The nominees were announced today for the 2014 Academy Awards. In the animation categories, five feature films and five short films were nominated (see below). Also, two songs from animated films have been nominated in the Original Song category: “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 and “Let It Go” from Frozen. And Pixar Animation Studios was snubbed again by not receiving any nominations for the great Monsters University and their beautiful short film The Blue Umbrella. Here are the animation nominees…
Stanford Clark joins Marc to discuss their personal top five animated films of 2013. Which of your favorites from last year made their lists? They also look towards the future and discuss all of 2014’s upcoming animated films.
Also discussed: Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary and Christmas Specials, The Lone Ranger, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Mary Poppins.
For the first time on the podcast we’re joined by an employee of DreamWorks Animation! Jessica Forer, a production coordinator at the studio joins us to co-host the entire episode as well as discuss her career.
Amongst things discussed are: Ms. Forer’s love of classic animation, the Mickey Mouse short “Get a Horse!”, and the closure of Pixar Canada.
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.
Hello, animation fans! This week’s featured new release brings us the second-highest grossing animated movie of the year, Monsters University! Pixar’s long awaited prequel brings scarily big laughs just in time for Halloween!
Our friends at Walt Disney Home Entertainment have shared with us their annual holiday gift guide featuring Disney’s latest Blu-ray and DVD releases. Are any of these animated titles on your shopping list this year?
Pixar’s beautiful animated short film The Blue Umbrella is going to be included in the upcoming Monsters UniversityBlu-ray and DVD set. In honor of its upcoming release next week, Pixar Animation Studios has shared with us three cool posters for the short which you can download here.
Over the weekend, the Dartmouth Film Society based out of Dartmouth College awarded Pixar Animation Studios with its Dartmouth Film Award. Established in 1979, the Dartmouth Film Award honors outstanding contributors to the world of film and filmmaking. Other recipients include Robert Redford, Johnny Depp, Ken Burns, and Meryl Streep, among others.