‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Dominates the Annies – Oscar Next?

Following last weekend’s big win with the Producers Guild, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph solidified its spot as the top dog in the Oscar race for Best Animated Feature by winning five Annie Awards. The 40th annual Annie Awards – which honor excellence in film animation –  took place Saturday night, and while Wreck-It Ralph walked away […]

Annie Awards nominations dominated by Disney/Pixar

As one has come to expect lately, the Mouse House (Disney) and Pixar have racked up an impressive amount of nominations for the Annie Awards. Along with Paperman being in Best Animated Short, the Disney/Pixar contingent accounted for 3 of the 8 Best Animated Features lots with Brave, Wreck-It Ralph and Frankenweenie. Also in contention for the […]

21 ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2012 OSCAR® RACE

The Oscars have officially announced that 21 films have been submitted for Animated Feature.  Many of the films still have not had their qualifying run but at least we know what’s in contention. Take a look at the complete list and the official press release from the Academy: BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Twenty-one features have […]

BFI London Film Festival – DAY 1 (Part 1)

At last! The BFI London Film Festival 2012 has arrived. Since receiving press honours for the site last month I’ve been counting down the days to this great city’s very own film fest. Who said my North American counterparts should have all the fun? Although the festival officially kicked off this evening, with the European […]

Frankenweenie (***)

In a very minor way, filmmaker Tim Burton has recaptured some of the magic of ‘Ed Wood’ and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ with his latest film ‘Frankenweenie’, an homage to old school horror as well as a feature length remake of his short of the same name. This black and white stop-motion animation feature is […]

Circuit 3: Movie Monsters

As you’ve seen in other posts, The Awards Circuit is getting in the spirit of Halloween by dedicating many of our series to horror movies, and so for the month of October, Circuit 3 will take part by ranking certain aspects from the genre. We are going to start with listing our three favorite/best movie Monsters in […]

Frankenweenie (***)

Tim Burton returns to his roots of classic and clever animation with his newest, Frankenweenie.  Showcasing some beautiful 3-D animation and encompassing a cute, clever, and homage banner to the monster genre, Burton delivers his most solid effort since Big Fish (2003). Frankenweenie tells the story of Victor, a young boy with an aptitude for science, who’s […]

‘Frankenweenie’ Soundtrack Includes Music from Karen O and Neon Trees

The people at Walt Disney have unveiled the soundtrack listing for their upcoming Tim Burton film, Frankenweenie. Karen O, Neon Trees, Robert Smith, and Winona Ryder are among several artists on the bill. Could there be an Oscar contender for Best Original Song among them? The one to pay attention to, perhaps, is the Karen O […]

Photos from Walt Disney Studios 2012 Comic-con

Walt Disney Studios is having another busy year at Comic-con. Here are some photos from their events which include The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibit, a Tim Burton Signing, Hall-H Panel Presentation (Frankenweenie / Oz The Great and Powerful – pictured above / Wreck-It Ralph), a Press Conference, and their Press Line. See more pictures after the […]

New Trailer for Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’

It feels like a long time since Tim Burton directed a film that I truly enjoyed (Sweeney Todd – 2007), but I have a feeling  his upcoming stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie, will be a return to form for the unique auteur. The movie – which is being distributed by Disney – tells a children’s version of the […]

New Character Images for Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’

Here are a few new character images from Tim Burton’s upcoming black & white animated film, Frankenweenie. From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to […]