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Ten Animated Shorts Move Ahead in 2012 Oscar Race


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.

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21 Animated Features Submitted For 2012 Oscar Race


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.

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Who’s In At London 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.

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Pirates Sets Sail For European Film Awards



European Film Awards

Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits is the odds on favorite in this years European Film Awards (EFA) competition. But is is not all clear sailing for the hit claymation film. It is up against Ignacio Ferreras and his film Arrugas (Wrinkles) from Spain, and the Czech entry Alois Nebel from director Tomás Lunák.

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Nominees for 13th Golden Trailer Awards announced


Golden Trailer Awards

Nominees were announced Saturday in many categories, including animation/family, for the 13th Annual Golden Trailer Awards.

For Best Animation/Family, the nominees include The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (Columbia/Paramount, Ignition Creative), Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted “Trailer 1” (Paramount Pictures, TRANSIT) and The Muppets “Their Movie” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Buddha Jones).

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PBS takes all three Children’s Animation Emmy noms



Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy

PBS took the trifecta Wednesday for Outstanding Children’s Animation program when the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its nominees for the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.

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9 animation finalists for Student Oscars announced


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For the first time ever, a film from Utah Valley University is a finalist in the Animation category of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition.

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Six animated productions nominated for Rockies



Stella and Sam

The nominees are Stella and Sam: “The Parrot Queen” (Radical Sheep Productions Inc. for Disney Junior Canada; Canada), Raa Raa The Noisy Lion: “The Right Sound” (Chapman Entertainment Studios for CBeebies; United Kingdom), The Gruffalo’s Child (Magic Light Pictures In Association With Studio Soi; United Kingdom), Bubble Guppies: “Grumpfish Special” (Nickelodeon/ MTV for Nickelodeon; U.S.A.), Guess How Much I Love You: “Snowflake” (SLR Productions; Australia) and Small Potatoes: “Small Potatoes Special” (Little Airplane Productions; U.S.A.).

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Five animated films up for second Comedy Awards


The Comedy Awards

Cars 2,” “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Puss In Boots,” “Rango” and “Rio” have been nominated in the Animated Comedy Film category of the Comedy Awards 2012, the second annual blockbuster event dedicated to celebrating all that is funny.

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