Wednesday, February 20, 2013


ADAM and a DOG  (The trailer was hand-drawn, the film made in “digital 2D” with “some work on paper”). Written and directed by Minkyu Lee. Consultant Glen Keane. Remarkably, this is an independent production (budget between $10-20,000) with no studio involvement. This is the way fresh new content is going to get back into animation. I hope it wins.
FRESH GUACOMOLE (Stop-motion) Written and directed by PES,
born Adam Pesapane, who was influenced by the work of Czech surrealist Jan Švankmajer. (PES Productions)
HEAD OVER HEELS (Stop-motion) Written and directed by Timothy Reckart (NFTS, UK)
MAGGIE SIMPSON in “THE LONGEST DAYCARE” (CGI) Directed by David Silverman, written by James Brooks, Matt Groening and 5 others (Gracie Films)
PAPERMAN (2D and CGI combined) Directed by John Kahrs, written by Clio Chiang and Kendelle Hoyer (Walt Disney Animation Studios) If Adam and a Dog doesn't win, this might. Oscar winner 2013

BRAVE (CGI) Directed by Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Written by  Brenda Chapman, Irene Mecchi, Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell (Pixar) Also nominated for a Bafta and winner of a Goden Gobe. I think this flawed but dazzling film will win. Oscar winner 2013
FRANKENWEENIE (3D stop-motion) Directed by Tim Burton. Written by
Tim Burton, Leonard Ripps, John August (Walt Disney Pictures) Also nominated for a Bafta.
PARANORMAN (3D stop-motion, using 3D printing) Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell. Written by Chris Butler. (LAIKA) Also nominated for a Bafta.
The PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS (Stop-motion) Directed by Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt. Written by Gideon Defoe. (Aardman Animations)
WRECK-IT RALPH (CGI) Directed by Rich Moore.  Written by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Jennifer Lee. (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

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