Big Hero 6, Feast Win Academy Awards

The 87th Academy Awards, honoring the best films of 2014, took place yesterday (Feb. 22), at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Disney’s Big Hero 6, directed by Chris Williams and CalArts alumnus Don Hall (Film/Video 95), won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. Big Hero 6 follows child prodigy Hiro Yamada and inflatable healthcare robot Baymax, who, following the death of Hiro’s brother Tadashi, fight a mysterious masked villain wreaking havoc in the City of San Fransokyo.

Below is a video of the directors and producer Ron Conli on the Oscars Thank You Cam.

Former faculty Patrick Osborne’s film Feast, a six-minute short that chronicles a man’s love life through the endless appetite of Winston, his Boston Terrier puppy, was awarded Best Animated Short Film.

At the top of the post, Osborne talks to Cartoon Brew about the making of Feast, working with CalArts alumnus John Lasseter (Film/Video BFA 79) and gives tips for animation students making shorts.

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