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Friday, November 09, 2007

The Oscar Animation Short List/Family Guy on DVD/Star Trek News

So, today, the short list for the Best Animated Film Oscar was announced. It's kind of weird with the Best Animated Film Oscar...because of how it's set up and all that, first they have to decide what actually qualifies as an animated film, resulting in the short list. This short list will then be widdled down to three nominations when Oscar nominations are announced in January.

Anyway, here's what the Academy had qualified as an animated film, and is therefore eligible for the Best Animated Film Oscar.


Shrek the Third

Bee Movie

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres


Meet the Robinsons


The Simpsons Movie



People are still kind of stunned that Beowulf made the list. As you already know, Beowulf was done with performance capture, and the Academy tightened the rules this year to exclude performance caputre. Even Beowulf director Robert Zemeckis said that, to call performance capture "animation" is a great disservice to animators.

So now, what's going to make the short list? My money is one Ratatouille, because Pixar is an Oscar darling, Persepolis, cuz it already won top prizes at Cannes, and...well, I think it'd be really cool if The Simpsons Movie got a nod.

My DVD sites are reporting that the Family Guy/Star Wars spoof is getting its own individual special edition DVD!

Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest comes out on January 15. For bonus mateerials, you get deleted scenes, interviews with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and No Introduction Needed George Lucas, animatics, a few running commentaries, a trailer for their forthcoming Empire Strikes Back spoof (which has the working title Something Something Something Dark Side), and a 3D fight scene! The pack will include 3D glasses so you can watch it. Not only that, but it'll be coming in a special gift pack with a T-shirt and trading cards.

And, filming is underway on the new Star Trek film and, try as I might, still not getting excited about it.

For those who care, the latest development is that Winona Ryder is playing Amanda Grayson! Amanda, as you may remember, is Spock's human mother.

It's still on target for a Christmas Day 2008 release.

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