Ebert's Oscar Pick: Lilo and Stitch

posted on 2003-03-18 10:08 EST
In a Sunday article in the Chicago Sun Times, Roger Ebert, a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki, has stated that he expects Lilo & Stitch to win the Oscar for Animated Feature.

However, while he does call Lilo & Stitch "uncommonly entertaining and original" for a Disney film, he seems to base his prediction off of the larger push that Disney is believed to be giving to their in-house production.

Excerpt from his Column:

The race here [in the Animated Feature category] seems to be between "Spirited Away" by the Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki, considered the greatest of all animators, and "Lilo & Stitch," an uncommonly entertaining and original Disney film. Disney is distributing the Miyazaki, but is likely to put its clout behind the film from its own shop. So it's "Lilo & Stitch."

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