February 9, 2004 |
"Finding Nemo" dominated the Annie Awards on Saturday night at the animation industry's annual gala, winning nine, including best animated feature. That the film made by Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures took so many nods may not have been much of a surprise, but host Steve Marmel began razzing Pixar's soon-to-be ex-partner before a single award was handed out.
January 17, 2004 |
"Finding Nemo" was the best reviewed movie of 2003, according to RottenTomatoes.com, a film-oriented website that specializes in gathering and warehousing reviews from critics around the country. Its year-end rankings, released this week, are based on both the quality and enthusiasm of reviews a film received. Rounding out the top five were, in order, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Lost in Translation," "Spellbound" and "American Splendor." And the worst-reviewed films?
January 28, 2004 |
They were half asleep and 400 miles from the Beverly Hills hoopla, but even in hype-averse Northern California -- even with a blockbuster like Pixar Animation Studios' "Finding Nemo" -- a fistful of Oscar nominations is something to celebrate. Director Andrew Stanton sneaked out of bed while his kids slept to watch the 5:30 a.m. announcements in his pajamas. Co-director Lee Unkrich jumped off his elliptical trainer when he heard the news.