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Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
From Toons On Tap - Session 44: Goddess of Love. Modeled by Serenity Hart. Photography by Jeffrey Adam Danyleyko.
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Win this book! At Wednesday’s #captainhook night of #toonsontap, one lucky artist brings home the #tinkerbell art book!!
Because you can never have too many pirates.
Next Wednesday, Toons On Tap turns two years old! Come celebrate with us as art model darling Sion Irwin-Childs struts across our new stage as Captain Hook.
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Want even more nautical life drawing? Our big sister event Dr. Sketchy’s Toronto is having an alternative mermaid drawing night on Friday, March 7th. ‘The little gore-maid’ Cassia Sparkle will be posing. Visit the event page for all the juicy details.
Win this book!
At tomorrow night’s Goddess of Love drawing session, one lucky artist gets to take home Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers. Just share your drawings at the end of the night, and our model will pick her favourite to win the prize.