Big Hero 6, With Ringling-Heavy Roster, Wins Best Animated Feature

The Oscar for Best Animated Feature this year went to Disney’s Big Hero 6, a film that had more Ringling College of Art and Design alumni on the crew than any other film nominated this year.

Ringling grads on the crew for Hero were: Robert Showalter; Ryan DeYoung; Matthew Sullivan; Michael Stieber; Brian Scott; Kim Hazel; Katie Reihman; Christopher Hendryx; Jorge Garcia; Kendra; Vander Vliet; Sarah Kambara; Zac Cavaliero; James Finch; Ramya Chidanand; Lindsey St. Pierre; Fernanda Arbaca; Chris Nabholz; Joon Shik Song; Brandon Holmes; Jason Figliozzi. The Animated Feature category saw three films in contention that boasted heavy Ringling-trained rosters.

In other news important to Sarasota Cinephiles, Ida won Best Foreign Language Film, months after being honored as Best Narrative Feature  by a jury at the Sarasota Film Festival.

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