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20 Animated Films to Contend for the 2014 Oscars

by Todd "GWOtaku" 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 […]

Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

by PowerZordon October 15, 2014
    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

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2014
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

by Alex Beanon September 17, 2014
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

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
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 […]

Idina Menzel, Fallon And The Roots Perform “Let It Go” With Classroom Instruments

by Grant Whiteon March 4, 2014
If you’re looking to start your morning off right watch Idina Menzel, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots perform “Let It Go” with nothing but classroom instruments. The video will put a great big smile on your face. This rendition more than makes up for the Academy Awards performance which was short a verse and accompanied […]

It’s Animation…Not LSD

by Alex Beanon March 3, 2014
Comedian Jim Carrey introduced a tribute to animation segment at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony that turned out to be, arguably, the best comedic segment of the evening…
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Liveblogging Animation at the 2014 Oscars

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 2, 2014
The award ceremony for the 86th annual Academy Awards has begun, and a liveblog for all things animation-related will be happening right here. As always the academy will be offering golden statues for the best animated film of 2013, as well as the best animated short. Let’s review our nominees below. Best Animated Feature Film […]

Odds Are Frozen Walks Away With Oscar

by Alex Beanon February 28, 2014
As we close in on the 86th Academy Awards, it is becoming more apparent that Walt Disney will finally get their first Disney-only Oscar as their 2013 runaway hit, “Frozen” has been predicted by virtually everybody and their grandmothers to win the gold statuette for Best Animated feature Film. In fact, it doesn’t even look […]

“The Croods” Directors on Exploring Family Dynamics and the Sequel

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has spoken with Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, co-directors of DreamWorks Animation Studios SKG’s The Croods, which is one of five films contending for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award this weekend. Among other topics, the two discuss how they approached family dynamics as the central hinge point for the entire […]