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Four Daffy's Rhapsody Hi-Res Photos and Logo

Four Daffy's Rhapsody Hi-Res Photos and Logo
The all-new CGI animated 3D short Daffy's Rhapsody will debut in theaters with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on February 10th, returning Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd to the big screen. We have some hi-res photos below, check them out.

Daffy's Rhapsody comes to theaters February 10th, 2012 and stars Mel Blanc, Billy West. The film is directed by Matthew O'Callaghan.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island comes to theaters February 10th, 2012 and stars Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Caine, Kristin Davis, Luis Guzmán, Fileena Bahris, Shelley Bassett. The film is directed by Brad Peyton.
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Academy Announces 10 Best Animated Short Film Contenders

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:

"Dimanche/Sunday," Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada)

"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios La, LLC)

"I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat," Matthew O'Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)

"La Luna," Enrico Casarosa, director (Pixar Animation Studios)

"Luminaris," Juan Pablo Zaramella, director (JPZtudio)

"Magic Piano," Martin Clapp, director and Hugh Welchman, producer (BreakThru Films)

"A Morning Stroll," Grant Orchard, director and Sue Goffe, producer (Studio Aka)

"Paths of Hate," Damian Nenow, director (Platige Image)

"Specky Four-Eyes," Jean-Claude Rozec, director and Mathieu Courtois, producer (Vivement Lundi!)

"Wild Life," Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby,
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Preview the 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 2012 Oscar Consideration

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,
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Previewing All 45 Animated Shorts Longlisted for Oscar 2012

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.
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Looney Tunes: Mel Blanc Voices New Warner Bros. Cartoons

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
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That Ain't All, Folks! More 3-D Looney Tunes Shorts Coming

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
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Mel Blanc Returns for New Looney Tunes Shorts

"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.

The announcement was made today by Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television, who oversees television animation for the Studio,
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More 3D Looney Tunes Shorts On The Way

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....
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Short films up for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the 10 contenders for winning an 2011 Oscar in both the animated and live-action short films categories.

In the animated category the nominees are:

"Day & Night", dir. Teddy Newton (Pixar) "Coyote Falls", dir. Matthew O'Callaghan (Warner Bros. Animation) "Sensology", dir. Michel Gagne "The Gruffalo", dir. Jakob Schuh, Max Lang "The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger", dir. Bill Plympton "Let's Pollute", dir. Geefwee Boedoe "The Lost Thing", dir. Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann "Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage", dir. Bastien Dubois "The Silence Beneath the Bark", dir. Joanna Lurie "Urs", dir. Moritz Mayerhofer

 

In the live-action category the nominees are:

"Seeds of the Fall", dir. Patrik Eklund, Mathias Fjellstrom "The Confession", dir. Tanel Toom "God of Love", dir. Luke Matheny "Ana's Playground", dir. Eric D. Howell "Sma Barn, Stora Ord", dir. Lisa James Larsson, Andreas Emanuelsson "Wish 143", dir. Ian Barnes, Samantha Waite "The Six Dollar Fifty Man", dir.
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Preview and Vote On Which Animated Shorts You Think Should be Nominated for the 2011 Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the short list of 10 animated short films that will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards. I already showed you video for 31 of the 33 pictures that originally qualified in the category, which you can still check out right here and I have just pulled over the ten that qualified for this piece.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company and at the end of the article I've included a poll for you to vote on three of the films to continue on as official nominees. The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger Director: Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton Studio

United States, 2010, 6 min

Filmmaker's website

Coyote Falls Director: Matthew O'Callaghan

Warner Bros. Animation Inc.

United States, 2010, 3 min

Filmmaker's website

Day and Night Director: Teddy Newton

Pixar Animation Studios

United States, 2010, 6 min

Filmmaker's
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Preview All 33 of 2010's Oscar-Qualifying Animated Shorts

Cartoon Brew has debuted the list of the thirty-three films up for consideration in the Best Animated Short category for the upcoming 2011 Oscars and I have done my very best to find a video for each and every one. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find anything for Rao Heidmets's Inherent Obligations or Don Hertzfeldt's Wisdom Teeth so if anyone out there can help find video for those either let me know in the comments or shoot me an email.

Otherwise, spend some time over the next three pages to preview some really cool videos. I had a chance to preview a few of them while putting this article together, but have yet to check them all out. So let me know which ones are your favorites and which ones don't really do it for you.

Additionally, if any of the people that made these films are reading this
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The Return of Looney Tunes

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There was a time, not that long ago, that people paid one admission price and spent all day at the movies. No need for morally questionable theater hopping: a single ticket got you a couple movies, a newsreel, a short or a cartoon and a trailer. A variety of factors including the advent of television and the Paramount Decision that forced studios to divest themselves of their theater chains put us on the road to where we are now, paying twelve and a half bucks for a couple of commercials, a couple of commercials masquerading as news, a couple more commercials, some trailers (which, let's face it, are commercials) and one measly feature.

As far as I'm concerned, any extension of the moviegoing experience that doesn't involve ads is a good thing. And there are small but encouraging signs that preshow shorts, particularly cartoons, are making a comeback. We've come
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Despicable Me Spawns Curious George

Despicable Me Spawns Curious George
With the Twilight-busting box-office performance of Despicable Me happily fresh in their minds, Universal are rubbing their hands and pondering their next animated collaboration with Illumination Entertainment. And according to the La Times, they think they have it, in the form of the Curious George movie currently in development.Larry Stuckey, who wrote the in-production Little Fockers, has been working on the script, which is set to "start from scratch", re-telling the story of the mischievous monkey, brought from the jungles of Africa to the streets of a big city by the nameless Man With the Yellow Hat. The books, by H. A. Rey and Margaret Rey, basically all follow the same formula, with the monkey causing trouble and The Man fixing it up. But they're adorable regardless.That start-over is necessary because it's only four years since we last saw a Curious George. Directed by Matthew O'Callaghan (at short
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Curious George Reboot Coming Soon

Curious George Reboot coming soonThe L.A. Times is reporting that Illumination Entertainment, the animation company behind Despicable Me, is developing a new version of Curious George.

The movie is expected to spin a new story of George the monkey/chimpanzee (depending on whether you favor H.A. and Margret Rey's text or the tail-less images) who's taken out of the jungle by an eccentric explorer to live in the city, where mischief always seems to find him.

The Illumination film is expected to start from scratch. It's getting a script from Larry Stuckey, who wrote the upcoming Little Fockers, the third installment in the Meet the Parents franchise, for Universal.

Curious George was released February 10th, 2006 and stars Frank Welker, Will Ferrell, Shane Baumel, Timyra-Joi Beatty, Eugene Levy, Christopher Chen, Jessie Flower, Dick Van Dyke. The film is directed by Matthew O'Callaghan.
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"Open Season 2" gallery, box art and embedded trailer!

We have the trailer for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's "Open Season 2" featuring the voice talents of Mike Epps, Joel McHale, Jane Krakowski, Crispin Glover, Olivia Hacker, Cody Cameron, Sean Mullen, Steve Schirripa and Hans Tester. The DVD and Blu-ray premiere is on January 27th. Matthew O'Callaghan directed Will Ferrell starrer "Curious George" and "Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas." As far as co-director Todd Wilderman goes, this marks the directorial debut. Epps was recently seen in the comedy "Soul Men" alongside the recently passed Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson.
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"Open Season 2" gallery, box art and embedded trailer!

We have the trailer for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's "Open Season 2" featuring the voice talents of Mike Epps, Joel McHale, Jane Krakowski, Crispin Glover, Olivia Hacker, Cody Cameron, Sean Mullen, Steve Schirripa and Hans Tester. The DVD and Blu-ray premiere is on January 27th. Matthew O'Callaghan directed Will Ferrell starrer "Curious George" and "Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas." As far as co-director Todd Wilderman goes, this marks the directorial debut. Epps was recently seen in the comedy "Soul Men" alongside the recently passed Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson.
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"Open Season 2" gallery, box art and embedded trailer!

  We have the trailer for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's "Open Season 2" featuring the voice talents of Mike Epps, Joel McHale, Jane Krakowski, Crispin Glover, Olivia Hacker, Cody Cameron, Sean Mullen, Steve Schirripa and Hans Tester. The DVD and Blu-ray premiere is on January 27th. Matthew O'Callaghan directed Will Ferrell starrer "Curious George" and "Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas." As far as co-director Todd Wilderman goes, this marks the directorial debut. Epps was recently seen in the comedy "Soul Men" alongside the recently passed Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson. Check out the gallery here! What's "Open Season 2" all about? Boog (Mike Epps) and Elliot (Joel McHale) are back for more crazy adventures! After falling head over hooves in love with Giselle (Jane Krakowski), Elliot's road to the altar takes a slight detour when Mr. Weenie (Cody Cameron) is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners.
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"Open Season 2" gallery, box art and embedded trailer!

We have the trailer for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's "Open Season 2" featuring the voice talents of Mike Epps, Joel McHale, Jane Krakowski, Crispin Glover, Olivia Hacker, Cody Cameron, Sean Mullen, Steve Schirripa and Hans Tester. The DVD and Blu-ray premiere is on January 27th. Matthew O'Callaghan directed Will Ferrell starrer "Curious George" and "Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas." As far as co-director Todd Wilderman goes, this marks the directorial debut. Epps was recently seen in the comedy "Soul Men" alongside the recently passed Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson.
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