In between Whoopi Goldberg's off-color humor and Roberto Benigni's exuberant antics, Blue Sky Studios' BUNNY, directed by Chris Wedge, picked up the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. The award was appropriately presented by the animated insects from Disney/Pixar's A BUG'S LIFE. For the second year in a row, AWN's reader poll predicted the correct Oscar winning film, with 48% of online voters choosing BUNNY. Other animation related Oscars included:
Original Song:THE PRINCE OF EGYPT"When You Believe"Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Visual Effects:WHAT DREAMS MAY COMEJoel Hynek, Nicholas Brooks, Stuart Robertson and Kevin Mack
To see video clips, images, and additional information about all five of this year's animated short nominees, visit AWN's 1999 Oscar Showcase at:
Furthermore, the April issue of Animation World Magazine (http://www.awn.com/mag) features an insider look into the rules and regulations governing the Academy Awards, as well as additional Oscar-related coverage.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.