#225.5 Oscar Preview 2012



Oscar Preview ’12 Highlights – Issue 225.5

League of Extraordinary Characters
How director Peter Ramsey and his brilliant team of DreamWorks artists and technicians created the majestic worlds of Rise of the Guardians.

Tackling the Big Questions
Several of this year’s Oscar contenders discuss their biggest challenges, triumphs, inspirations and the state of animation in a very good year.

Let the Awards Race Begin
Is it just us or is the Best Animated Features race shaping up to be one of the more exciting categories of the award season once again!

Next Year’s Winners
If you think 2012 was a good year for animated movies, wait til you find out what the next year has in store for us.

A Cutting-Edge Valentine to a Gone-by Era
The new Disney short Paperman offers a visually striking marriage between CG and traditional animation.

Michaela’s Methods
We catch up with animator Michaela Pavlatova, only a few hours after her wonderful short Tram wins the top prize at the Annecy festival.

An Animation Fan’s Holiday Gift Guide
It’s that time of year when we begin to feel that gnawing sense of panic, reminding us that the holidays will be with us in less that a couple of months.

The Short List: Oscars 2013 Edition
Though this year’s schedule has yet to wrap up, there’s still a vast and diverse landscape of possible Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film nominees.