We were all pretty hyped to hear that some really fantastic anime films had made the Oscar short list for possible nominations. Well, you know what happens when you get your hopes up! Ghibli's lovely, From Up on Poppy Hill, as well as Imakake's, The Mystical Laws, were talked about as nominees for the Animated Feature Film category. Also, Otomo's short film, Combustible was considered for the Animated Short Film nominee. Personally, I can't figure out how The Mystical Laws made its way on this list.
Ill admit that it was a fantastic year for US animated films, such as, Wreck it Like Ralph and ParaNorman. However, I would love to see some love thrown anime's way soon. Heck, I'd love to see the Madoka films mixed up in there! Let's make some friends in the Oscar committee, and show them how amazing the world of anime truly is!