Dec 152011

The 2012 Golden Globe nominations are in. Significantly, Hugo is nominated for Best Drama. I’m excited when things like this happen, because it supports animated films as cinematic art, not just as their own little categories on the side of the rest of the awards. Gnomeo & Juliet is up for best song (Elton John never disappoints) but it’s up against some pretty stiff competition. Looking forward to seeing how it pans out!

Best Animated movies are Tintin, Rango, Puss in Boots, Cars 2 & Arthur Christmas. So far I have only seen one of these – but have plans to see two more before the end of the year. I wanted to see Rango – it looked so surreal -but ran our of time.

Cyanide and Happiness will be a Comedy Central animated cartoon. This is great news! BUT that’s not all – they’re also adding ‘Robots’, which has talent from ‘The Office’ behind it and ‘Trip Tank’ which looks like it’s going to be a collection of shorts in a vein similar to what Cartoon Network used to be in the business of.

If you saw the Muppet Movie recently (and if you’re reading this I can’t imagine that you wouldn’t want to) you probably went home ready to re-watch every piece of muppet filmmaking you own. Cartoon Brew has some neat deets on “Alexander the Grape” which is backgrounded on Jim Henson’s Red Book. Quite neat and VERY 70’s …