November 5, 2014

Post 169: Quickie: 'Lava' For Consideration (UPDATED)

Hi everybody! Time for another News Quickie! You read the title so, let's look at the quick news!

"The 2014/2015 awards season is right around the corner and though Pixar did not release a feature film this year, their newest short, LAVA, has qualified to advance in the "For Your Consideration" (FYC) runnings. Labeling a film as FYC is a promotional tool for film studios to notify voting members of the media that this particular film is in contention for the upcoming awards honors. Join us in congratulating the crew of LAVA as they take this first step towards awards season.

official Disney FYC site features the bios of Writer/Director, James Ford Murphy and Producer, Andrea Warren and will be updated over time to include additional "Media", "Press" and "Acclaim" information. LAVA has been winning over crowds on the film festival circuit and although its theatrical debut isn't set until June 19, 2015 alongside Inside Out.
According to Indie Wire/Animation Scoop, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 10 animated short films (listed below) that will advance to the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards and unfortunately LAVA was not among the list of films. While Pixar may be out of the Oscar race, LAVA could still be considered at the Annie Awards and Visual Effects Society Awards (VES).

We also wanted to congratulate former Pixarians Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi on their advancement onto the Academy Award animated short film list for The Dam Keeper. The duo recently left Pixar to continue to promote their film, The Dam Keeper on the film festival circuit as well as start up their own studio,
Tonko House." -Pixar Post

Okay, when this news was accounted that the short was up for consideration it got me really curious. But now that updated news that it has gotten snubbed has gotten me not upset, to be fair it still hasn't gotten released in the movies. Anyways, I'm still excited in the short even if it got snubbed. And see you soon!


What do you think Pixar will be included in award shows in the future?