This year’s Golden Globe Award winners were announced last night. The telecast was the usual: a lot of awkward audio muting by NBC’s censors; jokes that managed to be crude and unfunny; celebrities that have clearly been drinking; etc. But of particular interest for this blog are the animation awards.
“Inside Out” won for best animated feature film, beating fellow nominees “The Peanuts Movie,” “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” “Anomalisa,” and fellow Pixar effort “The Good Dinosaur.” While it’s not surprising to see both Pixar films nominated, it’s also not surprising to see “Inside Out” easily beat its cohort. “Dinosaur” isn’t exactly burning up the box office; it’s currently the lowest grossing Pixar film domestically. Even with overseas box office factored in, it’s made only $266 million to date, on a budget (per Google search) of $200 million. While it’s made its budget back and then some, so far it’s definitely Pixar’s worst performing film ever. I’ll note “The Good Dinosaur” does have a fairly strong 76% Rotten Tomatoes rating.
Meanwhile, “Inside Out” has made $856.1 million globally to date, making it globally the seventh top grossing film released in 2015. (Domestically, it’s fourth.) So I imagine Disney’s not exactly upset. Of course, besides “Inside Out,” Disney also can be proud of the success of their other 2015 hits, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Variety has a full list of this year’s winners.