Guillermo del Toro reflects on DreamWorks Animation's two Oscar nominations.
... On “Puss in Boots,” I felt like one of the many parents that the movie has. Every experience I’ve had at DreamWorks has been really rewarding in terms of how they connect with the audience. Following “Kung Fu Panda 2,” all of the audience test screenings and seeing it get a really strong foothold and then “Puss” also getting the CinemaScore that it got and getting the critical consensus that it got — all of that is hugely satisfying ...
I'm guessing that the folks at Pixar ... and Mr. Spielberg ... are a wee bit unhappy they didn't make the cut. But then, nobody hits it out of the park every time at bat. Sometimes even champion players whiff.
I just hope Disney doesn't boycott next year's Oscars.