Director: Stacy Peralta Topic: A history of big-wave surfing, from its ancient Polynesian roots to today’s jet ski assisted search for the 100-foot wave. Financier: Canal Plus Budget: $2.6 million…
Directors: Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni Topic: Exotic tale of a mother camel in the Gobi Desert who rejects her newborn colt after a difficult birth, and the family of nomads who perform an…
Director: Kirby Dick Topic: Gripping account of Toledo firefighter Tony Comes, a family man who finds the strength to come forward about his past — decades after having been sexually abused by a…
The Intl. Press Academy has announced the nominees for its ninth annual Satellite Awards, which will be given out Jan. 23 in Beverly Hills. Drama film nominees are "Maria Full of Grace," "Kinsey,"…
Eighteen years after his London bow, "The Phantom of the Opera" lives to sing again. Sumptuous pic version, which evokes the original show while working as a movie in its own right, is lit by a…
Conspiracy theorists in toon town see the Academy's creation of the feature animation Oscar in 2001 as a means of keeping the picture statuette out of their hands.
Produced by a shop better known up to this point for its digital-effects work, "The Polar Express" presented a unique challenge for the Academy committee governing the feature animation category…
The bears on Wall Street say the current infatuation with CGI animation amounts to the same kind of irrational exuberance that characterized the Internet bubble half a decade ago.
Grossing nearly $70 million at the box office so far, "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" has breathed some life into a film genre many considered a goner -- traditionally drawn "2-D" animated features.
If anime was ever going to be the kind of mainstream cultural phenomenon in the U.S. that it is in Asia, 2003 sure seemed like a good year for it to happen.
Despite concerns over the past decade about the health and future of the animated short subject category, Oscar's shorts list is in its best health in years.