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

Buscemi, Rose add voices to ‘Khumba’

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Khumba, the upcoming 3D animated feature film from South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios has added the voice talents of Steve Buscemi (Monsters Inc., Boardwalk Empire) and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and The Frog) to it’s already impressive cast list. Buscemi and Rose join Liam Neeson (Braveheart), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix Trilogy), Jake T. Austin (Rio, The Wizards of Waverly Place), Richard E. Grant (TV’s Doctor Who, Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride) and Loretta Devine (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy).

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Official Selections Announced for 2013 Annecy Festival

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The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has announced the festival’s official selection of films. Under the direction of Marcel Jean, Annecy Artistic Director, 2,460 films were reviewed from 45 different countries around the world to be included in the festival. 236 films were selected in the following categories:  Feature Films (9 in competition, 14 out of competition), Short Films (52 in competition, 37 out of competition), TV and Commissioned Films (73 total), and Graduation Films (51 total). Each category has a jury which selects their favorites to win the festival’s coveted Annecy Cristal award along with other prizes and honors. Jury members are listed on the Annecy website.

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