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Looking Back at the Los Angeles Animation Festival

By John Andrews The Los Angeles Animation Festival had a successful run Dec. 3-7 at Cinefamily’s The Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax in Los Angeles. In a post-festival statement, ... Continue Reading →
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15 Advance in VFX Oscars Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed to 15 the list of contenders for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. The qualifying films are: Alice in Wonderland The Chronicles ... Continue Reading →
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Hinge Digital’s ‘Bringing Your World to Life’ Entries Due Dec. 31

The deadline is nearing for concept artists, designers and writers to submit story ideas and character designs to enter Hinge Digital’s Bringing Your World to Life Contest. Sponsored ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons,’ ‘Futurama,’ ‘Barnyard’ Earn WGA Nominations

Two episodes of The Simpsons, two episodes of Futurama and one episode of Back at the Barnyard have been nominated for 2011 Writes Guild Awards in the lead TV animation category. Presented ... Continue Reading →
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Call for Entries: Tehran, Anifest

Deadlines are rapidly approaching for a pair of far-flung and fascinating film festivals looking for animated submissions. Up first is the 7th edition of the Tehran International Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Selects 13 Animated Shorts

The Sundance Film Festival will screen 13 animated short films from both the United States and abroad. The festival selected 81 shorts in all to screen at the 2011 edition of the festival, ... Continue Reading →
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Nominations for the 38th Annie Awards Announced

The nominations are out for the 38th annual Annie Awards, with Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, Tangled, The Illusionist and Toy Story 3 all up for the top prize for feature ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3′, ‘Illusionist’ Nab National Board Honors

The National Board of Review has named Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 as one of the top ten best movies of the year. The New York—based critics’ organization picked The Social Network ... Continue Reading →
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French Animation Celebration at L.A.’s Hammer

The Los Angeles Film & TV Office and the French Embassy are presenting a run of superb French animated features at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater this month.  “Les ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Unveils Disney Fan Club Plans for 2011

D23, the official Disney Fan Club has announced its slate of special events for 2011. Among the many new offerings are exclusive D23 Studio Tours, four free 50 and Fabulous film screenings ... Continue Reading →