It’s that time of year again. The Oscars! The talk around the prestigious March 4 Academy Award show is now in full effect. The nominees have just been released and as always there are a couple of surprises. I’m assuming everyone else is going to cover the snubs and surprises and since I really haven’t... Continue Reading →
Table of Content Introduction Overview/review Characters Rasputin Music and Musical Why Doesn't Disney Sell Anastasia Merchandise? What Happened to Fox Animation Studios? Animation Is Anastasia Historically Accurate? Conclusion Introduction It’s fair to call Anastasia (Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, 1997) a classic right? It’s well received, sitting at an 86% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 7.1/10 on IMDb. It holds a legacy as an Oscar nominated film and the historical feat of pioneering the “rich” history of the Fox Animation Studio… more on that later. The film has recently just become two decades old, and it hasn’t disappeared from relevancy. On the contrary, it just got adapted into a Broadway musical by the same team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens who earned the film its, “Oscar nominations for Best Original Song (“Journey to the Past”) and for Best Music: Original Musical or Comedy Score” – Adam Hetrick Playbill The film even a box-office success, earning a nearly a hundred forty million worldwide on an estimated fifty-million-dollar budget. Still, I just feel that despite the “success” of the film, this film garners the same amount of admiration as Disney’s more lackluster efforts such as Treasure Planet or Atlantis: the Lost Empire. That said why don’t we take a look and see if Anastasia has withstood the test of time.
The 69th Annual Emmy awards has announced the lists of nominees that will be vying for the gold come September 17. The awards acknowledge the artists from across all aspects which makes this the Golden age of Television. With the great variance of shows nominated from multiple platforms of streaming/broadcast networks and with the long... Continue Reading →
Being a superhero only requires two things: The will to save the day and that you wear your underwear on the outside. This long-lasting school yard mockery of classic superhero designs seemed to be a great deal of inspiration for Dav Pilkey. Pilkey decided to channel the creativity of an immature child and answer the... Continue Reading →
Netflix hosts a bunch of your favorite TV shows streaming them into your home but has also provided its own impressive repertoire of original content. These original series include critical praised and enjoyed series such as BoJack Horseman, 13 Reasons Why, Stranger Things, and so on. One that stood out for me was the inclusion... Continue Reading →
Long ago in a distant past, the Cartoon Network, a shape-shifting channel, unleashed an unspeakable bit of news. The show of a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword would have no new episodes. Before a finale was created, creator Genndy Tartakovsky was flung into a new world of projects. Now the show sought its... Continue Reading →