The Batch of Animated Feature Films Eligible for the 2021 Oscars

Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2021 11:42 pm
Watched already.
Must watch this one when it comes out for rental (beyond Apple+)

“Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus”
“Bombay Rose”
“The Croods: A New Age”
“Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train”
“Earwig and the Witch”
“Kill It and Leave This Town”
“Lupin III: The First”
“My Favorite War”
“Nos Ili Zagovor Ne Takikh”
“No.7 Cherry Lane”
“On-Gaku: Our Sound”
“Over the Moon”

“Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs”
“Ride Your Wave”
“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”

“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”
“Terra Willy”
“Trolls World Tour”
“A Whisker Away”
“The Willoughbys”

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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2021 11:59 am
Soul, Wolfwalkers, Onward, and maybe Over The Moon are the likely Oscar Nominees.

I saw Earwig and the Witch. I tried to be open-minded in regards to its CGI animation, but the story itself was a major letdown. There are a lot on unresolved plot threads and unexplained details. I thought the film would be more music oriented (based on the poster) but that was not the case.

Scoob! and Trolls World Tour were OK for the most part, but nothing special, though Trolls World Tour is a very pretty and colorful film.
Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2021 07:01 pm
I'm hoping they'll nominate Calamity over the tepid mediocrity that is Over the Moon. I was lucky to get to watch Calamity from the FIAF Animation First Film Festival online. So far, it's my favorite 2020 film.

I'm been putting off watching either Earwig and Scoob, because of the mixed reviews (despite both being on HBOMax).
Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2021 09:29 am
Scoob is fine. But it is less of a mystery film like the other Scooby Doo films and shows, and more of a Hanna-Barbera action crossover film.

You can skip Earwig if you do not care for its CGI animation.
Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2021 11:54 am
Rebelofnj wrote:

You can skip Earwig if you do not care for its CGI animation.

It's not the CGI animation that's bothering me.

I really am looking forward to seeing the CGI heavy Lupin III.
And I (being a Ghost in the Shell fanboy of sorts) really enjoyed the divisive, CGI heavy, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 on Netflix.

Though, I have to admit that that one episode with the stark naked android defensively flailing around his mansion is pretty hysterical (in a Razzie adjacent way).

It's just the criticism I've come across moves that the Miyazaki film is that it's pretty unambitious story-wise for a very short feature film, mostly stuck in house location. Amongst other nonanimated-related criticisms of the film.

AS for the thread topic:
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2021 07:37 am
As expected, Disney's Soul won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film, as well as Best Original Score.

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