Short List Announced for Best Animated Short Oscar

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) recently released their short list of candidates for the Best Animated Short Film category.

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19 Films Submitted for Best Animated Film Oscar Race

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) recently released the names of the 19 films that are vying for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film award.  Continue reading

A Fascinating Day In Animation History: Walt Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ (1940)

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Seventy-three years ago today, Walt Disney Productions released their third Animated Feature, Fantasia. I didn’t realize that this film was so closely released after Snow White and Pinocchio—in fact it was released the same year as Pinocchio! There are so many remarkable things about this film, which was initially a bomb in the box office, but which has gone on to be the 22nd in the US (when adjusted for inflation). It initially had mixed critical reviews, but today has a Fresh rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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A Fascinating Day In Animation History: Disney’s ‘Robin Hood’ (1973)

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This segment will pay homage to great (and not-so-great) animated films in history.

So, forty years ago a movie came out that may have had an exceedingly low-budget, but also has an incredibly high quotability and musical ranking. Walt Disney’s Robin Hood released in the US on November 8, 1973 to great critical acclaim. It has an 83 minute running time and about 587 classic one-liners:

“Sire, if you don’t mind my saying, you have a very loud thumb.”

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‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ To Make Cinematic Return

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DreamWorks Animation announced today that a brand new Rocky & Bullwinkle short film will be released in 2014, to coincide with the theatrical release of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the much-anticipated 3D animated film hitting theaters next March.

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Marcia Wallace, voice of Edna Krabappel on ‘The Simpsons’, has passed away at 70.

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Last Friday, Marcia Wallace passed away leaving behind an impressive career and millions of adoring fans. From her early success as Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show to her 25 year run on The Simpsons as everyone’s favorite fourth grade teacher, Edna Krabappel. Wallace was 70 at the time of her passing.

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Watch This: Full Trailer for ‘The LEGO Movie’

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A full trailer has been released this week for The LEGO Movie, the upcoming animated feature from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures.

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Watch This: Demi Lovato’s Video for “Let It Go”

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As we previously reported, pop singer Demi Lovato has recorded a rendition of “Let It Go” for the Frozen original motion picture soundtrack. The song will play during the end credits.

Demi has just released a video of the song, which also includes some snippets from the film as well.

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Watch This: Trailer for ‘Justice League: War’

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A trailer has debuted online for Justice League: War, a new DC Comics original animated film. The film is based on the 2012 graphic novel Justice League Origin by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.

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