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Topic: 2012 Best Animated Feature Oscar submissions

Wed 11/7/2012 2:28p
This was back on November 2nd, but I was too wrapped up in life to notice.

These are the SUBMITTED movies. The Academy still has to determine if they're REALLY animated features as defined in the rules, and all of them have to run for a week in an LA County theater (several haven't).

Once they're all declared eligible, either 3 or 5 movies will be nominated. The number is based on the number eligible. Looks like we can safely predict it will be 5 this year.

Here are your contestants:


“Adventures in Zambezia”
“Delhi Safari”
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
“From Up on Poppy Hill”
“Hey Krishna”
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Ice Age Continental Drift”
“A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman”
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
“The Mystical Laws”
“The Painting”
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
“The Rabbi’s Cat”
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Secret of the Wings”
“Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas”
“Wreck-It Ralph”


Just FYI, "The Secret World of Arrietty" was ineligible due to its 2010 Japanese release date. And "The Secret of the Wings" IS eligible because it ran for a week at the El Capitan before the DVD release.

And my jaw is on the floor to see "The Mystical Laws" on there. That's one from the Japanese "Happy Science" religious cult. They've made several Anime movies, and they are all completely bat-guano bonkers (and usually unintentionally hilarious). Haven't seen this one, but I'm sure going to try.

This will be the first year in a while that I don't attempt to catch them all (too wrapped up in life, as previously indicated), but I can report that "Delhi Safari" is terrible.
Wed 11/7/2012 2:31p
It won't win but Wreck it Ralph should win...
Wed 11/7/2012 2:45p
I never like to make predictions when I haven't seen all the movies, but "Wreck-It Ralph" is my favorite this year.

I would expect "The Pirates: Band of Misfits" to be under serious consideration as well, but nobody saw it so it probably doesn't have a chance of winning.
Wed 11/7/2012 2:47p
I would expect "The Pirates: Band of Misfits" to be under serious consideration as well, but nobody saw it so it probably doesn't have a chance of winning.<<

I just couldn't get into it, my kids loved it, I was bored.
Thu 11/8/2012 7:52a
It would be nice to see a Walt Disney Animation Studios film finally win, as opposed to Pixar.
basil fan
Thu 11/8/2012 6:41p
I hope Ralph gets it. I thought it was great.

Disney Villains
Fri 11/9/2012 6:30a
Well, for ONCE they've stuck one in Norwalk instead of friggin' West Hills. I can get to Norwalk without blowing a huge chunk of my day.

So I'll be seeing "Hey Krishna" tomorrow. WOO-HOO!

Oh come on ... Admit it ... Yes it looks awful, but you SO want to see this.
Sun 11/11/2012 8:05p
Well, due to a serendipitous schedule, I was able to catch THREE of the features this weekend, so the Mawnckscars may still happen after all ... IF I can make it to the four G-Kids movies, because I expect they're the most likely to be worthy of a nomination.

I can report that "Adventures in Zambezia", "Hey Krishna", and "A Liar's Autobiography" are NOT worthy of a nomination.

"Zambezia" (a South African production with an all-star American cast) ain't half bad, but it's not a contender.

"Hey Krishna" is a very long Hindu Sunday School movie. It's intermittently interesting, and not bad for what it is, but mostly it's not worth seeing unless you're in Hindu Sunday School.

And "A Liar's Autobiography" is, in a word, terrible. STUNNINGLY bad. With a few isolated exceptions, it's unfunny, uninteresting, pointless, ugly, and tells you very little about its alleged subject. It was an interesting idea that didn't survive its execution. Hands-down favorite for disappointment of the year. (The trailer is WAY better than the movie, and a bit NSFW, especially if you look closely.)
Mon 11/12/2012 4:22a
>>Hands-down favorite for disappointment of the year. (The trailer is WAY better than the movie...<<

Wow, even the trailer makes it look pretty bad. I can't imagine what you had to sit through. I like that they try to make the 14 animation studios one of the selling points, but it really just looks like none of them were big enough to make the movie on their own (and the budget wasn't big enough to get a single decent-sized studio), so they decided to just split it up, and have each studio use their own unique style, regardless of the overall film. It just looks like a mess (and not terribly funny either)
Mon 11/12/2012 9:26a
Three of the four G-Kids movies are playing next weekend, all in the same theater in North Hollywood. This is suddenly looking very promising. One movie marathon coming right up!

The big burning question is ... did "The Mystical Laws" run in October, when I wasn't paying any attention?

And (dun dun dunnnn!!) where the heck is G-Kids running "The Rabbi's Cat"?

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