Episode 88: Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru

Episode 88: Illumination's Minions: The Rise of Gru

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“Brace yourself. A villain will rise.”

In this episode Stanford and Marc get suited up to discuss the new film in the DESPICABLE ME franchise, MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU. Also discussed, SCOOB: HOLIDAY HAUNT being canceled, RICK AND MORTY season 6 episode titles, Guillermo del Toro’s PINOCCHIO trailer, plus much, much more…

(recorded on: Wednesday August 10th, 2022)

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2017: ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

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GKIDS and Fathom Events are presenting Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 where they will screen one Studio Ghibli film a month in participating theatres across the U.S.A. through November 2017. Last month’s film was the 1988 classic My Neighbor Totoro. Here are some thoughts about the festival and about the screening I attended.

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Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ Now on Blu-ray and DVD

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© Studio Ghibli

In case you missed it in theaters, Studio Ghibli’s latest hand-drawn animated feature When Marnie Was There is now available in the U.S. on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Top Ten Most Fascinating Animated Characters: Number 5

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In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not grow up a ravenous anime connoisseur, as so many of my fellow animation geeks. I enjoyed some shows that were anime without really noticing that they were (like Rainbow Brite and TMNT), but I didn’t watch much Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh!, or Dragon Ball Z (much to my husband’s chagrin.) I did see Spirited Away the year it won the Academy Award and I, to be perfectly honest, did not get it. So much more fantastical and bizarre than what I was used to, I wrote it off as “weird.” Yet, I always knew there was something great I was missing–whether because the whole world was raving about it or from some inherent awesome-story-detector deep inside me, I’m not sure. In any case, it is now one of my favorite animated films, and Chihiro is one of the most interesting, admirable characters ever depicted–on-screen or in print.

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Oscar Nominees Announced for Best Animated Feature Film

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Five animated features have been nominated for this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. Here are the nominees with links to the films’ official websites or Facebook pages.

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