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Lords Response To Oscar Snub


Peter Lord

Philip Lord, director of the animated hit film  The Lego Movie from Lin Pictures and Warner Bros., has had the perfect response to his film not being picked for consideration for this years Best Animated film Oscar. Many feel that The Lego Movie was slighted by the Academy when they announced the nominees earlier this…

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Massive Layoffs at DreamWorks Animation


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Financially strapped DreamWorks Animation has announced the unexpected shutdown of one of its main studios, PDI DreamWorks, in Redwood City, California and the subsequent laying off of the 500 employees there. The studio is said to be offering some of the artists in the northern California facility an opportunity to relocate to the southern DreamWorks…

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Top 5 Animated Films of the Year… and Which Will Win The Oscar


BCDB Pick Best Animated Films

As the end of the year rolls around, nearly every site and station is picking their top ten this and best of the year that…. and we will also fall into this meme. Our list shall be what we consider the best animated feature films of the year, without regard to box office, previous awards…

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Laika Announces New Animated Film


Kubo and the Two Strings

Continuing their every-two-year production schedule (Coraline in 2009, ParaNorman in 2012 and this years’ The Boxtrolls), Liaka Entertaiment has announced their fourth feature animated film, based on a new, original story. The film, to be titled Kubo and the Two Strings will hit screens in summer 2016, and has a great cast so far announced….

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Lost Disney Cartoon Found… In Norway


Lost Disney Film

Were you expecting a Christmas present  from Walt Disney and the frozen North this year? Well get ready, because that is exactly what is under the tree. Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short Empty Socks– long considered a lost film- was recently found in a library almost at the Arctic circle. The short, released just…

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Ten Shorts That Could Be Oscar Material


Oscar Statuette, Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences- you know, the Oscar people- have released a short list of the ten short animated films that this years nominees will be drawn from. These ten were taken from fifty-eight shorts originally submitted for consideration. Disney made the list, but Pixar was snubbed for the second year…

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Good Dinosaur Gains A Director


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Pixar’s troubled feature The Good Dinosaur has taken a new turn, and is hopefully sailing on calmer waters. In late October, Pixar announced- via Twitter- that  Pete Sohn has been promoted to the director’s chair. Previous, Sohn had manned the co-directors position under Bob Peterson, before he was removed from the project in 2013.

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Toy Story Four A Go


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Pixar is now officially working on it’s fourth in the Toy Story series. The film is set to be directed by John Lasseter, who directed Toy Story and Toy Story 2. The basic story is written by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, and Lee Unkrich, with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack turning out the screenplay….

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20 Films Up For Oscar


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This year, there looks to be 20 animated films as possible contenders in the race for the Best Animated Film Oscar. The list has no apparent front runner, and no film this year from Pixar. The field is a rounded out with many more foreign films than usual, with entries from France, Ireland, Japan, the…

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Big Russian Hero Six


Big Hero 6

Disney Studio’s next animated feature film Big Hero 6 opened a little early in Russia… and bowled the Russians over. After opening to rave reviews at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 23, 2014, Disney shuttled the film to Russia to take advantage of two weeks of school holidays in Russia in late October….

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