Excitement builds as the 84th edition of the Academy Awards springs into action. Toon Boom Animation is really hoping that there are big wins for two animated films which have used our Toon Boom Harmony software to its very best.
- Chico and Rita is nominated for Best Animation Feature
- Sunday is nominated for Best Animated Short Subject
Be sure to watch the Academy Awards live on Sunday, 26 February at 7 EST, 4 PST to find out!
And the nominees are…
Chico and Rita
Chico and Rita was directed by Academy Award winner Fernando Trueba, and star designer Javier Mariscal, the feature film Chico and Rita combines live action and 2D in Toon Boom Harmony in seven studios linked together by HoBSoft.
Set in Cuba in 1948: Chico is a pianist, Rita a singer. They experience a tumultuous love story set against the jazz backdrop of Havana.
Video Interviews with the team – find out how it was all done; studios involved, techniques and tools used, workflow, editing and much more.
The Making of Chico and Rita – read the Toon Boom User Story
The second animation is the short by Patrick Doyon called Sunday and is nominated for Best Animated Short Subject.
Sunday tells the story of a small boy who is bored with the day and unconcerned with the events worrying his parents. To relieve his boredom he plays with his coins and discovers that some of the coins have amazing sides. The film was created by the talented young animator Patrick Doyon for the NFB in Montreal. The short was written, animated and directed by Patrick Doyon. Patrick made use of Toon Boom Harmony to create his animation.
Read Brendan Kelly’s Montreal Gazette article about Patrick Doyon and how he made an animation which earned him a seat at the Oscars