Ratatouille took most of the awards yesterday night but Surf’s Up didn’t do too bad either.
One of the highlights is Pixar Michal Makarewicz for Character Animation in a Feature Production the same week we have a lecture with him on Advanced Polishing at Animation Mentor. I don’t know which shots he worked on on Rat but I am sure he pushed them to the top.
Now regarding the Character Design in an Animated Feature Production, I am not too sure I would have given it to Carter Goodrich instead of Sylvain Deboissy,. Rats character designs to me were much weaker than Surf’s Up. They were too many of those Pixar generigs for my liking and on few shots I thought I was looking at The Incredibles. Too many rounded shapes with no contrasting sharp angles. Only few characters on Rat had original designs compared to Surf’s Up.
I am upset …. :-)