Macedonian Folk Costumes
Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
they’re so CUTE
If Lupita is the real life Disney Princess, can Jennifer be the real life quirky side kick?
HOLY SHIT HOW IS IT THAT THERE’S NOT SOME LIKE
LINKS OR SOMETHING HERE
OKAY SIT BACK KIDS LET’S TALK ABOUT THESE REAL LIVE FUCKING DRAGONS
THEY ARE LITERALLY CALLED FLYING DRAGONS, THAT IS THEIR NAME. OR, IF YOU’RE MORE SCIENCEY, YOU MAY ALSO CALL THEM [DRACO VOLANS], WHICH, BTW, LITERALLY IS JUST ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING FLYING DRAGONS BECAUSE EVEN SCIENCE KNOWS WHEN TO STEP ASIDE AT LET MYTHOLOGY TAKE OVER.
SEE THAT SPINE THING THAT ITS WINGSAILS GROW OUT OF?
THAT IS A FUCKING RIB
LOOK AT THIS SKELETON
LOOK AT HOW COOL THAT IS
THEY LIVE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND CAN GET AS BIG AS A FOOT LONG AND BASICALLY
BASICALLY DRAGONS ARE REAL
LET’S HAVE A FUCKING PARTY