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‘Empire Strikes Out’ on DVD

It’s time to dust off the ol’ lightsaber as LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out [Fox, $14.98] tops our DVD watch list this week. The half-hour special, which aired on Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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Czech Pic ‘Alois Nebel’ Wins European Film Award

Tomas Lunak’s Alois Nebel won the Best Animated Feature prize at the European Film Awards last Saturday (December 1). The underdog title won over the other two, better-known nominees ... Continue Reading →
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Haunted by the Past

Alois Nebel, an impressive black-and-white work from the Czech Republic, stands out from the rest of the happy, shiny Oscar contenders this year. Although 2011 was packed with out-of-control ... Continue Reading →
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The 2012 Features Race

With the potential to nab five nomination spots instead of just three this year, the toon industry is sure to see a wider variety of films vying for the Best Animated Feature award ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Magazine’s Oscar Watch [Part 1 of 4]

Early award season watchers seem to be unable (or unwilling) to pick frontrunners in the animation race this year. But most of them have high hopes for a certain Belgian boy reporter ... Continue Reading →
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18 Films Submitted in Animated Feature Oscar Race

Eighteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 84th Academy Awards. The 18 submitted features are: The Adventures of Tintin Alois ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Czech Pic ‘Alois Nebel’ Enters Oscar Race

The animated film Alois Nebel is the Czech Republic’s official entry in the Best Foreign  Language Oscar race, it was announced today. The rotoscope-animated, black-and-white film ... Continue Reading →