Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
I agree 100%. One of my wishful dreams is to have one of my comics becoming an animation and winning an Oscar but if this is the process to pick winners then that deminishes the value of the prise.
Haven’t felt like drawing at all recently, but being that it’s Valentine’s I felt I had to do something for the other half.
He recently got into Pokemon (better late than never I suppose!), and one of his favourites is good ol’ Charizard, so there ya go XD.
Uuugggh, so that “30 Day Drawing Challenge” went no where, what with Christmas, stuff going on in my personal life and just general lack of motivation, I’ve not been able to draw anything over the last month or so. Gotta admit, I’ve had a pretty big bite taken out of my confidence in my drawing ability lately, so I’ve had to just get it out of my mind for a while, but after New Year I do intend on going back and finishing the challenge, at least as a way of easing me back into drawing again.
So yeah, just thought I’d fill you in on what’s going on with that and my general lack of activity, I’ve not forgotten about it or anything, it’s a really good challenge and, while I haven’t had a particularly good start, I’d like to see it to it’s end =).
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn’t improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that’s actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell. >:D
I made this because I’ve been feeling super ‘blah’ about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants…
Gonna give this a shot, might not be able to do something everyday, but I certainly want to see if I can make it through to the end =).
Lady Rainicorn from Adventure Time! Oh MAN am I so glad to have this finished, she was such a pain XD;. But I’m very happy with how she came out =).
Made from Minky, is 100% hand sewn as usual (seriously wished I knew how to use a sewing machine while sewing together all those dang stripes XP;), and took around 3 weeks to make.
She’s also approximately 114cm (45 inches) long from the tips of her front legs to her back legs, making her not only my biggest (well, longest XD;) but also my most expensive plush considering the amount of fabric I had to buy for her (8 different colours in total).
I made this because no one ever knows what studio made what film.
Consider this a primer on feature film intellectual property ownership in Hollywood. It’s by no means comprehensive, but it’s got all the major players on there. I limited it mostly to U.S. production houses, so I don’t think I left anyone out.
You might need to download it to see everything.
I really wish everyone knew this stuff so people would stop asking for Shrek products at the Disney Store.
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