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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ten Animated Shorts Move Ahead in 2012 Oscar Race

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards.

Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

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Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson Join Animated “Lego” Voice Cast

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Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie are the latest stars to sign on for the new feature film adventure Lego: The Piece of Resistance, Warner Bros. Pictures announced.

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Herzfeldt’s “Beautiful Day” Wins at Yosemite Animation Fest

It’s Such a Beautiful Day,” directed by Don Herzfeldt, was named Best Animation at the fourth international Yosemite International Film Festival, held in California.

It’s Such a Beautiful Day had won the First Prize Golden Zagreb Award at this year’s Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films. It also was named Best Animation Film (Animated Short Film) a the Fant-Asia Film Festival and received the Best Animation Yoram Gross Award at the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival.

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Woodbury Animation Founder, Chair Jack Bosson Dies

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Jack Bosson, chair of Woodbury University’s animation department for three years, has died, cartoon historian Jerry Beck announced Monday evening.

His age was not immediately available.

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