I have seen to come down with a case of Oscar fever, so bad that I've decided to stick with predicting Oscar nominations and wins for the rest of the week. With that being said, let's get to it. Everyone, no matter how old or young, loves Animated films. Despite really only being marketed to kids, everyone can sit back and enjoy them. They have such a charm it's hard NOT to like them. There have been some pretty extravagant ones this year, but only one can win. So ladies and gentleman, here are your (predicted) nominees, for best Animated Film.
I immediately fell in love with this movie's premise when I saw the trailer. That's the thing about animated films, they can explore new and unique ideas that just don't work in a live-action setting. Seeing these interactions between the emotions we feel everyday, was one of them. The cast was fantastic, as well as the animation itself. This is a strong contender for sure.
Shaun The Sheep
I've always been a fan of these movies, and this is no exception. I could go on and on as to why this movie is fantastic, and I will: It's funny, witty, smart, fun, and simply full of life. Not only that, but the fact that it manages to achieve all this, with practically NO dialogue, just makes it even more impressive.
The Peanuts Movie
Peanuts, for you kids who don't know, revolves around a bunch of children, with the main one being Charlie Brown. And, that's basically it. They don't go on any sort of crazy adventures, nor stumble across something magic. None of that. It's simply kids being kids, going though and learning lessons about life and friendship. This sort of charm is what made Peanuts so charming and amazing. I don't see how this could fail to capture that feeling.
Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge out of water
Spongebob Squarepants is the most popular kids shows of all time. So it's no surprise that a movie released in theaters was to happen. It's safe to say it didn't disappoint. It keeps it's momentum and humor from the show while mixing in the new elements of being in the real world. While not perfect, it's still a great animated movie that does what it intends to do.
The Good Dinosaur
The people at Pixar really know how to hit you right in the feels, don't they? This movie looks, simple in it's scale and premise, but looks like it's going to pack a real punch in dazzling its audience with wonderful storytelling and characters. I absolutely can't wait for this movie, as coming of age and friendship movies like these always get me. I'd be shocked not to see this get nominated.
So without further ado, the (predicted) Oscar goes to:
Shaun The Sheep
Baaaaaffling is it not? (sorry, but i felt obligated to do a sheep pun). This movie to me had the most heart and was a classic, so much so it deserves the Oscar.