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"Oh I HAAAATE Oscar!" or "Buncha MORONS!"

I haven't seen jack diddley that has been nominated this year but I (as always) am interested in Best Animated Feature...even though that particular catagory I find somewhat insulting. Just when the line between live action and animation is more blurred than ever before, the Academy gives animated features their own category....(I'm telling you...1991's Beauty and the Beast best picture nom' scared them frakkin' SILLY)

...but to give the Oscar to an insipid mo-capped dancing penguins save the environment film with a bunch of celebrity voices that don't even remotely look like they were coming out of the creepy too realistic to be cute penguin characters that...awww...tap dance...shows just how idiotic and stupid the voting academy is.

Feh.

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jatg
Feb. 26th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
No kidding.

I'm an Ellen fan but even I was rolling my eyes during the intro. How many times can one say "diversity" in one sentence? Gah.

And not to overly nitpick...but uh...weren't the Oscars created to honor AMERICAN cinema? Otherwise why even HAVE a "Best Foreign Film" category?
swampfaye
Feb. 26th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
it's an arse kissing ceremony - and I can't believe we watch celebs kiss other celebs arses... (i didn't, but you know what I mean)
redsbird
Feb. 26th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
So you're saying you don't like that movie? ;-)
Haven't seen it, so I can't say.
firynze
Feb. 26th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
I get so cranky about celeb voiceovers. Don't get me started.

That said, I really would've liked to see A Scanner Darkly get somewhere...
jatg
Feb. 26th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
See...I wouldn't have minded that getting a nod to Best Animated Feature... I mean...how sad is it that all 3 movies were cg animated...all 3 were kiddie films..and two of em were motion captured?! Bleah!!!

And they should NEVER let Robin Williams near an animated film ever again!
firynze
Feb. 27th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
Admittedly, I have a bit of rotoscope-lust in me, but ASD was still technically impressive. And a good movie, to boot. It really deserved some recognition, especially since it was an animated movie for GROWNUPS. Thinking grownups, at that. *grump*

And yeah, after Aladdin, Robin really should have left well enough alone.

(Cranky-crank-crank about big-name actors taking voice work away from the actual voice actors. It's not like VO people get that many jobs to begin with, let alone on something as cool as an animated feature-length, you know?)
jatg
Feb. 27th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
If rotoscope done well and for a REASON..that's one thing. (like the rotoscoping they used on the humans in An American Tail. They WANTED the human animation to be stiff and boring so the eye would more naturally be drawn to the fun bouncy animation of the mice.)

It's quite another when you glue a bunch of ping pong balls on actors and they refuses to let animators really clean things up because that would "destroy the integrity of performance."

And yeah Robin Williams was great in Aladdin...but now his voice is the bright shiny obnoxious penny that rips you out of the movie. Gah I HAAAAATED "Robots" for that very reason.

Pixar uses actors...not STARS and they find an actor to fit their character first. (the only exception being Dory from Finding Nemo. Andrew Stanton admitted he wrote it for her and told her that they were screwed if she didn't do the part.) ...and SOMETIMES...they guys from Pixar wind up with their own voices on film. How cool is that? :)
firynze
Feb. 27th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
And this is why I like Pixar, y'know. :-D

(The mocap thing is what worries me about Beowulf. I can see it being brilliant, if the animators are allowed to make with the fixing ... and I can see it being HORRENDOUS. I worry.)
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