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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.
Who should win the Oscars for best animated feature and animated short? Who will win?
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.”
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.
Watch directors Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, alongside co-writer Qui Nguyen, talk about developing the tone and style of the Disney film.
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.”
“Spirit Untamed” was tamed by the U.S. box office.
The anime title has grossed an estimated $36.6M to the Disney film’s $43.4M.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” can now add one more accolade to its already record-shattering global box office run: the number one film in the United States.
The Asian import is generating far more enthusiasm than Disney’s Southeast Asian-flavored film.
The film also opened on Disney+ for a premium fee of $30.
Branded as formulaic, “Raya and the Last Dragon” is still being praised for its world-building, performances, and emotional depths. Here’s what some critics had to say.
The films will open theatrically in the country at the same time as their streaming releases overseas, raising the possibility of piracy.
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.
What is going on with “Raya and the Last Dragon”?
The new changes leave Paramount’s “Sponge on the Run” as the only theatrical animation release of summer 2020.
The Walt Disney Company has 25 features slated for theatrical release in 2020.
Highlights: Three original works from Disney and Pixar, Apple’s entry into the animated features arena, and China’s growing role in international co-productions.