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Oscars telecast on ABC signs up new producers

The movie making community comes together once each year to celebrate its stars and honor those whose talent really stood out for the previous year. This is, of course, The Oscars aka Academy Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2016’s show… Read More »Oscars telecast on ABC signs up new producers

Thoughts During Movies: Cinderella

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I just got out of seeing Cinderella in IMAX, and boy do I have some thoughts. Time for another “Thoughts During Movies” segment. For those unaware, I tend to have a lot of random tidbits I think about during Disney films, and instead of a regular review, I give you my stream of consciousness to show you how the movie was for me. If that didn’t make any sense…just read below and you’ll get the gist.

  • My dad coming home would be enough…an origami butterfly is just a waste of paper.
  • Lavender Blue?! I only know the Burl Ives version (especially when sung by Ashley Brown! #OnTheRecord), but this is just charming!
  • Hayley Atwell and Lily James look amazingly alike. Are we sure they aren’t related?
  • Oscar for the Costume and Hair/Make-Up. Now. I don’t have any right to hand those out, but here ya go. Exquisite.
  • This makes me, once again, angry that when a Disney film has a “regal” quality, they only make special merchandise and amazing themed clothing for women. I would like a line of Prince, or hell, Cinderella, inspired clothes and shoes and WHATEVER! I would spend hundreds of dollars…COME ON DISNEY! Rant over.

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Walt Disney Animation wins 2 Oscars

It was a good night for Walt Disney Animation Studios at the Oscars. The animated short “Feast” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film! Accepting were Kristina Reed & Patrick Osborne. While “Big Hero 6” was awarded Best Animated Feature. Directors Don Hall… Read More »Walt Disney Animation wins 2 Oscars

Disney garners Nine Oscar Nods

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Congratulations to the folks at the best movie studio around, The Walt Disney Studios and its related companies have picked up nine Academy Award nominations in seven categories in this morning’s announcement ceremony.

Three for “Into the Woods”, two for “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and one each for “Maleficent”, “Big Hero 6”, the animated short “Feast” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier!”

That’s a pretty decent list and Disney is the clear front running for at least a couple of those. However, it’s always tough when a studio has competing films in the same category.

Full list of Disney’s oscar nods below the jump:
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Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris Host of 2015 Academy Awards

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The Oscars is Hollywood’s top awards ceremony and to be asked to host it is a great honor, so it speaks volumes for the level of talent and professionalism that Neil Patrick Harris is known for that the Academy asked him to host the 2015 event. Yes, @ActuallyNPH is actually hosting the Oscars.

In a statement to ABC, Harris said “It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards. I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show. To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”

To make the big announcement Harris posted this video to Twitter.

I love that one of the items on his bucket list was “Become an Imagineer.” Harris is as big a Disney nerd as any reader of this blog.

Neil Patrick Harris is about to give new meaning to the EGOT title. Usually that’s reserved for actors who win top awards in all four areas of the profession, Emmys for TV, Grammy for Music, Oscars for Movies, and Tony’s for stage. By adding the Oscar Host to his resume, Harris is just one show away from being the first person to host all four events.
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