Oscar Nominees Announced for Best Animated Feature Film

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Five animated features have been nominated for this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. Here are the nominees with links to the films’ official websites or Facebook pages.

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‘Frozen’ Wins Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Song

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Walt Disney Animation StudiosFrozen took home the Oscar for both Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony held on Sunday, March 2, in Hollywood. The Oscar for Best Animated Short Film was awarded to Mr. Hublot, the CG-animated short produced in Europe by ZEILT Productions. Warner Bros.’ VFX extravaganza Gravity took home the award for Best Visual Effects.

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Will Everything Be Awesome This Weekend For ‘The LEGO Movie’

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It’s kind of exciting to read headlines like “Will Non-Stop,” the action thriller starring Liam Neeson, “take down The LEGO Movie?”  The fact that an animated film starring plastic building blocks could continually fare so well in the competitive box office is just amazing. The LEGO Movie won its third straight week as top grosser last weekend with $31 million more in revenue for its pot.

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Pharrell Williams and Idina Menzel to Perform at Oscars

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We now have more reasons to be stoked for the Oscars this year. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that both Pharrell Williams and Idina Menzel will be performing their mega hits live on Oscar night  from their mega hit animated films–Pharrell Williams will perform “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 and Idina Menzel will perform “Let It Go” from Frozen. (Oh, and did we mention that U2 will also be performing live as well?)

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2014 Oscar Nominations Announced

2014BestAnimatedFeatureOscarsThe 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…

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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 39: Oscar Recap 2013

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In this episode Matt is away so Marc is joined by Rudie Obias (from “AuteurCast“). They recap the 85th annual Academy Awards nominees and winners, as well as their opinions on the films.

Also discussed: new Blu-ray/DVD releases from Disney and Pixar, the VFX protests, and new trailers including Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

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Animation Fascination’s Oscar Picks: 2013

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It’s that time of year again, folks! Let’s break out the bow ties and gowns in celebration of what’s commonly known as “the biggest night in Hollywood”. I’m talking, of course, about the 85th Annual Academy Awards. 2012 was filled with wonderful animated creations that have entertained and moved us all. The Academy has narrowed down their favorites in each category to five Shorts and five Full-Length Feature nominees, all vying for the highest honor, an Oscar. We here at Animation Fascination have decided to share exactly who we would like to win tonight, take a look after the jump…

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