QUOTE OF THE MONTH
‘Once upon a time there was a freckledface little boy who told his mom and his dad that one day he was going to work at Walt Disney animation. And they did something amazing; they supported him and they believed him and from the bottom of his heart, he thanks them.’
Disney’s Big Hero 6 won the Best Animated Feature prize at the Academy Awards Feb. 22, the studio’s second consecutive win in the category, and its first sweep with Patrick Osborne’s Feast winning the trophy for Best Animated Short Film.
Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar won the Best Visual Effects Oscar for the amazingly photoreal incorporation of physics.
Backstage, Big Hero 6 directors Don Hall and Chris Williams addressed the challenge of tackling the studio’s first Marvel superhero movie and crafting a heartfelt story between the troubled teen and huggable robot Baymax.
Osborne, who continued Disney’s technical virtuosity by taking hand-drawn and CG to the next level as a hybrid, discussed the pressures of diving into the very successful shorts program, which has now earned Oscars for Paperman as well as Feast.