The Oscars are coming up this weekend and I have seen every animated film that came out in 2014. I’ve seen all the big, medium and tiny films I could get my hands on. 20 in total. Needless to say I love animation. It is my favorite medium of film because it literally is art on the page and for the most part it is family friendly and well rounded (comedies, dramas, comic book movies, the whole 9 yards).
So, I’m going to give some of my own awards for animation this year. Here goes…
Overall Best Animated Film- Song of the Sea
Best Mainstream Animated Film- Lego Movie
Best Use of Music and Animation- Tale of Princess Kaguya
Best sequel- How to Train Your Dragon 2
Favorite Character- Baymax Big Hero 6
Best Villain- Archibald Snatcher The Boxtrolls
Best Adult Animated Film- Rocks in My Pockets
Best Comedy- Penguins of Madagascar
Best Tragedy- Wrinkles– I cried my eyes out but in a good way.
Most Beautiful World Creating- Book of Life
Better Than I Expected It To Be- Mr Peabody and Sherman
Best Direct to DVD- Pirate Fairy
Shoney’s Award- Not Good but Not that Bad, Planes Fire and Rescue
Best Hidden Gem- Miniscule: The Valley of the Lost Ants
Best Steampunk Movie- Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart
Best Song Sequences- Rio 2
Best Sunday Inspirational Movie- Henry and Me
There you have it! All the animated films of 2014. What tremendous variety and what a great experience I had watching them all. It will definitely go down as one of my favorite years ever. Happy time to be an animation buff.