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Disney receives eight Oscar nominations

Congratulations to the folks at The Walt Disney Company who now just blew the doors off the box office records, but did it with style. So much style, in fact that the company’s various film divisions received 8 Academy Award nominations this morning. Walt Disney… Read More »Disney receives eight Oscar nominations

How they did it – Visual Effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Yesterday “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was nominated for Academy Awards in 5 categories including Film Editing and Visual Effects. Yes, J.J. Abrams and crew used a lot of practical effects along with real sets and models, but there were also 2100 digital effects shots… Read More »How they did it – Visual Effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Oscars animation shortlist submitted

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) produces the Oscars every year. AMPS has their own rules as to which categories are in the show and how many films or actors are eligible. For the Best Animated Feature category, the rules are a… Read More »Oscars animation shortlist submitted

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


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