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Cannes trailer: The Little Prince

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“At the heart of it all is The Little Girl (Mackenzie Foy), who’s being prepared by her mother (Rachel McAdams) for the very grown-up world in which they live – only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The Aviator (Jeff Bridges). The Aviator introduces his new friend to ...

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Boxtrolls Leads Annie Award Nominations


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Walt Disney Animation Studios Cheatin’ – Plymptoons Studio How to Train Your Dragon 2 – DreamWorks Animation Song of the Sea – GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon The Book of Life – Reel FX The Boxtrolls – Focus Features/Laika The LEGO Movie -Warner Bros. Pictures The ...

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20 Animated Features submitted for 2014 Oscar race


(press release) LOS ANGELES, CA – Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Big Hero 6” “The Book of Life” “The Boxtrolls” “Cheatin’” “Giovanni’s Island” “Henry & Me” “The Hero of ...

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19 Animated Features Submitted for 86th Oscars

“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 ...

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The Contenders: Brave

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 ...

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21 Animated Features Submitted for 2012 Oscar Race

  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”

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18 Animated Films to Compete for Oscar

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” ...

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Arrietty, UK trailer

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 ...

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TIME counts down the 25 best animated films

(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 ...

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Toons of 2011: Pandas, Penguins, Macaws! Oh my!

With animation houses already rolling out major 3D eye-poppers for the year, now’s a good time to survey upcoming animated features. The grim box-office for Mars Needs Moms ($7 mil opening weekend) marks the year’s first toon casuality but I’m especially anxious to get a look at The Dreaming Machine, ...

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Dreamworks launches FYC campaign for Dragon

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Dreamworks takes flight with the first FYC inception of the season. Thanks to Kevin K. for the tip via In Contention. An invitation to experience How to Train Your Dragon on the big screen, this promotional calendar is a bold preemptive strike reminding voters to see one of the year’s ...

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Despicable Me, trailer

Instead of asking if Despicable Me can possibly come close to Toy Story 3 or How to Train Your Dragon, maybe a fairer question would be to ask how Despicable Me compares with a dozen other tentpole tarballs gumming up the summer multiplexes. And if our answer is that most ...

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Disney’s Tangled

Tangled — Disney’s 50th animated feature — opens Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th. Back in February, Slashfilm had details about the visual approach. Previous director Glen Keane developed a new look for this computer animated film, which is said to look and feel more like a traditional hand-drawn Disney Classic, but ...

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