Its no surprise to me, no surprise at all. Sir Peter Jackson’s The Adventures of Tintin has won the best animated film award at the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles. Directed by Spielberg and produced by Sir Peter and his digital effects company Weta Digital in New Zealand. The movie the first of a trilogy introduces new fans to Captain Haddock, Snowy and boy reporter Tin Tin. It is a fantastic few hours of escapism.
At a press conference Spielberg said young film makers had no excuse not to make their own films. Everyone has a video camera in their phones these days. I heard George Miller say that several years ago at a Tropfest festival to a young hopeful asking for guidance.
See the Golden Globes article here