Tag Archives: Feature Film

You Knew It Was Coming– DM3

despicable_me_3Uni­ver­sal announced the release date for the fol­low up to the Academy-Award nom­i­nated Despi­ca­ble Me 2; Despi­ca­ble Me 3 will hit the­aters on June 30, 2017. No other infor­ma­tion for the film, like cast or sto­ry­line have been announced. Two other films were announced at thew same time– an orig­i­nal story and a reboot of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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Animated Film Oscar Nominations

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar

Oscar Time!

This morn­ing in Hol­ly­wood, Chris Hemsworth announced the nom­i­nees for this year’s Acad­emy Awards. In the ani­ma­tion world, there are a few sur­prises, like no nom­i­na­tions for Pixar, either for fea­ture or short. Only five films were con­sid­ered for Best Ani­mated Fea­ture this year, despite a large field of pos­si­ble con­tenders. Best Ani­mated Short fea­tures a wide swath of for­eign shorts, with only one from the US.

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Clip From Mr. Peabody & Sherman

peabodyDream­Works Mr. Peabody & Sher­man has a new clip for you to judge it by. The film, which is due out in the­aters on March sev­enth, is a film based on Jay Wards’ Peabody’s Improb­a­ble His­tory, a seg­ment on the long-running Sat­ur­day morn­ing series Rocky and His Friends. Long fod­der for the­atri­cal films, the show has spawned at least two the­atri­cal films– three if you count the related George of the Jungle.

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Disney Frozen To Great White Way

Frozen_4The day after Frozen pulled in the Golden Globe for Best Ani­mated Fea­ture, Dis­ney The­atri­cal Prods. has con­firmed that the film is being updated for a pos­si­ble Broad­way pro­duc­tion. The film, which earned over $97 mil­lion after its first five days in wide release, has been the biggest hit for Dis­ney in decades. Frozen would not be the first Dis­ney film to be adapted for stage, it would fol­low such the­atri­cal hits as High School Musical,  Mary Pop­pins, The Lit­tle Mer­maid and The Lion King.

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Globes Hot For Frozen

Golden Globe

Golden Globe

Disney’s Frozen was the big pick for the Best Ani­mated Fea­ture at the 71st Annual Golden Globe awards last night, spon­sored by the Hol­ly­wood For­eign Press Asso­ci­a­tion. Other top win­ners were “12 Years a Slave” and “Amer­i­can Hus­tle” for best motion pic­ture drama and best com­edy or musi­cal motion pic­ture, respec­tively. The wins thrust the two films into the top posi­tions for the Acad­emy Awards’ best pic­ture Oscar.

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British Oscar Nominees Announced

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

British Acad­emy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts (BAFTA)

British Acad­emy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts or BAFTA– the British ver­sion of the Acad­emy Awards– has announced their nom­i­nees for the 2014 awards, includ­ing the ani­mated films under con­sid­er­a­tion. Three films are nom­i­nated for both the ani­mated fea­ture com­pe­ti­tion and the ani­mated short cat­e­gory. Pre­vi­ously known as Short Ani­ma­tion, the shorts com­pe­ti­tion has been renamed British Short Ani­ma­tion to play up the UK involve­ment in the films fea­tured. There has been an ongo­ing require­ment that nom­i­nated shorts have sub­stan­tial British con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­duc­tion; the fea­ture nom­i­nees have no such restriction.

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All Disney Animated Films On One Long List

Walt_Disney_DwarfsThank you all for your inter­est in our List of Dis­ney ani­mated films. While pro­duc­ing the list with one page for each film gave us the oppor­tu­nity to add a lot of facts and Dis­ney trivia, it made it hard for those look­ing for a sim­ple list of the films to get through. Thanks for let­ting us know, and we heard you. So we have cre­ated a sim­ple, one-page Dis­ney Car­toon Canon Index.

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Disney Acts To Freeze Out Competition

frozen_landDis­ney has seen more than one copy-cat com­pany try and piggy-back on their suc­cesses over the years. In a flash-back to the pop­u­lar films of the 1990’s– and the Golden Films rip-offs of those films– Dis­ney is alleg­ing in a law­suit that Carpe Diem Films’ The Leg­end of Sar­ila is attempt­ing to just that in its video release.

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Disney List of Animated Films

disney_animated_film_listThere is prob­a­bly no other list in ani­ma­tion that is more intrigu­ing– or more argued over. In fact, it was the cre­ation of this list that was the impe­tus for even cre­at­ing the Big Car­toon Data­Base… MY friends wanted to know what films were con­sid­ered on— or off— the “offi­cial” list. The offi­cial list really got going with the advent of home video.… and Disney’s pro­mo­tional ties to other Dis­ney ani­mated films. Who can for­get the nar­ra­tors’ voice before the main film announc­ing the impend­ing release of Disney’s 22nd ani­mated film that fall.

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The Top Christmas Cartoons

74662651_ba420e9957_oThe Christ­mas sea­son is well under­way. As we gather together as fam­ily and friends to rem­i­nisce on the past year and all there is to be grate­ful for, take the time to watch some of the clas­sic Christ­mas car­toons. This is the per­fect time of the year to enjoy these films and the ele­ments that went into cre­at­ing them.
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