2013 Best Animated Feature Film Contenders
From 'Brave' to 'Zarafa'
"A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman"
Director: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett
Distributor: Brainstorm Media/EPIX
The Lowdown: I'm tempted to say you should watch out for this ode to a member of the side-splitting sextet Monty Python, Graham Chapman, though it's entirely possible it proves just too strange for some voters. Nevertheless, "A Liar's Autobiography," based on Chapman's 1980 fictionalized account of his life (and featuring the late comedian's own voice from recordings of the book made just before he died of cancer), is very unique in the race and could appeal the animators. A boatload of animation companies were tapped for the film's various chapters, each of them wrought in a different style (and sometimes folding in live action for an extra special note or two). The surviving Pythons participated in the production and it really is a rather epic endeavor, often times hilarious (naturally) and creative throughout. It's a sleeper.