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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the work of Aardman Animations with three programs featuring the studio’s Oscar®-winning and nominated Wallace and Gromit shorts on Friday, August 7, and Sunday, August 9.Wallace and Gromit Restored – The Marc Davis Celebration of AnimationFriday, August 7, 7:30 p.m. │Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly HillsAs part of the Academy’s Marc Davis Celebration of Animation series, Aardman Animations co-founder David Sproxton and Wallace and Gromit cinematographer Dave Alex Riddett will discuss the making of the...
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Animation Series To Feature Panel With LAIKA & Sneak Peek of Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out”New York, NY – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI,” an animation series that takes place April 24 – May 29, 2015, in New York.  Aimed at highlighting the techniques that make up the craft of animation, the program will use a variety of panels and screenings to explain and explore hand-drawn, stop-motion and CGI animation.The series will open with a presentation featuring the animation studio LAIKA’s creative team behind...
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences celebrates animator Richard Williams with the first public screening of the original version of his film “The Thief and the Cobbler” on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Williams, who worked on the now legendary feature for  25 years, will be on hand to introduce the newly reconstructed original workprint from 1992.The film will be accompanied by Williams’s 1972 Oscar®-winning animated short “A Christmas Carol,” which he adapted from the 1843 novella by Charles Dickens. In...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards®. Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:“Feral,” Daniel Sousa, director, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa)“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan, director, and Dorothy McKim, producer (Walt Disney Feature Animation)“Gloria Victoria,” Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)“Hollow Land,” Uri...
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Nineteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®.The 19 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:“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 qualifying runs...
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In the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ latest celebration of works by Academy film scholars, Donald Crafton, professor of film, television and theater at the University of Notre Dame, will present highlights from his book Shadow of a Mouse: Performance, Belief, and World-Making in Animation on Wednesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Crafton will examine clips of classic animated performances from the 1930s and 1940s, and discuss how those performances evolved to meet the changing needs of audiences, artists and studios.Contact...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “This Amazing Medium,” an animation master class and retrospective tour with Oscar®-winning animator Richard Williams, on Friday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Presented as part of the Academy’s Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, the evening will feature film clips from Disney and Warner Bros. animation classics as well as from Williams’s own work. The event also marks the opening of the new exhibition “Richard Williams: Master of Animation” in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery....
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