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Since the Oscar nominations were announced early this morning (see http://bit.ly/10iwMPV), we have been collecting some euphoric reactions from the lucky nominees in via email and phone interviews. Here is a recap: Chris Butler, co-director and writer, ParaNorman: “I was in bed in my hotel room in Los [...]
Family Guy creator and next month’s Academy Award host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone announced the nominees for this year’s Oscars at 5 a.m. this morning. (January 10) in Beverly Hills. The nominees for Best Animated Feature are: Brave (directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman) Disney/Pixar Frankenweenie [...]
Visual effects supervisor and director of photography Bill Taylor will be awarded the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Board of Governors has announced. The medallion will be presented at the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 9 [...]
On Saturday, January 12, young stars of hit Disney TV series will join local Boys & Girls Club kids—and everyone’s favorite web-slinger, Spider-Man—at the Burbank Public Library to kick off “Reading With: Marvel Comics Close-Up,” a new initiative to champion children’s literacy. In attendance will be Disney XD/Disney Channel stars [...]
Iconic indie toon fest Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation will be holding a 30th Anniversary Celebration this year which will feature the most popular and award-winning short animations from the festival’s influential history—including early works by Disney-Pixar director Ralph Eggleston and over 10 Academy Award-winning or nominated shorts. The [...]
Three animated features received BAFTA nominations today. The three titles up for the Best Animated Feature of 2012 are: • Disney/Pixar’s Brave (directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman) • Disney’s Frankenweenie (Tim Burton) • LAIKA’s ParaNorman (Sam Fell, Chris Butler) Among the films that didn’t get any BAFTA love were [...]
Leading European children’s entertainment production/distribution house Alphanim hopes to tempt U.S. and Latin American buyers at the 2013 NATPE market (taking place Jan. 28-30 in Miami, FL) with a full animation slate highlighted by four key titles: Calimero, Dude That’s My Ghost, Lanfeust and Pok & Mok. Managing director Pierre [...]
Disney has released a brief trailer for Pixar’s new short The Blue Umbrella, which will play in theaters with Monsters University beginning June 21, 2013. Directed by Saschka Unseld (layout artist on Toy Story 3, Cars 2 and Brave) and produced by Marc Greenberg. The official synopsis is as follows: [...]
Children’s programming portal Toon Goggles and Emmy-winning software producer Toon Boom Animation have launched Boom Goggles, a new creative app that allows children to create and share animated clips. In addition to the free version of the app, the Google Play Store offers a premium version—for $2.99—which has more templates [...]
The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the nominees for its 11th Annual VES Awards, which recognize outstanding visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Nominees were selected Saturday, January 5 by VES members at SPY/ a FotoKem Company in the Bay Area [...]