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It’s a big Pixar week on the home entertainment front as the studio’s acclaimed summer hit Brave and its Short Films Collection Vol. 2 become available on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday (Nov. 11). Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, this lavishly animated feature centers on the red-haired Scottish [...]
Pixar breaks the toon and tech molds once again with its 3-D Scottish princess adventure tale. Move over, Cinderella: There’s a new princess in town, and she’s got more than a time-sensitive pumpkin to worry about. Meet Merida, the red-headed, bow-and-arrow-toting teen heroine of Disney-Pixar’s latest animated adventure, Brave, which [...]
The traveling Zoosters of DreamWorks’ Madagascar 3 showed some excellent staying power this weekend, landing at the No. 1 spot for the second week in a row. The third outing for the franchise brought in $10 million on Friday and was expected to end the weekend with a $36 million [...]
It’s been a year since an earthquake and resulting tsunami caused tremendous damage to Japan, and the animation community and Pixar are here to remind fans that there’s still plenty of work to be done on the recovery by offering an anniversary benefit auction. The auction, hosted on eBay under [...]
The big screen release of The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012 which launched on 120 screens across North America last Friday has beaten expectations and last year’s box office record, the Academy has revealed. Totals for 2/10 to 2/12 came to $412,304 with a per-screen average of $3,436 compared to [...]
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 Gore Verbinski-directed pic, which centers on the adventures of a chameleon in the Wild West, also won the award for best writing [...]
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 [...]
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 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 & Rita Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal (GKids) Kung Fu Panda 2 Jennifer Yuh Nelson (DreamWorks) Puss In Boots Chris [...]
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. [...]