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Check This Out: Great 'Animated History of the Oscars' Infographic

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February 8, 2011
Source: Border Stylo

The Animated History of the Oscars

We forget to mention that last week, on February 3rd to be specific, it was Pixar's 25th Anniversary, believe it or not (see Upcoming Pixar). We all know that Pixar's Toy Story 3 is nominated for a Best Picture this year, but did you know that's the third time in Oscar history that an animated film has been nominated for Best Picture? The others were Beauty and the Beast in '92 and Up last year. Border Stylo has whipped up an awesome web graphic called The Animated History of the Oscars: An Infographic that was originally found by our friends at SlashFilm. I thought this was too nifty/informative to pass up, so check it out below!

The Animated History of the Oscars: An Infographic

As they explain on their blog: "With the help of Glass, we began to research the role animated movies have played throughout Oscar history. I wish we could have shared all of the fun facts we discovered, but we're very happy with the result." Does anyone know the four stop-motion movies nominated? It's great to see animation as such a strong medium even at a place like the Oscars. I wish Toy Story 3 could win the Writing Oscar, but it's up against The Social Network, so that's unlikely. If you didn't see them, don't forget to check out Disney's wonderful For Your Consideration ads for Toy Story 3. Thoughts on animation's Oscars?

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  • Wall-E would have been nominated had they started the 10 Best Picture Nominations a year earlier.
    • Anonymous
      I don't remember what the 5 were for that year, but I remember Wall-E should've been nominated anyway.
      • Jez
        Do the words Slumdog Millionaire, The Reader, Milk, Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button come to mind when remembering the 5?
  • Very cool
  • Anonymous
    The 4 stop motion nominees for best animated feature are (from wikipedia): Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Corpse Bride (2005) – Lost to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Coraline (2009) – Lost to Up Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) – Also lost to Up My personal favorite is Pinocchio, but I'm very impressed with the animated films nowadays... Toy Story 3 all the way! And HtTYD and The Illusionist were both great.
  • lane
    while I want Social Network to win, I would absolutely lose it if TS3 won. It deserves it just as much as any other movie that's ever been made. It was such a nice surprise that Disney included a full size poster for the movie in the LA Times last week. One side was the image of Buzz with a black background, and the flip side is a compilation of the "Not Since..." posters that you featured here. It's taped on my wall until Feb. 28th
  • Jez
    I would love to see Toy Story 3 win Best Picture too. Sadly The Madness of King George 2 aka The King's Speech will inevitably win. Up never really had a chance against Avatar, Inglourious Basterds or even The Blind Side. That would have been like Beauty & the Beast being nominated against Titanic, Pulp Fiction, and Forrest Gump in the same year. Other animation has won oscars in technical categories. Asuming you count Aslan, Maugrim, the Beavers and the Fox from Chronicles of Narnia, Gollem from Lord of the Rings, the Na'Vi from Avatar, Davy Jones from Pirates of the Carribbean and Iorek Byrnisson, Ragnar Strullson, Pantalaimon and the other Daemons from The Golden Compass.
    • nick
      .....those don't count
  • George Caltsoudas
    All 3 were wonderful. I think The Illusionist deserves the win. I find it a bit ridiculous that 3D animated movies now cost more than the average big FX heavy tentpole film. It feels like it's not a craft that any independent studio can make a splash in.
    • Anonymous
      me too. don't get me wrong, i loved Toy Story 3, but for its lo-fi charm, emotional intensity and engagement, it's The Illusionist by a nose me. i'm amazed that The Illusionist made so little money. it already had the critical success of Belleville Rendez-Vous / The Triplets of Belleville to work off. but critical success does not always equal commercial success. won't win, of course, but hey.
  • Anonymous
    I for one can't wait for an Infographic on the History of Infographics.
  • John I.G.
    TS3 was good, but honestly don't really think it's the best and most original thing put out this year, they took a cast of characters they knew worked, and told a new story with them. It was good, and a lot of fun, but Best Picture? Not Happening. Even if Toy Story doesn't take Best Picture, it's still the only animated one nominated for it, so it automatically puts it as the winner of Animated Feature Film, which is a shame, because it means other good movies are just there to fill up the slots, not to actually stand a chance. I haven't had the chance to watch The Illusionist, but it looks really good.
  • I want Social Network to win, I would absolutely lose it if TS3 won. It deserves it just as much as any other movie that's ever been made. 

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