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Plans are underway to launch the first edition of the Tromsø Children’s Film Festival from May 29 to June 2nd in the northern Norwegian town. The event follows the International Children’s Film Festival in Kristiansand which will be held April 23-27. The program of the Tromsø Children’s Film Festival will include the [...]
The Academy Awards are over for another year, and as often happens, some of the occurrences taking place behind the scenes were potentially more entertaining than the show itself (granted, this year that wasn’t hard). The best backstage nugget that emerged the morning after the Oscars was the removal of [...]
If you’ve been dying to own a piece of original, hand-crafted material from LAIKA’s Oscar-nominated feature ParaNorman, your wish will be granted on Friday (Feb. 22). Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California will host an online auction of two props from the popular stop-motion pic, directed by Chris [...]
Special effects pioneer Petro Vlahos passed away at 96 on February 10. Vlahos, who improved the composite-image process known as the blue-screen effect for the 1959 epic Ben Hur also set new standards in special effects in the memorable Dick Van Dyke dancing with the penguins in Disney’s 1964 feature [...]
A couple of days ago, we had the chance to catch up with Timothy Reckart, the young animator who wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated stop-motion short Head Over Heels. The project, which centers on the troubled marriage between a woman who lives on the ceiling and her husband who lives [...]
Just in time for the Academy Awards ramp-up, the acclaimed team of Oregon’s LAIKA Studios is offering an interactive, all-digital look behind the scenes of their Oscar nominated 3-D stop-motion film ParaNorman (Focus Features), directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler. The film, which follows a young boy named Norman [...]
France’s Academy of Technical Arts and Sciences nominated five well-received animated titles for this year’s Cesars, the country’s equivalent of the Oscars. Unlike the Academy Awards, the animation category covers both animated features and shorts: The five nominees for this year’s animated Cesars are: Edmond Was a Donkey. Directed by [...]
Award-winning indie production house Passion Pictures has just signed animated feature film director Sam Fell for worldwide commercial representation. Fell has recently received both an Academy Award and BAFTA nomination for LAIKA/Focus Features’ stop-motion film ParaNorman, which he co-directed with Chris Butler. Fell’s previous animated feature directing credits include Flushed [...]
Back by popular demand, U.S. distributor of international animated films GKIDS is returning to New York’s IFC Center for another five week run of its retrospective on Japan’s Studio Ghibli features. Fifteen films from 1984 to 2009 will make their encore appearance from November 16 to December 20. The premiere [...]
Digital Domain Media Group won court approval to sell its business to China’s Galloping Horse and India’s Reliance. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Linehan Shannon said he would sign an order approving the sale after lawyers work out the final wording. Units of Beijing Galloping Horse Film Co. and Reliance MediaWorks [...]