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Twelve animated features are on the shortlist for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Best Animated Feature Golden Globe category. The HFPA can choose up to five films for the final nominee list. The list is very close to the familiar titles up for an Oscar nod, with the exception of [...]
How the talented team at Screen Novelties brought a familiar 2D toon to 3D life in It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! special. You can call it the Rankin-Bass legacy—the reason we tend to enjoy our classic animated holiday programming spiced with a touch of stop-motion magic. It’s only natural that kids [...]
Several of this year’s Oscar contenders discuss their biggest challenges, triumphs, inspirations and the state of animation in a very good year. Peter Lord – Director, The Pirates! Band of Misfits On the aspect of the movie he’s proudest of: I’m pleased about the spirit of the film. The attitude [...]
Is it just us or is the Best Animated Features race shaping up to be one of the more exciting categories of the award season once again? With the possibility of five nomination spots opening up to the top contenders (which is triggered when more than 16 titles qualify in [...]
Yes, it’s that time of the year when we begin to feel that gnawing sense of panic, reminding us that the holidays will be with us in less than a couple of months. If you’re looking for a few solid gift ideas for that talented animator or toon fan in [...]
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that 21 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards to be held February 24, 2013. The nominees will be announced January 10, 2013. While some have not yet had their [...]
Aardman fans, rejoice! This spring’s stop-motion animated feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits arrives on DVD and Blu-ray 3D today (Tuesday, August 28). Directed by Aardman co-founder Peter Lord (Chicken Run) and co-directed by Jeff Newitt, this critically acclaimed action-packed comedy adventure follows the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain, voiced by Hugh [...]
Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo will present parts of his new Short Peace anthology project at the upcoming Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival. Produced by the animation team at Sunrise, the anthology features work by Redline’s Katsuhito Ishii, Freedom‘s Shuhei Morita and Super Robot Wars mechanical designer Hajime Katoki. Otomo, who is best known for [...]
Acclaimed stop-motion house Aardman Animations (Wallace and Gromit, The Pirates! Band of Misfits) have announced the creation of their own iTunes App! The App, called Animate It!, allows users to create their own stop-motion animations with editing tools, a player, variable frame rates and time lapse. Users can also copy, [...]
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is offering a real swashbuckling good time on DVD and Blu-ray this summer, with The Pirates! Band of Misfits set to hit shelves on August 28. The film will be available on DVD ($30.99), Blu-ray/DVD combo ($40.99) and 3D Blu-ray/DVD ($45.99) combo packs—all with UltraViolet. Based [...]