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This Award Show May Be Ignored

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By Tim O'Brien
Posted Dec 5, 2011 in Entertainment
Get ready for the first award show that I may ignore (see my blog titled, "Award Season Fatigue Already Setting In).
Another day, another award show, best list, or nomination list. This time it's the Annie Awards, for animation.
Without going through them all, let's look at the best picture category only.
Here they are:
"Rango"
"Rio,"
"Puss in Boots"
"The Adventures of Tintin"
"Arthur Christmas"
"Cars 2"
"Kung Fu Panda 2"
From across the pond
"A Cat in Paris"
"Arrugas"
"Chico & Rita"
There are 10 nominees in this category and many people also focus on the voices that may have helped push these into a nomination.
Not me.
I may be alone in this, but I do not care who is voicing a character in an animation film. It's not a factor in my decision to go or not. Who produced and/or directed it is a different story.
Meanwhile, as I discuss the weekend BO on my radio show every Monday, I'm stumped as to why the budgets dwarf others, non-animated films. Oh, BO for me is box office.
Now, take this example. "Twilight" had a budget of $110 million while "Puss 'N Boots" came in at $130 million. I do not want to hear about the costly and time-consuming process it is. Add in 3D, if there is 3D, then it's more. I get that but I also wonder if the A-listers are still taking the A-list salaries to voice a film. If so, I know one way to bring that budget down.
I may ignore them because, truth be told, I am not a big animation fan, so I let those who are take this one. Plus, it is the night before the Super Bowl, which is Feb 5.
On Feb. 4, someone will have to pick up the slack on this one, please.
Enough said.
Source: Box Office Mojo

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