Friday, October 21, 2011
State of the Race: October Predictions - Best Animated Feature
Kung Fu Panda 2
Other Contenders - Happy Feet 2, Winnie the Pooh, Cars 2, Rio, Puss in Boots, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Chico & Rita
Commentary - This is an incredibly weak year, although if Tintin is eligible, then maybe we will have a frontrunner. I think Rango has a decent shot with good reviews, decent box office, and a lot of potential for technical categories. Kung Fu Panda 2 was good enough, the first got a nomination, and it is a weak year, so I'd say it is looking good. Finally I am going with Arthur Christmas as it is from the people that brought us Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit. Beyond those we have Happy Feet 2 (first one actually won, but I don't have high hopes for the sequel), Winnie the Pooh (maybe too short?), Rio (nice backup, not really Oscar worthy), and Puss in Boots (eh?). In terms of winning, I have absolutely no idea until there are some precursors.