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Animated Feature Oscar Entries Due Nov. 1

It’s officially awards season: The entry forms and supporting materials for a film to be considered in the animated feature film category for the 84th annual Academy Awards is ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Czech Pic ‘Alois Nebel’ Enters Oscar Race

The animated film Alois Nebel is the Czech Republic’s official entry in the Best Foreign  Language Oscar race, it was announced today. The rotoscope-animated, black-and-white film ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Screen Méliès’s ‘Trip to the Moon’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the original hand-colored version of Georges Méliès’s landmark 1902 film A Trip to the Moon on Tuesday, September ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Star Wars’ Animated Special to Air July 22 on CN

LEGO and Star Wars have long clicked well in the toy stores and — more recently — the world of video games, so it should be no surprise that they’re teaming up for an animated ... Continue Reading →
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McManus to Run Canada’s NFB Animation Studio

The National Film Board of Canada has named Roddy McManus as the new executive producer of its Oscar-winning English-language animation studio. McManus succeeds veteran animation producer ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars 2′ Co-Director Brad Lewis Heads to Digital Domain

Having navigated Pixar’s Cars 2 to the finish line as co-director to John Lasseter, Brad Lewis has signed on to directed original animated feature films for Digital Domain Media ... Continue Reading →
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13 Animators, 12 VFX Artists Invited to Join AMPAS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 13 animators, 12 visual effects artists and a total of 178 filmmakers and film industry executives to join its ranks. Animators ... Continue Reading →
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Rule Revisions Affect Animation, VFX Oscar Noms

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revised its rules for animated features, visual effects and best picture for the 84th annual Oscars ceremony. In the animated feature ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3′ Wins Best Animated Feature Oscar; ‘Lost Thing’ Wins Short

Toy Story 3 won the Best Animated Feature at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Lee Unkrich accepted the award, thanking John Lasseter, Steve Jobs and the film’s producer, Darla ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Coming to Theaters, iTunes, Movies On Demand

The annual announcement of the Oscar nominations usually sends movie fans rushing off to the theaters to see films they may have missed. And once again, Shorts International and Magnolia ... Continue Reading →