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‘Blue Umbrella’ Helmer Unseld Joins Passion

Saschka Unseld, director of the Pixar short film The Blue Umbrella, has joined Passion New York as creative director. In addition to The Blue Umbrella, which screened in front of Monsters ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy ‘Jumps’ ‘Dragon 2′ at Box Office

It was a big weekend at the box office, with two dueling sequels entering the fray with big hopes. In the end, the chips fell with a $60 million opening for the R-rated comedy 22 Jump ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Animation Jobs Hit All Time High

According to data collected by The Animation Guild, animation work in Southern California hit an all-time high last year and shows no signs of slowing down. IATSE Local 839′s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Top BAFTA Awards

Frozen walked away with another cool honor this weekend, nabbing the BAFTA for Best Animated Film at a ceremony in London. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck took home the honor ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Wins ACE Eddie for Animated Feature Editing

Disney’s Frozen added an ACE Eddie Award to its increasingly hefty collection of awards hardware this weekend. Frozen won for Best Edited Animated Feature Film, with editor Jeff ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Sweeps Top Feature Honors at 41st Annies

The 41st Annual Annie Awards ceremony was held this Saturday evening, February 1st, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Below you’ll find the list of nominees with the winners highlighted ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Gears Up for 41st Annie Awards

Are you ready for the 41st annual Annie Awards? The awards ceremony, set for Feb. 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, is one of the great nights for the entire animation industry, assembling ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar-’Star Wars’ Rumor: Is it a Good Idea?

Star Wars fandom has been in a perpetual state of anticipation ever since Disney acquired the franchise when it bought Lucasfilm and announced plans for a new movie every year. Details ... Continue Reading →
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Art Department Offers Free Pixar Lecture, Reviews

The Art Department, an online art school with brick and mortar locations around the country, is offering the public an opportunity to attend Jan. 25 a free online lecture with artists ... Continue Reading →