February 10, 2012
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012 — Live Action/Animation No MPAA rating Running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes (live action); 54 minutes (animation) Playing: The Nuart Theatre, West Los Angeles; Regency South Coast Village Theatre, Santa Ana
September 29, 1992
Jules Engel, founding director of CalArts' experimental animation program, has been chosen as the recipient of the Norman McLaren Heritage Award to be given at the Ottowa Animation Festival, which runs Wednesday through Oct. 4. Named for the late pioneering Canadian animator, the award has been given by the Association Internationale du Film Animation-Canada to Engel for his achievements as a mentor at CalArts.
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November 20, 1998 |
As 26-year-olds do, the Annies are beginning to grow up. The Oscars of the animation industry, the Annies were awarded last Friday at Glendale's elegantly restored Alex Theatre. Traditionally, animators tend to be a scruffy lot, much like computer wonks, understandable given that animators were, until recently, among the worst paid artists in the Industry. Animation has always been one of the footwear-optional professions, but without the benefit of stock participation. No longer.
January 15, 2004 |
With "Tokyo Godfathers," director Satoshi Kon once again demonstrates his skill for creating movies that are the antithesis of American animated feature films. The movie, which opens Friday at the Nuart Theatre, is centered on two men and a teenage girl who sleep in cardboard boxes and scavenge food from the alleys of central Tokyo. Their tenuous existence is thrown into further upset when they find an abandoned baby. Some U.S.
June 5, 2011 |
It seems that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is in a quandary. Steven Spielberg, a not inconsequential member, wants his upcoming performance capture (or motion capture, as it's sometimes known) film, "The Adventures of Tintin," to compete in the best animated picture category for next year's Academy Awards. That's understandable; there's less competition, and it's doubtful that an adventure film based on a European comic book would be nominated by the academy for best picture.
March 15, 1998
Jon Burlingame reviewed a new recording of Max Steiner's score for "King Kong" and basically stated that the music is what made that a great film (Film Clips, March 8). Steiner's score is indeed magnificent, but it is the icing on an already awesome cake, not the whole cake as Burlingame would lead the reader to believe. "King Kong" was a tour de force on many levels, not least of which was Willis O'Brien's special effects. Fred Steiner's assertion that it is the music that is mainly responsible for people feeling sympathy for Kong at the end of the film is taking credit away from O'Brien's incredible animation.