26 November 2012 8:49 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This past week saw the release of Dreamworks Animation's Rise of the Guardians, a decent animated film that most should enjoy, but it definitely doesn't scream "Best of the Year!" in a way that will have it topping the Best Animated Feature field as I had it poised to do. Instead it looks like a "maybe" nominee in the face of a middling year for animation from the major studios where Disney certainly comes out on top with Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph, but if Gkids does a little better job of making sure voters and pundits see their films we could be looking at only the second time a major studio doesn't win for Best Animated Oscar other than Spirited Away in 2003*. However, for Gkids to tally a win they are going to have to face-off against the current front-runner in Wreck-It Ralph, a film that has been widely accepted »

- Brad Brevet

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