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THQ and DreamWorks Animation announce partnership

THQ and DreamWorks Animation today announced that they have entered into multi-year, multi-property licensing agreements granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated feature films, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom and Puss In Boots, as well as the CG animated television show, The Penguins of Madagascar.

The new agreements grant THQ exclusive worldwide rights to publish interactive games based on these DreamWorks Animation properties for all console and handheld systems, including Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Nintendo Wii Virtual Console, and wireless devices.

THQ plans to release videogames in conjunction with DreamWorks Animation’s theatrical releases, as follows:

– Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, the sequel to Kung Fu Panda, is scheduled to be released on June 3, 2011.

– Puss In Boots, based on one of the characters in the Shrek universe, is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2011.

– Also, THQ previously announced the rights to publish videogames based on MegaMind (previously known as Oobermind), which is scheduled to be released on November 5, 2010.


WALL-E nominated for six Oscars

The morning it was announced that Pixar’s WALL-E had been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best Animated Feature. Competing against WALL-E are Disney’s Bolt and DreamWorks Animations’ Kung Fu Panda.

The other awards WALL-E was nominated for are:
Original Screenplay
Song (Down to Earth)
Sound Mixing
Sound Editing.

WALL-E tied Beauty Beast as the animated movie with the most Oscar nominations. Rounding out the animated movie nominees were Waltz With Bashir for Foreign Language Film and La Maison de Petits Cubes, Lavatory – Lovestory, Oktapodi, Presto, and This Way Up for Animated Short Film.


2009 Golden Globe animation nominees

The 66th Annual Golden Globe nominees have been announced and Kung Fu Panda, WALL-E and Bolt were nominated for Best Animated Film. Both WALL-E and Bolt were also nominated for Best Original Song. The nominated WALL-E song was co-written by Peter Gabriel and the “Bolt” song was co-written by Miley Cyrus.

The Golden Globes ceremony will be broadcast on Sunday, January 11th, 2009 at 8 PM EST on NBC.


36th Annie Awards nominees announced

The 36th annual Annie Awards nominations have been announced. Leading the pack is Kung Fu Panda with 17 nominations, followed by Bolt with 9 and Wall-e with 8.


Best Animated Feature
Bolt – Walt Disney Animation Studios
Kung Fu Panda – DreamWorks Animation
$9.99 – Sherman Pictures/Lama Films
WALL-E – Pixar Animation Studios
Waltz With Bashir – Sony Pictures Classics/Bridgit Folman, Les Films
D’ici, Razor Films


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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:

“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”
“Dragon Hunters”
“Fly Me to the Moon”
“Kung Fu Panda”
“Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”
“The Sky Crawlers”
“Sword of the Stranger”
“The Tale of Despereaux”
“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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