Monday, September 02, 2013

Awards Contender?

Pete Hammond at

Preceding every showing of Gravity [at the Telluride film fest] Disney is giving festgoers a real treat, debuting it’s own dazzling new film Get A Horse!, a 3D CGI hybrid of a 1928 black and white Mickey Mouse cartoon that simply has to be seen to be believed. Disney will be pairing it with their new animated feature Frozen in theaters November 27. If Gravity is a technical marvel sure to score big at the Oscars, so is this 7-minute short that precedes it here. I can’t imagine Get A Horse! not scaring away the competition for Best Animated Short this year. And the many Academy members here who have been seeing it with Gravity are already talking it up. ...

Animator Dale Baer related to me how difficult it was to learn and executve rubber hose animation, particularly since he had never done it.

With so many hand-drawn Disney animators laid off, it would be pretty to think that the movie some of them worked on prior to separation from Diz Co. might win an award.


Dan Siciliano said...

I don't know because I think the Academy doesn't nominate something that was supposed to be released on the original date and "Get a Horse" was recorded and was supposed to be released in the early 1930's. I don't know. I heard a story like that. Baz Lurhmann and the people at 20th Century Fox tried to persuade the Academy to nominate the song "Come What May" from "Moulin Rouge" but sadly it didn't was written for Baz Lurhmann's last film years earlier, "Romeo + Juliet". Who knows? The Academy is still skeptical.

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