Thursday, February 23, 2012

Handicapping the Short Subjects

Time reviews the animated candidates for The Little Gold Man.

... This category is a remnant of the 1930s and ’40s, when “an evening at the movies” meant just that: a three-hour-plus banquet of two features, a newsreel and a few cartoons that were often the best things on the program. Except for Pixar, which grooms its prospective feature-film directors by letting them start small, Hollywood studios don’t support cartoon-shorts departments any more. ...

Henry Luce's magazine has a little of the above wrong. Walt Disney Animation Studios also grooms directors by doing shorts. And Warner Bros. Animation has produced a string of new theatrical shorts over the past couple of years.

So at least two of the majors are still in the short subject game.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

DW also puts untried directors on shorts

Anonymous said...

DW puts untried directors on features.

Anonymous said...

My money is on Moonbot's short - its charming.

Anonymous said...

If by charming you mean boring and too long. And the animation is pretty bad in places.

I think La Luna will get it.

Anonymous said...

Why wasn't Notes on Biology nominated? My favorite of the Annie nominated shorts.

Anonymous said...

DW, as well as Honey Badger... dont give a shit.

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

At least there's a working model at use here.

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