Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse was the best movie of 2018 (don’t @ me), and yet it wasn’t nominated, let alone even considered, for Best Picture at the Oscars earlier this year. This is no parts shocking, of course, because in the 91 years that the Academy has been delegating awards, there have only been three instances where an animated movie was nominated for Best Picture: Beauty and the Beast (1991), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010). Let that sink in for a second. Out of the 554 movies nominated for Best Picture over the course of 91 years, a staggering THREE were animated.
Voice actors are the unsung heroes of animation. They breathe energy into our favourite characters, often have many credits on a single show and slip under the radar when it comes to any sort of formal recognition. I could probably write an entire post about my contempt with the way animation is treated as a […]
Coco picks up major steam with its ability to tell a story that transcends race or religion, taps into the core of human nature, and explores elements of life and death.
While, yes, the characters have the same name and roles, this adaption has made them so different from their original counterpart it’s laughable. Light Yagami turn Turner becomes an idiot lovelorn teenager with conscious; Misa turn Mia becomes a methodical death-fetishizer; L becomes a heavily irrational and overly emotional dumb dumb.
NANA is a nice blend of the traditional elements of an anime, and completely going in the opposite direction of what we’ve come so used to.