Who will take the Oscars for Animated Feature Film?
It’s time to know who the contenders are for Oscar 2016 are. We have already covered the nominees for Animated Short Films. Here are the nominations for Animated Feature Film.
Anomalisa is a 2015 American stop-motion drama film directed and produced by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, and written by Kaufman based on his 2005 play of the same name. It was released on December 30, 2015 by Paramount Pictures. The film follows a lonely self-help author who perceives everyone as identical until he meets a unique woman in a Cincinnati hotel.
It is the first R-rated animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, and five Annie Awards.
Rotten Tomatoes reports a 91% approval based on 170 reviews; the average rating is 8.3 out of 10. The site’s consensus reads, “Anomalisa marks another brilliant and utterly distinctive highlight in Charlie Kaufman’s filmography, and a thought-provoking treat for fans of introspective cinema.”
Boy & the World
Boy & the World is a 2013 Brazilian animated film written and directed by Alê Abreu.
The film’s worldwide premiere occurred at the Ottawa International Animation Festivalwhere it won the an Honourable Mention for Best Animated Feature “Because it was full of some of the most beautiful images we’ve ever seen”
Cuca is a boy who lives in a distant world, in a small village in the interior of his mythical country. One day, he sees his father leaving in search of work, embarking on a train towards to an unknown capital. The weeks that follow are of anguish and confusing memories. Until then, one night, a breath of wind breaks into the bedroom window and takes the boy to a distant and magical place.
A stunningly original concept that will not only delight and entertain the company’s massive worldwide audience, but also promises to forever change the way people think about the way people think.
Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed and co-written by Pete Docter, co-directed and co-written by Ronnie del Carmen. The story is about young Riley who is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco. Her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 98%, based on 301 reviews, with a rating average of 9/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving, Inside Out is another outstanding addition to the Pixar library of modern animated classics.”
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie is a 2015 British stop-motion animated adventure comedy film based on the Shaun the Sheep television series by Nick Park starring a character introduced in the 1995. The film follows Shaun and his flock into the big city to rescue their farmer, who found himself amnesiac there as a result of their mischief.
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 99%, based on 145 critics, with an average rating of 8.2/10. The site’s consensus reads, “Warm, funny, and brilliantly animated, Shaun the Sheep is yet another stop-motion jewel in Aardman’s family-friendly crown.”
The film cost less than $25 million to produce. On 14 September 2015, Lionsgate announced that the film had earned $100 million worldwide.
When Marnie Was There
When Marnie Was There is a 2014 Japanese anime film written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi. The film was released on 19 July 2014, and follows Anna Sasaki, who while living with her relatives in the seaside town, finds the abandoned mansion and meets Marnie, as a girl who promises her to keep secrets from everyone. Throughout her life, Anna spends time with Marnie and to find the truth about her family and foster care.
Marnie received generally positive reviews from critics. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 89%, based on 55 reviews, with an average of 7.2/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “When Marnie Was There is still blessed with enough visual and narrative beauty to recommend, even if it isn’t quite as magical as Studio Ghibli’s greatest works.”
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