Awards season comes to a close this weekend with the Oscars, which makes it an ideal time to review some of our key coverage of this year’s Oscar-nominated features and shorts.
This year’s animated feature nominees were predictable. The short ones certainly weren’t.
Animation had its big breakout at the Oscars, with nominations in seven different categories.
Check out the words and artwork that went into “Luca,” “Encanto,” “Raya and the Last Dragon,” and “The Mitchells vs. the Machines.”
“Flee” is up against “Encanto,” “Luca,” and “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” in the animated feature category.
There’s good news for “Encanto,” “Luca,” “The Mitchells vs. the Machines,” “Sing 2,” and “Raya and the Last Dragon.”
“Luca,” “Moana,” and “Raya” were the most-streamed films of 2021.
The Walt Disney Company followed with 34 nominations for its projects.
Three Disney films are up against “Flee” and “The Mitchells vs. the Machines.”
Two indie titles from Europe also made the list – “Flee” and “My Sunny Maad” – while key Sony contender “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” was snubbed.
Favorites like “Encanto” and “Flee” are jostling against smaller films such as “The Spine of Night” and “The Ape Star.”
“Paw Patrol” and “Luca” had very different weekends at the box office.
Pixar’s “Luca” was the clear winner in the week of June 14–20, clocking up 1.57 billion minutes of viewing time.
In a wide-ranging interview, the director drills into the narrative and design choices behind his Pixar feature.
Enrico Casarosa’s radiant first feature is an ode to the kind of bond that only young boys can form.
At least 36 territories will get to see Pixar’s latest on the big screen. In the U.S., it will play exclusively on Disney+.
Bob Chapek has given the fullest explanation yet for the decision to move the Pixar film to Disney+.
With today’s series of announcements, Disney may have dealt a deathblow to movie theaters.
The studio’s latest feature is due to come out in June.
As things stand, “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Luca,” and “Ron’s Gone Wrong” will all come out between March and June.