To celebrate Janine's recent acceptance into film preservation school, she and Kate watch a fantastic film and Academy Award winning feature, Adaptation (2002). If you have any suggestions for a film that somehow fits the magical trash content Venn diagram of not too long, not too awful, and fun enough to talk about, tweet it to @hatepodcast and let us know!
Did you know that Shrek and Donkey were animated into the audience during the 74th Oscars? Learn about the beginnings of the Best Animated Feature Category (and its subsequent criticisms) on this week's minisode. Be sure to enter our giveaway by rating and reviewing our podcast!
Links for this minisode:
Introduction of the first Best Animated Feature Award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsDDEY1Rf-Q
Alternate, unaired video if Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) had won the category: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBx6nWZ6hXc
Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Jessie presenting the Short Film (Animated) award at the 72nd Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LsGJvg3hfU
Woody and Buzz Lightyear presenting the 2016 Best Animated Feature category: https://youtu.be/2-wowSRBfrY
Wikipedia article on Best Animated Feature, including a very useful list of wins versus nominations by different studios: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Animated_Feature
Interview where an academy member admits they only watch the movies their child wants to watch: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/brutally-honest-oscar-ballot-no-773905
Interview where an academy member says they don't watch animated movies, period: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/oscars-2017-brutally-honest-ballot-6-978487/item/best-animated-feature-brutally-honest-ballot-6-978518
Very hopeful 2001 article on the introduction of the Best Animated Feature category: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/879975/Animated-feature-films-finally-find-respect-in-Oscars-world.html
Walt Disney's honorary Oscars: https://www.waltdisney.org/blog/look-closer-recap-walt%E2%80%99s-honorary-oscars
Interesting commentary on the history of animation at the Oscars - "The 6 Most Unforgivable Animation Oscar Moments": https://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/the-6-most-unforgivable-animation-oscars-37422.html