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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Disney’s John Carter Remains in VFX Oscar Race


John Carter

Disney’s disastrous hybrid “John Carter” is one of 10 films which remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday.

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Bah, Humbug: SpongeBob Banned From Xmas Lighting


SpongeBob SquarePants

Bureaucrats in Wolverhampton, England refused to let SpongeBob Squarepants go on stage for the city’s Christmas lights turn-on ceremony because it was felt that his costume was to large for him to climb five steps to the platform.

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Jennifer Lee joins Chris Buck to direct Disney’s Frozen


Frozen

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced Thursday that it has tapped Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature, Frozen, which is slated for the big screen on November 27, 2013.

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Cartoon of the Day: Transylvania 6-5000


Transylvania 6-5000

Released on this date in 1963, Transylvania 6-5000 was the last Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. And this cartoon is thoroughly Chuck. From the backgrounds to the character design to the timing, this short is a one-stop lesson in Jonsian cartoon directing.

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Animated Edmond Was a Donkey A Winner at Francophone Fest


Edmond Was a Donkey (Edmond Etait un Ãne (French)

Franck Dion’s animation “Edmond Etait Un Ane” (“Edmund Was a Donkey”) won the prize for best international short film Friday at the 26th Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie, held in Moncton, New Bruswick.

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Cartoon of the Day: Mexican Joyride



Mexican Joyride

Released sixty-five years ago today, Daffy Duck took a Mexican Joyride down to Tijuana for a little bit of rest and relaxation. Directed by Art Davis, we can never resist picking a Davis cartoon for CotD, even up against Arthur And The Invisibles and Jet Fuel Formula, the very first episode of Rocky and His Friends.

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Studio Ghibli Animation Retrospective Coming to Vancouver


Studio Ghibli

Between December 14 and January 3, the Vancity Theatre and The Cinematheque — both located in downtown Vancouver — are co-hosting Castles in the Sky: The Masters of Studio Ghibli. It’s a major retrospective of films from the world-renowned anime studio Studio Ghibli founded in Tokyo in 1985 by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki.

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Cartoon Of The Day: Hittin’ The Trail For Hallelujah Land


Hittin' The Trail For Hallelujah Land

Released this day in 1931, Hittin’ The Trail For Hallelujah Land is a founding member of the infamous Censored Eleven is also one of the least seen… I guess that is the point of being censored.

So watch this one today, and let us know what you think- rightly suppressed or much ado about nothing???

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Gumball Gets Two British Academy Kids’ Animation Awards


Brian Cosgrove

Cartoon Network Europe series “The Amazing World Of Gumball” was the winner in both the Animation and Writing categories Sunday at the British Academy Children’s Awards.

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