10 Animated Shorts Advance in Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named the 10 animated short films advancing to the next consideration stage  for the 88th Academy Awards, taking place February ... Continue Reading →

Michael Giacchino Composing for Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino is embarking on his first-ever collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios to produce the score for the upcoming CG feature Zootopia, out ... Continue Reading →

16 Features Enter Oscar Animation Race

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have revealed that 16 animated features have completed the submission requirements for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Oscar Contenders Panel

2015 proved to be a banner year in the world of animated features, and the Oscar Contenders gathered at the World Animation and VFX Summit to discuss the artistry of creating beloved ... Continue Reading →

Oscars Submission Deadlines Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for the 88th Academy Awards, which will be held February 28, 2016 in Hollywood. ... Continue Reading →

Oscars Adjusts Animated Short, VFX Rules

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors have approved the rules and campaign regulations for the 88th Academy Awards this week. Amendments include qualification ... Continue Reading →

‘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 →

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 →

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 →

‘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 →