Daily Motion has a DC Nation Short from the folks at Aardman. If you remember the Creature Comforts shorts Aardman has been doing at least since the mid 80s, it’s basically the same thing. The Catwoman bit is my fave, but they’re all pretty great!
Oscar Nominations are in!
Hugo‘s up for a LOT of awards! Best Picture (remember back when Beauty and the Beast was the first animated feature film to get a best Picture nom?) Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Writing (Adapted Screenplay)! That’s six nominations! I’d love to see it to win in Art Direction particularly, but how great is it that an animated film is so well-received across the board?
The nominations for Best Animated Feature Film are pretty gratifying (at least for me!) I’m very happy to see A Cat in Paris on the list, and Puss in Boots left me feeling happy and smiley for days. The other three nominations are Chico & Rita, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Rango.
I think this might be the first year that Pixar released a movie that didn’t make it in to this category. I think this is right – Cars 2 was fun, but it wasn’t Oscar-worthy, and that’s ok. Pixar has still made more life-changing movies that most movie houses, and a higher percentage of amazing movies per total release than almost anyone.
I love ALL of the nominations for Animated Short Film! They are Dimanche/Sunday, The Fantastic Flying Lessons of Mr. Morris Lessmore, La Luna, A Morning Stroll and Wild Life.
Finally, not exactly an animated thing, but very animation-adjacent, “Man or Muppet” from this year’s Muppet Movie has a best song nomination!
There’s no category for best surprise appearance of Jim Parsons. Sad face!
Hey, ATC is on iTunes! Maybe you drop by and review us sometime, huh?
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