Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2012 Big Screen Animation Awards—Introduction

On Sunday, January 20, I'll be revealing my selections for last year's best achievements in animation—it's the 2nd Annual Big Screen Animation Awards! There will be six five categories this year, but no top three contenders in each like 2011.

Below is my "qualifying list" of animated features and short films I watched during the year, from which winners will be drawn. Festival, limited, or online releases during the calendar year are marked with an asterisk.

Feature Films

Brave
Ernest & Celestine*
Ice Age: Continental Drift
The Lorax
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Short Films

Fresh Guacamole*
The Last Belle*
Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"
Paperman
Tangled Ever After
Toy Story Toon: Partysaurus Rex

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So excited you're doing this again, I'm a big fan of Big Screen Animation, keep up the good posts.

BenZ97 said...

Brave and Partysaurus Rex.

Anonymous said...

How about Rise of the Guardians - any chance you'll be checking it out before the awards?

Anonymous said...

Why isn't frankenweenie, hotel translvania, or paranorman on the list

Anonymous said...

La Luna! Where's La Luna?

Mike Bastoli said...

BenZ97: You'll be surprised.

Anonymous #2: Nope.

Anonymous #3: Movies I didn't see.

Anonymous #4: See 2011 awards.

Anonymous said...

how can you possibly be naming any kind of award when you haven't seen so many of the year's bests?

Anonymous said...

wreck-it ralph is the best one there

Mike Bastoli said...

It's wonderful when one makes the rules :)

Seriously though, not even the Oscars require that members watch all the Best Picture (or Animated Feature) nominees before voting (they do require it for the short, documentary, and foreign language categories), never mind every movie released that year.

Cut me some slack.

Bernabé said...

Then neither Oscars or this are fair.

Anonymous said...

And why aren't you going to check out Rise Of The Guardians? It's only a notch below Wreck-It Ralph and miles above Brave in my opinion.