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‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Feast,’ ‘Interstellar’ Win at the Oscars

Big Hero 6 wins best animated feature, Disney’s Feast swins the best animated short, while Interstellar wins the Best VFX Oscar! The LEGO Movie missed out on the Best Original ... Continue Reading →
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Critics Choose ‘LEGO,’ ‘Apes’

The LEGO Movie took home some gold at the Critics Choice Awards hours after it was passed over for an Oscar nomination for best animated feature . Co-director Chris Miller, in accepting ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Oscars Nominees React

With the Oscar nominations for 2015 now in the books, it’s time for the reactions. Up first is Disney’s Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, on behalf of Chris Williams and Roy Conli: “As ... Continue Reading →
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‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘Kaguya’ Crash Oscars Noms

The academy showed its independent streak this morning by nominating a pair of indies for best animated feature. The nominees for Best Animated Feature are: Big Hero 6 The Boxtrolls How ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Sets Oscars Submissions Deadlines

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced category submission deadlines for 87th Academy Awards consideration. The dates are as follows: • Scientific and ... Continue Reading →
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Menzel, Fallon Toy with ‘Let It Go’

If you are like us here at Animation Magazine, the end of Oscars season is bittersweet. It’s a lot of fun but also a lot of work — and sometimes it’s hard to just “Let ... Continue Reading →
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Settling the Score: The 2014 Musical Oscar Race

The big Toon Town players are not just concerned with the coveted Best Animated Feature trophy—the genre also tends to be well represented in the Score and Song categories come awards ... Continue Reading →
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Hot Discs: ‘Despicable Me 2,’ ‘Futurama,’ ‘Mary Poppins’

Since there are only a couple of weeks left until the holidays, the studios are releasing some of their big titles on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Among the many hot new animated titles ... Continue Reading →
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10 Flicks Make VFX Oscar Shortlist

Most of the attention in this year’s race for the Outstanding Visual Effects Oscar is centered on the groundbreaking work of Gravity. And while the Alfonso Cuaron-directed pic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio 2096′ Arrives in L.A. for Oscar-Qualifying Run

The acclaimed Brazilian animated movie Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, which won the top prize at Annecy in June, will begins its Oscar-qualifying run in L.A. this Friday (Nov. ... Continue Reading →