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Liveblogging Animation at the 2015 Oscars

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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

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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

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

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?

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  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

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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

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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 […]

Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

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    Award-winning star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This will be Harris’ first time hosting the ceremony. “We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron. “We have known him his entire adult life, […]

"Henry & Me" Submitted for Best Animated Feature Qualification

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that independent distributor Reveal Animation Studios has submitted its film Henry & Me to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for qualification as a nominee for the 2014 Best Animated Feature Academy Award. If accepted, the movie would add to an already crowded field, with as many as 17 […]

For Oscars, Latvia Goes with Rocks In My Pockets

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Latvia has submitted the animated feature film “Rocks in My Pockets” as its nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming 87th Academy Awards. The film, about the turmoil faced by three generations of a New York-based Latvian family, was given a limited USA release two weeks ago in New York City. The 87th […]

Hayao Miyazaki To Be Recipient Of Honorary Academy Award

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Celebrated Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki will be one of four recipients of an honorary Academy Award when the award show is aired next year. Miyazaki is a three-time nominee for the Oscar – winning in 2002 for “Spirited Away” and nominated for “Howl’s Moving Castle” [2006] and “The Wind Rises” [2013]. Joining Miyazaki as honorary […]

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