It’s a race between “Encanto” and “The Mitchells vs. The Machines.” Constantly updated.
Update: February 8th: The Oscar nominations have run out and Disney dominated with “Encanto” and “Raya and the Last Dragon,” and Pixar’s “Luca.” This marks the first time Disney has had two contests since 2016 and the first time three spots since 2012. The other two spots are taken by Sony/Netflix as “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” by Sony/Netflix and the popular documentary “Flee” (Neon/Participant), also scored noms in the documentary and international categories.
The Golden Globe-winning “Encanto” certainly has momentum, and also earned Oscar nominations for the original song by Germaine Franco (first female animated feature at Disney) and the original song (“Dos Oruguitas”) by Germaine Franco. Lin-Manuel Miranda. Led by Oscar-winning “Zootopia” co-directors Byron Howard and Jared Bush, and co-director Charise Castro Smith (“The Haunting of Hill House”), the musical fantasy drama about a Colombian family has special powers based on exquisite magical realism. Most importantly, it contains the theme of overcoming family conflicts between generations with pride, imagination and resourcefulness.
With “The Mitchells” (an animated film that won a title from the New York Film Critics Circle), Oscar-winning producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”) has herded the wild 2D director Mike Rianda’s up-and-coming director Mike Rianda’s inspiring vision of an eccentric family battling a robotic apocalypse. At the same time, Sony Pictures Imageworks has upgraded its innovative technology to create a moving illustrated book that is split between the organic imperfections of the human world and the smooth, crisp world of the human world. robot world. Teen filmmaker Nerdy Katie (voiced by Abbi Jacobson) and her nature-loving father, Rick (voiced by Danny McBride), are often at odds but must unite with their family to fight an uprising. of AI due to Siri-like PAL (voiced by Olivia Colman). Most Creative Inspiration: Katie thrives as the filmmaker conveys through her various animation techniques (appropriately referred to as “Katie-Vision”).
With “Luca,” Pixar embraced its best 2D graphic aesthetic to date in CG, courtesy of first-time feature film director Enrico Casarosa (or “La Luna” for short). He’s created a unique storybook for his Italian sea monster love between the iconic 13-year-old (voiced by “Wonder” star Jacob Tremblay) and his best friend Alberto (played by Jack Dylan Grazer). “dubbed”), who turns humans on water. They share an enchanting summer on Vespa scooters, and bask in the beauty of the watercolor seaside town, while concealing their secret identities. Inspired by Hayao Miyazki, Aardman and “Looney Tunes”, Casarosa directly translated drawings and concept art into cartoonadd a painterly texture to the pliable characters, illustrated background and caricatured water.
With “Raya” (topping the Annie Awards with 10 nominations), Disney turned the famous Southeast Asian princess (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran) into an ill-fated warrior, moving deeper into Marvel territory as a Avengers-like action adventure. The more epic “Moana”, “Raya” combines several Southeast Asian cultures through the imaginary world of Kumandra and its divided kingdoms (a very trendy theme of unity between a virus-like form of destruction). But at its core is the story of the friendship between Raya and the magical water dragon, Sisu (Awkwafina). Don Hall (the Oscar-winning “Big Hero 6”) shares directing duties with Carlos López Estrada (“Blindspotting”). They feature screenwriter Qui Nguyen, who is hailed from the Marvel writers program and has experience in crafting superhero origin stories.
“Flee” (winner of the LA Film Critics Award for animation), by Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, chronicles the true story of a Danish scholar (played by Amin Nawabi) as he I grapple with my secret past as an Afghan refugee. Rasmussen interviews his childhood friend, who opens up about his dark journey. The director not only uses animation to shield his friend’s identity, but also conveys the pain of the story with graphic imagination.
“The Mitchells vs. The Machines” (Netflix / Sony)
“Luca” (Disney / Pixar)
“Raya and the Last Dragon” (Disney)
“Running away” (Neon)
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