First screened in June 2008 / Most recently screened in July 2008
Director: Andrew Stanton. Animated. Voice Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Sigourney Weaver, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy. Screenplay: Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon (based on an original screen story by Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter).

Twitter Capsule: First half a sublime mix of poetry, sentiment, and rue. Sad how pedestrian latter half feels. Happily you forget that part.

VOR:   Anyone still doubting Pixar's poetry or animation's potential got real quiet real fast. Welcome eco themes. Risky vision of Western corpulence, especially for a family film.

Photo © 2008; PIXAR Studios/Walt Disney Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Original Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, and Pete Docter
Best Animated Feature
Best Original Score: Thomas Newman
Best Original Song: "Down to Earth"
Best Sound: Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, and Ben Burtt
Best Sound Effects: Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Animated Feature
Best Original Song: "Down to Earth"

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Animated Feature
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Picture
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Picture (tie); Best Animated Feature
National Board of Review: Best Animated Feature
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Animated Feature

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