“Inside Out” wins 2016 Best Animated Feature Oscar

Oscar statues

The Academy Awards were held on Sunday evening. The winners for the various categories that saw animation nominees: Best Animated Feature Inside Out (winner) Anomalisa Boy and the World Shaun the Sheep Movie When Marnie Was There Best Animated Short Film Bear Story (winner) Prologue Sanjay’s Super Team We Can’t Live Without Cosmos World of … Read more

The 2016 Oscar nominees in animation (and diversity issues *again*)

Oscar statues

It’s time once again to look at the 2016 Academy Award nominees for animation. Best Animated Feature Anomalisa Boy and the World Inside Out Shaun the Sheep Movie When Marnie Was There   Best Animated Short Film Bear Story Prologue Sanjay’s Super Team We Can’t Live Without Cosmos World of Tomorrow Best Original Screenplay Bridge … Read more

Disney sweeps the 2015 animation Oscars, “Birdman” flies off with Best Picture

Baymax and Hiro

This year’s Oscars are over, and Disney’s swept this year’s animation categories. The winners are in bold type below. Animated Feature Film Big Hero 6 The Boxtrolls How to Train Your Dragon 2 Song of the Sea The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Animated Short Film The Bigger Picture The Dam Keeper Feast Me and My … Read more

The 2015 Oscar animation nominees, plus the least diverse Oscars in 20 years

Bugs Bunny

This year’s Oscar nominees have been announced. Here’s the nominees for Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6 The Boxtrolls How to Train Your Dragon 2 Song of the Sea The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Should win (based on Rotten Tomatoes): “Princess Kaguya” (100% RT) or “Song of the Sea” (98% RT) Will win: Not … Read more

Thoughts on the 2014 Oscars

Another Academy Awards ceremony has come and gone…and with it, another batch of winners. As highly expected, “Frozen” won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Meanwhile, the Best Animated Short winner is “Mr. Hublot.” Apparently “Hublot” was deemed a surprise win, at least according to Cartoon Brew. Meanwhile, “Frozen”‘s signature song “Let It Go” also … Read more

The 2014 Oscar animation nominees

This year’s Academy Award nominees have been announced. As usual, I’ll note which ones should win and (in my opinion) are likely to win, plus thoughts on the Oscar nominees. A full list of nominees in all Oscar categories are available here. The ceremony will air on Sunday, March 2 at 7 PM Eastern/6 PM … Read more

“Brave,” “Paperman” win the 2013 animation Oscars

A bit late, but thought I’d note that this year’s Academy Award animation winners are: Animated Feature Film: “Brave” by Pixar. Animated Short Film: “Paperman” by Disney. Looks like I guessed right (as vague as my guesses were), and it’s a sweep for Disney this year. This year also marks a strong showing for women … Read more