A lackluster slate could bring Walt Disney Animation that elusive first Oscar win
"The Legend of Sarila"
Director: Nancy Florence Savard
Voice cast: Christopher Plummer, Genevieve Bujold, Rachelle Lefevre
Pros: This Quebecois 3D entry boasts some visual artistry – its digital designs are strikingly stylized, but executed with technical aplomb. Meanwhile, its 1910-set story of three young Inuits on a quest to save their tribe from starvation is tradition-bound, but with flourishes of local color to distinguish it from the pack.
Cons: Consensus is that the film is more earnestly worthy than it is exciting. With small company Phase 4 Films distributing in the States, there’s been little talk about it to date – nor has it travelled much on the festival circuit.