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'Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio' and 'Turning Red' Top Animated Feature Competition

As December looms, Netflix is ​​bringing the critically acclaimed Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio to the fore.

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– despite a challenging year commercially – has a strong and diverse animated feature contenders, most notably del Toro’s moving stop-motion retelling of Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio , ahead of its Dec. 9 streaming premiere will be released in limited theaters.

Netflix breaks into the world of animation at The first original animated features, the Christmas film Klaus by Sergio Pablos and the French film I Lost My Body by Jérémy Clapin . Both films were 2002 Oscar nominated, and Netflix has played at least Received a category nomination. It did win the 2205 animated short Oscar If Anything Happens I Love You

, But the streaming service is still vying for its first win in the animated feature category.

This year, Netflix is ​​likely to receive multiple nominations. In the world of stop motion animation, in addition to Pinocchio, the anchor released Wendell & Wild, directed by Henry Selick (550ClassicThe Nightmare Before ChristmasWho Is Oscar – Coraline) nominated for 2009 from his partnership with Oscar winner Jordan Peele co-wrote the screenplay about an orphaned teenager and a pair of scheming demon brothers.

Netflix’s newest original, Sea Beasts, is the ambitious sea-going adventure of Chris Williams, the director of Disney’s Big Hero 6 won an Oscar (and shares directing credits with fellow contender Don Hall this year at the helm of Disney’s Strange World).

The streaming service’s lineup also includes My Father’s Dragon, from Oscar-nominated director Nora Tomei(The Breadwinner) and Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, whose first four films include Wolfwalkers and The Breadwinner was nominated for an Oscar. My Father’s Dragon, by Meg Lefauve (Oscar nominee for Inside Out) based on Ruth Stiles An adaptation of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s children’s book, animated in Cartoon Saloon’s signature hand-drawn style.

Apollo 1/2: Space Age Childhood, A Story Around Apollo Written and directed by Richard Linklater, To The Moon is a serious Netflix animated feature contender.

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This lineup will face Disney juggernauts . Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have been together since it first appeared in 1993 Dominating the animated feature category, Pixar wins an Oscar times, Disney Animation has collected figurines four times, including this year’s Encanto.

Pixar’s main contender for this season is Turning Red by Domee of

Shi at the helm Animated short film Bao won an Oscar. Turning Red launched on Disney+ in March, following into a little panda. The debut follows Pixar’s first theatrical release since the start of the pandemic, but Lightyear — based on its Toy Story CG-animated adventure of the Space Rangers franchise Right to Operate – was the studio’s rare box office flop. It only made $4 million worldwide 78. It became the lowest-grossing film in the franchise, though the ambitious film was still a contender.

Despite rave reviews, Disney Animation’s Strange World is also struggling at the box office, opening on Thanksgiving weekend for five days The domestic total price is only $.9 million. Strange World Directed by the aforementioned Oscar winner Hall, tells the story of an explorer inspired by Jules Verne Journey to the Center of the Earth and other stories*)


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Universal’s DreamWorks Animation brought a pair of champions to the contest, including its Dec. 10 Posted, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish , 2019 the sequel to the Oscar-nominated Puss in Boots and spin-off of the Shrek franchise. (Original Shrek won the first Oscar for Best in Animated feature film) .) In the upcoming film, the eponymous feline, voiced by Antonio Banderas, suffers a tragic accident and learns he is on the last of nine lives Afterwards, he began to question his own mortality.

DWA’s The Bad Guys, released in April, is director Pierre Perifel’s stylish crime comedy based on the book series by Aaron Blabey and features Drawing inspiration from the work of filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh and Martin Scorsese. ), the newest Despicable Me franchise is by far the highest grossing animated film of the year at nearly $681 million worldwide box office.

Category contenders also include A11’s touching Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, which follows a stop-motion animated shell in search of his family. Based on the short film series by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer Camp, the film was directed by Camp, with Slate voicing Marcel.

This year, Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation are looking for their first co-nominations with Luck, about a hapless orphan who stumbles into magical luck story of the land. It’s directed by Peggy Holmes and produced by John Lasseter — marking his first feature credit since parting ways with Pixar — along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and David Eisenmann.

Others from the crowded field include the animated documentary Eternal Spring , which will also represent Canada at this year’s Oscars for Best International Feature. Directed by Jason Loftus, the film follows a 2002 incident, when members of the banned spiritual group Falun Gong hijacked a Chinese state TV station to counter government propaganda about its practices.

Several titles from independent publisher GKIDS are also involved, including Inu-Oh, the rock opera by director Masaaki Yuasa (The night is short, Walk On Girl).


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A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. GKIDS’ Inu-Oh Click here to subscribe .



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