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Sundance Animated Shorts Coming To Theaters

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Some of the best animated shorts of the 2014 Sundance Festival will be coming to theaters later this year. The 95-minute conglomeration of the eight animated shorts – four from the 2014 festival and four from previous festivals – includes this year’s best animated short winner “Yearbook”, as well as 2012 Philadelphia Best Animated Short […]

Animated Shorts At SXSW

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Animated Shorts At SXSW The schedule has been released and the list of animated shorts is lengthy at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The animated short receiving the Grand Jury Award at the SXSW is eligible for a Best Animated Short Academy Award nomination for next year… ANIMATED SHORTS The […]

2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: Shuhei Morita's "Possessions"

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In the run-up to the announcement of the nominees for the 2014 Best Animated Short Film, Toonzone is taking a look at some of the shortlisted candidates for the category. Out of the ten shortlisted films, three to five candidates will be nominated. Longtime Toonzone readers may recall Shuhei Morita’s name from the short film […]

The Oscar 10

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Following on the heels of the announcement of the animated feature films up for an Academy Award comes the 10 animated shorts that will be up for consideration at the 2014 Academy Awards. The 10 shorts tussling for the golden boy statuette early next year will be, in alphabetical order… “Feral”, Daniel Sousa, director, and […]

Hold On To That Security Blanket, Linus – There’s More Peanuts News

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Coming on the heels of the announcement of the first full-length animated feature movie with the entire “Peanuts” cast since 1973’s “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is yet another announcement that a collaboration between Normaal Animation Studios in Germany and Peanuts Worldwide will provide us with 500 animated shorts – essentially 90-second representations of the classic […]

PR: NFB Takes Audiences to New Dimensions with Stereoscopic 3D Animation at TIFF

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PUT ON YOUR 3D GLASSES! NFB TAKES AUDIENCES TO NEW DIMENSIONS WITH STEREOSCOPIC 3D ANIMATION AT TIFF Short Cuts Canada to feature Claire Blanchet’s The End of Pinky, Bruce Alcock’s Impromptu, Theodore Ushev’s Gloria Victoria and Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password Toronto, August 7, 2013 – A world-renowned creative laboratory making breakthroughs in animation and stereoscopic […]

PR: Nickelodeon Announces "SpongeBob SquareShorts: Original Fan Tributes" Global Film Competition

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NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION, SPONGEBOB SQUARESHORTS: ORIGINAL FAN TRIBUTES Call for Entries Begins May 6 and Runs Through June 28 NEW YORK – May 7, 2013 – Nickelodeon, one of the world’s leading recognized entertainment brands for kids and families, today announced the first-ever global SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired short film competition, SpongeBob […]

Disney Showcases Oscar-nominated Short "Paperman" Online

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has uploaded director John Kahrs’ animated short Paperman onto Youtube. The short is noted for utilizing a new technology called “Meander” that Disney created in-house, which renders the characters and backgrounds digitally and layers hand-drawn art over those shapes to create 2D animation with a unique appearance of depth. Paperman was […]

Review: "Pixar Short Films Collection Vol. 2" - More Little Gifts from Planet Pixar

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Way back in 2007, when I reviewed the Pixar Short Films Collection Vol. 1, our own staffer Duke asked: “Does Pixar even have enough short films for a second volume? Or will that second volume come out in 2011?” Duke, wherever you are, you were only off by a year. The second collection of Pixar […]

10 Animated Shorts Eligible for 2012 Academy Awards

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The Hollywood Reporter has listed the 10 animated short films eligible for nomination in this year’s Best Animated Short Film category: “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films) “Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.) “Dripped,” Leo Verrier, director (ChezEddy) “The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal […]

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