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Oscar Nominated Shorts 2017

Review: The 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 23, 2017
This year’s animated shorts, presented in theaters and online by ShortsHD, features mostly a somber mix of animated tales with just the one exception from Pixar. There was also another R-rated short among the nominees, which again was screened last for the younger audience to leave beforehand. I’m not sure this year’s mix would entertain […]

“Inside Out” Claims Best Animated Feature Oscar; “Bear Story” Wins Best Animated Short

by Ed Liuon February 29, 2016
The winners for the 88th Annual Academy Awards have been named for all categories with an animated production in contention, with Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar and “Bear Story” winning the Best Animated Short Oscar. Inside Out lost the Best Original Screenplay Oscar to Spotlight. A full list of winners can […]

2016 Annual Academy Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2016
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the full list of nominees for the 88th Annual Academy Awards. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Bridge of Spies Ex Machina Inside Out Spotlight Straight Outta Compton BEST ANIMATED FEATURE Anomalisa Boy and the World Inside Out Shaun the […]

Liveblogging Animation at the 2015 Oscars

by Todd DuBoison February 22, 2015
The award ceremony for the 87th annual Academy Awards is about to be broadcast at 8:30 PM Eastern Time on ABC, and once again Toonzone will be doing a liveblog for animation-related things tonight. Once again we have five nominees for the Best Animated Feature award and for Best Animated Short Film as well.  This […]

Review: The 2015 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 20, 2015
For the past 10 years, ShortsHD has made all the short films nominated for the Academy Awards available for viewing across the country just before, and sometimes after, the Oscar broadcast via local small theaters for the general public to watch and enjoy. I myself only discovered the joys of watching their releases a few […]

We’d Like To Thank The Academy – Five Video Games For The Oscars

by Alex Beanon February 19, 2015
The red carpet will be unfurled this weekend in Hollywood and the winners of the 2015 Academy Awards for best movies and everything associated with movies from last year will be paraded about for all to see and ogle. To prepare for the spectacle properly, dress up in proper attire, break out the champagne [or […]

Toonzone Oscar Poll: Which Film Should Win Best Animated Feature?

by on January 28, 2015
  Which Film Should Win Best Animated Feature? We’re not Academy voters. We suppose you probably aren’t Academy voters. But before the 87th Academy Awards air on ABC on February 22, 2015, we’re going to give you a chance to vote anyway. Let us know your choice for Best Animated Feature. The nominees (sorry, The […]

2015 Oscar Nominees Announced; “Dragon 2,” “Song of the Sea,” “Kaguya,” “Big Hero 6,” and “Boxtrolls” for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2015
The 87th annual Academy Award nominees were announced today. Categories with an animated feature in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) Song of the Sea (GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (GKIDS/Studio Ghibli) Big Hero 6 (Disney) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA) BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM “The Dam […]

20 Animated Films to Contend for the 2014 Oscars

by Todd DuBoison November 5, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that twenty animated feature films have been submitted to be considered as award nominees for the 2014 Oscars. Provided that at least sixteen of the submissions ultimately have a mandatory qualifying run in Los Angeles and follow the Academy’s other rules for eligibility, there will again be […]