(Source: worstpreviews.com) LaTercera sat down with director Robert Zemeckis (Polar Express, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol) to talk about his love of motion-capture animation and the future of the technology.

“I’d say that the appropriate thing would be to create a new [Academy Awards] category,” he said. “Like when Walt Disney made the first animated movie. He got a special award since no one had ever done that.”

It’s true that Disney’s 1939 “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” received an honorary Oscar for innovation, but is motion-capture animation as big of a step forward in movie-making as regular animation was in 1939?

For some reason I think that even though Zemeckis has been perfecting the technology for years, the Academy will ignore that and give James Cameron’s “Avatar” the Oscar for best motion-capture film.



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