2013 Oscar Nominees for Animation

The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning. The broadcast will air live on February 24, 2013.

The nominees for Animated Feature Film are: Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and Wreck-It Ralph.

The nominees for Animated Short Film are: Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head Over Heels, Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare,” and Paperman.

Check out the rest of the shorts after the break.

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01/10/2013 | Films, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on 2013 Oscar Nominees for Animation

Ten Short Films Vie for Oscar Nonimation

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards. Forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title:

Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat
La Luna
Luminaris
Magic Piano
A Morning Stroll
Paths of Hate
Specky Four-Eyes
Wild Life

The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting in screenings held in New York and Los Angeles. Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist.

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12/01/2011 | Films | Comments Off on Ten Short Films Vie for Oscar Nonimation

Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon among Oscar nominees

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards were announced earlier today and there aren’t any surprises, with “Toy Story 3,” as expected, leading the animated pack.

Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” “The Illusionist,” and DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon” were nominated today for Best Animated Feature. “How to Train Your Dragon” also earned a second nomination for Best Original Score.

Toy Story was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, and Best Original Song for “We Belong Together” by Randy Newman. Disney’s Tangled also nabbed a nomination for Best Original Song for “I See the Light.”

Pixar also nabbed a Best Animated Short nomination for “Day & Night.” The other four animated films nominated alongside Pixar are “The Gruffalo,” “Let’s Pollute,” “The Lost Thing,” and “Madagascar, carnet de voyage.”

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01/25/2011 | Films | Comments Off on Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon among Oscar nominees

2010 Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short Film

Below are the five animated short films nominated for the Academy Award in the Short Film (Animated) category, embedded for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

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03/06/2010 | Films | Comments Off on 2010 Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short Film

82nd Academy Awards: Animation Nominees

The nominees for the 82nd annual Academy Awards (Oscars) were announced today. Here are the animation nominees:

Animated Feature Film
“Coraline” Henry Selick
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Wes Anderson
“The Princess and the Frog” John Musker and Ron Clements
“The Secret of Kells” Tomm Moore
“Up” Pete Docter

Short Film (Animated)
“French Roast” Fabrice O. Joubert
“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell
“The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)” Javier Recio Gracia
“Logorama” Nicolas Schmerkin
“A Matter of Loaf and Death” Nick Park

More nominees after the break.

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02/02/2010 | Films | Comments Off on 82nd Academy Awards: Animation Nominees

2009 Oscar-nominated animated short films

Here’s your chance to view all five 2009 Oscar-nominated animated short films. Enjoy!

Lavatory – Love Story

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02/20/2009 | 2D Animation Spotlight, 3D Animation Spotlight, Films | Comments Off on 2009 Oscar-nominated animated short films

14 animated films submitted for Oscar consideration

Fourteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 81st Academy Awards.

The 14 submitted features are:

“Bolt”
“Delgo”
“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”
“Dragon Hunters”
“Fly Me to the Moon”
“Igor”
“Kung Fu Panda”
“Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”
“$9.99”
“The Sky Crawlers”
“Sword of the Stranger”
“The Tale of Despereaux”
“WALL-E”
“Waltz with Bashir”

“Bolt,” “Delgo,” “Dragon Hunters,” “$9.99,” “The Sky Crawlers,” “The Tale of Despereaux” and “Waltz with Bashir” have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and meet all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process.

Under the rules for this category, a maximum of 3 films can be nominated in a year in which the field of eligible entries numbers at least 8 but fewer than 16.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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11/11/2008 | Films | Comments Off on 14 animated films submitted for Oscar consideration

Disney pushing ‘WALL-E’ for Best Picture

No animated movie has ever won the Best Picture Oscar, but that’s not stopping Disney from pushing Pixar’s Wall-E for consideration. A Best Picture win would be an amazing, groundbreaking accomplishment for Pixar. Below is an ad that is currently circulating in various publications.

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10/30/2008 | Films | Comments Off on Disney pushing ‘WALL-E’ for Best Picture