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‘The Midnight Sky,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Soul’ Take Top VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:47pm

Star-studded virtual ceremony, hosted by barb-slinging Patton Oswalt, included 25 category awards and special honors for VFX supervisor Rob Legato and director Sir Peter Jackson.

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Josh Gad, Matthew Rhys, and Philippa Soo to Present at 48th Virtual Annie Awards

Streaming live on April 16, the event honors overall excellence and achievement in 36 animation categories; presenters announced also include Eva Whittaker; composer Michael Giacchino; director Sergio Pablos; DreamWorks director Jill Culton; producer Nora Twomey; and the cast of the web series, ‘Critical Role.’

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Jon Batiste to Host ‘Soul’ Virtual Jazz Concert Celebrating Film’s Retail Release

Fans are invited to a special event featuring the music of ‘Soul’ hosted by the famed Jazz composer and musician, marking today’s home entertainment release on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD; Disney and Pixar’s virtual concert premieres March 25.

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‘Black Widow’ to Hit Theatres and Disney+ Premier Simultaneously

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 1:40pm

Release of highly anticipated Marvel tentpole pushed to July 9; ‘Cruella’ gets May 28 dual launch, while Disney / Pixar’s ‘Luca’ is now scheduled for an exclusive Disney+ release on June 18.

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More Speakers Confirmed for FMX 2021 Open Source Track

The upcoming conference program, in partnership with the Academy Software Foundation, highlights cross-industry efforts to develop shared technology for VFX, animation and sound; additional confirmed speakers include Pixar’s technical director Markus Kranzler and Inda Barnardo, director of ‘Cat and Moth.’

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Nominations Announced for 93rd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:26am

‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ receive Best Animated Feature nominations; ‘Burrow,’ ‘Genius Loci,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ ‘Opera,’ and ‘Yes-People are nominated for Best Animated Short.

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Nominations Announced for 2021 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:10am

‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Greyhound,’ ‘The Midnight Sky,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘The One and Only Ivan,’ and ‘Tenet’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

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Producers Guild Announces 2021 Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:45am

‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘Soul’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ to contend in animated movie category; ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Mank,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ among top producer award nominees.

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‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Soul’ Top VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00am

‘Project Power’ and ‘The Witches’ lead the list of feature film field nominees; winners in 25 categories will be announced at a virtual ceremony streaming worldwide on April 6/7 depending upon time zone.

Virtual Events Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: ‘Animated Features Oscar Contenders – A Directors’ Discussion’

Join the free March 5 online conversation with leading animated feature film directors sharing insights into this year’s possible Oscar nomination line-up.

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Academy Announces Shortlists in 9 Categories for 93rd Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3:58pm

VFX and animated short categories narrowed down to 10 films each; voting for nominations runs March 5-10.

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BAFTA Releases Longlists for British Academy Film Awards 2021

New 2021 rules promote diversity in membership and voting; Pixar’s animated feature ‘Soul’ longlisted in five categories including Best Film, Animated Film, Special Visual Effects, Original Score, and Sound.

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Nominations Announced for 78th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:22am

DreamWorks’ ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ Pixar’s ‘Onward’ and ‘Soul,’ Netflix’s ‘Over the Moon,’ and Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Wolfwalkers’ snag nominations for best animated feature.

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Academy Announces 27 Animated Features Eligible for Oscar Consideration

Members will vote to determine five nominees for best animated feature film award; films also qualify for other categories including best picture.

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Listen: ‘Soul’ Co-Director Kemp Powers Talks Insights, Clarity, and Setbacks

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:17pm

In a Spark & Fire podcast about his work on Pixar’s new film, the writer/director discusses the challenge and discipline of writing, and his commitment to working out the wonderful barbershop scene.

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Skillfully and Honestly Embraces Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 10:09am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ animated gem, about a Black jazz musician’s reflection on his own life and what makes it worth living, premieres tomorrow, Christmas day, on Disney+.

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Madeline Sharafian ‘Digs’ Her 2D World in Pixar’s ‘Burrow’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 7:56am

The studio’s new SparkShorts film director forgoes 3D/CG, choosing instead a charming, hand-drawn, classic children’s book design to tell a young rabbit’s story of learning it’s OK to ask others for help.

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Frank Abney III’s ‘Canvas’ Paints a Story of Grief and Healing

Premiering tomorrow on Netflix, the poignant and moving animated short draws directly from the director’s childhood loss; he hopes his film encourages storytellers in the Black community to get their voices heard.   

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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Getting Simultaneous Disney+ and Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 3:16pm

Disney Animation’s upcoming animated fantasy-adventure will be available to subscribers of the streaming platform for a premium fee on March 5, 2021, the same day it hits cinemas.

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Designing the Illusory: Souls, Counselors, and The Great Before of ‘Soul’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:21am

Pete Docter and Pixar make simple, bold, and beautiful look easy in the gorgeous and fantastical ethereal realm of their upcoming animated feature, premiering December 25 on Disney+.

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Deftly Tackles the Risky Constructs of Life, Death, and How We Enter the World

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:23am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ new film skillfully embraces complex issues of religion, culture, and race, with the studio’s first Black leading character struggling to answer the question, ‘What makes you…YOU?’

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