44th Annual Annie Awards Nominees Announced

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ASIFA-Hollywood, the International Animated Film Society, has announced the nominees for the 44th Annual Annie Awards, which recognize the year’s best work in animation.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 61: AF News – Week of February 9th, 2014

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Everything is Awesome!

In this bricktastic episode Marc and Stanford discuss The LEGO Movie and share your input on the film as well. We also talk about ideas for the already in the works sequel to the film and how well it did at the box office this past weekend. In addition, Stanford interviews Floyd Norman in celebration of The Jungle Book coming to Blu-ray this week.

Also Discussed: Arthur Rankin Jr.’s passing, a recap of the Annie Awards winners, a live-action/CG Rescue Rangers film, Pixar’s Party Central preview, the trailer for Postman Pat, and the voice cast for Sausage Party.

(Recorded on 02/10/14)

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‘Frozen’ Wins Best Animated Feature at 41st Annie Awards

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ mega-hit Frozen continues to dominate the award circuit–this time winning Best Animated Feature at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 41st annual Annie Awards. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ brilliant short film Get a Horse! took home the award for Best Animated Short Subject.

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41st Annual Annie Awards Nominees Announced

41st Annual Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood announced today the nominations for its 41st Annual Annie Awards. With 30 award categories that encompass animation production, individual achievement, and juried awards, the Annie Awards honor and recognize the year’s best animation in film, TV, and commercials.

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40th Annual Annie Awards Round-Up!

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Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph was the big winner at last night’s 40th Annual Annie Awards, bringing home a total of four awards, including Best Writing, Best Directing and Best Animated Feature.

ParaNormanone of last year’s most beloved films here at Animation Fascination, came away with two awards, both revolving around character design and both, in our opinion, rightfully deserved. We were also happy to see Tron: Uprising win a couple of awards, although they are slightly bittersweet what with the show’s recent cancellation.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 33: Holiday Special – 2012

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Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah! In this festive episode Marc and Matt are joined by the host of Christmas past, Justin Vactor. All of your favorite animated holiday specials are discussed as well as some recent releases on Blu-ray and DVD. So grab your magic top hat, decorate the loneliest tree, and get ready to poke the Grinch with a 39 1/2 foot pole.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 15: Jason Marsden from a galaxy far, far away…

 

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In this episode voice actor Jason Marsden joins Marc & Matt to discuss “Young Justice”, Transformers, & the Annie Awards.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 14: Keep Moving Forward

Welcome back to the Animation Fascination podcast. Each episode will feature an animated series or film from the past or present. Traditionally hand drawn, computer generated, or stop motion/claymation, if it’s animated, its up for discussion!

Today, Marc & Matt discuss their favorite animated films of 2011, what they’re looking forward to in 2012 and the winners of the Annie Awards.

  • Annie Awards Winners
    • Best Animated Feature
      • Rango
    • Best Animated Short Subject
      • Adam and Dog by Minkyu Lee
    • Best Animated Television Production (General Audience)
      • The Simpsons
    • Directing in a Feature Production
      • Jennifer Yuh Nelson for Kung Fu Panda 2
    • Music in a Feature Production
      • John Williams for The Adventures of Tintin
    • Voice Acting in a Feature Production
      • Bill Nighy as Grandsanta in Arthur Christmas
    • Writing in a Feature Production
      • Rango
  • If you want to see all the nominees & winners check them out at annieawards.org
  • New Releases (Reviews)
    • Lady and the Tramp BLU-RAY (2/7)

    • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas BLU-RAY (2/7)

  • Our favorite animated films from 2011
    • Marc’s Favorites
      • Rango
      • Kung Fu Panda 2
      • Winnie the Pooh
      • Puss in Boots
      • The Adventures of Tintin
      • Cars 2
    • Matt’s Favorites
      • Arthur Christmas
      • Rango
      • Kung Fu Panda 2
      • Rio
      • Winnie the Pooh
  • Looking forward to in 2012

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