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213 Films in Competition Headline Annecy’s 50th Anniversary

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 4:37pm

Featuring an announced program packed with conferences, presentations, exhibitions and 6 days filled with screenings of the world’s best animation, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival celebrates its 50th Anniversary from June 7-12 in Annecy, France.

Foreman Blogs

Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 02

In episode 2 of The Forum, Frenzer and Foreman are intentionally confronted by the mind, the mystique, and the magic of the creative juggernaut power-house - Andy London. Words are said, wisdom is sown

Headline News

Harry Potter Theme Park to Open in June

One of the most widely anticipated theme park entertainment experiences ever created - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort - is set for a public grand opening on June 18.

Blogs

Catch Up with AWN's Oscar Showcase Videos on AWNtv

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 12, 2010 at 10:48am

Now with the crazy award season over, AWN offers readers a chance to catch up with all the adventures of the animation nominees. Watch interviews with the nominees and a who's who of the animation community as part of AWN's Oscar Showcase videoblog! New episodes will be posting weekly. Check them out on AWNtv.

Blogs

Last Stop, Disney!

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2010 at 7:40am

"We're almost there." I don't remember which nominee said it, but it was very fitting, given that Walt Disney Animation Studios was the last stop yesterday on the L.A. leg. Of course, "Almost There," from The Princess and the Frog, summarizes the hopes and dreams of all the nominees. So, it was also very fitting that Princess and the Frog directors Ron Clements and John Musker were on hand to view the shorts and meet with the nominees.

Blogs

Day Two's Evening Screening with ASIFA-SF

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 3:56pm

SF’s Dolby Laboratories in Potrero Hill hosts tonights screening of the Oscar-nominated shorts for SF’s ASIFA chapter. As if I’d had any doubts that I was among serious animation fans, chapter president Karl Cohen’s next announcement, that the Balboa Theater will be screening some Gumby shorts in honor of the recently-deceased Art Clokey earns an audible gasp from the audience. This group loves animation, and lives animation.

Blogs

More Day Two Travels: ILM in SF’s Historic Presidio

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 3:32pm

Film history is a subject near and dear to the heart of George Lucas, which was evident in every aspect of ILM’s headquarters. The lobby itself can keep a film buff entertained for hours, with an extensive library of Star Wars books and magazines, life-size replicas of Darth Vader and Boba Fett, and an incredibly cool life-size statue of legendary special effects artist Willis O’Brien posing a model King Kong atop the Empire State Building.

Million Headline News

Avatar Claims Spot as Top All-Time Grosser

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 1, 2010 at 2:17pm

In the end, James Cameron could only be outdone by himself. AVATAR surpassed TITANIC over the weekend, Jan. 29-31, all the all-time worldwide grosser with $2.04 billion so far. The film raked in $31.2 million and held on to its #1 spot for the seventh straight week.

Shorts Headline News

Oscar Shorts Coming to 100 Theaters

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 1, 2010 at 9:18am

Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures are once again planning to bring the Oscar-nominated short film program (Live-Action and Animation) to theaters starting Feb. 19, COMINGSOON.NET reports.

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