“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

The 2013 Oscar animation nominations

This year’s Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday. For animation, the nominees (and my guesses who’ll win) are below: Animated Feature Film Brave Frankenweenie ParaNorman The Pirates! Band of Misfits Wreck-It Ralph Will win: A tough one. I’ll go with “Brave” (it’s Pixar), “Ralph” (it’s Pixar-like), or “Frankenweenie” (by a well-known-to-Hollywood-types live-action director). Going against … Read more

Trailer for Pixar’s “Brave”

Pixar’s next film, due in 2012, is entitled “Brave,” and carries a much different focus than “Cars 2.” For one, it’s the first Pixar film to feature a female protagonist as the lead character. It also looks like it’s closer in tone to “The Incredibles” or “WALL-E” than “Cars” or “Toy Story.” Here’s the trailer… … Read more