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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 →
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Filmmakers React to Oscar Nominations

It’s always a good day when it starts off with being nominated for an Academy Award. Here’s what the filmmakers nominated for the best animated feature Oscar had to say ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nominates ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Illusionist’ for Animated Picture

The nominees for the 83rd annual Oscars were announced Tuesday morning, with the best animated feature race falling to How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist and Toy Story 3. Disney-Pixar’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, co-directors of ‘The Gruffalo’

This month, we catch up with the talanted team of Jakob Schuh and Max Lang who co-directed the acclaimed Studio Soi/BBC animated special The Gruffalo, which as received numerous awards ... Continue Reading →