Zootopia is Getting Awards

The following is a list compiled by IMDB

Showing all 5 wins and 25 nominations

Oscars, USA 2017

Oscars Best Motion Picture – Animated

Golden Globes, USA 2017

Golden Globe Best Motion Picture – Animated

AFI Awards, USA 2017

AFI Award Movie of the Year

Annie Awards 2017

Annie Best Animated Feature
Outstanding Achievement in Animated Effects in an Animated Production
Thom Wickes
Henrik Fält
Dong Joo Byun
Rattanin Sirinaruemarn
Sam Klock
Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation in a Feature Production
Dave Hardin
Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation in a Feature Production
Chad Sellers
Outstanding Achievement in Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Cory Loftis
Outstanding Achievement in Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Byron Howard
Rich Moore
Outstanding Achievement in Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
David Goetz
Matthias Lechner
Outstanding Achievement in Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Dean Wellins
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Jason Bateman
As the voice of “Nick Wilde”.
Outstanding Achievement in Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Jared Bush
Phil Johnston
Outstanding Achievement in Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
Fabienne Rawley
Jeremy Milton

BET Awards 2016

BET Award Best Actor
Idris Elba
For Beasts of No Nation and Luther

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Critics Choice Award Best Animated Feature

Golden Trailer Awards 2016

Golden Trailer Most Original TV Spot
Walt Disney Pictures
Trailer Park
For “Oscar Review” (a.k.a. “Year in Film”).

Hollywood Film Awards 2016

Hollywood Film Award Animation of the Year
Byron Howard
Rich Moore

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) 2016

HMMA Award Best Original Score – Animated Film
Michael Giacchino
Best Original Song – Animated Film
Sia (music and lyrics by)
Tor Erik Hermansen (music and lyrics by)
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (music and lyrics by)
Shakira (performed by)
For the song “Try Everything”.

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2016

NYFCC Award Best Animated Film

People’s Choice Awards, USA 2017

People’s Choice Award Favorite Movie
Favorite Animated Movie Voice
Ginnifer Goodwin
as Judy Hopps
Favorite Animated Movie Voice
Jason Bateman
as Nick Wilde
Favorite Family Movie

Satellite Awards 2016

Satellite Award Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media

Teen Choice Awards 2015

Teen Choice Award Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show
For the song “Try Everything”.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2016

WAFCA Award Best Animated Feature
Best Voice Performance
Jason Bateman
Best Voice Performance
Ginnifer Goodwin

Review of Goddess by Arilin Thorferra by Greyflank


A childhood full of monster of the week movies made me into the horse I am today. As a horror fan, giants hold a very special place in my heart. Giants played no small (ahem) part in helping me see monsters as more often dangerously misunderstood creatures than outright evil figures.

And, yet, I don’t particularly find myself attracted to the giant mythos. Not that I’m against Macrofurry stuff. I do like transformation stories and I do like submissive characters; so there’s quite a bit of overlap there with size shifting.

In this tale, set in a furry universe in a vague period prior to Hawaii’s statehood, Russel the cougar is looking to become a literature professor at a very posh American University in San Francisco. It’s probably in the 1950’s, even if the villain of the piece, Cornelius Bennett, is known as a “rail baron.” The first few pages felt nearly as staid and boring as any academic event that one might expect, but when the curvaceous otter Kailani enters the scene, things to pick up. I enjoyed every scene Kailani was in; even the scene where they are discussing The Great Gatsby. She is simply one of those people who are larger than life. *ahem*

And it’s to the authors credit that Kailani’s robust presence doesn’t overshadow the other characters in the scene with her. Russell becomes a bigger personality when he’s with her and, later, trying to be with her. Often in stories with this type of transformation from quiet protagonist with a plan to hero of the tale, the author relies on the cast to tell the hero/heroine that she changed. Here, I felt it.

No one had to tell me.

I especially liked feeling all of Russell’s conflicting emotions and I cheered as he scrapped the burden of a lifetime of checklists and mile-markers. Any sex is discreetly offstage and even the violence is discreet… maybe even too discreet, but I understand the choice.

I liked that both San Francisco and the islands felt very real and well researched. I did not feel the time period as well researched, but then I am OK with an alternate reality of an Earth packed with multiple species having a different history. I tend to demand it, in fact, so I didn’t really miss the temporal veracity too much. It’s enough that nothing really contradicted the feeling of a mid-20th century America… not even the color’s in the magazine Russell should hide when he has company.

Trader Vic being in San Francisco, also suggests the 1950’s… but that brings me to the only serious flaw to this tale. There are too many mentions of things from our mundane universe. I say this fully aware that this isn’t a big deal for most of the Furry reading community. Things change in a culture with multiple species, I should think, otherwise all these creatures might as well be humans in zipper back fur suits.

But that said, this novella is worth reading for the adventure and the soft romance… even if I sometimes forgot what species Russell was. And if you love giant, powerful female furs going doing a bit of wrecking ball work, this book is a must buy.

My Con Burnout Theory

It seems my informal survey on Fb confirms what can bring on Con Burnout has revealed some answers. What I found was this, if you goto 5 or more cons a year, and goto less than 5 events or panels at any given con you’re likely to get burnout.

It also seems volunteering at a con for 2 years in a row, brings it on faster for some.

Climate Change…Santa by Gary Varvel