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The Animated Short List

In early November, the Academy unveiled the ten short films that qualified to run in the Best Animated Short race. Surprisingly, Pixar’s Blue Umbrella didn’t make the cut–but ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Croods’ Is First DVD Mailed to Voters

The team at Fox/DreamWorks are hoping that being the first studio to send out their DVD screeners to Academy members will get them a head start in the wide-open Oscar race this year. ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Introduce New Animation Oscar Rules

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is shaking up the process for determining this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar. The Hollywood Reporter says the nominees will ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS to Release ‘Approved for Adoption’ in Nov.

Indie animation distributor and producer GKIDS will release the acclaimed animated documentary Approved for Adoption on Nov. 8 in New York (at the Angelika Film Center) and on Nov. ... Continue Reading →
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It’s WAY Too Early to Predict the Oscar Animation Race!

Yes, it’s absurd to start talking about the Oscar race even before Labor Day weekend has arrived, but The Hollywood Reporter has jumped the gun already! The trade magazine’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Artist’ Producer Joins ‘Mummyland’ Toon Feature

Thomas Langmann, producer of Best Picture Oscar winner The Artist, is set to help develop the action animated feature Mummyland, Variety reports. The English-language film is a 3D family ... Continue Reading →
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Ringling Duo Nab Toon Gold Medal at Student Oscars

Ringling College of Art and Design students Lindsey St. Pierre and Ashley Graham won the gold medal in the animation category at the 40th Student Academy Awards for their film Dia De ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Makes Animation Category Rule Change

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made a new rule regarding the Animated Feature Oscar category. This new rule designates a maximum of two ... Continue Reading →
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‘Finding Nemo’ Sequel Gets Name and Release Date

Disney and Pixar announced today that the much anticipated sequel to the 2003 Oscar-winning feature Finding Nemo will be released on Nov. 25, 2015. The new pic, which will be directed ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Sets Oscar Dates for 2014-15

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC Television Network have announced the dates for the 86th and 87th Oscar presentations—giving you plenty of time to reserve ... Continue Reading →