A selection of the best animation news, opinions, and features from around the world for the week ending January 11th, 2020.
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.
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. […]
A look at how animated films (both long and short) get the short shrift when it comes the Academy Awards and the people who support them and vote in them.
The obligatory Academy Awards post that must be published to appease the entertainment gods or something like that. Also predictions!
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, […]
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 […]
Coming via AWN, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of 18 films that have been submitted for consideration in the upcoming Academy Awards. They are as follows: “The Adventures of Tintin” “Alois Nebel” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” “Arthur Christmas” “Cars 2” “A Cat in Paris” “Chico & Rita” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]