So the Golden Globes roll out their animated nominees a couple of days ago ...
The category's five nominees announced Tuesday morning ... included: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," ''Coraline," ''Fantastic Mr. Fox," ''The Princess and the Frog" and "Up." ...
...[T]he Globes have ... chosen some highly traditional, retro-styled projects to go up against "Up's" state-of-the-art shiny, 3D CG imagery. Disney Animation Studios' "The Princess and the Frog," ... took the old-fashioned 2D route with a hand-animated revamp of the classic fairy tale ... And Fox's "Fantastic Mr. Fox," ... features the even more basic technique of stop-motion animation. -- Variety
... Not only does computer animation no longer have a monopoly, but no one method seems to dominate ... -- USA Today
Variety points out (correctly) that the Globes could have picked other cgi cartoons for its animated category instead of the specimens that it did, but chose not to.
But swear to God, I don't know what USA Today is smoking. CGI clearly dominates cartoon box office. The big global animated features during the past year were cg products. ( Even The Princess and the Frog had a lot of computer imaging in it.) And neither Fox nor Coraline have been outsize performers, so I guess I really don't know what our "national newspaper" thinks dominance actually means.
When you have the non-nominated IA: Dawn of the Dinosaurs rack up $883,718,521 around the globe while the nominated Coraline tallies $121,916,524, you don't have to be a math major to know what style of animation is the King Kong in the marketplace, even if Mr. Kong isn't receiving a shiny trophy.