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‘Despicable’ Wallops ‘Lone Ranger’ at Box Office

Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s 3-D CG sequel Despicable Me 2 won’t need a freeze ray to stun box office watchers after Tuesday night. The animated effort thoroughly ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Loves ‘Rango,’ ‘Hugo’ and ‘Lessmore’

After several months of collecting critics’ and guild trophies, Paramount’s underdog feature Rango took home the Best Animated Feature Oscar during a star-studded ceremony held ... Continue Reading →
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And the BAFTAS Go to ‘Rango,’ ‘Morning Stroll’

The weekly shower of big awards to Gore Verbinski’s feature Rango continued on Sunday (Feb. 12) when the quirky CG-animated movie received the Best Animated Feature BAFTA Award during ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rango,’ ‘Hugo’ Win Big at VES Awards

Gore Verbinski’s underdog hero Rango continued its winning streak last night at the 10th Annual VES Awards. Only a few nights after taking home four Annie Awards, the Paramount/ILM ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rango’ Rides Home with Top Annie Prize

In what may be a bellwether for Oscar night, Paramount/Nickelodeon’s quirky CG-animated feature Rango won the prize for Best Picture at the Annie Awards this Saturday (Feb.4). The ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Oscar Nominees React to Happy News

We were lucky enough to catch up with some of the talented artists who were nominated for Oscars this morning. Here is what they had to say about waking up and getting the big courtship ... Continue Reading →
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2011 Animated Oscar Noms Offer Surprises

The nominees for the 84th annual Oscars were announced Tuesday morning, with the best animated feature race falling to A Cat in Paris Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (GKids) Chico ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Toon Noms: ‘Tintin,’ ‘Arthur Christmas,’ ‘Rango’

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated three features for its Best Animated Film Category. Announced Tuesday by  actors Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger ... Continue Reading →
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Producers Guild Reveals Five Animated Movie Nominees

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the five titles nominated in the Best Animated Feature Award category. In what many awards watchers say may be a foreshadowing for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rango’ Nabs Three More Best Animated Pic Honors

Although Gore Verbinski’s CG-animated movie Rango was one of the early releases of 2011, it’s beginning to pick up a lot of steam in the year-end award season derby. This past weekend, ... Continue Reading →