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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 Network last fall, is produced by Lucasfilm and Threshold Animation in space-faring CG and sees the beloved heroes [...]
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 Peter Lord’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits (U.K.) and Ignacio Ferreras Arrugas (Wrinkles) (Spain). Lunak’s moody, black-and-white film was the Czech [...]
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 CG-animated animals and ho-hum sequels and reboots, you could also find several well-directed movies that wisely pursued a purely adult and [...]
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 come Oscar time—but which of the 2011 releases will be leading the pack, and which will be [...]
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 and his dog Snowy. A wise man once said that the greatest friend of truth is time. So, [...]
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 Nebel Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Arthur Christmas Cars 2 A Cat in Paris Chico & Rita Gnomeo & Juliet Happy Feet [...]
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 is based on a graphic novel by Jaromir 99 and Jaroslav Rudis and directed by newcomer Tomas Lunak. The plot revolves on a unsteady [...]