It’s turning out to be a great year for Walt Disney Studios this year already. Who doesn’t like to have a little fun watching the animated movies put out by Disney?! This year they may take home lots of Oscar awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced five nominations for Disney – Pixar’s Toy Story 3, including for the coveted title of Best Picture; three for Alice in Wonderland, and one each for Day & Night, Tangled, The Tempest and TRON: Legacy.
“2010 was a banner year for The Walt Disney Studios, and we are thrilled that the Academy has chosen to recognize both our animated blockbusters Toy Story 3 and Tangled and our live-action hits Alice in Wonderland and TRON: Legacy for their artistry, technical achievements and storytelling,” said Rich Ross, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
Commenting on the announcement, John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, said, “To have Toy Story 3 represented in the Best Picture category is a great honor, and a fitting tribute to director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla Anderson, screenwriter Michael Arndt, and all of the talented people at Pixar, who worked so hard to live up to and exceed the standards and expectations of Toy Story fans and moviegoers all over the world.”
A summary of nominations for The Walt Disney Studios is as follows:
Toy Story 3
Best Motion Picture of the Year – Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) A Pixar Production Darla K. Anderson, Producer
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year – Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Lee Unkrich
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) – “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Achievement in Sound Editing – Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
Adapted Screenplay – Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Michael Arndt. Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
Alice in Wonderland
Art Direction – Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney), Robert Stromberg (Production Design), Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration)
Achievement in Costume Design – Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney) Colleen Atwood
Achievement in Visual Effects – Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney) Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
Day & Night
Best Animated Short Film – Day & Night (Walt Disney) A Pixar Animation Studios Production Teddy Newton
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) – “I See the Light” from Tangled (Walt Disney) Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Glenn Slater
Achievement in Costume Design – The Tempest (Touchstone) Sandy Powell
Achievement in Sound Editing – TRON: Legacy (Walt Disney) Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague