Why Coco’s Award Dominance Is A Problem For the Industry

Pixar’s latest film Coco is being endowed with so many awards, they have their own Wikipedia page dedicated to tracking them all. It’s not all good news though. The film’s dominance highlights a concern that the industry is disconnecting from audiences in a potentially damaging way.

Why I’m Skipping Awards Season This Year

It’s that fabled time of the year, when the entertainment industry gets itself into a tizzy about shiny objects handed out to people for their efforts over the past year. It’s an exciting period to be sure, and the rumour mill is rife with who will win what, and who got snubbed this time, etc. […]

When Chris Rock Pissed Off Some Real Voice Actors

So you may have seen Chris Rock present the Best Animated Feature at last week’s Academy Awards (I did not, sleep was more important to me at that stage of the day), and you may have noticed that he apparently loves doing voice work in animation. If you didn’t see it, the clip is here, […]

Wired’s Geekdad on Mo-Cap

The article may be a week old, but I can’t help writing about it. It’s a regrettably misguided article that makes a few presumptions about animation and motion-capture while simultaneously rounding on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for failing to see technological advancements when it’s staring them in the face. Let’s start […]

Preamble: Today’s Oscar Nominations

Later on today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce their shortlist for this year’s Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. I don’t particularly want to comment on proceedings until they occur, so I won’t. I’ll post an update later this afternoon. UPDATE: And the nominations are in! Toy Story 3 […]

The 2011 Academy Awards Animated For Your Consideration Ads: Part 2

Via: Animation Magazine (click through for their full Awards page) This is the second part of my look at the annual slew of advertisements asking for consideration for films at award time. You can read the first part here. The Illusionist Another film that I have yet to see (although my compadre David Levy has […]

The 2011 Academy Awards Animated For Your Consideration Ads: Part 1

Via: Animation Magazine (click through for their full Awards page) It must be award season already. How do I know? For one, the latest issue of Animation Magazine that came through the letterbox when I was away is the annual ‘award’ issue, which means it jammed full of ads asking me for my ‘consideration’. Which […]