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ADG Film Society Celebrates Bambi and Honors Legendary Artist Tyrus Wong

June 20, 2017 | By
ADG Film Society Celebrates <em>Bambi</em> and Honors Legendary Artist Tyrus Wong

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque have announced that on Sunday, June 25, 2017, they will present Oscar-nominated animated classic Bambi (1942), to celebrate its 75th year, and Pamela Tom‘s 2017 documentary Tyrus, a film tribute to legendary artist Tyrus Wong. This event is part of the 2017 ADG Film Society Screening... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 27, 2017 | By
Oscars 2017: <em>Moonlight</em> Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for... »

Annies Showcase Animation Across Myriad Media

February 8, 2017 | By
Annies Showcase Animation Across Myriad Media

Put on by ASIFA-Hollywood, animation’s top organizational body, the February 5 Annies, again held at UCLA’s Royce Hall, showcased the best in the many media across which animation has its demonstrable wingspan. For one, Max Karli, the Annie and Oscar-nominated My Life as a Zucchini producer, explained the 10-year journey to get his film... »

44th Annie Award Winners Announced

February 5, 2017 | By

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia took the top honor as Best Animated Feature at the 44th Annual Annie Awards, Saturday evening at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Zootopia also received an Annies trophy for Outstanding Storyboarding – Dean Wellins; Outstanding Character Design – Cory Loftis; Outstanding Voice Acting – Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde; Outstanding Writing... »

The View from La La Land

January 24, 2017 | By
The View from La La Land

So the Oscar nomination process is on the one hand modernizing: the Academy realized they no longer have to gather everyone “live” at 5 in the morning, feeding all those press minions breakfast before they head back to their newspaper offices with printed handouts, to type up stories for afternoon editions. Instead, they could... »

2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water Hacksaw Ridge ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Ruth Negga, Loving Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris,... »

2017 Golden Globes: List of Nominees

December 12, 2016 | By

Best Motion Picture, Drama Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Amy Adams, Arrival Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane Isabelle Huppert, Elle Ruth Negga, Loving Natalie Portman, Jackie Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Casey Affleck,... »

Director Rémi Chayé Journeys a Long Way North

November 28, 2016 | By
Director Rémi Chayé Journeys a <em>Long Way North</em>

In the animated adventure, Long Way North, an adventurous young aristocrat searches for her explorer grandfather, lost with his Russian icebreaker in the treacherous seas of the Arctic’s northeast passage. From a script by animation teachers Claire Paoletti and Patricia Valeix of La Poudriere animation school, the French-Danish co-production was directed on a small... »

27 Animated Features Submitted for 2016 Oscare Race

November 12, 2016 | By

A record 27 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 89th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: The Angry Birds Movie April and the Extraordinary World Bilal Finding Dory Ice Age: Collision Course Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV Kubo and the Two Strings Kung... »

Trolls: Director Mike Mitchell and Co-Director Walt Dohrn’s Hand-Crafted Musical World

November 7, 2016 | By
<em>Trolls</em>: Director Mike Mitchell and Co-Director Walt Dohrn’s Hand-Crafted Musical World

In Trolls, director Mike Mitchell and co-director Walt Dohrn create a psychedelic playground filled with musical glee for Thomas Dam’s iconic dolls, taking a nostalgic romp back to the 60’s and 70’s that all ages can enjoy.  The story revolves around the tiny Trolls, who are in a perpetual state of happiness, and the... »

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