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Pixar Reveals Plot for Upcoming Inside Out (2015)

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Thanks to Vulture who posted a pic with the following synopsis of what looks to be a female-driven plot for Pixar, the second in their history since Brave. Directed by Pete Docter, written by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine). Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like…

19 Animated Features Submitted for 86th Oscars

19 Animated Features Submitted for 86th Oscars

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“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” “The Croods” “Despicable Me 2” “Epic” “Ernest and Celestine” “The Fake” “Free Birds“ “Frozen” “Khumba” “The Legend of Sarila” “A Letter to Momo” “Monsters University” “O Apóstolo” “Planes” “Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion” “Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury” “The Smurfs 2” “Turbo”” “The Wind Rises” “Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles…

Academy Announces Animated Feature Film Rule Change

Academy Announces Animated Feature Film Rule Change

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(Press release) BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 86th Oscars®. The most significant change affects the Animated Feature Film category. In this category, the new rule designates a maximum of two award recipients, one of whom must have a producer credit. The director and/or key creative individual shall continue to be a recipient, and in…

The Contenders: Brave

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Sure, it might not be as good as past Pixar fare and sure, it follows a more traditional narrative structure and yes, it just didn’t meet critical expectations BUT don’t -and I repeat- DON’T discount Pixar’s “Brave” as nothing but filler in the same category as “Cars 2″ or “A Bug’s Life”. The film is too good to be shunned off and relegated to that low-leveled category. Let me explain…

21 Animated Features Submitted for 2012 Oscar Race

21 Animated Features Submitted for 2012 Oscar Race

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  Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®. The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: “Adventures in Zambezia” “Brave” “Delhi Safari” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” “Frankenweenie” “From Up on Poppy Hill” “Hey Krishna” “Hotel Transylvania”

18 Animated Films to Compete for Oscar

18 Animated Films to Compete for Oscar

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And they are: “The Adventures of Tintin” “Alois Nebel” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” “Arthur Christmas” “Cars 2″ “A Cat in Paris” “Chico & Rita” “Gnomeo & Juliet” “Happy Feet Two” “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil” “Kung Fu Panda 2″ “Mars Needs Moms” “Puss in Boots” “Rango” “Rio” “The Smurfs” “Winnie the Pooh” “Wrinkles” So it looks like there will be five Animated Feature nominees! Yay, I love it when…

ParaNorman, teaser

ParaNorman, teaser

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Arrietty, UK trailer

Arrietty, UK trailer

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Adapted from May Norton’s classic children’s adventure The Borrowers, Arriety is a Fairy Tale in the truest sense of the term. Hiromasa Yonebayashi directs for Studio Ghibli, home of Hayao Miyazaki. The UK version features the voices of Saorise Ronan, Olivia Coleman, Tom Holland and Mark Strong. The US release will have a Americanized voice cast including Bridgit Mendler, Will Arnett, Carol Burnett and Amy Poehler. (Twitch)

TIME counts down the 25 best animated films

TIME counts down the 25 best animated films

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(created two years after the Korean War, this cute scene looks a lot uglier 5 decades later with its casual racism aimed at the ‘Red Chinese.’ Never mind that the ‘Siamese’ should represent our Thai allies. At this point in American history it was convenient — even expedient — to paint all Southeast Asians as devious communists.) TIME’s Richard Corliss has assembled a rich multimedia slideshow of his choices for…

Rio, posters & stills

Rio, posters & stills

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Posters and more stills from Dark Horizons, after the cut.