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Directors: Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg
1995/ 81 Minutes
Est. budget: $55 million
Box Office: $346.1 million
It was regarded as being one the hardest films produced by the studio, due to its rich colour schemes, angular shapes and facial expressions, and was in production for a full five years. It paid off, however, and is regarded as one of the studio’s finest works.
It was the first Disney animated feature to be based on a real historical character, as well as established known history and folklore of the Native Americans of the era, and focuses on her relationship with the (real) English explorer/soldier/author, John Smith. It’s difficult to discern exactly how faithful an adaptation the film is (putting aside »
- Rob Burch
This year's bumper showing proves we're living in a golden age for animation – though three of five nominees hark backwards with stop-motion techniques
Few would argue that we are currently living in a new golden age of animation, one fostered by the arrival of CGI more than a decade ago and now settling confidently into early-middle age. While Pixar, the San Francisco Bay Area-based trend-setter that landed in the mid-90s like a cluster bomb of energy and innovation, has dipped a little quality-wise since that remarkable four-year run in which Ratatouille, Wall-e, Up and Toy Story 3 all arrived in cinemas, its rivals have upped their games dramatically.
Competition for the 2013 Academy Award for best animated film must be the closest in the history of the prize, which was created in 2001 following the radical arrival of Pixar, Dreamworks Animation and others on the scene. Three out of the five »
- Ben Child
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