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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences narrowed their list for the Animated Short Films category. Forty-four films originally qualified and now, we're down to 10.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:
"Specky Four-Eyes," Jean-Claude Rozec, director and Mathieu Courtois, producer (Vivement Lundi!)
I previously detailed all 45 animated shorts in contention for Oscar's 2012 Best Animated Short Film category and today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the ten animated short films that will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards. Taking all of the information I compiled for the long list of 45 films I have listed the ten in contention for the Oscar with videos and additional information directly below The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting in screenings held in New York and Los Angeles. Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the ten titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in January 2012. Dimanche (Sunday) Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada) On a gray afternoon, »
- Brad Brevet
Last year I previewed all 33 of the Oscar qualifying animated shorts that were up for consideration for the Academy Awards and this year I have 12 additional shorts to consider and I have found either the full short, a clip, a trailer or an image from all but two of the contending shorts and put them together in this one article. These shorts have all been screened for members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who will soon vote on the ultimate short list that will be in contention for an Oscar nomination. Last year ten films made the list. Take a look over the next eight pages and see which ones stand out to you. There are a few instances where you may have to click a link to watch a clip and, in one instance, to watch the entire film. »
- Brad Brevet
It's been 22 years since the death of voice-over legend Mel Blanc. He used to perform almost all of the Looney Tunes characters but today, no one person holds a lock on characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Sylvester the Cat. Word is that the studio holds auditions for each new project, requesting voice-over actors to audition for character roles they may have just played in another project. As if that wasn't bad enough, some of those talented individuals have just lost out on a couple jobs to Blanc.
Warner Bros. Animation is producing three new 3-D cartoons that will feature several of the classic Looney Tunes characters. They'll be shown in theaters before some of the studio's new movies, much like the classic cartoons were used back in the 1950s. The new cartoons are being directed by Matthew O'Callaghan. According to the La Times, two »
We did! We did! We did taw a puddy tat!
The eternal kid in us just leapt up and ran around the room as word came that Warner Bros. is getting set to release more theatrical 3-D animated shorts, following on the heels of last year's Annie-nominated "Coyote Falls." To be directed by Matthew O'Callaghan (who also directed last year's 'toon), the three new shorts will star Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Roadrunner, Tweetie Bird and Sylvester the Cat, with two of them featuring songs recorded in character by the late Mel Blanc.
"Daffy's Rhapsody," featuring the Blanc-sung tune of the same name, will be the first of these shorts to hit screens on Nov. 18, in front of "Happy Feet 2." The remaining two, "I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat" and "Untitled Coyote & Road Runner," are currently without release dates.
According to ComingSoon.net, "Daffy's Rhapsody" has Elmer »
- Mark Rabinowitz
"Thufferin thuccotash!" Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner will all return to theaters in three original Looney Tunes 3D theatrical cartoon shorts produced by Warner Bros. Animation and directed by Matthew O'Callaghan (Coyote Falls). Two of the new shorts - Daffy's Rhapsody and I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat - will feature the voice of the late, great Mel Blanc. The legendary actor/comedian known as The Man of a Thousand Voices brought to life some of the most revered characters in animation history during a celebrated career spanning six decades. Blanc will appear in the shorts - which are created using state-of-the-art CG animation and rendered in stereoscopic 3D - via original songs he recorded in character in the 1950s.
Warner Bros. has announced this morning that more theatrical "Looney Tunes" shorts are on the way, to be animated with CGI and released in 3D. Two of the planned releases will feature archival material from the late Mel Blanc, who, responsible for a great deal of voice work, is best known as the original voice of Bugs Bunny. The cartoon shorts, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and directed by Matthew O'Callaghan (who directed the previously-released "Coyote Falls"), will be titled "Daffy's Rhapsody" and "I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat" and will make use of Blanc's voice via original songs he recorded in-character in the 1950s. The third short, still untitled, will feature the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. "Everyone at Warner Bros. »
7 items from 2011
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