PS: Oscars Face-Off: Best Picture Animation Nominees

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Which of these hand-drawn animated, computer animated or heavily computer-generated imagery movies nominated in the regular Oscar Best Picture category is your favorite?

As defined by the Academy, an animated feature film is defined as a motion picture with a running time of greater than 40 minutes, in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique. Motion capture by itself is not an animation technique. In addition, a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture’s running time.

See the partial list of Animation movies nominated in the regular Oscar Best Picture category here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045817464/
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As defined by the Academy, an animated feature film is defined as a motion picture with a running time of greater than 40 minutes, in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique. Motion capture by itself is not an animation technique. In addition, a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture’s running time.
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My Vote: Up
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Of the three I've seen, Toy Story 3
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Hi Urb, On the list, you say that you are still adding options. Can you post here and let us know when this is ready? It can't go live with the note on the list. Thanks. :)
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Yes, I wanted some feedback from others. I don't think Avatar (2009) is that controversial for this list and neither do most others, if I gauge the sentiment of those in the industry and media correctly. But, I wanted to be sure by preventing it from published to quickly, hence the holding period and request for feedback or suggestions. I have removed the notes.
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The broader scope is also intended to embrace other emerging animation techniques and styles such as those in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018), Ready Player One (2018) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) that may not be "animated" by some traditional movie-goer's definition. As well as, old school stop-motion animation techniques like those in Isle of Dogs that have an outside shot at Best Picture nominations.
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Revised Title/Question
Favorite Oscar-Nominated Animation Best Picture Movie?

Which of these broadly defined animation* movies nominated in the regular Oscar Best Picture category is your favorite? *stop-motion animated, mechanical animated, hand-drawn animated, computer animated, motion-capture animated, computer-generated imagery or other alternative animated movies
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Avatar is probably the weakest from the 4. Best is Toy Story 3.
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It should be interesting, if this goes live to see how it all shakes out.
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Are you going to include Avatar?
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No, my poll is for Animated films only.
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Then, the scope of this suggestion is different and covers a much broader assortment of movies, rather than a subset. It includes motion-capture animation using a frame-by-frame technique with a significant number of the major animated characters comprising at least 60-75 percent of the picture’s running time. Your poll seems to be limited to computer animated films only (based on the three Best Picture answer options) and I assume hand-drawn animated (no answer options listed, but none were nominated in regular Best Picture category).

Which of these hand-drawn animated, computer animated or heavily computer-generated imagery movies nominated in the regular Oscar Best Picture category is your favorite?

I do title it differently by using Animation over Animated, I am not sure if there is a better term to describe the broader scope. Movies like The Jungle Book (2016), War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) and Avatar 2 (2020) would be possible movies if they had been nominated for Best Picture would differentiate this poll.

P.S. The broader scope is also intended to embrace other emerging animation techniques and styles such as those in  The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Ready Player One (2018) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) that may not be "animated" by some traditional movie-goer's definition. As well as, old school stop-motion animation techniques like those in Isle of Dogs.
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What are the 5 types of animation?
  • Traditional Animation. (2D, Cel, Hand Drawn)
  • 2D Animation. (Vector-Based)
  • 3D Animation. (CGI, Computer Animation)
  • Motion Graphics. (Typography, Animated Logos)
  • Stop Motion. (Claymation, Cut-Outs)
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Toy Story 3
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It should be interesting to see if photorealistic animation films like The Lion King (2019) or the Peter Jackson led The Adventures of Tintin Sequel make it onto the nominee list.


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The Lion King 2019 | Movie 7.0 (150,060)

A Best Picture nomination for The Lion King (2019) in the Oscars 2020 regular Best Picture category would be only the fifth time a movie using an animation technique for most of its frames was nominated in ninety-two years. A notable mark for an award ceremony that over its history has demonstrated an aversion to animated films in its premiere award categories, despite the genre's popularity and success at the box office.

The reputation of the original The Lion King (1994) and its snubs a quarter century ago, led to the creation of the Oscar for Best Animated Film. The latest version uses an innovative and ground breaking photorealistic computer-generated technique to remake the original. The The Lion King 2019 grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide, surpassing Frozen as the highest-grossing animated film, and is also the second highest-grossing film of 2019, and the seventh-highest of all-time. Despite, these accomplishments the film remains a long shot to win, currently sitting in a 35-way tie at 15th on the odds chart with 100-1 odds.
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