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The Final Furlong

With nominations announced Jan. 24, the race to the winner’s podium at the 89th annual Academy Awards is ready, set and on the go. The nominees are in and, unlike previous years, ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Hibon Joins Luma as Head Creative Director

Award-winning artist and animation director Ben Hibon has been hired on as Head Creative Director of visual effects house Luma Pictures as the studio prepares to dive into original ... Continue Reading →
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For Your Consideration: Animag’s Oscar Voting Guide

The 89th Annual Academy Awards are so close, we can taste it. With the big ceremony set for Sunday, February 26, final voting is now open for Academy members to determine the fate of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kubo,’ ‘Jungle Book’ Take Animation & VFX BAFTAs

The UK’s most prestigious film honors took place Sunday as the 2017 BAFTA Awards were held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, hosted once again by comedian and actor Stephen ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Kubo’ Top VES Honors

It was a good night for The Jungle Book and Game of Thrones, with each winning five categories at the 15th annual VES Awards held Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Jungle Book ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Annie Awards: ‘Zootopia’ Sweeps Top Honors

The 44th Annie Awards were held Saturday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall, toasting the best in animation with a gala ceremony complete with Red Carpet arrivals and presenters with ... Continue Reading →
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Production Gets Roaring on Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Marvel Studios has announced the start of production on the highly anticipated comic-book flick Black Panther — the character’s first solo big-screen outing since he first appeared ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nomination Reactions: The Class of 2017 Checks In

The nominees are in! Read what the finalist filmmakers have to say about being recognized by the Academy, below. The 89th Oscars will take place February 26. Best Animated Feature Kubo ... Continue Reading →
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Nominees Announced for 89th Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed Tuesday morning which of the year’s onscreen accomplishments will go for the gold as nominees in the 89th Annual Academy ... Continue Reading →
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Kerry Shea Named Head of Deluxe’s Vancouver Studio

Deluxe Entertainment Services has tapped veteran production executive Kerry Shea to head its 500-person Vancouver studio, overseeing day-to-day operations for the company’s global ... Continue Reading →