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    Immersed in Movies: Final Oscar Thoughts

    During this final week leading up to Sunday's 85th Academy Awards, I was reminded of the extraordinary meta-experience that underlies several of this year's nominees. In the end, at least for me, it's not about the frantic Oscar race and ultimately who wins and who doesn't but about the joy of makin...

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    Disney Dominates At 40th Annual Annie Awards, Winning Big With ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ And ‘Paperman’

    While it’s certainly far from the sexiest show in awards season, the Annie Awards, which honors the very best in television and feature animation, was held last night in Hollywood, and it could offer a glimpse at who could take home the Best Animated Feature Oscar in a couple of weeks. And if we’re ...

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    'Wreck It Ralph' Dominates Annie Animation Awards

    Disney's animated comedy hit "Wreck-It-Ralph" dominated Saturday's Annies with five awards, winning best animated feature Saturday night at UCLA's Royce Hall. It is considered the frontrunner for the animated feature Oscar. Director Rich Moore also won best director; Alan Tudyk (King Candy) won voi...

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    'Wreck-It Ralph' Leads Annie Award Winners

    "Wreck-It Ralph" led the 40th Annual Annie Award winners, honoring the best in animation filmmaking. The film -- in the running for the animated feature award at the Oscars -- won 5 awards including best animated feature.

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    Is The Oscar Best Picture Next? Ben Affleck's 'Argo' Takes Top Prize At Producers' Guild Awards

    After a bit of a breather from awards season due to the Sundance Film Festival (in recent years, Oscar noms are announced during the festival, but the Academy moved it up this year), barely minutes elapsed between the Sundance awards ceremony and the first of a coming wave of precursors awards cerem...

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    Immersed in Movies: Revisiting 'Wreck-It Ralph' with Director Rich Moore

    "Wreck-It Ralph" has quickly gone from Oscar dark horse to front runner since the nominations: an acknowledgment that it not only thwarts our expectations of what a Disney movie should be but also that it's much more than a nostalgic video game romp.

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    Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Animation and VFX Oscar Nominations

    What were the noteworthy takeaways from yesterday's Oscar nominations? In terms of animation, stop-motion was the big winner among animated features, with Sony/Aardman's "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" bumping DreamWorks' "Rise of the Guardians" to join Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" and Laika's "ParaN...

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    From 'Slender" to "Fez," The Top 10 Indie Games of 2012

    As film gets deeper and deeper intertwined with digital culture, gaming continues to grow as a related art form. For gamers, things aren't as cut-and-dry as they were in the eighties and nineties when all we needed to know from the instruction booklet that B meant jump and A meant shoot (plus wh...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Wreck-It Ralph,' Animation Race, and Oscar Campaigning

    On this week's Oscar talk podcast, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I examine the "Zero Dark Thirty" smear campaign, and wonder if "Wreck-It Ralph" and "ParaNorman" have the right stuff to win the animation race. Here's the podcast, which is also on iTun...

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