Animation with a Moral :Oscar Nominations 2017!


The craft used in making an animated film is not just to flaunt with its amazing visuals and sound in front of kids and adults but to make them experience all the emotions of life with a strong head social message. Movies when are in the form of animation instead of live action and human become more appealing and easier to connect with the audience. In today’s time where so many filmmakers are competing healthily for their craft showcased in their Animated Movies only five of them makes it to the nominations of the most coveted Academy Awards Ceremony 2017.
Let’s sneak peep into the plot of the movies nominated for Best Animated Feature in the 89th version of Oscars highlighting the message to be absorbed from it.
1. Kubo and the Two Strings
This animation feature is about a young boy named Kubo who puts on a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. A bold and daring, telling a truly unique tale set in ancient Japan have 3 important messages which every kid must learn from it:
· Compassion is the key is clearly stated when the villagers happily accepts and encourages Kubo’s magical origami characters and tall tales.
· Hero comes in all sizes - Kubo though being a small boy but has a large responsibility. His courage and boldness showcases his heroism in the film.
· There is Strength in Love - Throughout the film the bond between Monkey and Beetle, who seek to aid Kubo in his journey grows to another level as love fuels them and gives meaning to the entire journey.
2. Zootopia
Directed by, Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush, this Animation, Adventure and Comedy film Disney Zootopia tells you a tale of a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. With cute animals and humorous overtones, some wonderful things to be learned from this film are:
· Do not underestimate the power of any good. This was proved when Judy as a part of her job chasing Duke Weaselton saved Fru Fru from a giant plastic donut.
· Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover - Whether one’s family has historically been “prey” or “predator,” in Zootopia none of that matters. Nick was doubted when he was trying to be a scout and doubted again as a con artist, but in the end proved himself to be one top fox.
3. Moana
Moana, Disney’s latest addition to the Princess family, takes place in the Pacifica Islands and is a potential successful film. The lessons and morals one takes from it as we leave the theatre are :
· Some Boundaries Are Meant To Be Broken - when a new plague-like disease affects the crops and resources, Moana takes it into her own hands to find the solution to her village’s issue. She takes this into her own hands and finds a way being brave not following the stereotype.
· Having Patience Is Always Beneficial – The patience kept by Moana while learning how to sail is shown beautifully teaching children patience is the key to happiness as nearly the entire film embodies that belief.
4. The Red Turtle
The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds. A desert-island fable this film in a way passes on the following messages to the society:
· Nature goes on about its business, with creatures preying upon one another in sublime innocence.
· The Red Turtle sound like more of an intellectual exercise than it is, though; this film is more of an emotional exercise, drawing visceral reactions from the viewer through visuals alone
5. My Life as a Zucchini
My Life as a Zucchini shares a plot of a police officer (Michel Vuillermoz saving an orphan and how their newly found friendship progresses to saving some new friends. The movie revolves around life at a foster home and the trouble of being in a bad parenting environment. The movie is a Animation and Family movie directed by Claude Barras.
Learnings that you can take back home especially parents after watching the movie are:
· Friends are above all – Courgette and his strong relationship with his friends showcases honestly in the innocent relationship of friendship.
· The movie also takes us into the glooms of how a bad parent can havoc a kid’s life and psyche at their tender age of nurturing and learning.
Only those who dare to dream of the unthinkable, can attain the impossible. Come dream with us, #watchNwinOnStarMovies your #GreatestDesire at the 89th Academy Awards - LIVE on February 27th at 5:30 AM and repeat at 8:30 PM on Star Movies &Star Movies Select HD.

Monday, February 20, 2017