Producer of ‘Frozen’ Wins PGA Award

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The Producers Guild of America (PGA) held their annual awards ceremony last weekend honoring the best producing work of the year.

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2013 Animation on Blu-ray/DVD Holiday Gift Guide

AF holiday guide 2The movie studios are spreading lots of holiday cheer this year by releasing new animated films and series on Blu-ray just in time for the big gift giving season. We’ve recently reported on new titles coming to Blu-ray from the Walt Disney Studios. Here are some other items to consider giving to the animation fans in your life…

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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

And the Winner is… Animation?

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If you haven’t heard, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have changed some of the rules in the Best Animated Feature category for 2013’s Academy Awards. The most drastic change is that the Academy members will not have to attend screenings in LA to vote on the films. They will have the option of viewing the movies on DVD, thus opening up the voting pool to many more of the 6,000 members who don’t reside in SoCal. The members also only have to view 66% of the films to vote as opposed to the 80% in previous years.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 51: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 1)

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In part one of a two-parter Stanford Clark tells Marc about all of the awesome experiences and news he learned from his trip to Disney’s 2013 D23 Expo.

Amongst things discussed are Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ slate of upcoming films. Geeking out in front of Disney legends, and the Waffle-inator!

We also cover a whole slew of new releases as well as a ton of news from around the Animation industry.

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Summer 2013: Animation Over-Saturation?

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What a summer it’s been for animated movies. Starting with the late March release of DreamWorks’ The Croods and ending with the August release of Disneytoon Studios’ Planes, there have been six big budget animated films released from most of the major Hollywood animation studios along with one direct-to-video release which was put in theaters first. With so many animated films to choose from, not all films performed equally at the box office and in the hearts and minds of the movie going public.

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New Releases – Week of Tuesday August 20, 2013

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Hello, once again! For animation fans young and old alike, this week’s new releases bring something for everyone! This week, we have Peter Pan: Diamond Edition, its sequel,  Peter Pan in Return to Neverland, and our featured release, Epic.

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Selick Admits to Industry Challenges at SIGGRAPH

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SIGGRAPH 2013 is well underway in Anaheim, CA, and Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented a keynote panel, which included many of feature animations best and brightest.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 44: Peter Lord – Aardman Animations

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Get ready to board the Pirate Captain’s ship and head across the pond as our site writer Phil Shenton interviews Mr. Peter Lord, the Co-Owner and Creative Director of Aardman Animations.

Peter Lord has produced many of Aardman’s films and television series, as well as directing The Pirates! Band of Misfits (or The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists) and Chicken Run.

Marc and Matt also discuss Pixar’s first holiday special, new Disney Animation Blu-ray releases, MeridaGate, and much, much more.

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