Rise of the Guardians
Can we all agree that How to Train Your Dragon's Astrid should be in more of these series of artistic reinterpretations of animated characters? Because seriously, she's the best. She's a Viking Quidditch star. So all my thanks to Tumblr user Punziella for including her alongside stalwarts like Brave's Merida, Frozen's Anna and Elsa, etc. Now can more fanartists give Hercules's Meg the love she deserves? And Tiana. I would, but my talent barely extends to stick figures.
I'll Allow ItWreck-It Ralph was the King (Candy) at last night's Annie Awards, beating out Brave and ParaNorman for Best Animated Feature. It was nominated alongside Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie, Rise of the Guardians, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and The Rabbi's Cat too, but honestly, did any of those have a chance? Actually, speaking realistically ParaNorman was a long shot as well, but I really (really really really... ) wanted it to win and may have deluded myself as to its chances a little.
i'll just leave this hereThe Hollywoord Reporter has a short article up online today (originally appearing in the magazine's December issue), which reveals that Dreamworks Animation may be the only big Hollywood company out there to have more women in significant positions of power than men. Which makes some amount of sense for the company that backed the only big-budget animated film in history so far to be directed by a lone woman, Jennifer Yuh Nelson's Kung Fu Panda 2.