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2018 Oscars : 6 Observations on this year’s Animated Short Film Race

Two weeks ago, AMPAS announced its Oscar nominations in all 24 categories and like every year, there were surprises and snubs. The Animated Short Film race is one that’s rarely commented on – except when there are notable snubs or surprising inclusions. This year was no different – except that there was one big snub that had everyone truly puzzled. ...

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2018 Oscars: Final Predictions for Best Animated Feature

The Oscar nominations are just four days away and it’s time to present our final predictions for Best Animated Feature from featured contributor Mina Takla. In the past 2 months, he’s analyzed the indie contenders and how the voting rule change may very well impact the set of nominees we will get this year. Before getting to his final predictions ...

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Interview: Ann Marie Fleming on why WINDOW HORSES is one of the year’s most timely animated features in the Oscar race

At a time where multiple nations are battling xenophobia and striving to achieve tolerance and cultural exchange, Asian-Canadian filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming brings an animated marvel, Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming, that couldn’t have come at a more interesting time. Hollywood at large, and the animation industry specifically, is trying to have a better representation of ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: ANIMATED FEATURE (December Part 1)

Disney/Pixar’s Coco remains atop the chart for Animated Feature this month, as it has every month. The Breadwinner stays solid at #2 and although The LEGO Batman Movie stays at #3 it is gaining in points. It’s up from 19 last month to 26 this month. The Annie nominations were announced earlier this week where Coco and The Breadwinner led ...

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2018 Oscars: Animated Feature – Analyzing the Chances of My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea and Cinderella the Cat

The Animated Feature Oscar race is officially on. Yesterday AMPAS released the list of 26 eligible animated features in the category and while there were no notable indie omissions, Lionsgate’s My Little Pony: The Movie and TWC’s Leap! were notably absent. In our fourth analysis piece on this year’s indie contenders, we take a look at two low-profile indie animated ...

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The Breadwinner, Coco, Mary and the Witch’s Flower Among 26 Animated Features Eligible for the Oscars

Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®. While many were perceived as contenders before the announcement, a handful of new titles appeared on today’s list including Napping Princess and Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale while other titles, like Lu Over the Wall and Nutjob 2: Nutty ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: ANIMATED FEATURE (November)

This year, voting for Animated Feature makes a big change – everyone in the Academy can vote for nominees. This category, like Foreign Language Film and Documentary Feature, have always been made up of small committees that are able to formulate the eventual nominees but this year it’s all in. What does that mean for smaller and foreign animated films ...

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2018 Oscars: Animated Feature – Analyzing the Oscar chances of indie contenders Loving Vincent and Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

In our third piece analyzing this year’s indie contenders in the Animated Feature Oscar race, we focus on two interesting films. One has a very strong narrative, good box office and mostly positive reviews, the other has almost no buzz, a low profile but a fantastic quality and resonant themes previously nominated in this category. 2018 Oscars: Animated Feature Oscar ...

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