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Animation Oscars

Happy_feet With 16 movies vying for the animated feature Oscar, there may actually be, for the first time since 2002, five Oscar nominees instead of three. Expected competitors are:

“The Ant Bully”
“Arthur and the Invisibles”
“Curious George”
“Everyone’s Hero”
“Flushed Away”
“Happy Feet”
“Ice Age The Meltdown”
“Monster House”
“Open Season”
“Over the Hedge”
“A Scanner Darkly”
“The Wild”

And the top five will likely be: Happy Feet, Monster House, Paprika, Over the Hedge and Cars. What do you think? I'm amazed at how many I didn't see. I could very well put Happy Feet and Monster House on my ten best list. We'll see. I interviewed George Miller about the deliriously well-crafted penguin musical.


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I think your choices are likely right, but it is a shame that Scanner Darkly won't get the recognition it deserves. It was a brutally honest look at addiction and an innovative use of animation.

I thought it was a remarkable movie, maybe a little downer but films that deal honestly with addiction usually are.

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