Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Maz Kanta

Audiomotion & Vicon Help Lupita Nyong’o Keep the Rebel Alliance Alive in ‘Last Jedi’

In a pivotal moment in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the CGI character Maz Kanata, played by Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, shows up just in time to give the Rebels a vital ... Continue Reading →
Negative Space

ShortsTV to Release Oscar-Nominated Shorts on Feb. 9

ShortsTV ( has teamed up with Magnolia Pictures to once again offer cinephiles around the world the chance to catch all the short film Academy Awards contenders on the ... Continue Reading →

90th Academy Awards: Nominee Reactions

Updates in progress. One of the biggest nail-biters of awards season is over, and we finally know which attention-grabbing animated films, VFX showpieces and musical moments have made ... Continue Reading →

Nominations Announced for 90th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 90th Annual Academy Awards this morning. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on March ... Continue Reading →

Oscars: The VFX Bake-Off Offerings

Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selected 10 titles to move forward in the visual effects category for the 90th Academy Awards. These films will participated ... Continue Reading →

Bucheon Animation Fest Now an Oscar Qualifier

Organizers of the Bucheon International Animation Festival in South Korea have announced that the event has partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the US, ... Continue Reading →
Despicable Me 3

Animated Features Factor Amid Song and Score Oscar Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 70 songs are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards, and 141 Original ... Continue Reading →

2018 Animated Short Oscar Submissions Revealed

The 90th Academy Awards short animation race will have 63 films in the first heat, according to a list of titles submitted for consideration obtained by Cartoon Brew. This is down just ... Continue Reading →
KLIK Awards

‘Negative Space’ Wins Best Short at KLIK Animation Fest

The colorful, energetic KLIK festival of animated film has wrapped up its 10th edition in Amsterdam, capping six days of screenings, special guests (including Star vs. The Forces of ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: Behind the Viral Hit ‘In a Heartbeat,’ Junko Mizuno Exhibit, ‘Black’ Feature Coming & More

’In a Heartbeat’: The Story Behind the Animated Gay Love Short That’s Gone Viral Ringling grads Esteban Bravo and Beth David’s thesis film has garnered an amazing 16 million-plus ... Continue Reading →