“Free Birds,” the animated pic from Reel FX that Relativity Media will release Nov. 1, will become the first film that Chuck E. Cheese’s has agreed to promote. The marketing milestone is surprising…
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Mark Nickelsburg and Cindy Chupack received the fest's audience award for their film "Harry Grows Up."
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Winning an Oscar for animated short -- or even earning a nomination -- can lead to a career in features.
This year, the nominees offer a more diverse array of frame-by-frame techniques than the features category, which is divided between stop-motion and CG films, all of them in 3D.
The animated short category reflects a broader range of animation sources and styles than its feature counterpart.