Since the creation of the Best Animated Feature Oscar category in 2001, 12 of the winning films were directed by CalArts alums with the last seven consecutive Animated Features Oscars going to ‘CalArtians.’ Klaus, was one of the two Netflix animated films to bust into the category yesterday, along with I Lost My Body, sidelining such notable animated pics as Disney’s Frozen 2 and DreamWorks’ Animation’s Abominable. Klaus co-director Sergio Pablos hails from CalArts.
Also recognized by AMPAS yesterday with four Oscar nominations was Ford v Ferrari from director James Mangold, who is a CalArts grad. The 20th Century Fox/Disney feature earned four nods in Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing. Siqi Song, who helmed Best Animated short nominee Sister,