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My review of “The Lego Movie”

Hey, were you ever a kid? Great, then you’ll enjoy “The Lego Movie.” :) lol. That movie hits all points on ever being a kid playing with Legos and using your imagination. It’s funny, super creative, and even sentimental. The animation was tip top too. I adored the stop motion style with the many nods of how one plays with toys. If you haven’t seen it already, do so, because “everything is awesome” ;)

100 years ago today “Gertie the Dinosaur” by Windsor McCay was shown to the world. Gertie is considered by many to be the first animated cartoon, for it was the first to use key frame animation. She’s certainly the first character animation, and I love that it was a dinosaur Here is the full film, but I know its slow, so if you want to see the animation, start it at 6:54. Happy 100th birthday Gertie

Animation Nominees for the 86th Academy Awards

The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning. The two main battling animated films for this years oscars are “The Wind Rises” and  ”Frozen”  The Wind Rises going after an Oscar in what may be Hayao Miyazaki’s last outing, and Frozen attempting to become the very first film from Walt Disney Animation Studios to win the trophy for Best Animated Feature.

Animation related categories are:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

- The Croods

- Despicable Me 2

- Ernest and Celestine

- Frozen

- The Wind Rises

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

- Feral

- Get a Horse!

- Mr. Hublot

- Possessions

- Room on the Broom

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

- Alone Yet Not Alone from Alone Yet Not Alone

- Happy from Despicable Me 2

- Let it Go from Frozen

- The Moon Song from Her

- Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

- Gravity

- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

- Iron Man 3

- The Lone Ranger

- Star Trek Into Darkness

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