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NEWS: Kunio Katō's 'La Maison en Petits Cubes' Wins Oscar


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Lames



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:48 pm Reply with quote
Damn you guys don't mess around. That just happened. Haha. Domo Arigatou Mister Roboto.
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Dernhelm



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:51 pm Reply with quote
his speech was hilarious! XD
but i felt really happy for him and the Japanese animation industry.

all he could say was "SANKYUU <something>" (these shows should seriously have translators ready or something) and in the end, he looked like he just gave up and said "doumo arigatou".

(actually, i thought he said "sankyuu pencils" even XD;;)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:01 pm Reply with quote
I don't have a TV, so I'm stuck with the backstage "thank you cam." He said thanks (in Japanese) to his staff in Japan, pretty brief, he sort of seemed uncomfortable... not that I'd blame him.

Read his questionnaire that he filled out, it has interesting information on his inspiration: http://oscar.com/​oscarnight/​winners/​?​pn=​detail&​nominee=​La ​Maison ​en ​Petits ​Cubes ​-​ ​Short ​Film ​(Animated)%20Nominee

I'm glad this won. Everyone predicted "Presto," which is easily the weakest Pixar short I've ever seen - and I usually love their stuff. "La Maison" was wonderful.

Which reminds me: that's a typo, it's La Maison, not Le Maison.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:08 pm Reply with quote
Due to total lack of interest in ever seeing any of the five Best Picture nominees, I haven't watched a second of this year's Oscar ceremony, but that's still very good news, even if all it has in common with what most people think of as "anime" is the same country of origin.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:18 pm Reply with quote
vash: I thought Wall-E was their weakest effort myself. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:21 pm Reply with quote
Dernhelm wrote:

(actually, i thought he said "sankyuu pencils" even Anime hyper;;)


I think he meant "parents" Anime smile + sweatdrop

Thank you Kato for representing the anime.
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Keonyn
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:25 pm Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
vash: I thought Wall-E was their weakest effort myself. Rolling Eyes


Keep it on topic. I'm really getting tired of your attempt to turn any thread you can in to an attack on the US animation/film/literature/comics/etc. industries. This thread isn't about Pixar, and it isn't about you, so since your post only comments on how much you disliked Pixars recent film, it stands to reason that it isn't relevant to the article.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:26 pm Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
vash: I thought Wall-E was their weakest effort myself. Rolling Eyes


Meh... the first thirty minutes were brilliant, and everything on the spaceship just couldn't live up to that. It was over-hyped for me, but it was still a very good film - better than the other two contenders, that's for sure.

If you haven't had a chance to see La Maison, do so, it's very beautiful and thoughtful. When I saw it in the local campus theater, the audience seemed almost uncomfortable with what to do with an animated piece that wasn't making them laugh. We've got a long way to go...
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zanarkand princess



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:33 pm Reply with quote
It's a shame so many anime fans (me included) ignored this. Though I think Sky Crawlers should have gotten a nomination.
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dormcat
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:46 pm Reply with quote
To abunai, tempest, or woelfie: I know you guys are fluent in French, so could you please tell me whether the title starts with "La" or "Le"?

Better if you'd like to approve it (already in the queue) into the Encyc as well.
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:49 pm Reply with quote
"Maison" is a feminine noun, so it's "La".

EDIT: Screencap:

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leftbehindxp



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:14 pm Reply with quote
Keonyn wrote:
GATSU wrote:
vash: I thought Wall-E was their weakest effort myself. Rolling Eyes


Keep it on topic. I'm really getting tired of your attempt to turn any thread you can in to an attack on the US animation/film/literature/comics/etc. industries. This thread isn't about Pixar, and it isn't about you, so since your post only comments on how much you disliked Pixars recent film, it stands to reason that it isn't relevant to the article.


Wall-E was mentioned in the article at the end though...Though I could understand being angry at someone for saying their personal opinion and not explaining why though.

Back to the main point of the article, this is good news! I'm always in favor of recognition of foreign movies here in the states, if it deserves it.
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jqsilver



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:18 pm Reply with quote
I can't find this film in the encyclopedia. I really loved it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:20 pm Reply with quote
Wow, Japan is representing tonight: they just got Best Foreign Film, too!

jqsilver wrote:
I can't find this film in the encyclopedia. I really loved it.


I think someone mentioned they were creating an entry. I agree, it's a fantastic short film.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:28 pm Reply with quote
vashfanatic wrote:
Wow, Japan is representing tonight: they just got Best Foreign Film, too!

You beat me to it. Wink They rarely get recognized, so this is cool. (Won for Departures)
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