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Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing’s powerful short Junkyard took home the Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation at the Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival on Sunday (Sept. 23). The painterly project tells the story of a man who recalls a friendship from his youth in the moments after who is robbed [...]
Phil Mulloy’s The Banker, Jean-Francois Laguionie’s Le Tableau (The Painting) and Don Hertzfeldt’s latest short It’s Such a Beautiful Day are part of the terrific lineup for this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), it was announced today. Ignacio Ferreras’ Arrugas (Wrinkles), Paul Bush’s Babeldom, Chris Sullivan’s Consuming Spirits and [...]
Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball won the top award for Best Children’s Series and Children’s Choice British Animation Award at the toon kudosfest in London on Thursday. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: The Tale of the Three Brothers animated sequence swept up the BAA for [...]
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 a star-studded event at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. The film’s competition in this category were Steven Spielberg’s [...]
Grant Orchard’s clever first short, A Morning Stroll, combines various animation styles to tell a delightful story with a twist. About two years ago, Grant Orchard, the talented British animator behind this year’s Oscar short-listed short A Morning Stroll, decided he needed a break from a labor-intensive, abstract, water-color-based project. So [...]
ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures have announced plans to release this year’s Oscar-nominated short films in 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 10, 2012. Three theatrical programs will give audiences around the country an opportunity to watch the nominated shorts in the animation, live-action and documentary categories prior to [...]
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 Animated Short on Tuesday, is one of the winners of this year’s Sundance Film Festival’s juried shorts competition. Special Jury Award for Animation [...]
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 call from Mr. Oscar himself! Jennifer Yuh Nelson, director of Kung Fu Panda 2: “I [...]
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 with BAFTA chairman Tim Corrie, the nominated films are: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, directed by Steven Spielberg Arthur Christmas, [...]
Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences narrowed down the animated short list from the original qualifying 45 to 10 titles that advanced in the Oscar voting process. In January, the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will select three to five nominees from this shortlist. [...]