Annecy: ‘Funan,’ ‘Bloeistraat 11,’ ‘Dam Keeper’ Triumph at Buoyant Festival

Annecy, France — Denis Do’s semi-autobiographical story, set against the Khmer Rouge’s brutal reign-of-terror, took the top Cristal at the 2018 Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival. Nora Twomey’s ...

Annecy: 10 Shorts Not to Miss at the Festival

Annecy: 10 Shorts Not to Miss at the Festival Annecy, France — We’re not saying these are the best shorts at Annecy this year. Nor the forerunners for prizes. Chosen principally from the shorts in the short film competition, and buzzed up titles ...

Chile’s Growing Film Festival Scene: Sanfic Announces Lineup

Chile’s Growing Film Festival Scene: Sanfic Announces Lineup The thirteenth edition of Santiago International Film Festival, Sanfic (August 20–27, 2017), the largest film festival in Chile, will present more than 100 international and Chilean films, including ...

The joy of finding a surprise, excellent movie to watch

Simon Brew Jan 19, 2017 Phantom Boy is playing in a limited number of UK cinemas this weekend. It's just the kind of surprise that's hard to find in modern movies. I’ve written before about my love ...

How Gkids Doubled Down to Compete in the Most Crowded Animation Oscar Race

How Gkids Doubled Down to Compete in the Most Crowded Animation Oscar Race In the most competitive animated Oscar race ever (with a record 27 entries), indie powerhouse Gkids (with eight nominations since 2009) entered the fray with five contenders for the first time. And, ...

2017 Best Animated Feature Film Oscar Predictions

This is one of the most competitive Animated Feature Film faces in some time. So competitive that at this time we don’t even have “Finding Dory” making the top five. [Updated Nov. 20] Top Five “Kubo ...

Kubo and the Two Strings, The Secret Life of Pets Among The 27 Films Submitted For 89th Oscars

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 ...

A record 27 films submitted for the Best Animated Feature Oscar

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that a record 27 movies have been submitted for consideration for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards: The Angry ...

These are the 27 animated features up for the 2016 feature Oscar

The 27 animated features that have been put forward for the 2016 Best Animated Feature Academy Award have been revealed. There’s not that many surprises in there – see Zootropolis/ Zootopia, Finding ...

Record 27 Animated Features Vie for Oscar Nods

Record 27 Animated Features Vie for Oscar Nods There will be five Oscar nominations for animated feature this year, as a record 27 submissions are up for consideration; 16 or more films must qualify for the five slot maximum. Here are the ...

Academy unveils record 27 animation Oscar submissions

Academy unveils record 27 animation Oscar submissions Zootopia, Kubo And The Two Strings, Finding Dory, The Red Turtle, Sausage Party and My Life As A Zucchini are among those vying for Academy Awards glory. Announcing the record submissions haul on ...

Academy unveils record 27 animation Oscar submissions

Academy unveils record 27 animation Oscar submissions Zootopia, Kubo And The Two Strings, Finding Dory, The Red Turtle, Sausage Party and My Life As A Zucchini are among those vying for Academy Awards glory. Announcing the record submissions haul on ...

Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Indignation,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Morris From America,’ and More

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday ...

Phantom Boy review – entertaining romp doubles a superhero origin myth

A boy being treated for cancer develops superpowers and tackles a supervillain in this engaging animated fantasy adventure Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol are the French animators who received ...

Lff 2016: Phantom Boy Review

Creative duo behind the Oscar nominated ‘A Cat in Paris’, Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol provide us with a mesmerisingly touching narrative, with their latest feature Phantom Boy. This animated ...

Film Festival Roundup: Kartemquin Films Launches Festival, Hamptons Announces Juried And Audience Award Winners And More

Film Festival Roundup: Kartemquin Films Launches Festival, Hamptons Announces Juried And Audience Award Winners And More Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here. Full Lineup Announcements – The Denver Film Festival ...

Soda takes 'My Life As A Courgette' for UK

Soda takes 'My Life As A Courgette' for UK Exclusive: Distributor adds feature animation to Lff slate that also includes Toni Erdmann and Paterson. UK distributor Soda Pictures has acquired Claude Barras’s debut feature animation My Life As A ...

UK poster and trailer for animated noir caper Phantom Boy

With a little over two weeks to go until its release, a poser and trailer have arrived online for Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol’s (A Cat in Paris) new ...

‘Long Way North’ Trailer: Rémi Chayés’ New Animated Feature Hits Theaters in September

“Long Way North,” the latest animated film from acclaimed filmmaker Rémi Chayé (“The Secret of Kells”) will open theatrically on September 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, New York, and a select group of ...

‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Trailer: Elijah Wood Electrifies Murder-Mystery Series

‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Trailer: Elijah Wood Electrifies Murder-Mystery Series BBC America has your new favorite comedy premiering this fall. The network released the first look at “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” during their Saturday panel at San Diego Comic-Con. ...

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