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Tom Sito Joins Academy Board; Edlund Returns to VFX Branch

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the new electees to its 2017-18 Board of Governors. Among these esteemed industry veterans, animator, historian and educator ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Launches 2017 Program

The full film lineup for Brooklyn’s Animation Block Party festival — which will take over the borough for its 14th edition July 27-30 — is now live, and as ever there’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animator-Historian Tom Sito to Receive Dusty Alumni Award

School of Visual Arts BFA Film and BFA Animation chair Reeves Lehmann and Annie Flocco, producer-director of SVA’s 27th Dusty Awards, have announced this year’s recipients of the ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Full Program Revealed

Taking place June 13-18, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (accompanied by the MIFA market, June 15-17) will once again offer the very best in animation from around the ... Continue Reading →
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ShortsHD Presents Oscar Nominees in Theaters & On Demand

For over 10 years, ShortsHD has been bringing the Oscar nominated short films in the Animation, Live Action and Documentary categories to audiences across the globe with exclusive theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Oscars Go Indie for Animated Feature Noms

The Academy decided to go indie this year, deviating from most of the season’s other awards choices and nominating only one major studio feature for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Minions’ & ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Earn BAFTA Noms

The 2016 BAFTA nominations are in, and the top animation feature contenders this year will be Pete Docter’s heartstring-tugger Inside Out (Disney-Pixar), Pierre Coffin & Kyle ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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Richard Williams’ ‘Prologue’ Gets LA Screening

A new hand-animated short from award-winning director Richard Williams and producer Imogen Sutton will screen in Los Angeles, following its well received U.S. debut at the Telluride ... Continue Reading →
John Culhane

Disney Animation Historian John Culhane Dies

John Culhane, a Disney animation historian who penned numerous books, taught animation for many years and was caricaturized by animators in The Rescuers (Mr. Snoops) and Fantasia 2000 ... Continue Reading →