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Want to see the two Animated Oscar Nominated Features in Austin that haven't been released yet?

Hey folks, Harry here...   When the Academy Award Nominations came out - I instantly set about reaching out to GKids, the distributor of A CAT IN PARIS and CHICO & RITA to see if we could get a screening of these two underdogs.   I mean, we've all heard about PUSS IN BOOTS & KUNG FU PANDA 2 & RANGO... before those films were nominated they had millions & millions of dollars of PR budgets to make sure we would all be aware of their Titles.   

The instant reaction by most folks when the nominations came out was...  where are CARS 2 & TINTIN?  Me, I was wondering if A CAT IN PARIS or CHICO & RITA were better than RANGO, which is my fave of the other nominated features.   Living here in Austin, it is harder to see the undercards that are nominated. In New York & Los Angeles - these things get screened for the voting populace of the Academy - and lots of other folks sometimes are able to see them.   So I put this together for the FANTASTIC FEST crowd - and all at the low price of $10 for this Animated double bill!  (don't worry, I don't make a dime, that's just to cover the expense of the Alamo for the theater having a double bill.)  

But I'll see you there at 1pm tomorrow!

Here are the trailers for these two flicks:



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  • Feb. 10, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST


    by syn_flood

    Chico and Rita is a dead cert to win the Oscar. Also, Tintin was ruled out due to it being a motion capture film, which isn't allowed in the animation category according to academy rules

  • Feb. 10, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST


    by His gardener

    These both look good.

  • Feb. 10, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    The mother in the "Cat" one looks like Agent Dunham from FRINGE.

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Same face, same blond ponytailed hair. And she's got a gun!

  • Feb. 10, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST


    by Mel

  • Feb. 10, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 10, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST


    by Noddy93

    had i known about this 6 hours ago I would've declined working on a saturday. shit, shit, shit.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:27 a.m. CST

    what i don't get

    by jon pertwee

    is how two movies released in 2010 could get nominated for the 2011 year.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    CHICO & RITA is brilliant, but it's no WINNIE THE POOH

    by melonman

    One of the many crimes of the Oscar noms this year was no nod for that silly little bear.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Cars 2 definitely did NOT deserve a nomination...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...and this is coming from a major Pixar fanboy. It makes me sad to realize the worst animated film I saw last year was released by Pixar. :(

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Cant believe no Tintin

    by Jackson

    Tintin was pretty friggin intense. Way better than i was expectin. also a cat in paris came out on my birthday!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    A Cat in Paris looks like my kinda thing.

    by Randy

    I was shocked about Tintin mostly because of Spielberg and Jackson, I thought they had the academy by the balls.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Seeing these at the Bijou in Eugene, OR tonight

    by Majin Fu

    So excited

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Phantasmagoric entertainment!

    by fathergeek

    Just experienced a one time only AICN double feature screening in Austin of two GREAT (no over statement) Academy nominated animated features. These dramas from France & Spain are aimed @ adult audiences. 1st was A CAT IN PARIS a noirish action thriller deal'n with a lonely little girl, her widowed single mom, the housekeeper, & their cat wrap'd in elements of TO CATCH A THIEF. Next was CHICO & RITA a jazzy, hot, tragic, love story set in the entertainment sub culture of 1948 to present Havana, Paris, NYC, & Hollywood submerged in the actual musical sounds of Woody Herman, Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, & others. MUST SEE as virgin as possible motion pictures!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Both of them look GREAT!

    by Pedro Adamo

    It's nice to see the Academy not picking something stupid and/or mainstream. (I'm looking at you, "Happy Feet"!)

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST

    A Cat in Paris

    by clever

    Anyone else get a Miyazaki vibe off of it ?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Chico & Rita was great but Rango was simply outstanding in all departments!

    by CeejayNightwing

    Can't see how it can loose that Oscar, Tintin should have made the final list too. Bloody Yanks!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Rango was more funny/peculiar than funny/ha-ha

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I wasn't terribly enamored with it. Ugly, UGLY character designs, too.