By Ian Flanagan
Since its inclusion in the Academy Awards in 2001, the category for Best Animated Feature has been celebrating animation of all variations in the 21st century. Before Shrek was made the first winner, the only animated film to receive Oscar recognition was 1991’s Beauty and the Beast.
With only 16 winners to date, there hasn’t been time for much else than Pixar’s utter domination, with a handful of notable exceptions in the mix. With the 2018 Oscars fast approaching, it looks like the Disney/Pixar brand may have yet another year in the bag – which would make 9 in total – by way of Coco. And with the Incredibles 2 on the summer calendar horizon, it’s unlikely the studio’s success streak will change any time soon.
Often including acceptable populist fare and a couple of independent and foreign entries, the Academy Awards has largely and thankfully shone the spotlight on quality films only, with the occasional Boss Baby thrown in the mix. Best of all, the Oscar for Best Animated Feature has gone to a good movie practically every year – a rare bit of consistent justice within the clutter of Hollywood politics.
The weakest winner to come forth by far, Frozen was Disney’s attempt to rewrite their now-dated princess stories for a new generation. But by the end of the film they end up complicating their tweaked formula too far past nostalgic simplicity into muddled confusion.
Olaf may be the only element worth the movie’s insane popularity, but one loveable supporting character can’t maintain an entire fairy tale. Frozen 2, due by the end of 2019, will no doubt make a billion and change and prompt a third film. But what’s the point when there’s nothing about sister → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema