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‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Life of Pi’ Win Oscars

After months of award season campaigns, Disney claimed the top two animation prizes on Sunday night with a win for Pixar’s Brave in the Best Animated Feature category and Paperman ... Continue Reading →
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Will Oscar Love Maggie?

Some who read this will be doing so after the 2013 Academy Awards have already been handed out, making Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ben Affleck ... Continue Reading →
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‘Irish Folk Furniture’ Wins Top Sundance Animation Prize

Tony Donoghue’s short Irish Folk Furniture has picked up the Best Animated Short prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Funded by the Irish Film Board, the short brings to life the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oh Willy…’ and ‘Edmond’ Nab More Prizes

There seems to be no shortage of festival prizes for animated shorts this month. Just a few days ago, at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Oh Willy… (Belgium), directed ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot Goes Noir with ‘Diggs Nightcrawler’

Louisiana-based studio Moonbot Studios (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Numberlys) is working on a new augmented reality experience for Sony’s PlayStation 3 ... Continue Reading →
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British Animation Icon John Coates Dies at 85

We are saddened by the news that beloved British animator John Coates, the man behind such revered projects such as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and the Oscar-nominated special The ... Continue Reading →
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Best of the Brief-Attention-Span Theater

An overview of the key award-winning shorts screening at the 2012 edition of SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival. During the 39th SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles this summer, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Morning Stroll,’ ‘Robots of Brixton’ Win Sundance Prizes

Two animated shorts are among the latest prize winners at this year’s Sundance Festival. Grant Orchard’s acclaimed animated short A Morning Stroll, which was nominated for Best ... Continue Reading →
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NFB’s Hothouse Program Adds Digital Focus

For its eighth year, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program is issuing a call for submissions for emerging animators across Canada, one that will feature an emphasis ... Continue Reading →
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‘Last Norwegian Troll’ Grabs Fantastic Fest Prize

Pjotr Sapegin’s charming stop-motion animated short The Last Norwegian Troll is having a great week. After picking up a special mention honor for Best Narrative Short at the Ottawa ... Continue Reading →