In our recent poll that asked which of Pixar’s two 2017 releases will fare at the 2018 Oscars, a whopping 75% of readers said that “Coco” will earn nominations but that “Cars 3” will be snubbed. Another 19% of poll respondents think that both films will contend at the Oscars, while only a combined 6% believe that “Coco” will be ignored.
No doubt our readers are keenly aware about how the “Cars” franchise has fared at past Oscar ceremonies. While “Cars” was nominated for Best Animated Feature in 2006, it lost to “Happy Feet. And the 2011 sequel failed to secure any Oscar nominations, becoming the first Pixar flick to be completely shut out. However, both films got the last laugh at the box office, with “Cars” taking in $244 million at the domestic box office and “Cars 2” revving up an additional $191 million.
The third installment of the popular “Cars” franchise opened last week and has already amassed $100 million domestically, while “Coco” is set to debut Thanksgiving weekend (watch the “Coco” trailer here). Pixar has now released 18 total features over the past two decades, with eight winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. To see which Pixar movies were embraced by the Oscars and which were cruelly snubbed, click through our photo gallery down below.
Still unseen by film critics, the upcoming “Coco” tells the story of Miguel, a young boy who’s forbidden to play music by his family so he turns to the late Mexican guitarist Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) for inspiration. Simply touching Ernesto’s guitar takes him to the Land of the Dead where he meets Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal), a charmer who just happens to be a skeleton. See the rest of the “Coco” cast here.