Is Academy Voters Are Ignorant About Animation?

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For it appears that the Academy has a differing opinion on these animated films. Amid Amidi, brings attention to how some judges’ feel for their nominations, in his article, “Definitive Proof That Academy Voters Are Ignorant About Animation”. One such judge stated how, “I have seen none of them. I have no interest whatsoever. That ended when I was 6. My son dragged me to a few when he was 6; I would seat him and go outside and make phone calls.” This academy judge apparently didn’t even waste their time with a vote as they abstained in the Best Animated Feature category. Most of these judges do not understand the amount of time and energy it takes to make an incredible animation. Half of these judges abstained in this feature, and the rest voted for Frozen, but these votes was due to the fact that their fellow judges voted for the same. Another chance for animations to be recognized at the Oscars is in the Best Animated Short Film, but still the judges hold the same bias for these features. For as another judge stated about the animated shorts which, “Was kind of an off-year. I wasn’t bowled over… I’m a little unclear about what they did on that one — what was old footage, what was new footage — and I’m a little apprehensive about rooting for the giant. But I felt like I’d seen most of the others before…” (Amidi). Disney should not be even considering to do something like this, for the only reason why a studio would do something like this was during hard times when money

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