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Books Headline News

‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’ Wins Oscar for Best Animated Short

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” won the award for Best Animated Short at the 84th Academy Awards.

Film Blogs

Perry’s Previews 2012 Animation Shorts Oscar Prediction, Review & Director Interviews

By Perry Chen | Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7:30am

My review and filmmaker interviews for the 5 nominees are in the order from my least favorite to my favorite, with a prediction of Oscar winner at the end.

Film Headline News

RareForm Pictures’ ‘Wallenda’ Enters the Festival Circuit

RareForm Pictures recently completed “Wallenda,” a VFX heavy short film that is currently making its way through the 2012 film festival circuit.

Headline News

British Animation Award Finalists Announced

The British Animation Awards (BAAs) finalists have been announced for both the juried categories and the Children’s Choice awards, determined by kid voters in the UK.

Animation Headline News

TAAFI Announces Evening with Don Hertzfeldt

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) announced an evening with cult animator and Academy Award nominee, Don Hertzfeldt, including a screening of his latest film, It’s Such a Beautiful Day on March 5th at The Royal Cinema.

Production Headline News

th2ng Directs BMW Ergonomics

Live-action production company th2ng has been commissioned by BMW and WCRS to direct and produce an inspirational short film, “Man and Machine,” to celebrate the sporting achievements of the BMW London 2012 Performance Team.

Sound Headline News

MPSE Golden Reel Award Winners Announced

Sound editing teams from Hugo, The Muppets, Super 8, The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse were honored Sunday during the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 59th Golden Reel Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Tools Used on 14 Oscar-Nominated Films

Digital artists worldwide used Autodesk digital entertainment creation software to create 2011's most celebrated movies.


Oscar Tour 2012 Kicks Off In San Francisco

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2:40pm

This year's Northern California tour includes Pixar, PDI/Dreamworks, Lucas Animation, The Walt Disney Family Museum and an evening with ASIFA San Francisco. Nominees on hand are Patrick Doyon and Marc Bertrand, the director and producer of Sunday/Dimanche; directors William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and producer Lampton Enochs of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore; and Bonnie Thompson, the producer of Wild Life, a film by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis. They have traveled from Shreveport, Louisiana, Montreal and Ontario Canada.

Home Headline News

'Tom & Jerry: Around the World' Lands in Stores May 8

Get set for an unforgettable journey with everyone’s favorite cat and mouse duo in Tom & Jerry: Around the World, available from Warner Home Video (WHV) May 8, 2012.

Short Headline News

2012 Oscar Nominated Short Films Beat Box Office Record

An early Valentine present for The Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2012, which opened on 120 screens across the United States and Canada last Friday, February 10th, 2012 when the release beat expectations and broke its previous record from the year before.

Film Headline News

AniFest 2012 Accreditations Open

Fans and friends of animation are invited to the 11th International Festival of Animated Films AniFest (April 26 – May 1, 2012). Accreditation passes are now available online at through April 20, 2012.

Film Headline News

‘Rango’ Wins Best Animation at 2012 BAFTA Awards

At the BAFTA Awards held Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London, Rango won best animated film, beating The Adventures Of Tintin and Arthur Christmas. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 got the top prize for visual effects, and Hugo won two awards for sound and design.