As promised, we bring you more reactions from today’s chosen nominees for the 87th Academy Awards, courtesy of Cartoon Brew.
Big Hero 6
First, we have a statement from Big Hero 6 director Don Hall, on behalf of co-director Chris Williams and producer Roy Conli:
“As kids growing up in Canada and Iowa, Chris and I both dreamt of becoming Disney animators. Never could we have imagined that, one day, we would get to make a film like Big Hero 6, and that one day, the film and all of the talented artists who made it would be recognized by the Academy. Roy, Chris and I are deeply honored by the nomination and thank everyone at Disney Animation who made this possible.”
Next, we have a statement from Feast director Patrick Osborne:
“In a year with so many beautiful animated shorts, we are surprised, humbled, thrilled to be included among the nominees by the Academy. Making Feast alongside my favorite artists and best friends at Disney Animation was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is their hard work and talent that made the film what it is and I am so excited to share this nomination with them.”
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Transitioning from CG to 2D features now, here’s a statement from The Tale of Princess Kaguya‘s director, Isao Takahata:
“We are deeply honored that the Academy has chosen to nominate The Tale of The Princess Kaguya for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the members of the Academy. I thank everyone who has contributed to the film’s success in US as well as those who saw the film and gave it high recognition. I also thank the many people who worked on this film.”
Song of the Sea
And finally, here’s a statement from Song of the Sea‘s director, Tomm Moore:
“What an amazing surprise and honour for us all who worked on this film as a labour of love for so many years! The whole crew including all of our co-production studios is delighted and excited that Song of the Sea will now be discovered by many more people thanks to this very special recognition by our peers in the Academy! We are all so grateful to everyone who made this possible.”
And that does it for our statements from the Oscar nominees. We’ll keep you updated if any more come in. Once again, a big round of applause to the nominees!
What do you think? Do you like the films chosen?
Edited by: Morgan Stradling