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  • Oscar, It’s Time to Meet the Muppets
    Oscar, It’s Time to Meet the Muppets

    The Oscars are in freaking disarray this year. Producer Bret Ratner and host Eddie Murphy are both out with less than four months to go till the show. But with crisis comes opportunity. It’s time to bring in the Muppets! I’m not even a huge fan (the last time I watched a…

  • Congratulations Disney and Pixar Oscar Winners
    Congratulations Disney and Pixar Oscar Winners

    Congratulations to the Disney and Pixar Oscar Winners: Toy Story 3 for Best Animated Feature. Lee Unkrich Toy Story 3 for Best Original Song. “We Belong Together” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman Alice in Wonderland for Best Art Direction. Robert Stromberg (Production Design); Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration) Alice in…

  • Disney Oscar Nominees
    Disney Oscar Nominees

    Update: boy I was off my game this morning. Missed two more nominees: “Day & Night”: Teddy Newton from Pixar for Best Animated Short and “The Tempest” – Sandy Powell for Costume Design. That makes it 14 total nominations. Apologies to Teddy and Sandy. Congrats to the team at Pixar…

  • Disney Aims UP for Best Picture
    Disney Aims UP for Best Picture

    Disney has placed an ad for Pixar’s UP on the front cover of The Hollywood Reporter as part of a campaign to get it an Academy Award. Up’s covers commonly draw attention to the fact that Pixar’s 10th film is the best reviewed movie of the year and also lets…

  • Did OSCAR change Bext Picture Rules to Help Pixar?
    Did OSCAR change Bext Picture Rules to Help Pixar?

    Next year there will be 10 movies nominated for and Academy Award for Best Picture instead of the usual 5. Something the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president said made me thing this change should be called the ‘Pixar rule’. “I would not be telling you the truth…

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