Oscars: Academy Announces 344 Films Eligible for 2019 Best Picture

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 344 feature films are eligible for the 2019 Academy Awards. To be eligible for the consideration, the films must open in a ...

Annie Awards Nominations Led by Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’ and Laika’s ‘Missing Link’

Annie Awards Nominations Led by Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’ and Laika’s ‘Missing Link’ The 47th Annual Annie Awards nominations were led by Disney blockbuster sequel “Frozen 2” and Laika’s Yeti adventure “Missing Link” with eight nominations apiece, followed by Netflix’s “Klaus” with ...

Annie Awards Nominations Led by Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’ and Laika’s ‘Missing Link’

The 47th Annual Annie Awards nominations were led by Disney blockbuster sequel “Frozen 2” and Laika’s Yeti adventure “Missing Link” with eight nominations apiece, followed by Netflix’s “Klaus” with ...

Animated Feature Hopefuls Come From All Over the Globe

Amid the big-budget Hollywood sequels jockeying for position, this year’s awards race has a sizable contingent of contenders from overseas, including both foreign-made films and co-productions. The ...

Oscars 2020: What will join ‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘Frozen II’ in Best Animated Feature battle?

The Academy has just released the 32 titles that have qualified for this year’s race for Best Animated Feature and it’s looking like it could be a marquee match up between Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” and ...

Record 32 Animated Feature Films Submitted for Oscars

Record 32 Animated Feature Films Submitted for Oscars “The Addams Family,” “Frozen II,” “Toy Story 4,” “Abominable” and “The Secret Life of Pets 2” are among the record 32 movies submitted for the animated feature film category at the 2020 Oscars. Last ...

Oscar Voters Could Pick from a Record Number of Animated Feature Contenders

Oscar Voters Could Pick from a Record Number of Animated Feature Contenders Now that five nomination slots are guaranteed for the burgeoning animated feature Oscar category, it doesn’t matter that as many as 32 films have been submitted. Assuming they are eligible (several ...

Oscar Voters Could Pick from a Record Number of Animated Feature Contenders

Oscar Voters Could Pick from a Record Number of Animated Feature Contenders Now that five nomination slots are guaranteed for the burgeoning animated feature Oscar category, it doesn’t matter that as many as 32 films have been submitted. Assuming they are eligible (several ...

Film Review: Funan (2018) by Denis Do

“We’re together now. It’ll be fine.” For director Denis Do the task of making his first film is closely linked to his family’s history. Born in 1985 in Paris, Do is a child of three different ...

Annecy: Netflix Premieres Footage from First Original Animated Feature ‘Klaus’ In Innovative 2D

Netflix offered up work in progress footage from its first original animated feature, “Klaus,” at the Annecy Animation Festival on Wednesday. The wacky Santa origin story, from director Sergio Pablos ...

‘Hampstead’ Review: Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson Ignite Senior Sparks

‘Hampstead’ Review: Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson Ignite Senior Sparks Calling a film “Hampstead” invites immediate comparisons with “Notting Hill,” the Richard Curtis-penned rom-com that put that particular West London enclave on the global map back in 1999. Director ...

‘Funan’ Film Review: Bleakly Powerful Animated Film Captures Real-Life Historical Horror

There’s no sensationalism in Denis Do’s “Funan,” a harrowing animated drama about a family struggling to survive the Khmer Rouge revolution in Cambodia in the late 1970s. It’s a film about dulling the ...

Cannes Market, Annecy Fest Showcase World Animation’s Ambition

Cannes Market, Annecy Fest Showcase World Animation’s Ambition Cannes — The 2019 Cannes Film Festival confirmed the build in world cinema animation: Three movies, all French, played in its main sections: “The Bears’ Invasion of Sicily” and “The Swallows of ...

Bac Films Boards Female-Directed Political Tales ‘The Siren,’ ‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’ (Exclusive)

France’s Bac Films has boarded a pair of politically engaged Middle Eastern films from women directors: Sepideh Farsi’s animated feature “The Siren” and Kaouther Ben Hania’s “The Man Who Sold His ...

Trailer for animated movie Funan explores the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime

Gkids has released a poster, trailer and images for director Denis Do’s latest film Funan, an animated movie set in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime and based upon the personal experiences of ...

‘Funan’ Trailer: Animation & History Collide In Denis Do’s Debut About The Khmer Rouge Regime In Cambodia

There’s something about translating real-life events, especially historically prominent ones, through the lens of animation. Retaining the ability to capture the most innately empathetic pieces of ...

‘Funan’ Exclusive Trailer: GKids Gets Animated Over Cambodian Survival Drama

With “Funan” (opening June 7th), director Dennis Do explores nightmarish atrocities in his acclaimed survival story about the cruelties of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge in 1975. The Annecy and Animation Is ...

Podtalk: Chicago’s Asian Pop-up Cinema Features ‘A Land Imagined’ on Mar. 20, 2019

Chicago – “Collaboration Week” of Season Eight at Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (Apuc) continues with the Singapore/Netherland/France production, “A Land Imagined.” screening on Wednesday, March 20th, ...

Interview to Denis Do: “We can’t ask the youth to be forever in mourning. It is just important to know. Knowing our history is a key for building our path to the future”

Born in Paris in 1985, Denis Do graduated in 2009 from the acclaimed French animation school Les Gobelins “L’école de l’image”, pioneer in the fields of animation and filmmaking. His last school ...

European Animation Grows Up With Mature Themes

European Animation Grows Up With Mature Themes European animated films continue to tackle weighty subject matter with diverse works aimed at older and more mature audiences. A number of celebrated titles last year impressed by tackling ...

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