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PGA Double Nominates ‘Toy Story 3′; ‘Despicable Me,’ ‘Dragon’ Also in Hunt

The Producer’s Guild of America has announced three nominees for its best animated feature honor, in what may be a preview of the eventual Oscars showdown. It also chose Toy Story ... Continue Reading →
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Online Film Critics Give Another Nod to ‘Toy Story 3′

The Online Film Critics Society clicked with Toy Story 3, naming the film the best animated feature of 2010 though passing up on making it their best film of the year. In the animated ... Continue Reading →
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VES Finds New Feb. 1 Spot on Awards Calendar

There’s been a minor adjustment in the holiday awards schedule, with the 9th annual VES Awards moving dates and locations to now appear Feb. 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ... Continue Reading →
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3D Challenge Offers Animators Credits Spot on ‘Holy Night!’

Want to see your animations appear over the end credits of an animated feature film? Then you’ll definitely want to enter Dygra Films’ 3D Challenge contest because the winners’ ... Continue Reading →
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Songs From Eight Animated Films Make Oscar Short List

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has declared 41 songs are  in contention for the Original Song Oscar, including several from animated and VFX-driven pics. Included ... Continue Reading →
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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 →