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  • Oscars 2014: Sony and Warner tie for most nominations

    With the stranded-in-space adventure “Gravity” and the 1970s-set con artist romp “American Hustle,” Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios in the Oscar nominations on Thursday. Movies released by Warner...
  • Oscar Nominations 2014: 'Frozen,' 'Despicable Me 2' but no Pixar

    The Oscar nominees for animated feature this year reflect shifts in an art form that has become an increasingly crucial part of the movie business. There is the return of an industry giant, Walt Disney Animation Studios, which saw its blockbuster...
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' Lead with 10 Each

    "American Hustle" and "Gravity" led nominations for the 86th Academy Awards with 10 each, followed by nine for "12 Years a Slave." The trio will compete for best picture in a category that this year has nine entrants, also including "Captain Phillips,"...
  • 86th Academy Awards Nominations: Complete List and Scorecard

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominations for the 86th Oscars on Thursday. This year's ceremony, set for March 2 in Hollywood, will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Full list of nominees: BEST PICTURE "12 Years a Slave"...
  • Animation Category Friendly to Foreign Films; Pixar's 'Monsters University' Shut Out of Oscar Race

    Pixar may have won seven of the past 12 Oscars in the best animated feature category, but it will have to sit back and support sibling toon studio Walt Disney Animation as it competes in the category with "Frozen" this year. The inclusion of two...
  • 'Happy,' 'Let It Go' enjoy post-Oscar sales bumps

    'Happy,' 'Let It Go' enjoy post-Oscar sales bumps
    Rapper Rick Ross may have the top-selling album in the U.S., but the past week was a good one to be associated with an animated film. In the days following the March 2 telecast of the Academy Awards, songs from Disney's "Frozen" and Universal Pictures'...
  • Oscars 2014: Contender 'Ernest and Celestine' puts art back into animation

    Oscar's animated feature race is a clash of the major Hollywood studios this year, with Disney, Fox/DreamWorks and Universal/Illumination all contending. But one movie in the mix -- a French-Belgian production about the unlikely friendship between a mouse...
  • Animation Business in Scandinavia Entices Distributors Looking for Alternatives to U.S. Fare

    All you need to do to measure the success of European animators is look at this year's Oscar race: "Despicable Me 2," co-directed by French toonsmith Pierre Coffin; and "Ernest & Celestine," a France-Luxembourg-Belgium co-production, are nominated for...
  • Voices Behind the Animation Add Extra Dimension

    Animated films may dazzle with feats of artistic achievement, but it takes the voices of actors working in relative solitude in a sound booth to give the characters and the stories real depth. The process can take years of sporadic recording, and the...
  • Pharrell Williams, a 'Happy' and busy guy

    Pharrell Williams, a 'Happy' and busy guy
    Pharrell Williams looked wiped out. Late on a recent evening, the singer-rapper-producer was shuttling between two studios at a Melrose Avenue recording complex. In one he was working on music for this spring's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which he's...
  • Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley gets contract extension

    Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley gets contract extension
    Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, who assumed her post after Adam Fogelson was ousted from the position last fall, has had her contract renewed through 2017. Her role at the Comcast Corp.-owned studio is also expanding. Langley, who currently...