And the nominations just keep coming for Pixar’s masterpiece, WALL-E. This time around the film was nominated for three Grammys. The awards will be broadcast early next year.
1) Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
WALL-E, Thomas Newman, composer
2) Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Down To Earth (From WALL-E ), Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman, songwriters
3) Best Instrumental Arrangement
Define Dancing (From WALL-E ), Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman, arrangers
AWN reports that The National Board of Review has picked their “best of” list for 2008 and among the winners are two animated movies, including: “Wall-e” for Best Animated Feature and “Waltz with Bashir” as one of five Top Foreign Language Films. Wall-e was also named one of the Top Ten Films of the year.
The 36th annual Annie Awards nominations have been announced. Leading the pack is Kung Fu Panda with 17 nominations, followed by Bolt with 9 and Wall-e with 8.
Best Animated Feature
Bolt – Walt Disney Animation Studios
Kung Fu Panda – DreamWorks Animation
$9.99 – Sherman Pictures/Lama Films
WALL-E – Pixar Animation Studios
Waltz With Bashir – Sony Pictures Classics/Bridgit Folman, Les Films
Dâ€™ici, Razor Films
Disney has released 20 art and production photos for WALL-E, scheduled for DVD and Blu-ray release on November 18th.
Fourteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 81st Academy Awards.
The 14 submitted features are:
â€œDr. Seussâ€™ Horton Hears a Who!â€
â€œFly Me to the Moonâ€
â€œKung Fu Pandaâ€
â€œMadagascar: Escape 2 Africaâ€
â€œThe Sky Crawlersâ€
â€œSword of the Strangerâ€
â€œThe Tale of Despereauxâ€
â€œWaltz with Bashirâ€
â€œBolt,â€ â€œDelgo,â€ â€œDragon Hunters,â€ â€œ$9.99,â€ â€œThe Sky Crawlers,â€ â€œThe Tale of Despereauxâ€ and â€œWaltz with Bashirâ€ have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and meet all of the categoryâ€™s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process.
Under the rules for this category, a maximum of 3 films can be nominated in a year in which the field of eligible entries numbers at least 8 but fewer than 16.
Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.
The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academyâ€™s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
No animated movie has ever won the Best Picture Oscar, but that’s not stopping Disney from pushing Pixar’s Wall-E for consideration. A Best Picture win would be an amazing, groundbreaking accomplishment for Pixar. Below is an ad that is currently circulating in various publications.
Release date: November 18, 2008
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Pixar’s ‘WALL-E’ will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on November 18th, 2008. The movie will be packaged in a two-disc set and feature BD-Live interactivity and a digital copy of the film.
Extras include all the DVD features, including commentary with director Andrew Stanton, five featurettes, deleted scenes, the new animated short: “Burn-E” and a “Lots of Bots” storybook. Exclusive to the Blu-ray is an additional picture-in-picture commentary and three interactive games.
Click here to check out the cover art.