The animated movies have a very good line up for this year’s Oscars and there might already be a clear winner.
This year, the animated movies also saw a very successful year. From Pixar to Paramount to Dreamworks, all major animation studios presented their own animated masterpieces and almost all are worthy of some Oscar notice.
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The one movie that surpassed perhaps all other movies this year is Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out. The movie about six emotions inside a six years old girl’s brain was definitely more than some child oriented fun.
It was a movie for all ages and a great must watch for all parents to get a glance about their children’s mind working or at least get them to think about it. The movie created a big hype prior to its release in June and completed took the audience with a bang.
The movie, as soon as it was released claimed a variety of critical acclaim and is the strongest running contender for Oscars the coming year. The other Pixar animated movie which has the possibility to make it on the list in the Good Dinosaur, according to Deadline.
Although the movie’s release was delayed as late as Thanksgiving this year and has got great review and a healthy fan base. Still, many would agree it is not the same as Inside Out.
Hence the movie can be counted to contribute as a good continuation movie for Pixar, it really has a 50/50 chance of earning a nomination.
Paramount’s very adult stop-motion animated Anomalisa is a very good contender to make it to the Oscar nominations. Paramount has launched a major campaign, not only to land an Animated Feature nomination but across the board in other categories including Best Picture.
The studio actually is putting less emphasis on its animated aspects and more on the human story the film presents about the seemingly mundane life of a man who finds himself thrust into extraordinary circumstances.
The movie has earned top reviews and acclaim above Inside Out by some critics. Aardman and Lionsgate’s enormously clever—and wordless Shaun The Sheep Movie is also a contender to be on the list.
This spinoff of the character harkens to the comic style of silent stars as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, or the films of Jacques Tati. Shaun the Sheep might be a better-known star internationally than in America.
This year however, shear charmer is likely to sweep the animation committee right off its feet. Lionsgate is running a smart campaign and making sure voters don’t forget the summer release.
20th Century Fox and Blue Sky’s The Peanuts Movie, Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 2, which managed to improve on the original, and Universal and Illumination’s Despicable Me spinoff Minions, are also strong contenders to make it on the list.
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The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.