The L.A. Times continues its series of roundtable discussions with a one-hour talk on animation. The discussion, moderated by Rebecca Keegan of the L.A. Times, features Mark Andrews (director of Brave), Peter Ramsey (director of Rise of the Guardians), Chris Butler (director of ParaNorman), Rich Moore (director of Wreck-It Ralph), and Genndy Tartakovsky (director of Hotel Transylvania). Among the topics covered are the challenges of making animated features and the future of animation. I’m assuming Tartakovsky is only there because Tim Burton (director of Frankenweenie) was unavailable (does anyone seriously believe that the terrible Hotel Transylvania has a shot at getting a Best Animated Feature Oscar nod?).
Since I’m here, I might as well announce my picks for five nominees for the Best Animated Feature Oscar:
Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
Brave – Mark Andrews
ParaNorman – Chris Butler
Wreck-It Ralph – Rich Moore
The Rabbi’s Cat – Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux
I still believe that Frankenweenie is the frontrunner at this point. And now, here is the latest L.A. Times roundtable discussion on animation: