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Czech Pic ‘Alois Nebel’ Wins European Film Award

Tomas Lunak’s Alois Nebel won the Best Animated Feature prize at the European Film Awards last Saturday (December 1). The underdog title won over the other two, better-known nominees ... Continue Reading →
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12 Animated Pics Make the Golden Globes Shortlist

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Stop Motion Casts a Spell on SpongeBob

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Tackling the Big Questions

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, ... Continue Reading →
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The Top Awards Season Contenders

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 ... Continue Reading →
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An Animation Fan’s Holiday Gift Guide

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Breaking News: 21 Animated Films Vie for Oscars

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman’s ‘Pirates!’ Sets Sail on DVD/Blu-ray Today

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo’s ‘Short Peace’ to Screen at Hiroshima Fest

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, ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Launches Toon App

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 ... Continue Reading →