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
January 8, 2013 |
Committing to the genre after years of fits and starts, Warner Bros. on Monday said it will produce one animated movie per year beginning in 2014. Every other major studio in Hollywood has established an animation strategy in the past few years, with some such as 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Studios making the movies in-house and others like Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures relying on outside companies with which it makes deals. While animated franchises like "Toy Story," "Ice Age" and "Despicable Me" have been among the industry's most profitable, Warner's approach has been more cautious.
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.
February 13, 2013 |
If you were starting an animation house with an eye toward the bottom line, you wouldn't necessarily follow the course that Oregon-based Laika studio has charted in its fledgling years. Its first feature-length film, Henry Selick's "Coraline," took stop-motion animation to a beautifully detailed, magically dark realm, adapting Neil Gaiman's novella and infusing it with a delightful sense of dread. It was a creepy movie and it wore its ragged cloak proudly, rejecting smooth edges and wholesome, market-driven impulses at every possible turn.
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.