Hey guys! My next video in my analysis of the Animated Oscars is up. This is 2008 and for a lot of you my thoughts won’t be a surprise as I have reviewed both Wall-e and Bolt on this blog. I went on a little bit in this video but if you like it I’d love a thumbs up. Thanks!
Overall, I think all 3 of the nominees in 2008 are strong; although, Kung fu Panda was not as strong as I remembered it on the rewatch. I even gave it 2 chances and it didn’t wow me. Particularly the humor isn’t my favorite, but it’s fine. I can see why others love it and it’s not bad. Just didn’t love it as much as I did when it first came out.
Bolt is an enjoyable film, if a bit forgettable. The set-up takes too long but the characters are likable and overall it is entertaining. I think it was a huge step in the right direction for Disney’s CG films and helped give them the confidence to make better films like Wreck-it Ralph, Frozen and Tangled.
Wall-e is Pixar’s most bold and daring film. It’s beautiful and I actually love both the silent film and science fiction sections. Unlike Kung fu Panda it’s a movie that I appreciate new things about it each time I watch it. I love how the Captain’s eyes are opened and he see’s the fuller life he could live. It’s really quite moving and tense as they fight the computer to live a better life. And then scenes like the space ballet with Wall-e and Eve is just breathtaking. I think it is the most beautiful artistry of Pixar’s history and the best CG has given us from any studio.
So in this case I clearly think the right film won. What about you?