Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscars 2012: Animated Feature Symposium

Waiting my turn to speak with Javier Mariscal who nominated for Chico and Rita.

I know my posts are all out of order now, but I can't keep anything straight and my producer/editor, JD, is working his fingers off to edit all of the pieces as fast and furious as humanly possible.  We were able to attend the Animated Feature Symposium which honored the work of the five nominees in this category.  Not all of the nominees were in attendance, but we were able to speak with the nominees from Kung Fu Panda 2, Chico and Rita, and A Cat in Paris.  The diversity of the nominees speaks volumes about the sophistication of animation in this decade and we certainly do not see a Pixar nominee in the bunch this year.  They normally dominate this category, but Cars 2 did not make the final list.  Check out our two minute highlight video of the evening:

Making good use of the interior mirrored doors at The Academy.


  1. Nice to hear the international animation perspective.  Still not thrilled about Rango, even with the Oscar nod, but really want to track down and watch Chico and Rita and A Cat In Paris.  Nice to see Jennifer Yuh Nelson, women directors are still too rare a sight. Kung Fu Panda 2 was a lot of fun, I love the way even the Kung Fu Panda extension into TV continues to use multiple, always beautiful art styles for storytelling.

  2. Yes, Jennifer was awesome.  We interviewed her 3 times leading up to the Oscars, so it was fun to follow her journey.


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