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2017 Best Animated Feature

Postby Randall » November 10th, 2017, 5:31 pm

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“The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales”
“Birdboy: The Forgotten Children”
“The Boss Baby”
“The Breadwinner”
“Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie”
“Cars 3”
“Cinderella the Cat”
“Coco”
“Despicable Me 3”
“The Emoji Movie”
“Ethel & Ernest”
“Ferdinand”
“The Girl without Hands”
“In This Corner of the World”
“The Lego Batman Movie”
“The Lego Ninjago Movie”
“Loving Vincent”
“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”
“Moomins and the Winter Wonderland”
“My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea”
“Napping Princess”
“A Silent Voice”
“Smurfs: The Lost Village”
“The Star”
“Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale”
“Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming”

So, what does everyone think?
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Re: 2017 Best Animated Feature

Postby Randall » November 10th, 2017, 5:33 pm

Though I haven't seen many of these (and some have yet to even be released in North Am), I would think that Coco has to be the favourite.

A few of these, particularly the foreign films, may prove to be better, but Pixar likely has a lock on this.

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Re: 2017 Best Animated Feature

Postby Ben » November 11th, 2017, 3:56 am

Of course, since it's Pixar! ;)

Surely it's gotta be Cars 3, though, right? ;) ;)

I'm glad to see a the very sweet, charming and touching Ethel & Ernest in there, though, and would hope to see Loving Vincent in the shortlist just because of its extraordinary production techniques.

Personally, I think Cinderella The Cat is a shoo-in! ;) ;) ;)

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Re: 2017 Best Animated Feature

Postby neilhazel » November 11th, 2017, 4:05 am

It's gotta be Car 3 and Despicable Me 3 ;)

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Re: 2017 Best Animated Feature

Postby Bill1978 » November 15th, 2017, 12:27 am

Interesting that My Little Pony wasn't submitted for consideration or Ballerina (Leap!). The latter may be due to the Weinstein saga though.

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Re: 2017 Best Animated Feature

Postby Dacey » November 15th, 2017, 2:48 pm

From what I've heard, Hasbro has apparently been none too happy with how Lionsgate has handled the film, particularly when it to marketing, which ended up falling almost entirely on the shoulders of merchandise. Lionsgate also bizarrely released the film on a fraction of the screens an animated movie normally gets.

I've heard nothing "official," mind you, so much as I've heard from "people in the know," but I don't think it's a coincidence that Hasbro has left Lionsgate for Paramount for all future animated releases for the time being. Then again, My Little Pony is easily Hasbro's biggest animated property, so I'm not sure where they'll go for their next time anyway.

In any case, I'm not sure if Lionsgate even cares about how their animated films do in theaters at this point, considering how poorly they've handled them, and I don't expect for Early Man to do any better in the states than their others have. But not submitting your film in the animated feature category never makes sense, especially since Pony fared better with critics than Smurfs, Emoji and almost certainly The Star (all of which are in the race).
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Re: 2017 Best Animated Feature

Postby LotsoA113 » December 18th, 2017, 12:02 pm

I'm predicting Coco is the only explicitly American animated feature to get nominated in this category this year. Loving Vincent and The Breadwinner will also get nominated, and then two more GKIDS films (I'm thinking Ethel & Ernest and The Girl Without Hands) make it in.

But hey, prove me wrong Ferdinand....

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Re: 2017 Best Animated Feature

Postby ohmahaaha » December 18th, 2017, 5:06 pm

Seems to me like there's a whole lot of "meh" on this list. More so than most recent years, anyway. The one outstanding that I really WANT to see is "... Witch's Flower." Though I agree with the previous poster, probably "Ferdinand" will win.

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Re: 2017 Best Animated Feature

Postby Randall » December 18th, 2017, 11:12 pm

Yes, so much "meh" in the American films this year. Agreed. Big box office, perhaps; but still, lots of "meh." :(