Production insiders like to joke (sort of) that the struggles that go into getting a film made can be far more dramatic and interesting than what eventually ends up on the screen.
Dancing between the artists who sculpt models for CGI films and the animators who create the characters' performances is a group of specialists called riggers.
Although all five of this year's toon short nominees are primarily computer animated, the filmmakers each use the medium in distinctly imaginative and innovative ways.
A look at Oscar nominees for best actress in a leading role.
A look at Oscar nominees for best actress in a supporting role.
A look at Oscar nominees for best actor in a supporting role.
Easily the most mainstream lineup in this category in years, which should boost the program's theatrical potential.
A Pixar short is the main attraction amid a not-too-shabby lineup.
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Lucy1Daily:$5.0M Cumulative:$48.9M Universal Pictures -57.86%
Hercules2Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$33.1M Paramount Pictures -60.81%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$174.7M Fox -58.37%