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Nov 24 2014

5 Of The Best Pixar Short Films

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Does anyone ever look forward to the short films that appear before the Pixar features? I always do. Sometimes I leave the theater remembering them more so than the movie that I was there to watch. What started as experimenting in computer animation is now something that showcases what Pixar is fully capable of. The style, story and characters of each short helps illuminate the artistry and talent that Pixar can muster within a handful of people. If you’re one of those people that always forgo the trailers and come in to the movie a few minutes late, these little gems are reason enough to show up a few minutes early.

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Mar 05 2014

Ten Deceased Screen Actors Whose Final Roles Were Voice Roles

Published by under Lists,Movies,Television


While voice acting should never be described as “easy,”  it’s a lot more flexible compared to shooting on film. Studio time is less restricted, there’s no need to align your schedule with thousands of other actors and technicians, and it can sometimes be done in the comfort of your own home. That’s what makes the job ideal for those with mobility problems. Actors who no longer have the stamina to appear on camera for hundreds of takes can record comfortably in a studio with a relatively small crew.

In addition to this convenience, voice recordings can be made far earlier into production, which means that some studios have original recordings of dead men and women on their hard drives just waiting to be incorporated into full animation (aka the expensive part of the process). Therefore if some actor unexpectedly kicks the bucket, there’s a good possibility that he or she has a voice role gathering digital dust somewhere, which will inevitably be released posthumously.

In light of these two common scenarios, and in honor all the entertainers we have lost recently over the past year, here are ten of the finest performers whose final roles were voicing animated characters… Continue Reading »

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