Variety on the Problems of 3-D Animation for Oscars in 2009

Variety has examined some of the problems that may result from the many animated movies being released in 2009 which will have 3-D versions. Specifically, the limited ability to watch 3-D movies nationwide might mean that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will not be able to see an animated movie in 3-D. Alternately, there is also no guarantee that the filmmakers would want members of the Academy to see the movie in 3-D vs. 2-D. The article quotes Bruce Davis, executive director of the Academy, and John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Disney and avowed 3-D buff.

The article also lists the 3-D movies coming out from major studios in 2009: Up (Pixar), Monsters vs. Aliens (DreamWorks Animation), Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (Sony Pictures Animation), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Fox/Blue Sky), and Coraline (Laika).

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