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On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Animated Shorts Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘Letter to a Pig,’ ‘Ninety-Five Senses,’ ‘Our Uniform,’ ‘Pachyderme,’ and ‘War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko,’ all vying for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

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On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Creator,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ and ‘Napoleon,’ all vying for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

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ILM’s Ian Comley and Charmaine Chan Talk ‘The Creator’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:51pm

The VFX supervisors explain director Gareth Edward’s innovative, slightly radical new approach to filmmaking, a type of ‘reverse engineering,’ including the integration of visual effects, when during the process they’re created, and when it’s best not to use them, on his multiple VES Award-winning sci-fi thriller that’s been nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar. 

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On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Animated Feature Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Robot Dreams,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ all vying for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

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Pablo Berger Talks His Oscar-Nominated ‘Robot Dreams’

The director of the Annie Award-winning 2D feature, his first animated film, about a lonely dog who buys a robot companion, discusses how his live-action experience helped him focus on crafting emotionally nuanced character performances. 

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‘Elemental’: The Little Film That Could

When director Peter Sohn and Pixar set out to create a 3DCG world in which a fiery young woman found a way to get together with a fun, ‘go-with-the-flow’ guy, they never dreamed it would take quite some time, slowly but surely, through word of mouth, to successfully find a global audience for their film.

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PreView Panel Set: ‘Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Feature’

Join the free February 21 online conversation and Q&A with the directors/creatives of ‘Nimona,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Robot Dreams’ and ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with the VFX Festival.

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PreView Panel Set: ‘Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Short Film’

Join AWN’s own Dan Sarto on February 20 for a free online conversation and Q&A with the directors of the nominated films, ‘Letter to a Pig,’ ‘Ninety-Five Senses,’ ‘Our Uniform,’ ‘Pachyderme,’ and ‘WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko,’ hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with the VFX Festival.

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Nominations Announced for the 96th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 7:10am

‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Robot Dreams,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ nab noms for best animated feature, while ‘The Creator,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ and ‘Napoleon’ take the top spots for best visual effects.

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16 Scientific & Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Ceremony, to be held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on February 23, celebrates individuals and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant and lasting ways to the motion picture industry.

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Watch: Oscar Shortlisted ‘Letter to a Pig’

The award-winning animated short uses live-action and hand-drawn animation to tackle the complex story of a Holocaust survivor who addresses a classroom full of students and one young schoolgirl’s reaction; streams on YouTube for 2-days only – beginning January 4.

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Academy Announces Shortlists in 10 Categories for 96th Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 11:44am

VFX category narrowed down to 10 films; voting for nominations runs next month, January 11-16, with nomination announcements set for January 23.

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The Charming, Lyrical Sweetness of ‘The Day I Became a Bird’

Oscar-winning ‘The Lost Thing’ director Andrew Ruhemann and producer David Park talk about their soulful animated short, in which a young boy finds an unusual way to win the heart of his crush.

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‘Ice Merchants’ Wins Big at MONSTRA 2023

The Annie Award-winning and Oscar-nominated short by João Gonzalez took top honors in multiple categories in both the Portuguese and International short film competitions, including the Monstrinha Inatel Grand Prix and audience awards.

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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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The Animation Pimp Goes to the 2023 Oscars

AWN’s long-time resident provocateur, Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson, gets the directors behind this year’s Best Animated Short nominees - ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,’ ‘The Flying Sailor,’ ‘Ice Merchants,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ and ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It’ - to share their insightful answers to his anything but standard - and a bit inane - questions.

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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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Stuttgart Animation Festival Celebrates 30 Years

Launched in 1982, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film - ITFS - continues to provide a gathering place for the international animation community while acting as a career springboard for young talent; the event runs April 25-30.

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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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