When the Oscar nominations were announced Feb. 12, some pundits were surprised that the acting choices differed from the nominees of the Screen Actors Guild, which were unveiled Jan. 29.
Once upon a time, Ed Asner didn't even think about acting. There was football and editing the school newspaper. Sure, there were some little skits he did on local radio in Kansas City, but that was…
Final ballots for the 74th Academy Awards were mailed Wednesday to the 4,263 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences residing in California; ballots were sent on Feb. 22 to voting…
It's toon time for effects studios. Hollywood's latest obsession with computer-animated pics is about to open the doors for a new crop of players looking to compete with powerhouses such as Pixar…
Creating sound for a toon film is a lot like the writing process, say Hollywood's top audio men: Filling in that silent celluloid page requires imagination, discipline and some true grit.
You don't need Gandalf the wizard's magical powers to know that the success of "The Mummy Returns" and the first "Harry Potter" and "The Lord of the Rings" installments have whetted the appetite for…
Long overshadowed by the creators of computer-generated visuals, Hollywood's physical f/x community made a strong comeback in 2001.
John A. Davis and Steve Oedekerk are the designated nominees for Paramount's "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," while Pete Docter and John Lasseter are nominated for Disney's "Monsters, Inc." in Oscar's…