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Washington, D.C.-area Film Critics Like ParaNorman



ParaNorman

ParaNorman” was named Best Animated Feature of 2012 by the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association on Monday morning.

The movie defeated fellow nominees Brave, Frankenweenie, Rise of the Guardians and Wreck-It Ralph.

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L.A. Critics Name “Frankenweenie” Best Animation



Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie,” directed by Tim Burton, has been named the Best Animation of 2012 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day was declared runner-up in the category.

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Bydlo Named One of Canada’s 10 Best Short Animated Films


Bydlo

Bydlo,” an animation directed by Patrick Bouchard for the National Film Board of Canada, was named Tuesday evening as one of Canada’s top short films of 2012.

The 12th annual Canada’s Top Ten list was announced at a Toronto gala organized by the Toronto International Film Festival Group. Actors Sarah Gadon and Don McKellar were the hosts.

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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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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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My Little Pony’s Andrea Libman Wins Animation Voice Award


Andrea Libman

For her portrayals of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Toronto-born Vancouver performer Andrea Libman, 28, won the Award for Best Voice at the inaugural UBCP/ACTRA Awards.

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One Boy’s Story Cartoon PSA Wins Two Regional Emmy Awards


One Boy'€™s Story

Blending 3D animation with live action, the public service announcement One Boy’s Story has won two Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Chicago/Midwest Chapter.

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Boy With Autism Wins Animation Award For 2nd Time



Young PK Keith of Valley Village, California, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age two, and whose budding interest in animation and film was evident at an early age, received a Best Elementary School Animation award Sunday from International Student Film Festival Hollywood in recognition of his animated short Animal Birthday Party.

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Live Outside the Box Wins at Oregon Film Awards


Live Outside The Box

Directed by Shu-Hsuan Lin of Taiwan, “Live Outside the Box” was named the Grand Winner for Best Animation on Wednesday at the Oregon Film Awards.

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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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