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On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Visual Effects.

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WATCH: New MPC ‘The Lion King’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:17pm

Nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar, Jon Favreau’s VES Award-winning hit was a masterpiece of photorealistic animation and state-of-the-art virtual production.   

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92nd Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:20pm

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

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Nominations Announced for 92nd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:19am

Dean DeBlois’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ Jérémy Clapin’s ‘I Lost My Body,’ Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus,’ Chris Butler’s ‘Missing Link,’ and Josh Cooley’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for Best Animated Feature.

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Nominations Announced for 2020 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:28am

‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Klaus’ and ‘Toy Story 4' get nods in Animated Film category; ‘1917,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

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Taking on the ‘Lion’s’ Share of the Work

VFX powerhouse MPC's animation supervisor Stephen Enticott discusses how the studio balanced photorealism with emotion while crafting the engaging performances in ‘The Lion King,’ Disney’s latest hit animated classic remake. 

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Acclaimed VFX Supervisor Lindy De Quattro Joins MPC Film

Visual effects veteran with film credits including ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,’ ‘Downsizing’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Academy’s VFX Branch.

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Backstage at the 89th Academy Awards

AWN celebrates Hollywood’s biggest night out backstage at the 89th Academy Awards, gathering remarks from the Oscar-winning teams behind best animated feature ‘Zootopia,’ best animated short ‘Piper,’ and best visual effects for ‘The Jungle Book.’

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‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper’ & ‘The Jungle Book’ Win Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards

Oscar gold: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Zootopia’ wins Best Animated Feature, Pixar’s ‘Piper’ wins Best Animated Short, and Disney’s live-action remake of ‘The Jungle Book’ wins Best Visual Effects at the 89th Academy Awards.

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LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Wins Animated Feature BAFTA Award

LAIKA head and ‘Kubo’ director and producer Travis Knight receives the studio’s first BAFTA Award; Disney’s The Jungle Book awarded for Special Visual Effects.

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89th Academy Awards: The Oscar Nominees React

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

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Nominations Announced for 89th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:42am

Abstract: Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini,’ ‘The Red Turtle,’ and ‘Zootopia.’

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2017 Academy VFX Bake-Off: Finding the Five Motion Picture Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:40pm

From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.

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MPC to Showcase Year of Spectacular Visual Effects at FMX 2016

Two conference sessions with production VFX supervisor Rob Legato and MPC VFX supervisor Adam Valdez will describe the unique filmmaking processes behind Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book.’