It’s alliteration a gogo for the announcement of the 40th Annual Annie Awards.
Brave, Wreck-It Ralph and Rise Of The Guardians lead the nominations, with Hotel Transylvania and ParaNorman not too far behind. It’s a strong set of nominations for Disney, with John Carter and The Avengers also lurking on the sidelines.
As for who to put your money on in regards to the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, well, I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s a two-horse race between Brave and Wreck-It Ralph.
Check out the full list of nominations (minus anything TV-related) below: Continue reading
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DIRECTOR: Sarah Smith.
CAST: (Voices) James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Ashley Jensen, Imelda Staunton, Marc Wootton, Ramona Marquez, Laura Linney, Eva Longoria, Michael Palin.
SYNOPSIS: Arthur (McAvoy) and his family live together, laugh together and bicker just like anyone else. The only difference is the responsibility that comes with the surname ‘Christmas’ and having to deliver presents to every country in the world, all in one night. Having fine-tuned a seemingly perfect strategy for the 25th December each year, when one child is missed, Arthur and Grandsanta (Nighy) embark on a crazy mission to deliver her present.
Arthur Christmas is one of those films you immediately want to see again once the credits start rolling. Assembling the Best of British, first time director Sarah Smith has created a smart, quirky, yet sentimental film that will undoubtedly stand the test of time and become a Christmas favourite, all the while remaining universally accessible. Continue reading
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Tagged 2011, aardman animations, arthur christmas, ashley jensen, bill nighy, christmas, eva longoria, film, grandsanta, hugh laurie, imelda staunton, james mcavoy, jim broadbent, laura linney, marc wootton, michael palin, movies, november, peter baynham, ramona marquez, review, santa, sarah smith, sony pictures animation
Nadine (check out her blog here) and I are spoiling you this week with rather a big selection to look at! There’s (deep breath) The Hunger Games (TRAILER OF THE WEEK!!!), Brave, Mirror Mirror, The Iron Lady, Gone, Carnage, Being Flynn, Titanic 3D, Shame, The Sitter, Happy Feet Two, The Deep Blue Sea and Pirates! A Band Of Misfits/In An Adventure With Scientists, depending on which country you’re from! So take a look and tweet or comment your opinions! Continue reading
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