Academy picks storytelling vision over computer flash
Written by Robert Niles
I know that there are a great many Aardman fans on the site, so allow me to step away from the theme park news for a moment to note that "Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" is one step closer to fulfilling my prediction of an Academy Award. The stop-motion animated film was named one of three nominees for this year's best animated feature Oscar this morning.Tweet
Kudos, too, to the Academy for honoring "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" and Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle." Yep, that means no nod for Disney's "Chicken Little." W&G and the Burton flick were shoe-ins, but it is heartening to see the Academy pick quality over box office in giving the third nod to "Howl's." Surely, this selection should please new Disney animation guru John Lasseter, who's long been known as Miyazaki's biggest booster in the States.
One more thing worth noting: For this first time, there are no exclusively computer-animated films among the best animated feature nominees.
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Previous article: Finally, something fresh from Walt Disney Imagineering
Planning a trip to Orlando?
Insider's Pick: Get all the best advice from ThemeParkInsider.com in one convenient book! Theme Park Insider Orlando 2014 offers you the insight, background, and how-to skills that will help you enjoy Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando like, well, a theme park insider. Save yourself time and money by learning how to visit the Orlando-area theme parks the insiders' way.
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Features, News and Advice
"Stories from a Theme Park Insider"
Connect with Theme Park Insider