Posts Tagged ‘Oscars’

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 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 […]

Oscar Week Animated Features Party

by Alex Beanon February 27, 2014
If you happen to find yourself in the general vicinity of Los Angeles, you may want to take the opportunity to attend the Animated Features Celebration party hosted by the Academy and featuring John C. Reilly, who voiced ralph in 2013’s “Wreck-It Ralph”. Reilly will show film clips of all the Oscar nominated animated feature […]

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Hollywood Reporter on Princesses vs. Neanderthals for Animated Oscar

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2014
In tracking the race for the 2014 Best Animated Feature Oscar, The Hollywood Reporter is noting efforts by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., to challenge Disney’s Frozen for the award. While Frozen is the heavy favorite and will benefit from its later release date keeping it more prominent in Academy members’ minds, DreamWorks has launched into […]
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2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]


2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: Shuhei Morita’s “Possessions”

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
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 […]