My Favourite Dogs in Film & TV

It’s hopefully become pretty apparent to the readers of my blog by now, that I love dogs! and I know I’m not alone in that! I’ve recently come back to my family home and that means, visiting the love of my life; my dog, Lottie! Lottie is a Jack Russell Terrier and she’s 10 years old, meaning she’s been with me for just shy of half of my entire life, so it’s safe to say, I love her a lot, she’s even laying next to me as I write this post! Being home with my dog again inspired me to write this list.

I also grew up watching a lot of dog films which fueled my love of the animal even more, so enjoy reading all about my favourite dogs in film and tv!

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Mary and Max – Review

I have now compiled a list of around 20 animated films not made by a major studio for my ongoing series and I just so happened to stumble across this film yesterday, I had surprisingly never heard of it before and upon discovering that it was an Australian animated film (something I’ve rarely come across in my life) I decided to bump it to the top of the list to review (it was either that or another French film, I’m telling you there’s a real influx of French/French Canadian independent animation studios!) oh, and it’s another stop motion animated film!

Mary and Max is produced by Australian studio; Melodrama Pictures and directed by: Adam Elliot.

For fans of: My Life as a Courgette, Anomalisa, Little Miss Sunshine

Mild Spoiler Warning

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Horror Films That Don’t Keep Me Up At Night

If you know me, you’ll probably know that I’m a huge scaredy-cat when it comes to horror films, anything involving ghosts, demons or harmful entities that you can’t see, I am terrified of, even low budget films that everyone claims “aren’t scary” like Paranormal Activity, scare me so much! it’s mostly due to the jump scares, I’m a pretty nervous person generally so any loud noise will make me jump, but add that to a tense scene in a film where you know that something is going to jump out at you but you aren’t exactly sure when and I am gone, I cannot stand that in films! I also believe that I may have a pretty active imagination meaning if I watch a film with a scary demon creature, you bet I’ll see that creature in the corner of my eye for the next few weeks, it makes life just that little bit more unnerving, so I tend to stay away from horror films most of the time.

There are however some horror/thriller films which don’t bother me, I actually enjoy watching them! These films usually give me enough goosebumps whilst watching them, however don’t keep me up at night. So I wanted to highlight these films 1) to prove that I’m not a total baby and 2) because I recently bought a box set of The Ring and it’s inspired me to make this list.

Disclaimer: A lot of people are probably going to read this list and mock how low my scare tolerance is but remember; everyone has different tolerances, no need to judge me on that! also light spoiler warning for the films ahead.

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Capture The Flag Review

Continuing on with the “review an animated film that isn’t made by a major studio” series on this blog, this week; Capture The Flag! This film is produced by Spanish animation studio; Lightbox Entertainment and directed by filmmaker; Enrique Gato.

 I vaguely remember seeing the trailer for this a couple of years ago whilst watching other things at the cinema and honestly I didn’t think it looked bad but I can’t say I was particularly interested in it, now I’ve seen it however, I’m pleasantly surprised! and almost regret dismissing it back in 2014/15!

For fans of: The Incredibles, Despicable Me, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius


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Voice Actor Appreciation Post

An element of animation that has always held my interest is voice over! I remember from a young age reading out loud from scripts of my favourite movies trying to do my best impression of whichever character’s line I was reading. I now believe that I have a certain skill which would be very favourable if I were to put it on job applications, I’m pretty confident in saying that whenever I watch most cartoons, I am able to pick out voice actors just by listening. This is probably something a lot of people can do but it makes me feel special!

I’ve been listening to a lot of the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast recently who often hold interviews with show creators and voice actors and this inspired me to make a list of some of my favourite voice actors/actresses performances, I’m going to stick to voice actors who are mainly known for their cartoon work but the occasional movie/video game voice actor may find it’s way in.

In no particular order…

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I’ve started a new project!

Welcome to You Had Me At Disney!

I decided to create this blog as I wanted to create almost like a database of Disney articles and stories for fans to read and share. I wanted to encourage everyone from people with writing degrees, people with no writing experience and even aspiring bloggers to give blogging a try by using this site as a launch pad. Although there are plenty of other blogs just like this one, why not give this one a try! the more writers and readers we have, the more we can share!

The number one rule of this blog is that every post is family friendly; swearing and inappropriate language or themes are automatically banned. We want everyone to feel welcome here.

Do you have a blog post idea you want to submit? head over to our Want To Submit page and read over the guidelines and how to! not sure what to write about? We have a page to help with that! take a look at our writing prompts page for a head start and if you’re still not sure what we’re all about head over to our FAQ page or get in touch via our contact page.

Happy blogging!

My Life as a Courgette/Zucchini Review

Unlike last week where I wasn’t sure what drew me to want to see Ballerina, I know exactly what it was that made me want to see My Life as a Courgette – it’s a stop motion animation film! I’m a sucker for anything stop motion! I swear it’s a total coincidence that this weeks and last weeks animated film review both come from French creators.

For fans of: Aardman, Laika, Tim Burton, Tracey Beaker


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