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NYICFF Sets Jury and Previews 2014 Slate

The New York International Children’s Film Festival has announced its 2014 jury will include such luminaries as John Canemaker, Bill Plympton and Henry Selick, while its slate ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Announces 19 Scientific/Technical Achievements

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual ... Continue Reading →
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The New ‘Dragons 2′ Trailer Has Arrived

Web viewers today got a sneak peek at the upcoming DreamWorks animated feature How to Train Your Dragon 2. The pic, which is directed by Dean DeBlois and produced by Bonnie Arnold and ... Continue Reading →
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‘How To Train Your Dragon 2' Trailer Goes Online

How to Train Your Dragon 2 fans got an extra treat on Friday as the trailer for the much-anticipated sequel from DreamWorks Animation became available online. The 3-D pic, which is ... Continue Reading →
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Norway to Host Children’s Film Festival in May

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 ... Continue Reading →
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The Unkindest Oscar Cut of All

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, ... Continue Reading →
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‘ParaNorman’ Auction Goes Live on Friday

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 – ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Pioneer Petro Vlahos Dies at 96

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Tim Reckart and the Making of ‘Head Over Heels’

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, ... Continue Reading →
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Digibook Reveals Behind the Scenes of ‘ParaNorman’

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 ... Continue Reading →