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“Suffice it to say, The Wind Rises deals with far more serious and delicate issues than, say, Free Birds. Unlike Miyazaki’s previous works, it also isn’t for young children; the MPAA has given the film a PG-13 rating. And despite all the controversy involving war history and contemporary Japanese politics, that might be the most important hurdle The Wind Rises has to overcome at the Oscars this year: the fact that it’s an animated film for mature audiences in a category that skews pre-adolescent.”

With Disney’s Frozen already being called a lock for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, Jen Chaney looks at why the category favors family fare above all else, and how The Wind Rises could potentially change that. [Read more…]

“Suffice it to say, The Wind Rises deals with far more serious and delicate issues than, say, Free Birds. Unlike Miyazaki’s previous works, it also isn’t for young children; the MPAA has given the film a PG-13 rating. And despite all the controversy involving war history and contemporary Japanese politics, that might be the most important hurdle The Wind Rises has to overcome at the Oscars this year: the fact that it’s an animated film for mature audiences in a category that skews pre-adolescent.”

With Disney’s Frozen already being called a lock for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, Jen Chaney looks at why the category favors family fare above all else, and how The Wind Rises could potentially change that. [Read more…]

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