Academy picks storytelling vision over computer flash
Published: January 31, 2006 at 3:27 PM
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.