Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Animated Thoughts: Academy Award Nominations

Well, the Academy Award nominations have been announced!

For Best Animated Feature we have:
  • A Cat in Paris
  • Chico & Rita
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango
And for Best Animated Short
  • Dimanche/Sunday
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • La Luna
  • A Morning Stroll
  • Wild Life
Out of the previous two lists, I've seen Chico & Rita, Kung Fu Panda 2, Rango, Sunday, La Luna, and Wild Life. Hopefully, I'll get to see the others before the awards ceremony as the Detroit Institute of Arts screens all the Oscar nominated short films (both animated and live-action) a couple weeks before the ceremony, so I should be able to see those. The only film that might be difficult to track down is 'A Cat in Paris', arguably the one film I want to see the most!

For pics of the short films as well as links to more info, I recommend this post on Cartoon Brew.

Congratulations to all the nominees as well as those who submitted films!

UPDATE: 1/25/2012
The Detroit Institute of Art will be holding several screenings of the Academy Award nominated short films in February (10th - 12th and 17th - 19th). This program will include both the animated shorts and the live-action shorts with an intermission between the two sets of films. Information including dates and time can be found on the DIA website.