Last year, I set a simple, clear, well-defined goal—get invited to a screening of Big Hero 6 at Walt Disney Animation Studios. It was a goal that I wanted ardently and one that I etched into my psyche. I mean, I even wrote it down (because “a goal not written is only a wish,” true?). I figured that if mommy bloggers and other fan sites could get invited to a day at the vaulted Disney Studio lot, why not Animation Fascination and why not for this film?
In an unprecedented move, Pixar Animation Studios today announced that they have acquired the Animation Fascination podcast and website. The venerable podcast will become the official podcast of Pixar and co-founders Marc Vibbert and Matt Quest will join the staff of Pixar Animation Studios.
Consider this my scheduled rant as a Disneyland cast member, but I have been seriously considering the chilling similarities between the humans in WALL-E and the humans I encounter more and more at the happiest place on Earth. As a Christian, I try very hard not to judge the motives and other unknown factors that contribute to people needing automated wheelchair assistance in Disneyland and outside of it. HOWEVER, it is becoming more and more difficult for me not to notice how large, yet seemingly otherwise capable, many of these poor folks seem to be. So, is WALL-E a prophetic piece of societal stereotyping?
We at Animation Fascination are stoked for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming feature film Big Hero 6. The dynamic duo of Matt Quest and Marc Vibbert have collaborated to create some cool Big Hero 6 fan art that we want to share with you, our loyal readers.
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I had the pleasure recently of interviewing actor and writer Will Friedle. Will has been busy promoting the latest Transformers animated TV movie entitled Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters – Predacons Rising, which premiered on the Hub Network last week and is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
Big news for both Pixar and Animation Fascination fans! Check it out after the jump…