The BAFTAs (British Academy Film Television Awards) is, arguably, the prelude to the Oscars. It gives us a glimpse as to what animated movies are critics’ most popular choice for nominees. For the BAFTA’s 69th event, the nominees in the Best Animated Movie and Best Animated British Short category were just announced.
Best Animated Movie Nominees
Director: Pete Docter
Synopsis: After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. [IMDB]
Inside Out is also included in the category for Best Original Screenplay.
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Directors: Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
Synopsis: When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. [IMDB]
Read The Rotoscopers’ review of Shaun the Sheep Movie here.
Directors: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda
Synopsis: Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. [IMDB]
Synopsis: A stop motion film about an oddball felted character who slips through floors into the past and the deepest parts of his psyche in his pursuit of self-understanding. [IMDB]
Director: Simon Cartwright
Synopsis: Glen is barely a man. In a desperate attempt to tap into his masculinity he attends a primal scream therapy session, surrounded by wailing men he cannot even make a sound. When another member of the class pushes Glen too far he finally lets something out- a miniature version of himself which does whatever it wants, regardless of the consequences. [IMDB]
Director: Richard Williams
Synopsis: William’s (‘The Thief and the Cobbler,’ ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’) directs a hand-drawn animated movie set over 2000 years ago during the Spartan-Athenian wars. A small girl witnesses a warrior’s battle to the death.
The BAFTAs will take place on Sunday, February 14, in London.
What do you think of the nominees? Who would you like to win?
MJ is a writing and film graduate who loves to relax with scented candles and herbal teas. She is a dog-walker by day and a pie-maker by night. She loves movies starring Christopher Reeve and her favorite animated film is Meet the Robinsons. MJ also loves anything that LAIKA and Tim Burton come out with.