I had no idea.
When it comes to Academy Awards nominations, American-based licensing and film distribution company GKIDS is three for three. Since its founding in 2008, GKIDS has received an Oscar nod for every film it has released.
The three-person film outfit picked up two nominations in the best animated feature category this year for its movies "Chico & Rita" and "A Cat in Paris."...
GKIDS president and founder Eric Beckman believes "Cars 2" and "Tintin" were passed over because the business model for animated films is changing. "There's a hole in the market. These big studios release their expensive tent-pole films with over $100 million production budgets, but audiences want to see interesting, beautiful different types of animated movies ..."
It's pretty to think so, but when you strip away the hype and wishful thinking, audiences want to see the tent-poles. Which are also the big splashy 3-D productions. Which are also the movies that make half a billion dollars. And sell lots of toys and games.