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2010 Annie Award Nominations

8 December 2010 6:44 PM, PST | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

With awards season is underway comes the 38th Annual Annie Award nominations, which recognize the year’s best work in animation.  Since the creation of the animation-specific Oscar category in 2001, the Annies have predicted the Academy Award winner every year except 2006 and 2008.

Unfortunately, the award has been tainted by controversy after CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg reportedly bought each DreamWorks Animation employee a membership in the International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood, skewing the voting in the studio’s favor.  This likely resulted in a surprise sweep by DreamWorks Animations’ Kung Fu Panda at the Annies in 2008-2009 over Pixar’s eventual Oscar winner, Wall-e.

Disney Studios has since pulled its official support of the event and submissions for the awards, though individual animators are able to submit their films themselves.  As a result, the rules were changed for individual achievement categories, but Disney sought a neutral committee of animators from every studio to propose and approve guidelines. »

- Jeff Leins

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No Surprise – DreamWorks Leads Nominations for 38th Annual Annie Awards

6 December 2010 10:08 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood, announced nominations today for the 38th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation including best animated feature, television production, commercials, short subjects, video games and outstanding individual achievements.

Two years ago, Kung-Fu Panda swept the awards over Wall-e pushing Disney and Pixar to withdraw from the organization and making everyone else wonder if there is any point in caring anymore about the ceremony. Toy Story 3 and Tangled did get Best Picture nominations, but DreamWorks (who pretty much run the show) lead the nominees.

According to /film, Disney’s reason for withdrawing was rooted in the organization’s very loose membership requirements and the fact that DreamWorks seemed actively working to stack the deck in the studio’s favour. Disney-Pixar president Ed Catmull said earlier this year,

“After more than a year of discussions with the Asifa board, »

- Ricky

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DreamWorks’ Dragon and Pixar’s Toy Story Lead 2010 Annie Awards Nominations.

6 December 2010 2:00 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The full list of nominations for the 38th Annie Awards were announced today with Dreamworks’s How to Train your Dragon gathering up the majority of nominations including Best Feature, Animation, Character Design and Voice Work for Gerard Butler and Jay Baruchel, as well as Directing nominations for Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois.

Pixar’s Up took home the Best Animated Feature earlier this year at the 2009 awards and when the awards are announced next February Lee Unkrich and his team are up from a number of awards, along with Disney’s Tangled, but the recent decision of Disney to withdraw support for the awards may go some way to explaining the relatively few number of nods.

It has been a great year for animation as the films on the list below attest, and it’s nice to see Sylvain Chomet’s enchanting film The Illusionist scoring a point against the domination of CG here. »

- Jon Lyus

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"How to Train Your Dragon" Dominates Annie Awards Nominations!! See Complete List!

6 December 2010 1:13 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon" flew high above competition by nabbing 15 nominations for the 38th annual Annie Awards given by the International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood. ("How to Train Your Dragon" movie review)

"Dragon," featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill, and Craig Ferguson, will duke it out with Universal's "Despicable Me," Disney's "Tangled," Sony Pictures Classics' "The Illusionist," and Pixar's "Toy Story 3" for best animated feature. ("How to Train Your Dragon" interviews)

But there's controversy in the Annie Awards world. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that "Disney and Pixar announced they would no longer participate in the annual awards because of their concerns over how the event is judged."

Apparently, Disney was complaining that the Annie Awards has favored DreamWorks in recent years such as when "Kung Fu Panda" won 10 trophies and beat Pixar's "Wall-e" in 2008.

This year, DreamWorks Animation »

- Manny

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‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Soars With 15 Annie Award Nominations

6 December 2010 12:23 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The month of December, January, and February pretty much means near-daily updates of award nominations and selections. The latest is for the 38th Annual Annie Awards, awarding excellence in the animation area. Leading the pack is How To Train Your Dragon, a film I recently re-watched and loved just as much as in the theater. Also getting big nods are Despicable Me, Tangled, The Illusionist, and Toy Story 3. Check out the full list below.

Production Categories

Best Animated Feature

* Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment

* How to Train Your DragonDreamWorks Animation

* Tangled – Disney

* The Illusionist – Django Films

* Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar

Best Animated Short Subject

* Coyote Falls – Warner Bros. Animation

* Day & Night – Pixar

* Enrique Wrecks the World – House of Chai

* The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger – Plymptoons Studio

* The RenterJason Carpenter

Best Animated Television Commercial

* Children’s Medical Center – Duck Studios

* Frito Lay Dips “And Then »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Tangled’ Vs. ‘Toy Story’ at 2010 Annie Awards Nominations

6 December 2010 11:01 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Disney has tough competition in the form of itself this year, as “Tangled” and “Toy Story 3″ will compete against one another, along with a host of other fantastic animated films, at the 38th Annual Annie Awards.

The Annie Awards will be a battleground for the upcoming Oscar animation awards. This year, only three animated films will be nominated. Why? Because the rules that govern the Oscars are laughably outmoded. But that’s beside the point.

Fact is, the Annie Awards deserve attention amongst the many other awards shows because so many great animated films were released in 2010, arguably more than traditional films. “Tangled,” “Toy Story 3,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Despicable Me” and “The Illusionist” will jostle for the Best Animated Feature award.

Here’s a list of all the nominees.

Best Animated Feature

Despicable Me” (Illumination Entertainment)

How to Train Your Dragon” (DreamWorks)

Tangled” (Disney)

The Illusionist »

- Chris Plante

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Nominations for the 2010 Annie Awards Announced

6 December 2010 10:00 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Award season is in full-swing, and today the nominations for the 38th Annual Annie Awards were announced. Headed by the International Animated Film Society, the Annies’s recognize the best in the field of animation including best animated feature, television production, commercials, short subjects, video games and outstanding individual achievements. “This has been an unprecedented year for animation, as the high quality of work represented by our nominees will attest,” says Asifa-Hollywood President Antran Manoogian. “On behalf of Asifa-Hollywood, we congratulate all of the nominees and their respective studios.” The Annie’s are usually a fairly good predictor of Oscar gold, with the winner of the Annie for Best Animated Feature matching the winner of the Oscar for the same category 6 of the 9 years the Annie’s have been in existence.  Winners will be announced at the 38th Annual Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 5, 2011. Hit the jump for the list of nominees, »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Leads Nominations for 38th Annual Annie Awards

6 December 2010 9:45 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The International Animated Film Society Asifa-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Annie Awards, and the DreamWorks feature How to Train Your Dragon leads the pack with more than ten nods. But there's a caveat; that and the full list of nominations after the break. This will be the first Annie Awards after Disney and Pixar withdrew from the organization [1] that organizes the awards. Toy Story 3 and Tangled did get Best Picture nominations, and Lee Unkrich was nominated Best Director. But in the feature deaprtment this is DreamWorks' show, with a few nods toward the Warner Bros. film Legend of the Guardians and a scant few other features such as The Illusionist. Disney's reason for withdrawing was rooted in the organization's very loose membership requirements (read: almost non-existent requirements, until recently) and the fact that DreamWorks seemed actively working to stack the deck in the studio's favor. »

- Russ Fischer

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How To Train Your Dragon Dominates Annie Awards Nominations

6 December 2010 9:34 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

How To Train Your Dragon has dominated the nominations for the Annie Awards awarded by the International Animation Society. 

It will compete for the top category against The Illusionist, Despicable Me, Tangled and Toy Story 3. It is surprising that Tangled and Toy Story were nominated since they withdrew from the International Animation Society.

Here is the complete list of nominations:

Best Animated Feature

Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment

How to Train Your DragonDreamWorks Animation

Tangled – Disney

The Illusionist – Django Films

Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar

Best Animated Short Subject

Coyote Falls - Warner Bros. Animation

Day & Night – Pixar

Enrique Wrecks the World - House of Chai

The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger - Plymptoons Studio

The Renter - Jason Carpenter

Best Animated Television Commercial

Children’s Medical Center - Duck Studios

Frito Lay Dips “And Then There Was Salsa” - Laika/house

How To Train Your Dragon »

- Tiberius

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Excess Hollywood: 'Southland Tales' director writes animated prequel

29 November 2010 2:40 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

News that is good? Bad? As confusing as the movie? During a SModcastle podcast, Richard Kelly revealed that he has written an animated prequel to his 2007 film, Southland Tales. [Slashfilm]

Dr. Drew Pinsky will headline a primetime advice show on Hln. Can the Teen Mom reunion host advise me on how to cope with the possibility that the MTV show may follow a new cast? (How will I find out what will happen to Catelynn and Tyler?!) [Variety]

When pop culture phenoms collide: Jackson Rathbone (Twilight), Aime Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), and Rebecca Mader (Lost) will star in Aim High, McG’s »

- Kate Ward

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Cartoon Network Renews 3 Animated Series

29 November 2010 11:05 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Cartoon Network has renewed its Monday night animated comedy series Adventure Time, Regular Show and Mad. Created by Pendleton Ward and executive produced by Fred Siebert, Adventure Time is in its second season and has now been greenlit for a third. Created by J.G. Quintel, Regular Show debuted in September 2010 and has been picked up for a second season. Mad, based on the DC Comics magazine, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and executive produced by Sam Register, also launched in September and has been renewed for a second season. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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'Walking Dead' scares up season high numbers; 'Glee' tackles 'Dog Days are Over'

29 November 2010 10:43 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

AMC's latest hit "The Walking Dead" keeps on bringing the ratings magic for the network. The Nov. 28 episode brought in the series' best ratings yet, drawing 5.5 million viewers, beating the show's premiere on Halloween and a 15% increase from the previous week's episode. We're guessing next week's season finale will improve on those numbers. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Sectionals are here, Gleeks! The McKinley High glee kids decided to take on a big challenge for their sectionals performance on "Glee" and tackled Florence + The Machine's "Dog Days are Over." While it's not their best cover, we still think it will win them the title. Also, it seems Santana (Naya Rivera) got to sing lead on this one, so kudos, Show. [PopWrap]

Dan Aykroyd has been confirmed to guest star on CBS' dama "The Defenders." He will play a tough judge in two episodes opposite his "Blues Brothers" co-star Jim Belushi (Belushi replaced his late brother John Belushi, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Sdcc 2010: Friday Schedule for Comic-Con 2010 Released!

9 July 2010 3:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Comic-Con has just released its full Friday schedule and below you will find all of the movie and TV-related panels and events for the day. Take a look below and you can also if you missed yesterday's Preview Night and Thursday schedule. If you want the entire Friday Comic-Con schedule with comic book, video game and other related events, you can .

Friday, July 23

10:00-11:00 Comedy Central: Ugly Americans

David M. Stern (showrunner and executive producer), Daniel Powell (executive producer), Jeff Poliquin (supervising producer), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), Aaron Augenblick (director of animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington), and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) take you behind the scenes at this animated series sensation. Featuring a sneak peek of the new season, Q&A, and more. One audience member selected will be drawn into an upcoming episode! Room 25Abc

10:15-11:15 Aloha, »

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Full Comic-con 2010 Schedule For Friday July 23rd!

9 July 2010 12:27 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Hey Gang! Comic-Con International has released the full schedule for Friday July 23rd and its another full day crazy awesomeness!

Friday is traditionally known as Star Wars day at the convention. This year feature 6 Special Programs featuring official news, announcements and more from the Star Wars universe. There is also the classic march of the Stormtroopers which is always cool.

I honestly don't know how were going to cover everything we want to, but we will find away! We did it last year! I've hilighted all of the events and panels that we are looking forward to seeing. So check out the full schedule below and start planning out your epic Friday at Comic-Con!

Friday, July 23

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10:00-11:00 DC Talent Search 2— DC's editorial art director Mark Chiarello presents an informative orientation session that will explain how DC's Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of DC Universe, »

- Venkman

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The Comic-Con Friday, July 23 Schedule!

9 July 2010 9:42 AM, PDT | Superherohype | See recent Superherohype news »

Here are the movie and TV highlights

The San Diego Comic-Con has posted the schedule for Friday, July 23. You can view the full schedule here, but below are the movie and TV events that ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype/ShockTillYouDrop.com will be concentrating on.

Friday, July 23

10:00-11:00 Comedy Central: Ugly AmericansDavid M. Stern (showrunner and executive producer), Dan Powell (executive producer), Jeff Poliquin (supervising producer), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), Aaron Augenblick (director of animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington), and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) take you behind the scenes at this animated series sensation. Featuring a sneak peek of the new season, Q&A, and more. One audience member selected will be drawn into an upcoming episode! Room 25Abc

10:15-11:15 Aloha, Earth!— Lost castaway found! Battlestar Cylon becomes human! Star Trek writers return from space! »

- editor@comingsoon.net (SuperHeroHype)

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Cartoon Net wants more 'Adventure Time'

7 April 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cartoon Network has ordered 13 more episodes of its new animated series "Adventure Time" following the show's strong premiere Monday night.

The series -- which follows unlikely heroes Finn & Jake, who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants -- was the most-watched TV show in its 8 p.m. slot among the network's key demos of kids 2-11 (1.7 million) and kids 6-11 (1.2 million). It also was the most-watched telecast of the night among boys 2-11 (1.2 million), boys 6-11 (949,000) and boys 9-14 (677,000) and ranks as the channel's most-watched telecast of the year so far among the 2-11 and 6-11 demos.

"Adventure Time" anchors a new night of primetime comedy programming on Cartoon that also includes "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack," "Chowder" and "6Teen."

"This is a great start for our diverse array of new animated comedies coming soon from Cartoon Network Studios," Cartoon chief content officer Rob Sorcher said. »

- By Kimberly Nordyke

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