Magazine article Screen International

Awards Season: Animation

Magazine article Screen International

Awards Season: Animation

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Beautiful Minds

The race for the best animated feature awards began in earnest on November 5 when AMPAS revealed the 16 films submitted for consideration this year. Screen profiles six of those features this week, talking to the directors, animators, writers, production designers and producers about the fascinating odysseys each of these films have taken to reach the big screen.

Ever since the best animated feature film category was introduced by the US Academy in 2001, the three big international awards bodies - the Globes, Baftas and Oscars - have generally voted the same way:

Ratatouille (2007), Wall-E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Rango (2011), Brave (2012) and Frozen (2013) to name the most recent, with the only detour taken by the Globes in 2011 for Steven Spielberg's The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn.

But then there was 2014. The failure of The Lego Movie to secure even a nomination for the best animated Oscar was one of the big surprises of last year's awards season. …

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