as it uses voice-over to literally spell out exactly what it’s about. “Once every year, our ancestors come back to our world… to see family and friends. But no living person has ever visited their world…. until now.” Thus setting up the young boy … Read More New Trailer: Pixar’s Coco – Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Official Trailer #1

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES || Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) return to the seas in the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The last one, On Stranger Tides, felt like a step too far, with mermaids filling the waters and the villain Blackbeard feeling far too serious in an otherwise goofy … Read More New Trailer: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Official Trailer #1

2017 Oscars Challenge: [5] “Life, Animated” – Best Documentary Feature

“LIFE, ANIMATED” Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman Directed by: Roger Ross Williams Written by: Ron Suskind Based on: “Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism” by Ron Suskind (2014) Cinematography by: Tom Bergmann Music by: Ylan Stark and T. Griffin Distributed by: The Orchard Release Date: July 1, 2016 FILM SYNOPSIS: Shortly after he turned three, Owen Suskind, the son of journalist Ron … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [5] “Life, Animated” – Best Documentary Feature

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Oscars Shortlist: 20 Animated Features & 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

The animated feature films have been narrowed down to twenty. Three to bank on are “Big Hero 6” because of the Disney factor, “The Lego Movie” which is widely popular this year and making a run for the animated film to beat, and “How To Train Your Dragon 2” which is also popular and following the original that was nominated for an Oscar as … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 20 Animated Features & 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

2014 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #1: Get A Horse!

Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim Disney usually takes home the Best Animated Short award, and with “Get A Horse!” an animated short that not only brings back the beloved Mickey Mouse with all classic voice work used from previous recordings, chances are it will be taking home yet another Oscar. Seeing Mickey battle longtime rival Peg-Leg Pete over Minnie, what starts off as a … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #1: Get A Horse!

2014 Oscars Challenge: [2] Frozen – Two Nominations

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho Anyone looking for a safe pick for Best Animated Feature should look no further. Touting the Disney brand, “Frozen” is sure to be a favorite upon Oscar predictors, looking at just the Disney track record alone. With a return to form for the animation studio, complete with two Disney princess additions and several memorable musical numbers, … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [2] Frozen – Two Nominations

Quick Review: Frozen (2013)

FROZEN (2013) BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 30, 2013 Entering the annals of the Disney collection, “Frozen” takes the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Snow Queen” and gives it the classic Disney touch. Working in its favor are the strong female characters in Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) as they sing and dance their way through Elsa’s unwanted ability to freeze things. This … Read More Quick Review: Frozen (2013)

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2013 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #1: Paperman

PAPERMAN Granted I have not seen any of the other animated shorts so far this year, it will definitely take a lot to beat out my current favorite, Disney’s short entitled “Paperman” which is playing before screenings of the feature “Wreck-It Ralph”. Telling the silent, black-and-white (for the most part) love story of two strangers passing by and eventually being led to find one … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #1: Paperman

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [12] Wreck-It Ralph – One Nomination

WRECK-IT RALPH As far as I’m concerned, “Wreck-It Ralph” breaks the mold of your run-of-the-mill animated features, delivering on all accounts, not only with impressive, well-known talent voice acting, but with a heartfelt, yet always comical story involving characters both that we know from our childhood like Pac-Man and Sonic the Hedgehog, along with new characters that still resemble familiar characters. Also, as far … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [12] Wreck-It Ralph – One Nomination

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [4] Frankenweenie – One Nomination

FRANKENWEENIE “Frankenweenie” cleaned up at the critics awards this year, alongside “ParaNorman” as the overall favorite of the year. But will this translate into an Oscar or will Pixar’s “Brave” take the top prize like we know it should. Whatever ends up taking Best Animated Feature, no one can take away Tim Burton’s passion project about a boy’s best friend, Sparky, the dog, which … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [4] Frankenweenie – One Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

The list of the ten films in contention for Best Animated Short was released today, one of which is already a favorite of mine, “Paperman”, which played in front of “Wreck-It Ralph” last weekend. Here is the complete list: “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films) “Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.) “Dripped,” Léo Verrier, director (ChezEddy) “The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

New Trailer: Brave – Trailer Campaign

Trailer #3 BRAVE / With the final Brave trailer at your disposal as of today, I decided to post the entire campaign for this summer’s Pixar release. With their track record, all you have to say is Disney/Pixar and people will flock to this film. And thus, it becomes an event, perfect for the summer movie season. Adults that loved Up will likely venture … Read More New Trailer: Brave – Trailer Campaign

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

Every year that there is a “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, it gets nominated for Academy Awards. Each year the nominations get less and less and each year the films never win (save for “Dead Man’s Chest”). Not much will change this year, I am afraid. “The Curse of the Black Pearl” had four nominations for Johnny Depp, Makeup, and Sound Editing/Mixing, “Dead Man’s … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “The Muppets”

For such an original and successful franchise, I do not see a huge place for “The Muppets” at this year’s Academy Awards. Originally, I had prayed for the powers-that-be to allow the Muppets to host the Academy Awards, but then Brett Ratner announced Eddie Murphy. When Ratner and Murphy stepped down, I thought for sure it would happen (there were even rumblings of such … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “The Muppets”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Gnomeo & Juliet”

Of the eighteen animated films up for consideration for Oscar nomination, “Gnomeo & Juliet” has one of the least chances of making the final cut. The only chances this film has of being nominated is that it is based on a Shakespearean play and it contains original music by Elton John. Unsure of how the Original Song category will pan out, having a name … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Gnomeo & Juliet”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Cars 2”

This year’s Disney/Pixar installment, you can place your bets on this one getting nominated for the Oscar. The original “Cars” was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 79th Academy Awards and lost to “Happy Feet”. The funny thing is “Cars 2” faces “Happy Feet Two” this year in the pool of eighteen animated films up for consideration, and in my opinion, “Happy Feet … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Cars 2”

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2011 Oscars Challenge: Toy Story 3

2011 Oscar Challenge: “Toy Story 3” (2010)
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2011 Oscars Challenge: Tangled

2011 Oscar Challenge: “Tangled” (2010)
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Movie Review: Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

Prince Of Persia takes all the major plot points from several of its Disney predecessors and combines them into a live action Arabian family feud film, with a hint of the metaphysical and mythological. Though well cast, the film falls short of a film such as 300 and rides the fine line between child’s film and adult action adventure.

Movie Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

TOY STORY 3 BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 27, 2010 Travel back to 1995. The first “Toy Story” film was released and revolutionized animated films as we knew them. Not only was it revolutionary, but the film’s content was truly amazing. I remember being a kid back then and watching my VHS version of the film when it was released, transcribing the script from memory and … Read More Movie Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

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2010 Oscars Challenge: The Princess and the Frog

THE PRINCESS & THE FROG Up For: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year (2) Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Where do I begin with The Princess & The Frog? What happened to Disney films? Before viewing Princess & The Frog, I revisited two Disney classics, Aladdin and The Lion King. Now yes, they are classics and therefore rule … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: The Princess and the Frog