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Animated Films, TV Up For Canadian Screen Awards

Canadian Screen Awards

Cana­dian Screen Awards

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.

The new hon­ors com­bine the Genies (the Cana­dian ver­sion of the Oscars) and the Gem­inis (sim­i­lar to the Emmys).

For Best Ani­mated Short, the four nom­i­nees are Bydlo (Pro­ducer: Julie Roy; Direc­tor: Patrick Bouchard; Dis­trib­u­tor: National Film Board of Canada), Demoni (Pro­ducer and Direc­tor: Theodore Ushev; Dis­trib­u­tor: Mtd:films), Edmond Was a Don­key (Pro­duc­ers: Richard Van Den Boom, Franck Dion and Julie Roy; Direc­tor: Franck Dion; Dis­trib­u­tor: NFB) and Paula (Pro­ducer: Julie Roy; Direc­tor: Dominic Éti­enne Simard; Dis­trib­u­tor: NFB).

Almost Naked Ani­mals (Vince Com­misso, Tanya Green, Tris­tan Homer, Steven Jarosz and Noah Z. Jones; 9 Story Enter­tain­ment Inc.; YTV) is one of the four nom­i­nees for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series. In addi­tion, the episode “The Green Banana” (Brad Fer­gu­son) was nom­i­nated for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series. Another episode, “Horn Swog­gled” (Seán Cullen), is up for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series.

Also nom­i­nated for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series is Pro­duc­ing Parker (Ira Levy, Jun Camerino, Laura Koster­ski and Peter Williamson; Break­through Enter­tain­ment; TVTrop­o­lis). For the episode “How Green is my Parker?”, Robin Budd was nom­i­nated for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series, while Kim Cat­trall is up for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series.

Besides its nom­i­na­tion for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series, Rated A for Awe­some (Ace Fipke, Ken Faier and, Chuck John­son; Nerd Corps Enter­tain­ment; YTV) gained a pair of nom­i­na­tions for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series in con­nec­tion with its episode “Scary Go Round.” Two sep­a­rate nom­i­na­tions went to Brian Drum­mond and Chiara Zanni.

Round­ing out the Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series nom­i­nees is Jack (Fran­cois Trudel, Wong Kok Cheong, Vin­cent Ler­oux and Vic Pel­letier; PVP Interactif/Productions Vic Pel­leter, Spark Animation-Wong Kok Cheong; TVO).

Other nom­i­nees for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series are Mike The Knight: “The Knight Hider”/“Trollee’s Sleep­over” (Neil Affleck; Tree­house) and Side­kick: “House of Helmut/Supermodels) (Joey So; YTV)

Patrick McKenna was nom­i­nated for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series in con­nec­tion with his work in the Crash Canyon episode “Poker Night” (Tele­toon; Astral)

For Best Pre-School Pro­gram or Series, the nom­i­nees include the ani­mated Franklin and Friends (Greg Chew, Joce­lyn Hamil­ton, Pam Lehn, Doug Mur­phy, Derek Reeves and Mike Wiluan; Nel­vana Limited/Infinite Frame­works Pte. Ltd.; Tree­house), My Big Big Friend (Ira Levy, Andre Bre­it­man and Peter Williamson; Break­through Enter­tain­ment; Tree­house) and Stella & Sam (John Leitch, Michelle Melan­son; Rad­i­cal Sheep Pro­duc­tions; Dis­ney Junior Canada).

Brian Roberts has been nom­i­nated for Best Direc­tion in a Children’s or Youth Pro­gram or Series for his work on the ani­mated My Babysitter’s A Vam­pire episode “Three Geeks And A Demon” (Tele­toon; Astral)

The five nom­i­nees for Best Orig­i­nal Music Score for a Series include the car­toon Scaredy Squir­rel: “Per­fect Pickle”/“Goat Police” (Paul Intson; YTV). Terry McGur­rin is nom­i­nated for Best Writ­ing in a Children’s or Youth Pro­gram or Series for another Scaredy Squir­rel episode, “From Rodent with Love.”

Also up for Best Writ­ing in a Children’s or Youth Pro­gram or Series are Den­nis Jack­son, Melanie Jack­son for the ani­mated Wapos Bay episode “Long Good­byes” (APTN).

There are 120 cat­e­gories for the Cana­dian Screen Awards, includ­ing 22 for film and over 85 for television.

The awards will be pre­sented over three nights. Mar­tin Short hosts the final awards gala, to be tele­vised live at 8 p.m. (8:30 in New­found­land) Sun­day, March 3 on CBC.

3 Animated Features up For British Academy Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

British Acad­emy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts (BAFTA)

Brave,” “Franken­wee­nie” and “Para­Nor­man” are the three nom­i­nees announced Wednes­day in the Ani­mated Film cat­e­gory of the EE British Acad­emy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTAs.

Mark Andrews and Brenda Chap­man were sin­gled out for recog­ni­tion for Brave. Direc­tor Tim Bur­ton was named in con­nec­tion with Franken­wee­nie, while Sam Fell and Chris But­ler were cited for Para­Nor­man.

In the cat­e­gory “Out­stand­ing Debut By a British Writer, Direc­tor or Pro­ducer,” direc­tor James Bobin is nom­i­nated for his role in Disney’s partly ani­mated The Mup­pets.

For Short Ani­ma­tion, the nom­i­nees are Here to Fall (Kris Kelly and Eve­lyn McGrath), I’m Fine Thanks (Eamonn O’Neill) and The Mak­ing of Long­bird (Will Ander­son and Ainslie Henderson).

The British Acad­emy Film Awards are sim­i­lar to the Oscars in the United States.

Lin­coln received 10 nom­i­na­tions, the most of any film. Lin­coln is nom­i­nated for Best Film, Adapted Screen­play, Orig­i­nal Music, Cin­e­matog­ra­phy, Pro­duc­tion Design, Cos­tume Design and Make Up & Hair. Daniel Day-Lewis is nom­i­nated for Lead­ing Actor, Tommy Lee Jones is nom­i­nated for Sup­port­ing Actor, and Sally Field is nom­i­nated for Sup­port­ing Actress.

The EE British Acad­emy Film Awards take place Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 10 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Gar­den, Lon­don. The cer­e­mony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broad­cast exclu­sively on BBC One and BBC One HD, pre­ceded by a red car­pet show on BBC Three. The cer­e­mony is also broad­cast in all major ter­ri­to­ries around the world.

The awards are pre­sented by the British Acad­emy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts (BAFTA), an inde­pen­dent char­ity that sup­ports, devel­ops and pro­motes the art forms of the mov­ing image by iden­ti­fy­ing and reward­ing excel­lence, inspir­ing prac­ti­tion­ers and ben­e­fit­ing the public.

The Animation Oscar Nominees

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar

Oscar Time!

It’s Oscar time! Dis­ney comes in strong and stop motion is this years darling.

This morn­ing, the Acad­emy of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences announced the nom­i­nees for this years Oscars. There are two main areas of com­pe­ti­tion for ani­ma­tion, the Fea­ture Length and the short awards. This year, the nom­i­nees are…

In a word, Dis­ney. The peren­nial ani­ma­tion pow­er­house leads the field with three films in con­sid­er­a­tion for Best Ani­mated Fea­ture. Per­haps even more sur­pris­ing is that Dream­Works best hope– Rise Of The Guardians- was left out alto­gether. Also inter­est­ing is that there are three stop-motion fea­tures in the list this year, in a short field of only five films.

For Best Ani­mated Fea­ture, the nom­i­nees are:

Brave- Mark Andrews, Brenda Chap­man
Franken­wee­nie- Tim Bur­ton
Para­Nor­man- Sam Fell, Chris But­ler
The Pirates! Band of Mis­fits- Peter Lord
Wreck-It Ralph- Rich Moore

The field for Best Ani­mated Short Film is a diverse field, as usual. The nom­i­nees here are:

Adam And Dog- Minkyu Lee
Fresh Gua­camole- PES
Head Over Heels- Tim­o­thy Reckart, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
The Longest Day­care- David Sil­ver­man
Paper­man- John Kahrs

The Oscar nom­i­na­tions for the 85th Acad­emy Awards were announced this morn­ing by Seth Mac­Far­lane and Emma Stone. The announce­ments were made at the Academy’s Samuel Gold­wyn The­ater in Bev­erly Hills.

Acad­emy Awards for out­stand­ing film achieve­ments of 2012 will be pre­sented on Oscar Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 24, 2013, at the Dolby The­ater in Hol­ly­wood Cal­i­for­nia and hosted by Seth Mac­Far­lane. This year, the Oscar show also will be tele­vised live in more than 225 coun­tries worldwide.

Producers Guild Announces its Animated Nominations

Producers Guild

Pro­duc­ers Guild

The Pro­duc­ers Guild of Amer­ica announced Wednes­day five nom­i­na­tions for the Award for Out­stand­ing Pro­ducer of Ani­mated The­atri­cal Motion Pictures.

Three of the nom­i­nees are prod­ucts of Dis­ney: Brave (Walt Dis­ney Stu­dios Motion Pic­tures), pro­duced by Kather­ine Sarafian; Franken­wee­nie (Walt Dis­ney Pic­tures), pro­duced by Alli­son Abbate and Tim Bur­ton; and Wreck-It Ralph (Walt Dis­ney Stu­dios Motion Pic­tures), pro­duced by Clark Spencer.

Round­ing out the list are Para­Nor­man (Focus Fea­tures), pro­duced by Travis Knight and Ari­anne Sut­ner, and Rise of the Guardians (Para­mount Pic­tures), pro­duced by Nancy Bern­stein and Christina Steinberg.

One of the five nom­i­nees for the Award for Out­stand­ing Children’s Pro­gram, Dis­ney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb, is a car­toon series. It’s vying in the cat­e­gory with the live-action Good Luck Char­lie (Dis­ney Chan­nel), iCarly (Nick­elodeon), Sesame Street (PBS) and The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafe­te­ria Takeover (HBO).

All 2013 Pro­duc­ers Guild Award win­ners will be announced Jan­u­ary 26 at the Bev­erly Hilton Hotel. This year, the Pro­duc­ers Guild will also present spe­cial hon­ors to Bob and Har­vey Wein­stein (Mile­stone Award).

In 1990, the Pro­duc­ers Guild held the first-ever Golden Lau­rel Awards, which were renamed the Pro­duc­ers Guild Awards in 2002. Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck took home the award for Best Pro­duced Motion Pic­ture for Dri­ving Miss Daisy, estab­lish­ing the Guild’s awards as a bell­wether for the Oscars. Last year, the PGA awarded The Artist with its Dar­ryl F. Zanuck Pro­ducer of the Year Award in The­atri­cal Motion Pic­tures, mark­ing the fifth con­sec­u­tive year that the Pro­duc­ers Guild has pre­saged the Motion Pic­ture Academy’s choice.

Brave, Muppets Animated Film Music Nominated For ’13 Grammys

Grammy

Grammy

Tunes from such ani­mated or partly ani­mated films as Pixar’s Brave and Disney’s The Mup­pets are up for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

Nom­i­na­tions were announced Wednes­day night by The Record­ing Academy.

For Best Song Writ­ten For Visual Media, the nom­i­nees include “Learn Me Right” (from Brave), writ­ten by Mum­ford & Sons (per­formed by Birdy and Mum­ford & Sons) and “Man Or Mup­pet” (from The Mup­pets), writ­ten by Bret McKen­zie and per­formed by Jason Segel and Walter.

The Mup­pets (Var­i­ous Artists), on Walt Dis­ney Records, is up for a Grammy for Best Com­pi­la­tion Sound­track For Visual Media.

Nom­i­nated for Best Score Sound­track For Visual Media is The Adven­tures Of Tintin — The Secret Of The Uni­corn, com­posed by John Williams. It’s on the Sony Clas­si­cal label.

For the fifth year, nom­i­na­tions for the annual Grammy Awards were announced on prime­time tele­vi­sion as part of The GRAMMY Nom­i­na­tions Con­cert Live!! — Count­down To Music’s Biggest Night, a one-hour CBS enter­tain­ment spe­cial broad­cast live for the first time ever from Bridge­stone Arena in Nashville.

The Black Keys’ Dan Auer­bach, Fun., Jay-Z, Mum­ford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West topped the nom­i­na­tions with six each; the Black Keys, Chick Corea and Miguel each gar­nered five nods; and pro­ducer Jeff Bhasker, mas­ter­ing engi­neer Bob Lud­wig and Nas are each up for four awards.

The Grammy Awards process once again has pro­duced a diverse and impres­sive list of nom­i­na­tions across mul­ti­ple gen­res,” said Neil Port­now, pres­i­dent and CEO of The Record­ing Acad­emy. “This year’s nom­i­nees truly rep­re­sent an excep­tional and vibrant cre­ative com­mu­nity that exem­pli­fies some of the high­est lev­els of artistry and excel­lence in their respec­tive fields. Com­bined with the fifth year of our prime­time nom­i­na­tions spe­cial, we’re off to an excit­ing start on the road to Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, on Feb­ru­ary 10.”

This year’s Grammy Awards process reg­is­tered more than 17,000 sub­mis­sions over a 12-month eli­gi­bil­ity period (Octo­ber 1, 2011 to Sep­tem­ber 30, 2012). Grammy bal­lots for the final round of vot­ing will be mailed Decem­ber 19 to the vot­ing mem­bers of The Record­ing Acad­emy. They are due back to the account­ing firm of Deloitte by Jan­u­ary 16, when they will be tab­u­lated and the results kept secret until the 55th Grammy telecast.

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held at Sta­ples Cen­ter in Los Ange­les and once again will be broad­cast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 sur­round sound on CBS from 8 to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Brave, Guardians, Ralph each up for 10 Animation Annies

Annie Awards

Annie Awards

Three fea­ture films each have received 10 nom­i­na­tions for the 49th Annual Annie Awards, rec­og­niz­ing the year’s best in the field of animation.

The three are Brave (Pixar Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios), Rise of the Guardians (Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion) and Wreck-It Ralph (Walt Dis­ney Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios). All three are among the eight nom­i­nees for Best Ani­mated Feature.

Also up for Best Ani­mated Fea­ture are Franken­wee­nie (The Walt Dis­ney Stu­dios), Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia (Sony Pic­tures Ani­ma­tion), Para­Nor­man (Focus Fea­tures), Britain’s The Pirates! Band of Mis­fits (Aard­man Ani­ma­tions) and France’s The Rabbi’s Cat (GKIDS).

Nom­i­na­tions were announced Mon­day by the Inter­na­tional Ani­mated Film Soci­ety, ASIFA-Hollywood.

The Annie Awards cover 30 cat­e­gories, includ­ing Best Ani­mated Fea­ture, Best Ani­mated Spe­cial Pro­duc­tion, Com­mer­cials, Short Sub­jects and Out­stand­ing Indi­vid­ual Achieve­ments. How­ever, no nom­i­na­tions were made this year for Best Ani­mated Tele­vi­sion Commercial.

Other nom­i­na­tions:

Annie Award for Best Ani­mated Spe­cial Pro­duc­tion
Bat­man: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion)
Before Orel – Trust – Star­burns Indus­tries, Inc.
Despi­ca­ble Me: Min­ion May­hem – Illu­mi­na­tion Enter­tain­ment
Dis­ney Tron: Upris­ing – Beck’s Begin­ning – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Drag­ons: Gift of the Night Fury – Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
Jus­tice League: Doom – Warner Bros. Animation

Best Ani­mated Short Sub­ject
Brad and Gary – Illu­mi­na­tion Enter­tain­ment
Bydlo – National Film Board of Canada
Eyes on the Stars – Sto­ryCorps
Good­night Mr. Foot – Sony Pic­tures Ani­ma­tion
Kali the Lit­tle Vam­pire – National Film Board of Canada
Mag­gie Simp­son in ‘The Longest Day­care’ – Gra­cie Films in Asso­ci­a­tion with 20th Cen­tury Fox TV
Paper­man – Walt Dis­ney Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
The Simp­sons – ‘Bill Plymp­ton Couch Gag’ – Gra­cie Films in Asso­ci­a­tion with 20th Cen­tury Fox TV

Best Gen­eral Audi­ence Ani­mated TV Pro­duc­tion For Preschool Chil­dren
Bub­ble Gup­pies ‘A Tooth on the Looth’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion
Stu­dios
Chug­ging­ton ‘Mag­netic Wil­son’ – Ludo­rum
Jake & The Never Land PiratesPeter Pan Returns’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Doc McStuffins ‘The Right Stuff’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Justin Time ‘Marcello’s Meat­balls’ – Guru Stu­dio
Best Ani­mated Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­tion For Chil­dren
Adven­ture Time ‘Princess Cookie’ – Car­toon Net­work Stu­dios
Drag­ons: Rid­ers of Berk ‘How to Pick Your Dragon’ – Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
LEGO Star Wars ‘The Empire Strikes Out’ – Thresh­old Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Pen­guins of Mada­gas­car ‘Action Reac­tion’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Sponge­Bob SquarePants: It’s a Sponge­Bob Christ­mas! – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball ‘The Job’ – Turner Broad­cast­ing Sys­tem Europe, Ltd.
The Fairly Odd­Par­ents ‘Farm Pit’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
The Leg­end of KorraWel­come to Repub­lic City’/’A Leaf in the Wind’ — Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Studios

Best Gen­eral Audi­ence Ani­mated Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­tion
Archer
‘Space Race, Part 1’ – Weiss­man Markovitz Com­mu­ni­ca­tions for FX
Bob’s Burg­ersEarsy Rider’ – 20th Cen­tury Fox TV
Motorcity ‘Blond Thun­der’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
MAD ‘FrankenWinnie/ParaMorgan’ – Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion
Robot ChickenDC Comics Spe­cial’ — Stoopid Buddy Stu­dios
South Park ‘Rais­ing the Bar’ – Cen­tral Productions

Ani­mated Video Game
Bor­der­lands 2 – Gear­box Soft­ware
Fam­ily Guy – Back to the Muti­verse – Heavy Iron Stu­dios
Jour­ney – Sony Com­puter Enter­tain­ment Amer­ica
Skull­girls – Lab Zero Games

Best Stu­dent Film
Can We Be Happy Now – Tah­nee Gehm
Defec­tive Detec­tive – Avner Geller & Steve Lewis
Head Over Heels – Tim­o­thy Reckart
I Am Tom Moody – Ainslie Hen­der­son
Ladies Knight – Joseph Rothen­berg
Ori­gin – Jes­sica Poon
The Bal­lad of Poi­son­berry Pete – Karen Sul­li­van
Tule Lake – Michelle Ikemoto

Indi­vid­ual Achieve­ment Categories

Ani­mated Effects in an Ani­mated Pro­duc­tion
Andrew Nawrot, Joe Gorski, Grant Laker – ‘Para­Nor­man
Andrew Schnei­der ‘Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift’ – Blue Sky Stu­dios
Andy Hayes, Carl Hooper, David Lip­ton - Rise of the Guardians
Bill Watral, Chris Chap­man, Dave Hale, Keith Klohn, Michael K. O’Brien ‘Brave
Brett Albert – ‘Wreck-It Ralph
Jihyun Yoon – ‘Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ – Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
Joel Aron – ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ – Lucas­film Ani­ma­tion Ltd.

Ani­mated Effects in a Live Action Pro­duc­tion
Jerome Plat­teaux, John Sig­urd­son, Ryan Hop­kins, Raul Essig, Mark Chat­away ‘The Avengers’ – Indus­trial Light & Magic
Stephen Mar­shall, Joseph Pep­per, Dustin Wicke – Colum­bia Pic­tures
‘The Amaz­ing Spider-Man – Sony Pic­tures Ani­ma­tion
Sue Rowe, Simon Stanley-Clamp, Artemis Oikonomopoulou, Hol­ger Voss, Nikki Makar, Cather­ine Elvidge ‘John Carter’ — Cine­site
Willi Geiger, Rick Han­k­ins, Flo­rent Andorra, Flo­rian Witzel, Aron Bonar ‘Bat­tle­ship’ – Indus­trial Light & Magic

Char­ac­ter Ani­ma­tion in an Ani­mated Television/Broadcast Pro­duc­tion
Dan Driscoll ‘Sponge­Bob SquarePants: It’s a Sponge­Bob Christ­mas!
Jen­nifer Dickie ‘Justin Time: Yodel Odel Day’ – Guru Stu­dio
Keith Kel­logg ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Revenge’ – Lucas­film Ani­ma­tion Ltd.
For­rest Save­len ‘Sponge­Bob SquarePants: It’s a Sponge­Bob Christ­mas!’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Shi Zimu ‘Drag­ons: Rid­ers of Berk’ – Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
Sihanouk Mari­nona ‘Before Orel: Trust
Teri Yam ‘Drag­ons: Rid­ers of Berk’ – Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
Yan Jiazhuang ‘Drag­ons: Rid­ers of Berk’ – Dream­Works Animation

Char­ac­ter Ani­ma­tion in a Fea­ture Pro­duc­tion
Dan Nguyen ‘Brave
David Pate ‘Rise of the Guardians
Jaime Lan­des ‘Brave
Phillppe LeBrun ‘Rise of the Guardians
Pierre Per­ifel ‘Rise of the Guardians
Travis Hath­away ‘Brave
Travis Knight “Para­Nor­man
Will Becher ‘The Pirates! Band of Mis­fits

Char­ac­ter Ani­ma­tion in a Live Action Pro­duc­tion
Erik de Boer, Amanda Dague, Matt Brown, Mary Lynn Machado, Aaron Grey ‘Life of Pi — Orang­utan’ – Rhythm & Hues Stu­dio
Erik de Boer, Matt Shumway, Brian Wells, Vinayak Pawar, Michael Holzl ‘Life of Pi — Tiger’ – Rhythm & Hues Stu­dio
Jakub Pis­tecky, Maia Kayser, Scott Benzu, Steve King, Kiran Bhat ‘The Avengers’ – Indus­trial Light & Magic
Mike Beaulieu, Roger Vizard, Atushi Sato, Jackie Kochler, Derek Esparza, Richard Smith, Mac Tyrie – Colum­bia Pic­tures – The Amaz­ing Spider-Man — Sony Pic­tures Animation

Char­ac­ter Design in an Ani­mated Television/Broadcast Pro­duc­tion
Andy Bialk ‘Drag­ons: Rid­ers of Berk: Alvin and the Out­casts’ – Dream­Works Ani­ma­ton
Andy Suri­ano ‘DC Nation-Plas­tic Man: The Many and the Fowl’ – Big Hair Pro­duc­tions, Inc.
Bryan Koni­et­zko, Joaquim Dos San­tos, Ryu Ki-Hyun, Kim Il Kwang, Kim Jin Sun ‘The Leg­end of Korra: Wel­come to Repub­lic City’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
“C” Rag­gio IVKick But­towski: Pet­ri­fied’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Der­rick Wyatt, Chap Yaep, Steven Choi ‘Ben 10: Omni­verse: The More Things Change, Pt. 2’ – Car­toon Net­work Stu­dios
Gor­don Ham­mond ‘T.U.F.F. Puppy: Dud­ley Do-Wrong’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Robert Val­ley ‘Dis­ney Tron: Upris­ing: The Rene­gade, Part I’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Thad­deus Paul Caul­dron ‘Secret Moun­tain Fort Awe­some: Secret Moun­tain Uncle Grandpa’- Car­toon Net­work Studios

Char­ac­ter Design in an Ani­mated Fea­ture Pro­duc­tion
Bill Schwab, Lore­lay Bove, Cory Loftis, Minkyu Lee ‘Wreck-It Ralph
Car­los Grangel ‘Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia
Carter Goodrich ‘Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia
Craig Kell­man ‘Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’
Heidi Smith ‘Para­Nor­man
Yarrow Cheney, Eric Guil­lon, Colin Stimp­son ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ – Illu­mi­na­tion Entertainment

Direct­ing in an Ani­mated Television/Broadcast Pro­duc­tion
Howie Parkins ‘Jake & The Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns!’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
John Eng ‘Drag­ons: Rid­ers of Berk: Ani­mal House’ – Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
Mark Cabalero, Sea­mus Walsh ‘Sponge­Bob SquarePants: It’s a Sponge­Bob Christ­mas!’’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Mic Graves ‘The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball: The Job’
Michael Chang ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles: Never Say Xever’ — Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dio
Zack Keller ‘Dick Fig­ures: Kung Fu Win­ners’ – 6 Point Media

Direct­ing in an Ani­mated Fea­ture Pro­duc­tion
Gen­ndy Tar­takovsky ‘Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia
Joann Sfar, Antoine Delesvaux ‘The Rabbi’s Cat
Remi Bezan­con, Jean-Christophe Lie ‘Zarafa’ — GKIDS
Rich Moore ‘Wreck-It Ralph
Sam Fell, Chris But­ler ‘Para­Nor­man

Music in an Ani­mated Television/Broadcast Pro­duc­tion
Adam Berry ‘Pen­quins of Mada­gas­car: Pri­vate and the Winky Fac­tory’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Alf Clausen ‘The Simp­sons: Tree­house of Hor­ror XXIII’ – Gra­cie Films in Asso­ci­a­tion with 20th Cen­tury Fox TV
Fred­erik Wied­mann ‘Green Lantern The Ani­mated Series: Into the Abyss’ — F. Wied­mann, Com­poser
Guy Moon ‘T.U.F.F. Puppy: Really Big Mis­sion’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
John Pae­sano ‘Drag­ons: Rid­ers of Berk: How to Pick Your Dragon’
Michael Rubin ‘Bub­ble Gup­pies: Bub­ble Puppy’s Fin-tastic Fairy­tale!’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Studios

Music in an Ani­mated Fea­ture Pro­duc­tion
Alexan­dre Desplat ‘Rise of the Guardians
Bruce Retief ‘Adven­tures in Zam­bezia’ – Saltz­man Com­mu­ni­ca­tions
Henry Jack­man ‘Wreck-It Ralph
Joel McNeely, Bren­dan Mil­burn, Valerie Vigoda ‘Secret of the Wings’ – Dis­ney­Toon Stu­dios
John Pow­ell, Adam Schlesinger, Ester Dean ‘Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift
John Pow­ell, Cinco Paul ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’
Mark Moth­ers­baugh ‘Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia
Patrick Doyle, Mark Andrews, Alex Man­del ‘Brave

Pro­duc­tion Design in an Ani­mated Television/Broadcast Pro­duc­tion
Alberto Mielgo ‘Tron: Upris­ing: The Stranger’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Ian Wor­rel ‘Grav­ity Falls – Tourist Trapped’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Lynna Blanken­ship, Sean Coons, Hugh Mac­don­ald, Deb­bie Peter­son, Charles Ragins, Lance Wilder, Dar­rel Bowen, John Krause, Kevin Moore, Brent M. Bowen, Brice Mallier, Steven Fahey, Dima Malan­itchev, Karen Bauer, Eli Balser, Anne Legge — ‘The Simp­sons: Moe Goes From Rags to Riches’ – Film Roman
Nick Jen­nings, Mar­tin Ansole­be­here, San­dra Calleros, Ron Rus­sell, San­tino Las­cano, Derek Hunter, Cather­ine E. Sim­monds -
‘Adven­ture Time – The Hard Easy’ – Car­toon Net­work Stu­dios
Peter Mar­tin, Chris Grine, Ira Baker, Ramon Oliv­era, Scott Brown ‘hoops & yo yo’s Haunted Hal­loween’ – Hall­mark
Scott Bran­don James, Lee Keith ‘Justin Time: The Rub­bery Dumplings’ – Guru Studio

Pro­duc­tion Design in an Ani­mated Fea­ture Pro­duc­tion
Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin, Shan­non Jef­fries, Lind­sey Oli­vares, Kenard Pak ‘Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Mar­cello Vig­nali ‘Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia
Nash Dun­ni­gan, Arden Chen, Jon Town­ley, Kyle McNaughton ‘Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift
Nel­son Lowry, Ross Stew­art, Pete Oswald, Ean McNa­mara, Trevor Dalmer ‘Para­Nor­man
Nor­man Gar­wood, Matt Berry ‘The Pirates! Band of Mis­fits
Patrick Hanen­berger, Max Boas, Jayee Bor­car, Woony­oung Jung, Perry Maple, Peter Maynez, Stan Seo, Felix Yoon ‘Rise of the Guardians
Rick Heintzich ‘Franken­wee­nie
Steve Pilcher ‘Brave

Sto­ry­board­ing in an Ani­mated Television/Broadcast Pro­duc­tion
Andy Kelly ‘Doc McStuffins: Righty-On-Lefty’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Cole Sanchez, Rebecca Sugar ‘Adven­ture Time: Lady & Pee­bles’ – Car­toon Net­work Stu­dios
Doug Lovelace ‘Drag­ons: Rid­ers of Berk: Por­trait of Hic­cup as a Buff Man’ – Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
Holly Forsyth ‘Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Iri­neo Mar­ramba, Ciro Nieli ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles: I Think His Name is Bax­ter Stock­man’’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Robert Val­ley, Kalvin Lee ‘Tron: Upris­ing: The Reward’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Ryan Kramer, Paul Lins­ley, Kenji Ono, Le Tang, Alice Her­ring, Mike Mullen, Aaron Ham­mer­s­ley ‘Kung Fu Panda: Leg­ends of
Awe­some­ness: Enter the Dragon’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Tom Her­pich, Skyler Page ‘Adven­ture Time: Goliad’ – Car­toon Net­work Studios

Sto­ry­board­ing in an Ani­mated Fea­ture Pro­duc­tion
Emmanuela Cozzi ‘Para­Nor­man
Johanne Matte ‘Rise of the Guardians
Leo Mat­suda ‘Wreck-It Ralph
Lissa Treiman ‘Wreck-It Ralph
Rob Koo ‘Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wantedd’

Voice Act­ing in an Ani­mated Television/Broadcast Pro­duc­tion
James Patrick Stu­art as Pri­vate ‘Pen­guins of Mada­gas­car: High Molt­age’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Jeff Ben­nett as Keswick ‘T.U.F.F. Puppy: Pup Daddy’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Jes­sica Wal­ter as Mal­ory Archer ‘Archer: Lo Scan­dolo’ – Weiss­man Markovitz Com­mu­ni­ca­tions for FX Net­work
Kevin Michael Richard­son as Willem Viceroy ‘Randy Cun­ning­ham: 9th Grade Ninja: Gos­sip Boy’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Kris­ten Schaal as Mabel Pines ‘Grav­ity Falls: Tourist Trapped’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Mae Whit­man as April O’Neil – ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles: Rise of the Tur­tles’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Sam Witwer as Darth Maul ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Revenge’ – Lucas­film Ani­ma­tion Ltd.
Tom McGrath as Skip­per ‘Pen­guins of Mada­gas­car: The Otter Woman’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Studios

Voice Act­ing in an Ani­mated Fea­ture Pro­duc­tion
Adam San­dler as Drac­ula ‘Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia
Alan Tudyk as King Candy ‘Wreck-It Ralph
Atti­cus Shaf­fer as “E“Gore ‘Franken­wee­nie
Cather­ine O’Hara as Weird Girl ‘Franken­wee­nie
Imelda Staunton as Queen Vic­to­ria ‘The Pirates! Band of Mis­fits
Jim Cum­mings as Budzo ‘Adven­tures in Zam­bezia’
Jude Law as Pitch ‘Rise of the Guardians
Kelly Mac­Don­ald as Merida ‘Brave

Writ­ing in an Ani­mated Television/Broadcast Pro­duc­tion
Doug Lang­dale — Kung Fu Panda: Leg­ends of Awe­some­ness: Kung Fu Day Care’ — Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Eric Horsted – Futu­rama: The Bots and the Bees’ – Gra­cie Films in Asso­ci­a­tion with 20th Cen­tury Fox TV
Gabe Garza – ‘Pen­guins of Mada­gas­car: Endan­ger­ous Species’ — Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Ian Maxtone-Graham, Billy Kim­ball ‘The Simp­sons: How I Wet Your Mother’ — Gra­cie Films in Asso­ci­a­tion with 20th Cen­tury Fox TV
Kacey Arnold – ‘Robot and Mon­ster: The Blimp’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Mike Tever­baugh, Linda Tever­baugh — Drag­ons: Rid­ers of Berk: Ani­mal House’ – Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
Stephanie Gillis ‘The Simp­sons: A Tree Grows in Spring­field’ – Gra­cie Films in Asso­ci­a­tion with 20th Cen­tury Fox TV
Trey Parker – ‘South Park: Jew­pacabra’ – Cen­tral Productions

Writ­ing in an Ani­mated Fea­ture Pro­duc­tion
Chris But­ler — Para­Nor­man
Gideon Defoe - The Pirates! Band of Mis­fits
Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, Karey Kirk­patrick — From Up on Poppy Hill — GKIDS
John August - Franken­wee­nie
Mark Andrews, Steve Pur­cell, Brenda Chap­man, Irene Mec­chi — Brave
Phil John­ston, Jen­nifer Lee - Wreck-It Ralph

Edi­to­r­ial in an Ani­mated Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­tion
Bret Mar­nell ‘Puss in Boots: Three Dia­b­los’ – Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
Chris Hink ‘Robot and Mon­ster: Cheer Up Mr. Wheelie’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Hugo Morales, Adam Arnold, Davrik Wae­den, Otto Fer­raye ‘Kung Fu Panda: ‘Mon­key in the Mid­dle’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Hugo Morales, Adam Arnold, Davrik Wae­den, Otto Fer­raye ‘Kung Fu Panda — Enter the Dragon’ – Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
Jason Tucker ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Revival’ – Lucas­film Ani­ma­tion Ltd.
Lynn Hob­son ‘Drag­ons: Rid­ers of Berk: Ani­mal House’ – Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
Pieter Kauf­man ‘Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess’ – Dis­ney TV Ani­ma­tion
Steffie Luc­ch­esi, Matt Stein­auer, May Blais­dell ‘Dan Vs Mon­ster Under The Bed’ – Film Roman

Edi­to­r­ial in an Ani­mated Fea­ture Pro­duc­tion
Cather­ine Apple ‘Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia
Joyce Arras­tia ‘Rise of the Guardians
Mark Rosen­baum ‘Secret of the Wings’ – Dis­ney­Toon Stu­dios
Nicholas A. Smith, ACE, Robert Gra­ham Jones, ACE, David Suther ‘Brave
Tim Mertens ‘Wreck-It Ralph

Juried Awards

Win­sor McCay Award – Oscar Grillo, Terry Gilliam, Mark Henn
June Foray – Howard Green
Ub Iwerks — Toon Boom Ani­ma­tion Pipeline

The Annie Awards will be pre­sented Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 2 at UCLA Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

Phineas and Ferb Up for Producers Guild Award

Phineas and Ferb

Phineas and Ferb

Dis­ney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb” was the sole ani­mated pro­gram announced Wednes­day as a nom­i­nee for the 24th Annual Pro­duc­ers Guild Awards.

Phineas and Ferb is up for the Award for Out­stand­ing Children’s Pro­gram. Other shows nom­i­nated by the Pro­duc­ers Guild of Amer­ica in the same cat­e­gory are the live-action Good Luck Char­lie (Dis­ney Chan­nel), iCarly (Nick­elodeon), Sesame Street (PBS) and The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafe­te­ria Takeover (HBO).

Nom­i­nees were also announced for the Nor­man Fel­ton Award for Out­stand­ing Pro­ducer of Episodic Tele­vi­sion, Drama; the Danny Thomas Award for Out­stand­ing Pro­ducer of Episodic Tele­vi­sion, Com­edy; the Award for Out­stand­ing Pro­ducer of Non-Fiction Tele­vi­sion; the Award for Out­stand­ing Pro­ducer of Live Enter­tain­ment & Talk Tele­vi­sion; the Award for Out­stand­ing Pro­ducer of Com­pe­ti­tion Tele­vi­sion; the Award for Out­stand­ing Sports Pro­gram; and the Award for Out­stand­ing Dig­i­tal Series.

All other nom­i­na­tions for the 2013 Pro­duc­ers Guild Award cat­e­gories will be announced Jan­u­ary 3, along with the indi­vid­ual producers.

All 2013 Pro­duc­ers Guild Award win­ners will be announced Jan­u­ary 26 at the Bev­erly Hilton Hotel. This year, the Pro­duc­ers Guild will also award spe­cial hon­ors to Bob and Har­vey Wein­stein, J.J. Abrams, and Tim Bevan and Eric Fell­ner, among oth­ers. The 2013 Pro­duc­ers Guild Awards Chair is Michael DeLuca.

Ten Animated Shorts Move Ahead in 2012 Oscar Race

Oscar Statuette, Academy Awards

Oscar Stat­uette, Acad­emy Awards

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.

The 10 films are listed below in alpha­bet­i­cal order by title, with their pro­duc­tion companies:

Adam and Dog, Minkyu Lee, direc­tor (Lodge Films)
Hi No Yôjin (Com­bustible), Kat­suhiro Otomo, direc­tor (Sun­rise Inc.)
Dripped, Léo Ver­rier, direc­tor (ChezEddy)
The Eagle­man Stag, Mikey Please, direc­tor, and Bene­dict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal Col­lege of Art)
The Fall Of The House Of Usher, Raul Gar­cia, direc­tor, and Stephan Roe­lants, pro­ducer (Melu­sine Productions/R&R Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Inc./Les Armateurs/The Big Farm)
Fresh Gua­camole, PES, direc­tor (PES)
Head over Heels, Tim­o­thy Reckart, direc­tor, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, pro­ducer (National Film and Tele­vi­sion School)
Mag­gie Simp­son in “The Longest Day­care, David Sil­ver­man, direc­tor (Gra­cie Films)
Paper­man, John Kahrs, direc­tor (Dis­ney Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios)
Tram, Michaela Pavlá­tová, direc­tor, and Ron Dyens, pro­ducer (Sacre­bleu Productions)

The Short Films and Fea­ture Ani­ma­tion Branch Review­ing Com­mit­tee viewed all the eli­gi­ble entries for the pre­lim­i­nary round of vot­ing at screen­ings held in New York and Los Angeles.

Short Films and Fea­ture Ani­ma­tion Branch mem­bers will now select three to five nom­i­nees from among the 10 titles on the short­list. Branch screen­ings will be held in Los Ange­les, New York and San Fran­cisco in December.

The 85th Acad­emy Awards nom­i­na­tions will be announced live on Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 10 at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Gold­wyn Theater.

Acad­emy Awards for out­stand­ing film achieve­ments of 2012 will be pre­sented on Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 24 at the Dolby The­atre at Hol­ly­wood & High­land Cen­ter, and tele­vised live on ABC. The Oscar pre­sen­ta­tion also will be tele­vised live in more than 225 coun­tries worldwide.

21 Animated Features Submitted For 2012 Oscar Race

Oscar Statuette, Academy Awards

Oscar Stat­uette, Acad­emy Awards

Twenty-one fea­tures have been sub­mit­ted for con­sid­er­a­tion in the Ani­mated Fea­ture Film cat­e­gory for the 85th Acad­emy Awards, the Acad­emy of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences announced Friday.

The 21 sub­mit­ted fea­tures, listed in alpha­bet­i­cal order by title, are:

Adven­tures in Zam­bezia
Brave
Delhi Safari
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Franken­wee­nie
Kokurikozaka Kara (From Up on Poppy Hill)
Krishna Aur Kans (Hey Krishna)
Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia
Ice Age Con­ti­nen­tal Drift
A Liar’s Auto­bi­og­ra­phy: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Gra­ham Chap­man
Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
The Mys­ti­cal Laws
Le Tableau (The Paint­ing)
Para­Nor­man
The Pirates! Band of Mis­fits
 Le Chat du Rab­bin (The Rabbi’s Cat)
Rise of the Guardians
Secret of the Wings
Le Noël de Wal­ter et Tan­doori (Wal­ter And Tandoori’s Christ­mas)
Wreck-It Ralph
Zarafa

Sev­eral of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Ange­les qual­i­fy­ing runs. Sub­mit­ted fea­tures must ful­fill the the­atri­cal release require­ments and com­ply with all of the category’s other qual­i­fy­ing rules before they can advance in the vot­ing process. At least eight eli­gi­ble ani­mated fea­tures must be the­atri­cally released in Los Ange­les County within the cal­en­dar year for this cat­e­gory to be activated.

Films sub­mit­ted in the Ani­mated Fea­ture Film cat­e­gory may also qual­ify for Acad­emy Awards in other cat­e­gories, includ­ing Best Pic­ture, pro­vided they meet the require­ments for those categories.

The 85th Acad­emy Awards nom­i­na­tions will be announced live Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 10 at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Gold­wyn Theater.

Acad­emy Awards for out­stand­ing film achieve­ments of 2012 will be pre­sented Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 24 at the Dolby The­atre at Hol­ly­wood & High­land Cen­ter, and tele­vised live on ABC. The Oscar pre­sen­ta­tion also will be tele­vised live in over 225 coun­tries worldwide.

Who’s In At London Animation Festival

London International Animation Festival

Lon­don Inter­na­tional Ani­ma­tion Festival

The largest ani­mated film fes­ti­val in the United King­dom– the Lon­don Inter­na­tional Ani­ma­tion Fes­ti­val– has announced this years pro­gram. Included are over 280 films from thirty coun­tries com­pet­ing in 10 cat­e­gories. Show­cas­ing the best in British and inter­na­tional ani­ma­tion, this years fes­ti­val also includes sev­eral impor­tant pre­mieres, in addi­tion to attendee events and symposiums.

This year’s Lon­don Inter­na­tional Ani­ma­tion Fes­ti­val– or LIAF– is run­ning Octo­ber 25th — Novem­ber 4th. This year the ten day fes­ti­val will open with style, pre­mier­ing ‘For No Good Rea­son’, the brand new fea­ture film explor­ing the con­nec­tion between life and art through the eyes of sem­i­nal British artist, Ralph Stead­man. Fol­low the screen­ing with an onstage dis­cus­sion with the sem­i­nal British artist him­self – Ralph Stead­man, as well as ‘For No Good Rea­son’ Direc­tor Char­lie Paul and Ani­ma­tion Direc­tor Kevin Richards.

On Octo­ber 28th, Czech Repub­lic direc­tor Tomáš Lunák will intro­duce a  screen­ing of his film Alois Nebel. After­ward, he will take part in a Q and A about the film.

Also on tap are a ret­ro­spec­tive of Lithuan­ian Ani­ma­tion and a look at the emerg­ing Japan­ese ani­ma­tion scene, includ­ing a mas­ter­class and screen­ing with short-form auteur ani­ma­tor Koji Yama­mura. Amer­i­can stu­dio Klasky Csupo presents a series of never-before-seen pilot films from some of their tele­vi­sions series.

The fes­ti­val will also be home to a vari­ety of ScreenTalks and Cre­ative Skillset sym­po­siums and spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tions includ­ing a 2-day indus­try event in which top­ics such as The Future of Ani­ma­tion in the UK and The Art of Ani­mated Film Titles will be explored. Tech­nique Focus Work­shops include an in-depth look at Live Action / Ani­ma­tion Hybrid films. There are also sev­eral pro­grams and hands on work­shops espe­cially for chil­dren includ­ing the Make a Spooky Film Work­shop in which BAFTA award-winning Kevin Grif­fiths will guide audi­ences through the var­i­ous stages of ‘cut-out’ ani­ma­tion and the art of adding spooky soundtracks.

Another favorite pro­gram at the LIAF is Fri­day Night Bizarre. On Novem­ber 2 at 9 PM, this ever pop­u­lar, irre­sistible, train-wreck of a pro­gram com­mences — you wanna’ turn away but you know you can’t. Expect meat in all the wrong places, drunk babies, slimy politi­cians, Siamese twins, deranged zom­bies and Yoko Ono!

The fes­ti­val will wrap up with The Best of the Next on Sat­ur­day night, lead­ing into the Best of the Fes­ti­val event on the fol­low­ing Sun­day, show­cas­ing a col­lec­tion of the great­est films from LIAF cho­sen by judg­ing pan­els and audi­ence votes.

Full pro­gram sched­ules and addi­tional infor­ma­tion about the LIAF is avail­able online at www.liaf.org.uk