Animation Articles 04-2020

A selection of the best animation news, opinions, and features from around the world for the week ending January 25th, 2020.

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. […]

Thought of the Day: Should the Annie Awards be Scrapped?

The Annie Awards were last night and as seems to have become an annual tradition, the whining and tit for tat  that follow have again come to the fore. The nature of this post is thinking on a plane much higher than those noises when it asks: Should the Annie Awards be eliminated, scrapped, retired, […]

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 […]