The 2012 FMR MAJOR Awards: The Best Animated Picture Winner

Best Animated Picture Winner

Time to announce the winner of The MAJOR Award for Best Animated Picture for 2012!

The nominees were: “Brave”, “Frankenweenie”, “Rise of the Guardians”, “The Secret World of Arrietty” and “Wreck-it Ralph”.

Best Animated

All were great films, each of them is worthy of you checking them out… but only one can win. Click through to see which one did!

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The 2012 FMR MAJOR Awards: The Best Animated Picture Nominees

Best Animated Picture Nominees

Greetings and salutations.

May I present to you the nominees for Best Animated Picture for 2012. These are the drawn, rendered and/or modeled films which stood out above their peers. The best animated movies of the year!

Click through to see which animated movies earned nominations!

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New Episode of The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!!

Here you go everyone! Here’s the latest and greatest (title pending) to help get you through your week!

In this episode, Mr Tanski and I review all three of this week’s new releases, “Taken 2″, “Frankenweenie”, and “Pitch Perfect”!

And then for this week’s featured discussion, inspired by the “Taken” franchise, Tank and I turn our attention to “Revenge Films”. It should be a dark and serious discussion, but be sure to tune in for the curveball that Tank throws into the middle of the discussion. For what starts out as a pretty standard discussion of a sub-genre, we take a huge left turn and wind up cracking ourselves up. Don’t miss it!

It’s another spectacular episode of (title pending), you owe it to yourself to give it a listen! You can download it or listen to it directly from our Buzzsprout page by clicking here, or search for us on iTunes or Stitcher by looking for Tank and Fogs or (title pending)!

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The 2012 Fall Movie Preview – Part II

Ok folks, here we go. Part II of the 2012 Fall Movie Preview. Today we’ll break down all the major releases on tap for the month of October, and the first week of November!

As you might imagine, it’s a diverse bunch. There are some ahead that look intriguing, and some that might as well be announcing that they’re garbage already, LOL. Let’s have a look and see if we can’t sort out what’s what!!

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: The “Frankenweenie” Exhibit

This morning, one of the first things I did when I hit the Floor was to check out the display that had been set up to promote Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie”.

After seeing the presentation in Hall H on Thursday, my estimation for the movie’s prospects rose dramatically and so I wanted to be sure to stop in and see the display, in case the movie turns out really awesome, I didn’t want to regret not checking it out.

Being first thing in the morning, there was no line and I was able to get right in. During the day, they only let a limited number of people in at a time in order to give everyone plenty of space to take pictures and look at the displays at their leisure.

The exhibit contains the actual figures that were used during the animation process, along with a number of the miniature sets. There were multiple figures for each character made, because scenes had to be worked on concurrently by multiple teams in order to complete the movie in a timely fashion. It can take days to get mere seconds of film time accomplished, so its important to have the coordinated effort to get everything done on time.

The display was obviously put together with enormous care, and staffed by attendees who were knowledgeable about the film, and encouraging to the visitors… click through to see the photos I took of the exhibit!

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: Hall H, Thursday

Hello from the hotel… Thursday, day one of Comic-Con, is behind me. But what a memorable day it wound up being.

After getting worn down by the floor in the morning, I decided to check in to the Hall H line earlier than expected, and do a little blogging from the Hall H grass as I waited. Never happened. Unexpectedly, the line rolled right in to the auditorium, and I wound up getting in within 30 minutes or so. Practically no wait at all by Hall H standards.

The good news was, I was there in plenty of time for the Disney panel. The bad news was, for the second time in my three year Con career, I had to sit through a “Twilight” panel. LOL

But it wound up being an amazing day in the Hall. For having little plans or expectations on the day, I wound up seeing directors Tim Burton and Sam Raimi, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and John C Reilly… and then Jackie Chan served as a warm up act for the best panel I’ve ever seen… “The Expendables 2″, which notably featured Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger sharing the same stage!

Click through to read about it, and see the pics of this amazing day in the Hall.

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