In 2006, when Pixar and Disney merged, the first thing "Toy Story 3" helmer Lee Unkrich did was scrap Disney's in-the-works version of "TS3."
As usual, the movies nominated for the visual effects Oscar include such fantastical topics as dreamscapes, superheroes and magic, as well as a simulated natural disaster.
A screaming Red Queen with a head that's double the normal size. A suitably Mad Hatter with eyes that jump in size and change color with his moods.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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