Two years after winning this Oscar for Toy Story 3, Disney’s back in the mix with not one, but two animated features amongst the five nominees in the category.
The studio will have better odds of winning — but it’s not a question of if one of their two films will win, it’s a question of which one will win.
The clear choice here is Wreck-It Ralph, the highly nostagic story of a retro, 80s-style video game bad guy who just wants to be a good guy.
There should be little competition from the two Halloween-themed films: Tim Burton’s lacking Frankenweenie and the equally ‘meh’ ParaNorman.
But watch for Aardman Animation’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits to possibly pull the upset here. The company’s Wallace and Gromit Movie Curse of the Were-Rabbit won this award in 2006, up against Burton’s Corpse Bride and Hayao Miyazaki’s (amazing) Howl’s Moving Castle (released in the U.S. by Disney).
But then again, a film featuring Al Roker as “The Pirate Who Likes Sunsets and Kittens” just can’t win.
We’re still sticking with Ralph here.
The Nominees: Best Animated Feature Film Of The Year
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
What will win: Wreck-It Ralph
What should win: Wreck-It Ralph