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2018 Oscars: Coco and Dear Basketball Win Animation Categories

By Mike Valiquette

That’s the news. Pixar’s Coco took the feature animation award, and Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant’s Dear Basket ball won for short animation. I’m sorry that the Breadwinner didn’t win. Coco is a terrific movie. And when Pixar makes a good movie, this category is theirs. I personally feel that The Breadwinner is a superior… »

2017 Animated Oscar Winners

By Mike Valiquette

Zootopia and Piper. Both good films, both very safe, mainstream picks. No huge suprises. Piper’s got a Canadian director, Alan Barillaro, Sheridan grad from Chippawa, Ontario. Here’s the Toronto Star coverage: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2017/02/26/ontario-animator-alan-barillaro-wins-best-animated-short-oscar-for-piper.html Congrats to the winners, and big congrats to all the nominees. We had a really strong group of Canadians representing this year. And… »

press release: Theodore Ushev Receives Oscar Nomination for Blind Vaysha

By Mike Valiquette

NFB receives 74th Academy Award nomination Theodore Ushev’s Blind Vaysha is headed to the Oscars with a nomination for Best Animated Short Film January 24, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Theodore Ushev’s multi-award-winning Blind Vaysha (NFB) has been honoured with an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film. It’s… »

Best Thing Ever Today: Torill Kove Reacts to Oscar Nomination

By Mike Valiquette

Via Michael Fukushima. This just makes me smile so much. Torill Kove reacts to her 3rd nomination! from Michael Fukushima on… »

Oscar Nominations Announced, Torill Kove’s Me and Moulton for Best Animated Short

By Mike Valiquette

For a whole bunch of people, today was a very exciting day. Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Here are the animation nominees: Best Animated Feature • Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Feature Animation) Directed by Canadian-raised, Missouri-born, Chris Williams. • The Boxtrolls (Laika) Co-Directed by Canadian, Graham Anable. • How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Dreamworks… »

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  • 2015 TAAFI Job Fair - What do Animators get from working at Nelvana?
    The 2018 TAAFI Job Fair (http://taafi.com/) is fast approaching (May 5, 2018) and in honour of that I'm digging into my archive of all things TAAFI and posting never before seen clips!The speakers in this clip explain to conference attendees the type of animation that Nelvana makes and the work and training opportunities available for […]

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