Thursday Movie Picks: Oscar Edition - Best Animated Film
It's another Oscar theme over at Wandering Through The Shelves and this week we're talking about Best Animated Feature! This is a category it took them way to long to start, and they don't always get it right, but here are three of my favorite wins.
1) Spirited Away - This is one of my all time favorite movies, and it's honestly been slowly inching its way up to my number one pick the last few years. It's hard to explain, but I just adore this movie. I love the story, the characters, the dark undertones, and the beautiful animation. It turned me into somewhat of a Studio Ghibli stan.
2) WALL-E - I've mentioned this before about WALL-E, but when I saw this for the first time, I actually thought to myself "Wow, look how far animation has come." It's such a fun story and it's strikingly beautiful to watch.
3) Zootopia - This film holds a special place in my heart because of my son. He was 5 when this movie came out, we took him to it in theaters having only seen that DMV teaser so we didn't know what the film was about. He left for the first time with a ton of questions. I loved it as a parent, to see him thinking deeply about a movie for the first time instead of just enjoying it on the surface, and it was a great teachable moment about classism and kindness, and for that, this will always be one of my favorite wins.