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And the Nominees for Best Animated Feature Film Are...

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Mar 1, 2018 10:01:58 AM

Photos courtesy of the distributors

The OSCARS® are coming and we’re counting down to see who wins the award for Best Animated Feature Film. Of course, we’re partial to The Breadwinner, since Moho was used in part for the making of the film – read more about that here.

But let’s take a look at the other films nominated in this category (not in any particular order), as there are some really great animated films in the running.

The Boss Baby


A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

Source: IMDB



Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Source: IMDB



Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand's peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.

Source: Fandango

Loving Vincent


In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. As this young man digs further, he comes to realize that Vincent's troubled life is as much a matter of interpretation as his paintings and there are no easy answers for a man whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future.

Source: IMDB

Final Thoughts

We would expect nothing less than incredible for movies made by Dreamworks, Disney-Pixar and Blue Sky Studios. So for movies like The Breadwinner and Loving Vincent to be included must truly be an honor and a testament to the quality of storyline and animation.

This is likely going to be a tough choice for the Academy. But whomever they choose, these are all worthy choices. Good luck to all!

Do you think there was a movie that should have been on this list? Who’s your vote to win? Let us know in the comments below.


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Topics: Moho (Anime Studio), News

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