is proud to present a virtual discussion with a distinguished panel of the directors and producers behind this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Feature. This free online event takes place on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 9:00am PST / 5:00pm UK / 18:00 CET.
The panel is moderated by Ramin Zahed, editor-in-chief of Animation Magazine, and features:
- · Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
- · Domee Shi – Turning Red
- · Joel Crawford – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
- · Chris Williams – The Sea Beast
- · Dean Fleischer Camp – Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
“What an incredible line-up of nominees we have for this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Feature,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “I am proud that VIEW Conference is bringing together the filmmakers for a free virtual discussion, to share their passion and creative energy with a worldwide audience. I urge everyone with an interest in animation to register for the event now – you won’t want to miss it!”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences first acknowledged the potential of animated features at the 11th Academy Awards in 1939, when Walt Disney received an Honorary Oscar for his groundbreaking motion picture Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In the following decades, other animated features were occasionally honored with Special Achievement awards. The modern category of Best Animated Feature was introduced in 2002, at the 74th Academy Awards, at which producer Aron Warner received the iconic gold statuette for DreamWorks Pictures’
An international community of over 10,000 artists, filmmakers and executives, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in 1927, with Douglas Fairbanks as its first president. The 95th Academy Awards is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.