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Nemo, Two Towers, Alien Quadrilogy Take DVD Exclusive Awards

FINDING NEMO took home three prizes at the 2003 DVD Exclusive Awards, held Dec. 2 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Six hundred academy members, who are filmmakers and TV and DVD producers, judge the outstanding releases of the year.

The Buena Vista Home Entertainment release of the record-breaking Disney/Pixar animated feature won for menu design; games and interactives; and deleted scenes, outtakes and bloopers.

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Daytime Emmy Deadline Dec. 5

Dec. 5, 2003 is the deadline to enter daytime programming for 2003-2004 Daytime Emmy Awards consideration, as well as to register to vote in the awards contest and to join the academy in order to vote in the daytime competition. Entry forms and membership applications are available at or call (212) 586-8426. Applications must be received at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences headquarters in New York City for the daytime awards. Members of ATAS in N. Hollywood maybe be eligible to vote in the daytime contest, but must register with NATAS in New York.

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AEAF Awards Finalists Announced

Finalists in the nine of 12 categories of competition for the Australian Effects and Animation Festival (AEAF) Awards have been announced. Winners in each category will be announced at the AEAF Awards presentation, Dec. 9, 2003 at 7:00 pm. AEAF will be held at the Sydney Convention Center, Darling Harbor from December 7-10.

All finalists entries will be screened during the Awards ceremony in an evening of animation and vfx entertainment

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BAFTA Awards Go To Builders, Whales & Aardvarks

The winners for the 2003 British Academy Children's Film and Television Awards in association with the LEGO Co. were announced on Nov. 30, 2003. THE BOB THE BUILDER SPECIAL: A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER took home the prize for Best Animation. The special was produced by HOT Animation, HIT Ent. and the BBC and features music by Sir Elton John.

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Finalists Announced for 2003 Angelus Awards Student Film Festival

The 8th annual 2003 Angelus Awards Student Film Festival has selected 21 finalists from around the world for their achievements in filmmaking, animation and documentary. The students were chosen from more than 470 submissions, and were honored October 3, 2003 at an awards luncheon in Hollywood.

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Nemo Nets Hollywood Movie of the Year Award Nomination

NEMO is swimming up the stream of nominees for the 2003 Hollywood Movie of the Year Awards to be held Oct. 20, 2003 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Hollywood Film Festival's board of advisors announced the nominations in all categories, which are available at

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Shark Awards For Animation Goes to Framestore

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 12:00am

The 41st Shark Awards at Kinsale took place on September 13, 2003. Framestore CFC landed both the Best Animation award for Audis DRINK LIKE A FISH and the Best Production/Special Effects award for Johnnie Walkers FISH. This follows up Framestores win last year for Best Post-Production on Levi's ODYSSEY spot.

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The 31st ASIFA-Hollywood Annual Annie Awards Call for Entries

ASIFA-Hollywood is currently accepting entries for the 31st Annual Annie Awards. Deadline to receive entries is Friday, October 3, 2003. Every year, ASIFA-Hollywood, the Los Angeles area-based branch of the International Animated Film Society, honors the best in film, television, game and Internet animation with the Annie Awards. The awards ceremony will take place at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California on Saturday, February 7, 2004.

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TV Academy Serves Up Azaria Another Primetime Emmy

Hank Azaria will be awarded this year's Primetime Emmy Award for animation voice over performance for his work on THE SIMPSONS as the bartender character, Moe.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on August 18, 2003, the selected animation categories winners of the 55th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Juried awards do not have nominations and are selected by members of ATAS' animation peer group, which may choose more than one winner in a category or none.

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DVD Awards Coming Soon

6th Annual DVD AwardsUniversal City, California, USAAugust 20, 2003

The 6th Annual DVD Awards is the premiere awards ceremony for the DVD industry. Hosted by famed film critic Leonard Maltin, the event celebrates the art of making DVDs. This year the event will feature a Viewer's Choice Award. DVD publishers, film studios, production companies, mastering facilities and individual producers are invited to participate in the awards program honoring the best in DVD. For more information visit

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Scientific/Technical Oscar Deadline August 1

Friday, August 1, 2003, is the deadline to submit scientific and technical achievements to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 76th Academy Awards consideration.

In late May, application forms were sent to more than 850 companies and individuals within the sci-tech community both in the United States and abroad.

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Blur Taps Into Vintage Video Vibe for Nick’s Kids’ Choice Awards

Venice, California-based Blur Studio has created the vintage Atari video game-looking graphics for this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, the only awards show dedicated to kids' favorite movies, music, TV and sports. As part of the package, Blur produced a main title, headers, monitor fills, lower-thirds, as well as other elements.

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Angelus Student Fest Extends Deadline

The Angelus Student Awards has extended its deadline to July 15, 2003. The awards affirm films that uphold and communicate the values of tolerance, respect for diversity in the human community, peacemaking and dialogue in lieu of gratuitous violence, respect for human life, equality and dignity in relationships and hope and the possibility of change over nihilism and despair. Festival entries are open to all college undergraduate and graduate film, video, doc, animation and media students.

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Scott Launches VFX Talent Search

Film director Ridley Scott, whose BLADE RUNNER and ALIEN were acclaimed for their ground-breaking VFX, has launched The Ridley Scott Awards to find Britain's best new creative talent in the field. They are open to anyone not employed in the business who dreams of a career in film, television or computer games.

The awards have been set up by London-based VFX school Escape Studios, Alias|Wavefront and Apple. The competition is comprised of four categories:

The Moving Picture Company (MPC) Awardfor Visual Effects

The Aardman Award

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Two Towers Tops MTV Movie Awards

Not only did THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS nab best movie at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards, held May 31, 2003 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, but Peter Jackson's second installment of the blockbuster Tolkien trilogy took three more prestigious awards, including best virtual performance by Gollum. TWO TOWERS also earned best action sequence for the Battle of Helms Deep, deepening WETA Digital's enormous stature among leading VFX studios, as well as best on-screen team (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin and Gollum.

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Mainframe Adds Superhero Feel to 2003 MTV Movie Awards

Vancouver-based Mainframe Entertainment has produced the logo, branding, and original animation segments for this year's superhero-themed MTV Movie Awards. The work includes category introductions, as well as opening and closing segments for the awards show, which will air June 5, 2003. Typically, using a live-action/design combination for the awards gala, this year MTV decided to go with a custom CGI animated approach in response to the growing number of superhero-inspired films. Promotional spots for the awards also feature animation.

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2003 Scientific and Technical Awards Apps Are in the Mail

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mailed entry forms on May 27, 2003 for the 2003 Scientific and Technical Awards to more than 850 companies and individuals, including past winners, within the sci-tech community both in the United States and abroad. All entry applications must be submitted to the Academy no later than Friday, August 1, 2003.

"We want to begin compiling a list of achievements that can be considered by the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee for recognition at the 76th Academy Awards," said committee chair Richard Edlund.

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Winners Selected For 30th Annual Student Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected 11 students from 9 colleges and universities around the country in the 30th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. The winning students, chosen from three regional competitions will be flown to Los Angeles to participate in a week of industry-related activities and social events that will culminate June 8, 2003 with the awards presentation ceremony at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Animation CategoryA WORK IN PROGRESS, Wes Ball, Florida State University, Tallahassee

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BAFTA Awards Move Date Away From Oscar Lunch

In response to the Motion Picture Academy moving up its dates for the Oscars, the Orange British Academy Film awards will take place on February 15, 2004, instead of February 8, as originally announced. The BAFTAs have been moved so they would not clash with the Oscar nominees lunch scheduled for February 9 in Los Angeles.

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Two Will Get Animation Individual Achievement Daytime Emmys May 10

Gary Baseman and Peter Sluszka are the only recipients this year for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation in the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be presented May 10, 2003 at the non-televised Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony held simultaneously in New York City and Los Angeles. This is a juried category voted upon by the Animation Peer group of the Academy, which determines how many, if any, are deserving of recognition.

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Studio B Abounds With Awards

Vancouver-based Studio B Productions hit a triple treat of industry honors from the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), the Leo Awards and the Alliance for Children and Television's (ACT) Awards for Excellence.

Studio B received an award from the WGC for its original series YVON OF THE YUKON on April 14, 2003. The second season episode, "The Trouble with Mammoths," written by Dennis Heaton, won a Top Ten Award from the WGC, which honors the 10 best Canadian screenplays in the country.