Disney’s John Carter Remains in VFX Oscar Race

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Disney’s dis­as­trous hybrid “John Carter” is one of 10 films which remain in the run­ning in the Visual Effects cat­e­gory for the 85th Acad­emy Awards, the Acad­emy of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences announced Friday.

Com­bin­ing CGI ani­ma­tion and live action, John Carter was released March 9. The major money-loser was orig­i­nally con­ceived as a live-action film by Brad Bird. Explored as a tril­ogy of films, this first film was based on just the first Edgar Rice Bur­roughs novel.

Other films on the short­list for the Visual Effects cat­e­gory of the Oscars are The Amaz­ing Spider-Man, Cloud Atlas, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hob­bit: An Unex­pected Jour­ney, Life of Pi, Marvel’s The Avengers, Prometheus, Sky­fall and Snow White and the Hunts­man.

All mem­bers of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 short­listed films on Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 3. Fol­low­ing the screen­ings, the mem­bers will vote to nom­i­nate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 85th Acad­emy Awards nom­i­na­tions will be announced live Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 10 at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Gold­wyn Theater.

Acad­emy Awards for out­stand­ing film achieve­ments of 2012 will be pre­sented Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 24 at the Dolby The­atre at Hol­ly­wood & High­land Cen­ter, and tele­vised live on ABC. The Oscar pre­sen­ta­tion also will be tele­vised live in over 225 coun­tries worldwide.

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2 thoughts on “Disney’s John Carter Remains in VFX Oscar Race

  1. The visual effects in John Carter take over from where Avatar left off. They com­bine seam­lessly with the live action in the movie and pro­vide the next step in cre­at­ing the look of other worlds.In the 100th anniver­sary of Edgar Rice Bur­roughs ground break­ing source novel “A Princess of Mars ” John Carter would be a wor­thy win­ner of the Oscar for visual effects.

  2. I dont see how you think John Carter as dis­as­trous hybrid as i think the move was one of the best movies in 2012 and deserves a sequel or more then 1 sequel.

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