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  • Disney pulls in 13 Oscar Nods
    Disney pulls in 13 Oscar Nods

    The Walt Disney Studios performed respectably today when tallying up the Oscar Nominations decided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Thirteen nominations for films ranging from The Help and War Horse (both Dreamworks films distributed by Disney) to The Muppets and the short film La Luna were…

  • ‘Muppets’ Deserves Best Picture Nomination
    ‘Muppets’ Deserves Best Picture Nomination

    The Muppets is currently the best reviewed wide-release film of 2011 and with good reason: it’s a comic and musical tour de force. (John and I will agree to disagree.) At 98% “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with 132 reviews counted, three unfavourable—“Rotten”—reviews are all stand between it and a perfect 100% score. After seeing The…

  • 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…

  • Annie Awards are officially a farce
    Annie Awards are officially a farce

    I really wanted to write a nice post on how the Annie awards have become a farce, but I had family in town and I just don’t have the time. Thankfully The Pixar Blog and New York Times have done the job for me. Even former Disney employees think it’s…

  • 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…

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