Monday, March 3, 2014

Frozen Wins Big At Oscars

"Frozen" Animated Film of the Year

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Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho.
To nobody's real surprise, Disney's "Frozen" won the award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Accepting their statues were Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Le and Producer Peter Del Vecho (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Robert Deniro).

Del Vecho had this to say about studio honcho John Lasseter:
John Lasseter "changed the culture at Disney Animation. We're a different studio than Pixar, but a lot of the same ideas that he learned there, he imported to us. The main thing he imported was that we as filmmakers have to take ownership of our product. John sets a very high bar in terms of story, in terms of research, and you always want to hit that bar."
Certainly, "Frozen" hit whatever bar they were aiming at.

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The songwriters of "Let It Go"
A little less certain was whether "Frozen" would win Best Original Song for "Let It Go." Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez (L) and Robert Lopez came up with the song, and the category was controversial because of their competitors were disqualified on a technicality. However, once again "Frozen" pulled it off. Idina Menzel, singer of the song in the film, was in attendance.

Congratulations to the winners!

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Idina Menzel at the Oscars


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