Monday, November 06, 2006

16 Animated Film Nominees for 2006 Oscar®

According to AWN.com, these are the likely 16 nominees for the Animation Oscar this year. It points out that if any of these fail to meet the requirements, it will mean only 3, not 5 films will be picked for the final list.

THE ANT BULLY
ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES
BARNYARD
CARS
CURIOUS GEORGE
EVERYONE’S HERO
FLUSHED AWAY
HAPPY FEET
ICE AGE THE MELTDOWN
MONSTER HOUSE
OPEN SEASON
OVER THE HEDGE
PAPRIKA
RENAISSANCE
A SCANNER DARKLY
THE WILD

Nearly all CGI films this year. Arther and the Invisibles is the only 2-D (I think). A Scanner Darkly used a rotoscope technique (digital painting over live-action). Renaissance (from what I know) is motion-captured and rendered with a cel-shader (to make it look like it was drawn). Monster House is motion-captured and rendered in such a way as to look like it was done as a stop-motion film. Happy Feet supposedly has lots of motion capture in it for the dance moves. The rest are key-framed CGI.

If they pick five, I bet it will be Cars, Monster House, Ice Age 2, Over the Hedge, and either Happy Feet or Flushed Away depending on how they do boxoffice-wise.

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