Sit back and get comfortable because mama may be spending a lot of time in the movie theater this year. While 2011 may have been the year of the 3D kiddie flick, 2012 shows no sign of putting the brakes on the trend! With the re-release of two Disney classics in three-dimensional form, the adaptation of a favorite Dr. Seuss book, and the introduction of a few new heroes, there will be plenty to keep tots entertained in the theater this year. Check out the kiddie flicks we're anticipating the most — and one that will specifically be for the mamas out there!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a press release today, announcing that 20 films have been submitted for Best Animated Film consideration at this year's Oscars. This means there could be five movies competing at the awards show in March. (In the history of the category, there have typically been only three.) So who is up for the honor?
Some are obvious choices. Up, for example, comes as no surprise thanks to its huge accolades. I also think Coraline stands a chance, as well as Fantastic Mr. Fox (look for my review on Friday!). But Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel seems like a long shot — even though it hasn't hit theaters yet, so I'm just making an early prediction. (Sorry, Alvin.)
With 10 movies in the Best Picture category, I wouldn't be surprised if some of these films end up with more than one nomination. Check out the full list of animated film contenders, and tell me which you think is most deserving of an Oscar when you read more
Last week, we watched Gollum and Smeagol, of Lord Of The Rings, get slugged with the Barry White bat. This week, the Ice Age penguins get hit with the thugly stick- but it's all good, cuz they know how to "walk it out."