Did the Right Film Win? 2001 Animated Oscars

I’m starting a new series on my channel where I review the Best Animated Film Oscar nominees and decide- did the right film win?  I am starting with the first year of the award, 2001.

What do you guys think?  Should Shrek have won in 2001?  Would love your comments and feedback.  Thanks

15 thoughts on “Did the Right Film Win? 2001 Animated Oscars

  1. I think I’ve seen someone else do this project too.

    I can’t remember Shrek enough to fully judge this correctly nor have I seen Jimmy Neutron. All I know is that I didn’t like Shrek and Monsters, Inc. is my fave Pixar film, so I’d probably go for Monsters, Inc.

    1. I’m sure lots have done it but I figured I’d add my stamp to it. I agree on Monsters Inc should have won IMO.

  2. This is a cool idea for a series! I definitely think Monsters Inc. should have won as it’s probably my favorite Pixar. I do enjoy Shrek myself, but compared to Monsters Inc. I just don’t think it holds up at all in quality.

    1. Thanks. I think if Shrek was just by itself it would be fine but what it led too and the series as a whole I’m not a fan of. But I don’t mind it being nominated. I agree Monsters Inc should have won. Excited for 2002!

  3. Awesome video! Honestly, I agree with you that Monsters, Inc. should have won for Best Animated Feature in 2001. Also, for those of you who write on Rachel’s blog regularly, I hope this does not offend many of you, but the other gripe that I have with Shrek is the fact that caused Atlantis to make a run for it’s money and what not (or at least one of the causes, the other being other popular released around that same time and the fact that Disney pulled off ads for Atlantis too early). By the way, I take it the video collection behind you is yours?

    1. I’m glad you mentioned it. I was tempted to bring up Atlantis but was trying to keep video short but you’re absolutely right. It certainly deserved the spot over Jimmy Neutron. Thanks for watching my video and that is my collection. It’s a lot of fun. 🙂

      1. Awesome! I’m not going to lie, I am a little surprised that a VHS copy of Atlantis is in that collection considering you didn’t use to like that film. But hey, at least you like it now.

  4. Great Idea.

    And the Answer is NO, Shrek shouldn’t have won. Monsters Inc has more impressive animation, a more timeless story and above all, it stays on its own feet. Shrek only works if you know all the references in it, but Monsters Inc is a creative story which will always reach the audience

    1. That’s a really good point. Shrek in many ways is a parody film where Monsters Inc stands on its own as an original story.

      1. I agree with all of your points about Shrek. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought it was overrated. Monsters, Inc. is by my favorite Pixar director Pete Docter (so I suppose I’m somewhat biased), but it’s just a terrific film that always leaves a smile on my face.

      2. Pete Docter is my favorite Pixar director. I just posted my review of Monsters University. What did you think of that?

  5. In my heart, I feel like Monsters Inc should have won the award over Shrek (though I did give Shrek a higher mark over Monsters Inc). Both are around on par quality-wise, and I HATE what Shrek did to animation and DreamWorks in general. I see both sides for sure.

    1. Yeah glad you agree with me on Shrek’s legacy. Of course we couldn’t have known that back then but even then I feel they should have seen that Monsters Inc has a timeless quality to it that Shrek does not. Shrek is harmless but I dont think as good as Monsters Inc

      1. Obviously, there were some hints of this being DreamWorks motto in the earlier films, but Shrek really tarnished the studios output for good. Such a shame. And there is going to be a Shrek 5 in a few years.

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