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So yesterday was Oscar night

I really wish there had been 5 animated movies nominated this year: Despicable Me and Tangled definitely could have made it in. Perhaps even Summer Wars (which I am still trying to see).





Really happy for the crew at Pixar for their win- they certainly deserve it for all their hard work and a very good film.
As a side note, Monsters Inc 2 opens in theater a few weeks before Guardians. Ha ha! Friendly competition! Kind of frightening a bit too- they already have a won audience.
I also believe another chapter of the Twilight saga opens up around the same time. Eurgh.

Random side notes-
Grandma's 90th birthday was last week- Wooo! Sad I couldn't be there.
And yes, it was sleeting-slushing down hard this past Saturday in Burbank. Some people even saw frost on their cars this morning.
...
It's a SIGN!!!

Off to sleep. I still need rest from the last quasi all nighter from last week.

Comments

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kilted
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:59 am (UTC)
I agree- More animation noms.

And as usual, the comic is great!
rufftoon
Mar. 1st, 2011 07:11 am (UTC)
Hopefully, there will be plenty of entries for 2011.
And yet, with all the ones that were here this year (My Dog Tulip, Idiots and Angels, and a few more I'm forgetting), it's as if the academy needs 20 animated films out just to mominate 5. Pffffff...
bluejeans07
Mar. 1st, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)
Summer Wars is AWESOME! You MUST see it! I did form a slightly unreasonable attachment to the film because the family in the film is so like my own, but overall, it's amazing and beautiful and I'm SAD it wasn't nominated.

I heard about the sleet/slush/snow(?)! If it (or Jack) comes south, I'm not leaving home. LA drivers are bad enough as they are! XD
rufftoon
Mar. 1st, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)
Need to see Summer Wars. I should check if it is out on DVD yet.
Jack's been wild this year! Either very cold or loads of snowstorms everywhere in North America.
Maybe he doesn't like beeing cooped up in an apartment.
Or Zhao really gets on his nerves and he needs to vent.
sdskuld
Mar. 1st, 2011 07:39 am (UTC)
Summer Wars is indeed out on DVD. I was unaware it had gotten a stateside theatrical release to qualify it for consideration. It would've looked great on the big screen!
rufftoon
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Just put it in my Amazon cart!
muffins_of_god
Mar. 1st, 2011 07:47 am (UTC)
*giggles* Frost....<33
carneaglariel
Mar. 1st, 2011 08:29 am (UTC)
Summer Wars is out on DVD stateside already if I'm not wrong. You should totally watch it. Its super fun <3

God your comics are always super fun too watch. I wish HTTYD got something too TAT I love TY3 and HTTYD both so much ;-;
rufftoon
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
It wasn't out a month ago, so I'm happy to say I just added it to my Amazon cart. Just need one more item for free shipping (ha ha, I'm cheap).
archangelbeth
Mar. 1st, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
*giggles a LOT!*

Also, Hoppy Birdy to the Ruffgrandma!
ztoical
Mar. 1st, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
I really wish HTTYD had got best score but at least The lost thing got best animated short!
rufftoon
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
It was a great year for soundtrack- I didn't know who to cheer for! I mean, I suppose I should be biased and all, but Inception was pretty awesome but Trent Reznor too, and... and...
kluna66502
Mar. 1st, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
tangled and Despicable me? please! Alpha and Omega should of TOTALLY been nominated......



....in hell
rufftoon
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah. Alpha and Omega.
Erm... totally forgot about that one (sorry to anyone who may have worked on it).

Edited at 2011-03-01 04:51 pm (UTC)
secondlina
Mar. 1st, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
I think having Summer Wars nominated would have been really interesting, actually! Along with the Illusonist, it would have made a nice, international and quality lineup. I was also suprised by the fact that there was only 3 nominations.
rufftoon
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
They've had animes in the list of nomination before (Spirited Away winning the Oscar a few years ago, yay!), so there's definitely space for Summer Wars.
secondlina
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
I was really happy, back in the day when Spirited Away won. It made me feel like animation was international and important and that no styles would be "snobbed" anymore. :D
snapes_angel
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Jack. *snicker*

Never read or watched any of the Twilight stuff. Have not really wanted to, either.

Their cars got Jacked in the morning? (you know, Jack Frost...)
rufftoon
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
I also haven't read any of the Twilight books nor have any interest in them.
But my mom read them!
She also has shown interest in seeing the movie adaptations. Oh mom...
snapes_angel
Mar. 1st, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
With the people I "run" with, online (the writers I hang with), I have heard the Twilight saga explained away as the author's being Mormon. Something about equating sex and vampirism. The mind boggles.
eiko82
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
I wanted HTTYD to win the Oscar. I love that movie so much.

Great comic :-D
rufftoon
Mar. 1st, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
It was going against a movie that was also nominated in the Best Picture category. Chances were slim. Still, to be one of 3 recognised is high honor :)
egoulet
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Gotta admit that this year I was more looking forward to the foreign language Oscar than the animation one... even if I didn't see the film yet...just because Denis Villeneuve is an amazing director ...and same for King's Speech, because that film just squeezed my heart. Honestly, both TS3 and HTTYD blew my mind. Different films, different storytelling, both mind blowing art and animation. Agree, there should have been 5 nominees :)

Congrats to you and your team for the short list though, that is such an honorable feat! :)

hug!
Emilie
rufftoon
Mar. 1st, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, I was also rooting for "Incendies". Glad to know it will have a state side release, though it will probably only play in a theater far away, knowing my luck.

To have made the shortlist is indeed great honor.
impetusofadream
Mar. 2nd, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
*grin* FROST!!!!
wanderingdreamr
Mar. 2nd, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Lol, I'm with Mr. Warmonger myself. XD And I hope you enjoy Summer Wars, I got to see it in a theater near me and absolutely loved it.
rufftoon
Mar. 2nd, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm more with Jack (though Zhao may be right in some ways, about crushing the competition), but I want to see all those Pixar films (Monsters Inc, Brave, etc...) and movies from Blue Sky, Sony, Disney, etc...
(Anonymous)
Mar. 9th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC)
So we're just ignoring Last Airbender's massive, massive sweep of the Razzies this year? I thought that was one of the more well deserved award placements to come out of the entire hooplah.

Never has such a film been so roundly rewarded. ;)
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