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Academy Events Spotlight Animator Richard Williams

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present This Amazing Medium, an animation master class and retrospective tour with Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams. Presented ... 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 Announces Student Animation Oscars Finalists

The 47 finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition were announced on Wednesday. The winners will come to Los Angeles for a ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Stars Drawn to ‘Roger Rabbit’ Reunion

A special screening and 25th Anniversary Reunion of the cast and crew of Robert Zemeckis’ seminal feature Who Framed Roger Rabbit packed the house at the Academy of Motion Pictures ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Plans ‘Roger Rabbit’s’ 25th Anniversary Reunion

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is planning a special evening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar-winning feature, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. ... Continue Reading →
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Credit Where Credit is Due?

One of the tasks of a cartoon historian is to research and identify as accurately as possible which artists and artisans worked on what projects. That, however, can be surprisingly ... Continue Reading →
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The Red Planet Revisited!

Pixar alum Andrew Stanton’s first live-action feature John Carter delivers a stunning blend of cutting-edge CG visual effects and gritty images that are grounded in the real world. Edgar ... Continue Reading →
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Stan Lee to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Entrepreneurial comic-book legend Stan Lee has been selected by the Visual Effects Society’s board of directors as the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Lee will be honored ... Continue Reading →
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Zemeckis and ImageMovers Move to Universal

After being unceremoniously dropped by Disney, director Robert Zemeckis and his ImageMovers production entity have made a two-year first-look producing deal with Universal. Zermeckis ... Continue Reading →
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Zemeckis to Oversee ‘Gnome Attack’ at Sony

Robert Zemeckis has re-emerged at Sony Pictures Animation, which has optioned the book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack for him to produce as a mix of CG animation and live-action, ... Continue Reading →