Monday, February 29, 2016
'Inside Out' and 'Bear Story' Win Animation Oscars
In the feature category, there was only ever really going to be one winner. Pixar's critical and commercial smash Inside Out took home the golden baldie, which can't really be much of a surprise to anyone. Despite strong competition from Boy and The World, Anomalisa, When Marnie Was There and Shaun The Sheep, this was Pixar's award to lose from the word go.
Pixar didn't manage to make it a double though, as Sanjay's Super Team did not win in the animated short category. The surprise winner was Punk Robot Animation Studio's Bear Story, beating out not only Pixar but animation legend Richard Williams and Indie favourite Don Hertzfeldt. Hailing from Chile, Gabriel Osario's short is a beautifully made analogy of the country's traumatic past under the dictatorship of General Pinochet. You can watch it here (via The Wrap) or purchase all the nominees via Shorts HD.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.