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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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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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Industry Pros Gather at Animation Feature Summit

On Sunday, the inaugural World Animation Feature Films and VFX Summit was launched in grand style at the Marina del Rey California Yacht Club. During a special opening night cocktail ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS to Enter Four Pics in Oscar Race

Indie distributors GKIDS announced today that it will have four feature films competing for the 2012 Best Animated Feature Oscar and Annie Awards. The distributor is planning Oscar-qualifying ... Continue Reading →
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GKids Picks Up French Pic ‘Ernest & Celestine’

Indie distributor GKIDS announced today that it will distribute the acclaimed animated feature Ernest & Celestine in the U.S. this fall. Based on the popular children’s book ... Continue Reading →
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Prima Linea Embarks on Animated ‘Loulou’ Movie

French studio Prima Linea will produce a new 2D animated feature titled Loulou’s Secret, to be directed by first-time helmer Eric Omond. The pic is based on characters created by ... Continue Reading →
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GKids to Release Ghibli’s ‘Poppy Hill’

New York-based indie distributor GKIDS announced today that it has picked up Studio Ghibli’s award-winning 2011 movie From Up on Poppy Hill. Although the national release date in ... Continue Reading →
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GKids Picks Up ‘Rabbi’s Cat,’ ‘Zarafa’ for U.S.

Indie U.S. distributor GKids has picked up rights to the French animated features The Rabbi’s Cat and Zarafa, according to Variety. The announcements come on the eve of the Annecy ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Selects 18 Animated Features

The Annecy Animation Festival has announced a rich program of new animated features from all around the world screening during its 2012 event (June 4-9). Ten features films (in competition) ... Continue Reading →