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33 Animated Features Eligible for Oscar Consideration

Academy members will vote to determine five nominees for best animated feature film award at the 96th Academy Awards; films also qualify for other categories including best picture.

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2023 Student Academy Award Medalists Revealed

In animation, ‘Boom’ takes Gold, with ‘Diplomatie de l’Éclipse,’ and ‘Mum’s Spaghetti, earning Silver and Bronze respectively; winning films now eligible for 2023 Oscars.

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Wētā FX’s Joe Letteri to Receive 2023 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 9:00am

The five-time Oscar winner, BAFTA winner, and senior VFX supervisor of James Cameron’s groundbreaking sci-fi sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, will be honored at the upcoming VIEW Conference, which runs October 15-20 in Torino, Italy. 

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Travis Knight Elected to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Board of Trustees

The LAIKA president and CEO joins the museum’s governing body; Effie T. Brown appointed honorary trustee of the Academy Museum Inclusion Advisory Committee.

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‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Swims Exclusively to Digital

The Oscar, VES, and Annie Award-winning film, the third highest-grossing movie of all time, arrives March 28 on all major digital retailers, including Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu, and Movies Anywhere, and will include over three hours of never-before-seen bonus content featuring the filmmakers, cast, and crew.

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‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 13, 2023 at 7:05am

The two hit films cap their awards season dominance with wins for Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects, respectively, on a night that also saw ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ win for Best Animated Short Film and ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ snag four Oscars, including Best Cinematography and Best Production Design.

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All the World Is a Stop-Motion Animation – Just Ask the Ostrich

Filmmaker Lachlan Pendragon talks about his extremely meta Oscar-nominated short film, ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It.’

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On the Road to the 95th Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

'All Quiet on the Western Front,' 'Avatar: The Way of Water,' 'The Batman,' 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,' and 'Top Gun: Maverick' vie for this year’s Best Visual Effects Oscar.

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A Quick Look at ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’

Charlie Mackesy and Peter Baynton’s Annie Award-winning and Oscar-nominated feel-good short film, about the unlikely friendship between a boy, a mole, a fox, and a horse as they explore the meaning of kindness, courage and compassion, brims with comforting, heartwarming messages of hope.

Pioneering Diversity in Animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Flying Sailor’: Building on the NFB’s Legacy of Women Animators

With Oscar-nominated filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ latest animated short, they add to, and benefit from, the organization’s growing support for filmmaking diversity, while celebrating the role of female pioneers like Evelyn Lambart, who’s being honored posthumously with the Winsor McCay Award at this Saturday’s 50th Annie Awards.

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Next PreVIEW Panel Set: ‘Five Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Short’

Join the free February 28 online discussion with the directors of ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,’ ‘The Flying Sailor,’ ‘Ice Merchants’ and ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It;’ watch the nominated shorts on the Animation Showcase.

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Next PreVIEW Panel Set: ‘Five Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Feature’

Join the free March 1 online discussion with the directors of ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Turning Red.’

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8 Scientific and Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

19 individuals to be awarded at upcoming February 24, 2023 ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; Iain Neil will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for extraordinary technological contributions.

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Taking an Old-School VFX Approach in ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Production Visual Effects Supervisor Frank Petzold talks about using in-camera effects wherever possible, eschewing loud and flashy CG sequences for more precise, realistic action centered around what’s captured on set, in Edward Berger’s harrowing and haunting Oscar-nominated war saga, now in theaters and streaming on Netflix.

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Nominations Announced for the 95th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:01am

No real surprises, at least in the animation-related categories, with ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among the best animated feature and best visual effects nominees for this year’s 95th Oscars, coming March 12.

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All Oscar Shortlisted Animated Shorts Now Streaming on The Animation Showcase

The platform has just setup free viewing of 15 films vying for ‘Best Animation Short’ nominations through January 24, alongside A24’s ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ and bonus material for ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Wendell & Wild,’ ‘The Bad Guys,’ and ‘Turning Red.’

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In ‘New Moon,’ a Celebrated Actor Recalls a Magical Moment in a Troubled Childhood

Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo and co-writer and co-director Raúl Domingo talk about their animated short film, dedicated to Black mothers and sons and the love that sustains them through numerous hardships, which has been shortlisted for an Oscar.

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Oscar Shortlisted ‘Save Ralph’ Delivers an Emotional Punch About Animal Testing

Spencer Susser’s stop-motion short, featuring the voice talents of Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, and Zac Efron, features a compelling and relatable bunny who delivers a genuinely impactful performance, part of the Humane Society International’s global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

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Academy Announces Shortlists in 10 Categories for 95th Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 12:27pm

VFX category narrowed down to 10 films, while animated short category narrowed to 15; voting for nominations runs next month, January 12-17, with nomination announcements set for January 24.

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Academy Announces 27 Animated Features Eligible for Oscar Consideration

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 6:17pm

Members will vote to determine five nominees for best animated feature film award at the 95th Academy Awards; films also qualify for other categories including best picture.

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