The nominations were recently announced for the 87th Academy Awards, and some of our absolute favorites of last year are nominees to win an Oscar in the category of Animated Feature Film!
Before Oscar Sunday on February 22nd, learn even more about some of these fabulous films by reading our Sweety High exclusive interviews with some of the cast and crew!
Ryan Potter stars in Disney’s Big Hero 6 as a teenage tech genius who teams up with a lovable robot named Baymax and his big brother’s pals to create a superhero team! The movie is a favorite to win this year’s Animated Feature Film Oscar!
“The story has everything,” Ryan told us. “It has so much heart and so much action. It’ll make you laugh, and make you cry. But because you cry a little bit, you’re going to smile and laugh that much harder.”
The second nominee in the category is The Boxtrolls, which tells a story of a young boy, named Eggs, who’s taken in by a sweet race of creatures called the boxtrolls after he loses his father. We chatted with Isaac Hempstead Wright, the voice of Eggs, to learn all we could about the film!
“So much work has gone into it from the production team,” Isaac said. “It’s so easy to forget how much work goes into the animation and the costumes and the puppets and the props, and if there’s one thing I want anyone to take away from the movie, it’s all the stuff onscreen. You should pause it on every frame and see all the tiny bits that you might not notice but really contribute to the whole thing, and have probably taken someone 3 weeks to do.”
You can read the rest of our interview with Isaac and discover even more about The Boxtrolls here!
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a highly anticipated sequel, continuing the story of a boy named Hiccup, his dragon, Toothless, and their enduring bond. Bonnie Arnold, producer of films including Toy Story, Tarzan, and the first How To Train Your Dragon movie, produced the film.
“The movie is amazing,” Bonnie Arnold told us. “I’ve watched it multiple times and it’s still as good as the first time I saw it, if not better.”
Read our interview with Arnold here!
Rounding out the category are Song Of the Sea, a fantasy based on an ancient Celtic myth, and the Japanese animated film The Tale Of Princess Kaguya, which tells the story of a bamboo cutter and a tiny girl he discovers inside a bamboo shoot.
Many fans and critics were shocked that The Lego Movie was not included in the 2015 Oscars’ Animated Feature Film category. However, the unforgettable “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie was nominated for Best Original Song. We dare you not to love it!
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