SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Producer Takes Aim At Jimmy Kimmel's "Tired And Lazy" Oscar Joke

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Producer Takes Aim At Jimmy Kimmel's "Tired And Lazy" Oscar Joke SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Producer Takes Aim At Jimmy Kimmel's "Tired And Lazy" Oscar Joke

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse producer Chris Miller has made it clear he didn't appreciate Jimmy Kimmel's animation jab during Sunday night's Oscars, dismissing his comments as "tired and lazy."

By JoshWilding - Mar 13, 2024 09:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Into The Spider-Verse
Source: Toonado.com

Jimmy Kimmel, the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, was tasked with hosting the 96th Academy Awards this weekend, but his opening monologue drew mixed reviews (as did his hosting skills in general).

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse producer Chris Miller has hit back at Kimmel for his gag about this year's "Best Animated Feature" contenders, making it clear he didn't appreciate his apparent dismissal of the genre.

During the show, Kimmel said, "Please raise your hand if you let your kid fill out this part of the ballot." The insinuation was that these movies don't matter because they're made for children, something anyone who has seen the likes of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and The Boy and the Heron would surely dispute. 

The latter won the award, of course, but that had little to do with Miller's frustrations. 

"Animation is not a genre for children it is a medium for people and that medium is film," he stated. "Just a reminder a propos of nothing." Later, the filmmaker - who directed The LEGO Movie alongside Phil Lord - added, "For those confused, the 'nothing' was yet another 'this category is for kids' joke at the Oscars, which at this point is just tired and lazy."

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse may have missed out on an Oscar, but it still took home seven Annie Awards and a Critics' Choice Award. It was also nominated for three Golden Globes, only to once again lose out to The Boy and the Heron.

The movie earned $691 million at the worldwide box office but its sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, remains undated due to delays caused by last year's Hollywood strikes. Check out Miller's X posts below.

In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn's full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence.

But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

The movie stars Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Karan Soni, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham, and Oscar Isaac.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is now available on Digital and Blu-ray. 

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mountainman - 3/13/2024, 9:07 AM
Jimmy Kimmel’s entire career has been “tired and lazy”. The last time that dude was even in the same room as something funny was when he was in the Man Show, and he was by far the less funny host of that show.
Shivermetimbers - 3/13/2024, 9:28 AM
@mountainman - Jimmy Kimmel is such a hypocrite and as you said, not funny at all. So tired of him.
JakeDaSnakkke - 3/13/2024, 9:29 AM
@mountainman - reminding him of The Man Show would cause him to burst into flames
Arthorious - 3/13/2024, 10:09 AM
@mountainman - I thought it was pretty low for him to mention Robert Downey Jr. drug problems. Yes it’s been years since his substance abuse and Downey has joked about it from time to time but we all know it’s still sensitive subject for him. I mean we’ve seen Downey’s anger when some journalist bring it up.
SATW42 - 3/13/2024, 1:02 PM
@JakeDaSnakkke - no it absolutely wouldn't, and he's discussed the show in recent interviews. He also doesn't apologize for it and still speaks fondly of it.

Some of you clowns are so obviously transparrent when it comes to your uninformed criticisms.
Ryguy88 - 3/13/2024, 1:21 PM
@mountainman -
mountainman - 3/13/2024, 1:26 PM
@SATW42 - I’ve known who Jimmy Kimmel was since the mid 90’s when he was the sports guy on the Kevin and Bean radio show on KROQ. Actually did enjoy his late night show when it first started.

But it’s quite informed to say he hasn’t been funny in a very long time.
SATW42 - 3/13/2024, 1:31 PM
@mountainman - yes, his kid had heart surgery and he was empathetic to those who can't afford healthcare and then his hometwon went through a school shooting and he asked the government to do something. That's when people of a certain opinion decided he stopped being funny.

Two topics that equate to "I don't want kids to die that don't have to" made him a divisive figure. What a world.
mountainman - 3/13/2024, 1:44 PM
@SATW42 - You can’t point to a specific example, but some of us miss the days when late night hosts have 100% of the same talking points as MSNBC. Real shocker when more than half of the country hates them now huh? Their ratings can stay in the basement where they belong.

And I won’t get baited into talking about those policies that Kimmel is wrong on both of them.

Best of luck to you.
SATW42 - 3/13/2024, 1:49 PM
@mountainman - not only avoiding the truth of the timeline I laid out to when people said he "stopped being funny" but also coming up with bogus claims like "half the country hates them" while completely ignoring that the television landscape has changed unilaterally across the board across all time slots and ratings are down for literally everything.

But yes, it's because they don't like Trump, and not because at 11:00 at night most people are being asked by their netflix accounts if they are still watching.
mountainman - 3/13/2024, 1:52 PM
@SATW42 - Ofd thing is I’m not a Republican or Trump supporter, and I know a whole lot of independents. Every single one of them hates corporate news, late night hosts, and the constant politicization of everything.

Late night shows didn’t used to be so hyper partisan. And those of us that are on neither side, can’t stand anyone who just vomits their lame political views all the time.
SATW42 - 3/13/2024, 1:53 PM
@mountainman - I don't even particularly enjoy Kimmel btw, but by the metrics networks care about, ratings, he's at the top of the 18-49 demo in that timeslot and Colbert is at the top of overall viewers. I believe that's still the case, it was the last time I looked in the fall.

If that's failing, while being paid millions, please let me start failing.
mountainman - 3/13/2024, 1:57 PM
@SATW42 - A lot of bad people get paid good money. Those folks are certainly winning the money game. No doubt there.

But culturally, there are far greater numbers of people being influenced by podcasters, YouTube personalities, and social media. Some of the bigger people on those platforms have far more influence ok the culture than any TV personality does these days.
SATW42 - 3/13/2024, 2:00 PM
@mountainman - Looking at it, it seems Colbert has taken over, which is funny because you are saying people don't want politics in their late night, but the most successful late night host right now is the most political of the three. And the least political of the three, Fallon, is in third place.

It's almost like they are doing what works for them...
mountainman - 3/13/2024, 2:15 PM
@SATW42 - And there are people on podcasts and YouTube doing 10x any of their numbers.

Legacy media is dying. And the world is better off for it. Yeah some people are still gullible and enjoy propaganda but thankfully that number has shrank vs the past.
SATW42 - 3/13/2024, 2:39 PM
@mountainman - I'm not going to name names, because it'll just lead to people saying "I don't even listen to them" so I'll take that talking point away, but you're kidding yourself if you think those podcasts and youtubers aren't pushing their own agendas, which in and of itself is propaganda, by definition.

Just because you think those people aren't influenced by a higher power, doesn't make it not propaganda, again, by definition.
mountainman - 3/13/2024, 2:48 PM
@SATW42 - Everyone is biased. This conversation started off with me saying Jimmy Kimmel hasn’t been funny since his Man Show Days, you responded by telling me how many people who watch his show, I shared by saying the media landscape has changed and many people have larger audiences than him. That’s it.
JakeDaSnakkke - 3/13/2024, 5:21 PM
@SATW42 - I won't argue with an expert on Jimmy Kimmel's career lol
SATW42 - 3/13/2024, 7:29 PM
@mountainman - I actually responded to someone else saying Jimmy Kimmel would not actually Burst into flames if you brought up his man show days because he talks about it all the time, and fondly at that. Than I pointed out that THAT was an uneducated opinion.

THEN you felt the need to respond to my comment, which wasn’t directed towards you, to let me know you know who he is for a long time and anyone who says he hasn’t been funny in a long time is actually super Informed, which isn’t what I said to begin with. Again, to reiterate, I said the idea that mentioning the man show to Jimmy Kimmel would cause him to burst into flames was an uninformed opinion.

But thanks on the revisionist history on how this went down even though it’s right there for everyone to read
RegularPoochie - 3/14/2024, 2:40 AM
@Arthorious - this! And it goes like you can joke about that if you feel like it, others can't
Doomsday8888 - 3/13/2024, 9:09 AM
I don't know how much we should blame Kimmel (they have these shitty ass jokes written for em, right?) cause i really DID NOT like his jab at RDJ either.

Good thing Downey is based and played it cool but still...wtf man.
IronMan616 - 3/13/2024, 9:36 AM
@Doomsday8888 - I did not like that either.
supermanrex - 3/13/2024, 9:41 AM
@Doomsday8888 - i think RDJ was in on it. there seemed to be a timing thing going on there.
Doomsday8888 - 3/13/2024, 9:43 AM
The Will Smith slap makes me doubt it.
AC1 - 3/13/2024, 11:22 AM
@Doomsday8888 - Downey seemed pretty annoyed about that joke as it went on, wonder if Jimmy could actually see his reaction from the stage and just decided to carry on or if he didn't realise he was pissing him off.

Overall though I thought it was a good show, most of the humour landed and Jimmy did a pretty good job.
DudeGuy - 3/13/2024, 9:12 AM
I’m sure he’ll cry about it seeing as how he can’t handle criticism. Prime example of someone who can give it but can’t take it.
IAmAHoot - 3/13/2024, 9:15 AM
The irony that this message board is about to seem like it's full of children...
Fares - 3/13/2024, 9:19 AM
Is it a tired joke? Sure. Should we take it seriously? I don't think so.
DocSpock - 3/13/2024, 9:20 AM

Kimmel is what happens to hipsters who age out. Most of his fans have aged out of his usually unfunny humor too.

He's yesterday's news.

On the other hand, I don't care much for animated stuff either other than watching classic Disney movies with the youngling weasels of my family.
bobevanz - 3/13/2024, 9:20 AM
Some Boomer wrote that line, they all think animated means My Little Pony. And yes bronies are weird! If you're a grownup and you like simping over little girls toys, you might be a weirdo lol
mountainman - 3/13/2024, 1:29 PM
@bobevanz - The dudes who like My Little Pony remind me of all the memes and such of people trying to claim Creed is good now. It’s like this ironic trolling thing where some people actually stick with the troll enough to pretend they are serious about it.
tmp3 - 3/13/2024, 9:22 AM
I agree with Miller, but Hollywood clearly agrees with Kimmel. You look at something like Mario or the new Megamind and it’s pretty clear that 90% of modern American animation is being made exclusively for kids. Which is sad because when you look at stuff like The Boy & The Heron, Spider-Verse and even a bulk of Pixar’s work, then it’s very clear just how powerful a format it can be for story-telling
Shivermetimbers - 3/13/2024, 9:30 AM
@tmp3 - You make a good point, but it would be disingenuous to claim that into the spider verse was not meant for kids as well. Sure, adults can enjoy it too, but it is meant for kids.
Kadara - 3/13/2024, 9:43 AM
@tmp3 - This is the most rational comment on here.
tmp3 - 3/13/2024, 9:46 AM
@Shivermetimbers - I think Spider-Verse is a lot like The Incredibles, where it feels universal in its appeal - but one which works for adults as well as it works for kids. It doesn’t feel any less adult than the live-action films; it feels like war & peace compared to TASM 2 haha
Arthorious - 3/13/2024, 10:13 AM
@tmp3 - I’ve been hearing some good stuff about the Boy and the Heron. I need to check it out. What’d you think about it?
SATW42 - 3/13/2024, 12:54 PM
@tmp3 - don't blame Hollywood for Mario and who it was made for. Nintendo was a huge part of the process and wanted it to be a kids movie, for reasons I shouldn't have to spell out here.

You have a point with how American animation is made and who it is geared towards, but Mario, I think, is in a separate category, because of how involved Nintendo was, and Nintendo is not "hollywood"

BTW, I loved the Mario movie and it's one I don't mind my kids wanting to have on.
GhostDog - 3/13/2024, 9:25 AM
Kimmel has never been funny so there's that too
LeDiableBlanc - 3/13/2024, 9:26 AM
Good grief, a comedian made a joke. The softness of some people.
RegularPoochie - 3/14/2024, 2:49 AM
@LeDiableBlanc - well he is not a comedian, his idiotism is tho.
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