Inspiration & News & Oscars & Stop Mo

My Life as a Zucchini – OSCAR NOMINEE TRAILER

My Life as a Zucchini follows a young boy called Zucchini. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. Brought…

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Animated Features & News & Oscars

27 Animated Features Submitted For the 2016 Oscar’s

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 Fu Panda 3” “The Little Prince” “Long Way North” “Miss Hokusai” “Moana” “Monkey King: Hero Is Back” “Mune” “Mustafa & the Magician” “My Life as a…

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Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & Inspiration & Oscars & VFX

First Woman to Win the Oscar for Visual Effects in the 86-Year-History of the Category

Ex Machina won the Academy Award for visual effects. The award was shared by Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, and Sara Bennett. Bennettt is a co-founder of Milk VFX, which provided the film’s vfx along with Double Negative, Utopia, and Web FX. She is only the third woman ever nominated in the category, and the first woman to win the Oscar for visual effects in the 86-year-history of the category, which was earlier labelled the special effects category. The…

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Animated Television & CG & Oscars & The Biz & VFX & VFX Labor Issues

VFX Community Planning Protest During Oscars

From Hollywood Reporter:  A small plane with a banner that reads “Box Office + Bankrupt = Visual Effects” is scheduled to fly over the red carpet on Sunday. The visual-effects community is planning a demonstration during Sunday’s Academy Awards to force the film industry to focus on the economic problems threatening Hollywood’s visual-effects houses. Many in that VFX world argue that effects houses are struggling because of a business model that doesn’t work, and they point to Rhythm &…

Animated Shorts & Oscars

10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead in 2011 Oscar® Race

Beverly Hills, CA (December 1, 2011) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards®. Forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:   Every Sunday, it’s the same old routine! The train clatters through the village and almost shakes the pictures off the wall. In the…