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Old 03-03-2014, 07:39 AM   #31
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I do indeed believe MU was snubbed. Lets face it, if 2 Disney animated movie were nominated the other animated studios would be crying and yelling.

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Are there any quotes of them crying and yelling from last year?
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Are there any quotes of them crying and yelling from last year?
Like so much of Hollywood it's all behind the scenes. Very possibly why there is only Frozen this year

Most of Hollywood thought Walt and Roy were crazy to make animated feature films and Mayer actually lead a campaign to try and sink Disney. The first part of the campaign was to talk up not lending any money to Walt and Roy to finish the Snow White. Walt finally got the money from Bank of America (the family still run the Bank then).

I do not remember the name of the great movie with Gene Kelly and tom (mouse of Tom and Jerry) made by MGM. However MGM asked Walt to let them use MM. Walt told them in so many words, *Not MM or any other Disney character would ever appear in a MGM film.

Walt and Roy were also the first major studio to embrace TV and made TV shows, something the other studios were afraid of and resisted. This was partially part of the way Walt raised money for DL.

Old Hollywood never liked Disney and new Hollywood is just the same. The thing now is Disney is so big, they can't totally ignore them either.

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I know there's a lot of back room politics and back stabbing in Hollywood. It's one of the few ways that it's like a real place.

But Since Disney bought Pixar in 2006, they've gotten double nominees three times.

I think Pixar recognizes their issues better than some of their fans do.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/06/28/pixar-sequels/
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I know there's a lot of back room politics and back stabbing in Hollywood. It's one of the few ways that it's like a real place.

But Since Disney bought Pixar in 2006, they've gotten double nominees three times.

I think Pixar recognizes their issues better than some of their fans do.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/06/28/pixar-sequels/


Dave, I maybe a bit dramatic here and I don't want to. The endless Hollywood awards programs, with all the back room dealing is really getting to be silly! These just make the awards less important as well.

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Old 03-04-2014, 01:07 PM   #35
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We need to get away from the idea that a movie should automatically be nominated because it has the computerized approach to animation, or because it has the Disney name attached to it. If the movie itself isn't great, why nominate it?

I didn't bother seeing The Croods. The trailers gave me the impression it wasn't worth seeing in theaters, even at the "dollar" theater. Yet since I didn't see it, I can't really say whether it should have been considered.

Monsters University, however, drew me in. And it was a fun movie. I was happy to get the chance to see it again when Starz added it to their current programming. And so I watched it. But the second time around (and third), the movie just couldn't hold my interest. The novelty had already worn off. Why the change?

Upon retrospect, there is no heart to MU. Protagonist Mike didn't get what he really wanted, nor was there a heart-warming plot twist at the end. Mike's goal was to become a scarer. While he knew how to scare, he himself wasn't scary and his book smarts alone were useless. He needed help to scare. On the surface, the movie seems to be about Mike staying in the Scaring Program, but it's really about Mike wanting to be a professional scarer. And he failed.

True, Mike was a very, very effective scaring enabler, and we know that in Monsters Inc., he was happy with his career, and good things can be said about Mike's job performance as well as his attitude toward it. Still, Monsters University, while humorous and an enlightening backstory, just didn't have the moments that the original movie had like when Sulley realized that scaring kids was wrong, that he loved and missed Boo when he sent her back home, and was happy to get hear her call his "name" again at the end. Instead, MU was just an animated movie.

Was there anything truly special about MU to make it stand out? Music? It wasn't a musical, so no. The animation itself? There have been enough Pixar computer animated movies, as well as the same essential animation from other studios to make it commonplace in the modern market. So no. That pretty much leaves it to the story to make it worthy of award nominations. The setting isn't all that unique in the light of Monsters Inc. It was just a prequel of when Mike and Sulley were college boys. The story of MU was good, but not great.
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