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Vancouver’s Vancity Theatre is bringing back its popular program of Academy Award-nominated short films in the categories of Best Animated Short and Best Live Action Short from Friday, February 8 to Thursday, February 21.
Why have just one when you can have four!
Former Annie Awards host and movie reviewer Leonard Maltin and voice actors Rob Paulsen and Maurice Lamarche will share hosting duties, along with a special appearance by long time Annies presenter-favorite, actor and animation industry professional Seth Green, at this year’s 40th Annual Annie Awards, set for Saturday, February 2.
Six of the 20 highest-grossing North American films of 2012 were completely animated pictures, including Pixar’s Brave, which was seventh overall with $237,262,307.
Excellence in both film and TV was recognized Tuesday as the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced its nominees for the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards.
Due to lackluster box-office results for 3-D releases of Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and Beauty and the Beast, Walt Disney Studios announced Monday that it’s scrubbing plans for a 3-D version of The Little Mermaid in September.
The highest-grossing animated film of 2012 won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film on Sunday night.
Warner Bros. Pictures has formed a feature animation creative consortium, marking a new and innovative approach to the establishment of a diverse and far-reaching animation slate, Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov announced Monday.
Gerry Anderson, the creator of such British marionette-animated hit shows as Thunderbirds, Stingray and Joe 90, died peacefully in his sleep at noon Wednesday, son Jamie announced on his own Web site. He was 83.
“Seasons,” directed by Haowei Hu of the United States, was named Best Animated Film on Sunday at the London Film Awards.
Dreamworks Animation’s “Rise Of The Guardians” was named Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media at the Satellite Awards, held Sunday night by the International Press Academy at the Intercontinental Hotel in Beverly Hills.
“Rise of the Guardians” went past the $100 million benchmark at the foreign box office over the weekend.
Fox Animation Studios is joining producer Guillermo del Toro and Reel FX to work on the adventure movie Book of Life, to be released on October 10, 2014.
DreamWorks Animation’s prehistoric comedy-adventure movie The Croods will have its world premiere at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, it was revealed Thursday.
Directed by Kirk De Micco (Space Chimps) and Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon), and with the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds, the 3D movie will be screened out of competition.