Thursday, October 4, 2012

State of the Race: October Oscar Predictions - Best Animated Feature

October Predictions
Le Tableau
Rise of the Guardians

Other Contenders - From Up on Poppy Hill, The Rabbi's Cat, Wreck-It Ralph, From Up on Poppy Hill, Zarafa, A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, The Lorax, The Secret World of Arriety, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Secret of the Wings, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Commentary - Is it possible to have Finding Nemo 3-D eligible? Just kidding, this year actually has a lot of names, and will most likely have five nominees, although none of them are really standing out at this moment. While Brave may not have been up to par, it is probably still in the lead, although two recent releases Frankenweenie and ParaNorman are both getting decent reviews, and could be late contenders. The one main studio release that I'll be interested to see is Rise of the Guardians, which has some positive buzz, but could end up not living up to expectations. The question I have is: after last year's success with two nominations, how many films will GKids get in this year. The one with the most buzz is Le Tableau, so it is currently in my predictions, but if they get much better reviews then some of these studio releases then films like The Rabbi's Cat, From Up on Poppy Hill, and Zarafa could all be in play.

1 comment:

  1. I have been following animation my whole life basically. I am huge animation geek. I love the medium and will always love it, and I must say as a particular expert in this field, I think this year is the hardest to select nominees. There are only a couple of nominees that I can say really deserve it (one being Brave, of course) but I am not entirely sure that it will win. People weren't as crazy as this film as I thought they would be. I thought it was pretty great, and I wasn't really seeing Rise of the Guardians as a huge contender and maybe Tim Burton or Henry Selick will get their wins for either Frankweenie or ParaNorman, and I'll choose those, as to which one I'm not sure, but I am not so sure about Brave...