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Monthly Archives: February 2011

“Dragon” takes award for sound editing in feature

How To Train Your Dragon

DreamWorks Animation’s “How To Train Your Dragon” picked up a trophy Sunday night at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards, defeating challengers Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Tangled,The Illusionist and Toy Story 3.

How To Train Your Dragon won in the category of Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film.

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“Toy Story 3,” “Alice” win awards for film editing

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3” was named best edited animated feature film — a category established just last year — at the 61st Annual ACE Eddie Awards.

Ken Schretzmann and director Lee Unkrich shared the honor Saturday at the Beverly Hilton.

Last year, another Pixar-Disney production, Up, won the Eddie for best edited animated film. It later won two Oscars, including best animated feature. Toy Story 3 is nominated for this year’s Academy Awards for best picture and best animated feature film.

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Short made on $81 budget wins at Australian fest

Made in his mother’s spare room for the equivalent of $81 U.S., the stop-motion animated film Animal Beatbox won actor Damon Garneau the top prize Saturday at the world’s largest short film festival. “The film cost $80 — most of that was spent on cellophane for the [animal] costume,” Garneau said after receiving the prize…

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Fox acquires Munro Leaf’s “Story of Ferdinand”

Ferdinand The Bull

It’s no bull: Fox Animation Studios has acquired the rights to the 1936 children’s book The Story of Ferdinand, by author Munro Leaf and illustrator Robert Lawson, with plans to make it a CGI feature film.

Carlos Saldanha, a director on all three Ice Age movies and the forthcoming Rio, appears to be developing the project to direct, New York Magazine reported Friday.

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Arrietty wins Japan Academy Prize for animation

"Karigurashi no Arietti" ("The Borrower Arrietty")
Studio Ghibli’s “Karigurashi no Arietti” (“The Borrower Arrietty“) was named best animation Friday at the 34th Japan Academy Prizes in Tokyo.

Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and written by Hayao Miyazaki, Karigurashi No Arietti won over Keiichi Hara and Asention’s Colorful, Kôzô Kuzuha and Shinei Animation’s Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen, Yasuichiro Yamamoto and TMS Entertainment’s Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in The Sky, and Munehisa Sakai and Toei Animation’s One Piece Film Strong World.

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“Get Real!”, “Dimanche” win kids’ honors in Berlin

Young juries singled out the animated “Get Real!” and “Dimanche” for special mention at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, which ends Sunday. Members of the Youth Jury Generation 14plus gave special mention to Get Real!, by Evert de Beijer. The 12-minute Dutch film focuses on a schoolboy who finds himself addicted to a computer…

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Puss Gets The Boot (1940) Tom & Jerry Theatrical Cartoon

Puss Gets The Boot: In close-up, Jerry the mouse runs from his opponent. The camera cuts back, and we see that Tom the cat (called Jasper in this film only) has already caught the mouse…. (more)

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The Solid Tin Coyote (1966) Theatrical Cartoon

The Solid Tin Coyote: Wile E. Coyote creates a robotic coyote to catch his foe.

CotD: 1966’s “The Solid Tin Coyote” was one of those shorts that make you sad when you remember how good Road Runner Cartoons could be.

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