• Tooned Up Animated Oscar Contenders Aim for Big Emotional Moments

    2 monthes ago - By Variety

    It's easy to get struck by a moment, especially when they're as vibrant, deep and emotional as some of the defining moments in this year's Oscar nominees for the animated feature. Whether it's battling super villains, traveling through time, searching through dangerous but brave new worlds or hopping through a multitude of dimensions, the filmmakers...
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  • For 2019, Big Sequels on Deck Look to Boost Oscar Race

    2 monthes ago - By Variety

    Some of the year's most-anticipated sequels dominate 2019's animated feature release slate, and are already adding heat to the race for next year's Oscars. Pixar's “Toy Story 4” and Disney's “Frozen 2” are as close to sure-fire commercial hits as they come. Both franchises, however, bring with them the kind of sky-high expectations in which...
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  • Animated Shorts Pack Big Punch in Oscar Race

    2 monthes ago - By Variety

    It's hard not to notice shared themes in this year's animated short film nominees: the emotional lives of women, life in Toronto, difficult family relations, and two films featuring parents who literally eat their children. Big visuals have swayed voters' favor, often - though not always - to the benefit of studio-backed shorts including “Bao.” But...
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