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Big Eyes (2014)

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“Why are their eyes so big?” asks Ruben.  Walter Keane responds, “The eyes are the windows to the soul!” After several collaborations in a row with Johnny Depp and a second stop-motion animated film (the Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie), Tim Burton decided … Continue reading

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‘Corpse Bride’ & ‘Frankenweenie’

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Tim Burton, while known for his live action films (including 1989’s Batman, 1994’s Ed Wood, and 2010’s Alice In Wonderland), actually started out working in animation.  He attended the California Institute of the Arts to study character animation, and his classmates included John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John … Continue reading

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Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part Two

(continued from Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part One) Best Foreign Language Film I was surprised that The Intouchables didn’t get nominated, and it looks like Amour will be the winner here. Best Animated Feature I got the nominees … Continue reading

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2012 Academy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and I have to say that I’m quite surprised about some of the nominees (as well as which films got snubbed).  Lincoln leads with 12 nominations, and Ang Lee’s Life … Continue reading

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2012 Producers Guild of America Nominations

UPDATE: 1/27/13: Winners now included! The Award for Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures (Darryl F. Zanuck Award): Argo (Warner Bros.) – WINNER! Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Producers: Michael Gottwald, … Continue reading

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2012 Golden Globe Nominations

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Argo Django Unchained Life of Pi Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Jessica Chastain- Zero Dark Thirty Marion Cotillard- Rust and Bone Helen Mirren- Hitchcock Naomi … Continue reading

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L.A. Times Roundtable Discussion: Animation

The L.A. Times continues its series of roundtable discussions with a one-hour talk on animation.  The discussion, moderated by Rebecca Keegan of the L.A. Times, features Mark Andrews (director of Brave), Peter Ramsey (director of Rise of the Guardians), Chris … Continue reading