Things We Saw Today
Artist Eddie Snow
's illustrations make us wonder if Captain Kirk, Tony Stark, Don Draper, or Brock Samson could win the heart of the lady from Disney's Paperman
. Spock doesn't like Kirk's odds. (via iGeektrooper
Did you see Paperman, the black and white Disney short that preceded Wreck-It Ralph in the theaters and which snagged the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film last night? Yeah, it was great. But in a curious crinkle of papery fate, Paperman producer Kristina Reed was kicked out of the 85th Academy Awards right after her cinematic baby took the award for Best Animated Short Flim. For throwing paper planes, which it turns out is as unacceptable at the Academy Awards as it was during algebra in middle school.
, two for you. Life of Pi
? Four for you, Life of Pi
. You go, Life of Pi
. Jennifer Lawrence
? Do we have a Jennifer Lawrence here? Here you go, one for you… and none for The Hobbit
's dwarf beards, byeeee!
I'll Allow It
was the King (Candy) at last night's Annie Awards, beating out Brave
for Best Animated Feature. It was nominated alongside Hotel Transylvania
, 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.
If you weren't already aware, both Wreck-It Ralph and the animated short film that preceded it, Paperman, are amazing. That's assuming you're a human being that has emotions and not some kind of shell that's built to withstand even the strongest of feelings. Paperman's even been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category. Unfortunately for everyone everywhere, there's been no good way to actually see the short after Ralph left theaters. Well, until now.
If you need a November pick-me-up, or are just aching to have some fresh, red-hot, blaring pixels pumped straight into your cranium, then get your quarters ready and step up to the all-ages ride that is Disney's Wreck-It Ralph
. An opus to eight-bit games, and beyond, Ralph
is a piece of bright, quick, kid-aimed fun. What it lacks in depth it more than compensates for in technical finish, bringing viewers to worlds that are so jam-packed with sugary details, you're likely to get a toothache if you're over the age of 10. Strictly family-friendly to the point of stating the obvious at every rubber-burning turn, be warned that if you're seeking a cartoon with a touch of pathos, this isn't your game, even if it is a good time.