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D23 Fanniversary: A Toon Lover’s Impressions

As I sat in my seat at the Newark Museum auditorium, I realized that I was spending an afternoon ogling lost Ferdinand Horvath sketches from the ’30s and also singing along with ... Continue Reading →
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Tim Reckart and the Making of ‘Head Over Heels’

A couple of days ago, we had the chance to catch up with Timothy Reckart, the young animator who wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated stop-motion short Head Over Heels. The project, ... Continue Reading →
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Now, a Few Words from the Oscar Nominees

Since the Oscar nominations were announced early this morning (see http://bit.ly/10iwMPV), we have been collecting some euphoric reactions from the lucky nominees in via email and phone ... Continue Reading →
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The 85th Oscar Nominations Are In!

Family Guy creator and next month’s Academy Award host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone announced the nominees for this year’s Oscars at 5 a.m. this morning. (January 10) ... Continue Reading →
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Spike & Mike Fest Turns 30

Iconic indie toon fest Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation will be holding a 30th Anniversary Celebration this year which will feature the most popular and award-winning short ... Continue Reading →
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Three Animated Pics Get BAFTA Noms

Three animated features received BAFTA nominations today. The three titles up for the Best Animated Feature of 2012 are: • Disney/Pixar’s Brave (directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda ... Continue Reading →
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Fetching ‘Frankenweenie’ Leads DVD Arrivals

The post-holiday DVD scene can be hit or miss—do you want those must-have titles to come out in time to stuff stockings, or to pop up on shelves to tempt the gift card carrying and ... Continue Reading →
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Five Movies Nominated for Producers Guild Awards

It’s only the second day of the new year, and we already have more award season news about our favorite animated features. Today, we got word that the five animated features nominated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘ParaNorman’ Receive More Awards

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie added two more honors to its fast-growing arsenal of critics awards this past weekend. The acclaimed Disney release is slowly but surely emerging as one ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frankenweenie’ Comes Home in January

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie will be available as a 4-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand on January 8, 2013, Disney announced. The acclaimed 3D stop-motion animated feature ... Continue Reading →