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Paperman Snags Best Short Animated Film Oscar

This doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s seen the short, but the completely adorable Pixar short Paperman recently took home the Best Short Film (Animated) Academy Award. In case you haven’t seen the short yet, it focuses on a man who wants to make a connection with the woman he sees through a window across his office. He eventually makes the connection in a very creative way. In ...

Oscar-Nominated Animation Films from 2012
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Vote for your Favorite Oscar-Nominated Animated Films

Oscar Nominations were announced this morning for the 85th Academy Awards®, scheduled to be hosted LIVE by Seth MacFarlane on February 24, 2013 on ABC. Of course, the 2 categories that all animation fans care about are the Best Animated Feature Film and Best Animated Short Film. We want to see what ToonBarn fans will pick as their favorites this year, so we have the polls open below. Go ahead ...

Season 2 of Disney's Fish Hooks Premieres on Nov. 4
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Season 2 of Disney’s Fish Hooks Premieres November 4th

The 2nd season of Disney’s imaginative, eye-catching animated hit series Fish Hooks is scheduled for Friday, November 4 on the Disney Channel. Fish Hooks is currently one of the top animated shows for kids aged 6 to 11, and is also popular with tweens from age 9 to 14. More importantly, it’s popular with me!! The second season of Fish Hooks will, as before, revolve around best fish ...

Five Awesome Animated Film Scores, from Mermaids to Dragons
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Five Awesome Animated Film Scores, from Mermaids to Dragons

There are a number of essential elements that make an animated film come together and lift it from the mundane to the level of awesome. From story structure to character design these important elements dictate the quality of the final product.  One such essential piece of an amazing animated film is the film’s soundtrack, particularly the film’s score.  We’ve seen in the ...

Oscar's Oasis a ratings hit for Disney, TeamTo, Cake, and Tuba
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Oscar’s Oasis a ratings hit for Disney, TeamTo, Cake, and Tuba

Cake Entertainment certainly knows how to create a winner! Best case in point is their latest offering, Oscar’s Oasis, a collaboration between Cake, TeamTo, and Tuba Entertainment that tells the story of a lonely lizard who fights through an unforgiving desert terrain and a seemingly endless horde of enemies. From chickens to Popy, Buck, and Harchi, it often seems like Oscar can’t ...

Oscar's Oasis heads to Disney, via Cake Entertainment
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Oscar’s Oasis heads to Disney, via Cake Entertainment

Disney has big plans for Oscar. The lonely, desert-dwelling lizard has the entire world against him – it’s like if the Road Runner lived in an environment with dozens of Wile E. Coyotes. There’s chickens, meerkats, Popy, Buck, Harchi, relentless sun, no water… but Oscar never gives up! His ingenuity and determination help him outwit and avoid the enemies at every ...

Toy Story 3 brings Oscars to Pixar
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Toy Story 3 brings Oscars to Pixar

During last night’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Disney’s Toy Story franchise yet again proved it’s power in the world of cinema, as the latest sequel, Toy Story 3, brought home Oscar gold! While the film had to settle for just a nomination in “the big award,” Best Picture, Toy Story 3 did dominate the Best Animated Feature category, sending Lee Unkrich to the ...

Aardman Animations helps celebrate Arthur Christmas
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Aardman Animations helps celebrate Arthur Christmas

How does Santa manage to go from house to house, all over the world, in just a single night? Well, that’s a question asked for ages that Aardman Animations hopes to answer in their upcoming holiday special, Arthur Christmas. Along with Sony Pictures Imageworks, Aardman reveals how Santa utilizes an ultra high tech operation beneath the North Pole, complete with a huge army of high-tech ...

Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition available today on Blu-ray and DVD
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Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition available today on Blu-ray and DVD

The classic has returned! It may be “a tale as old as time,” but today is all that matters now as Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment brings the Academy Award winning film Beauty and the Beast home to Blu-ray and DVD Combo packs. Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition is unleashed from the Disney vault for the first time in nearly a decade, and the first time in the HD Blu-ray ...

Fish Hooks gives Astral's Family Channel a dose of Disney
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Fish Hooks gives Astral’s Family Channel a dose of Disney

There’s party guy, Milo. His neurotic brother Oscar. And, of course, the overly dramatic goldfish, Bea. Who are they? They’re the stars of Disney’s newest toon, Fish Hooks, who attend Freshwater High, a school submerged in a fish tank at a local pet store. The series chronicles their daily lives as they deal with friendships, dating and sports as well as such typical teen ...

Cake, Tuba, TeamTo and Nickelodeon find their OoohhhAsis
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Cake, Tuba, TeamTo and Nickelodeon find their Ooohhh Asis

An oasis is described as a calming, beautiful, peaceful place of happiness in the midst of trouble, typically represented by a luxurious body of water and greenery in the center of a scorched desert. Ooohhh Asis is described as a lizard, chickens, meerkats, a fox, a hyena, a dog, and a vulture. …not exactly the same. But that’s how the mega team of Tuba Entertainment, TeamTo ...

Up takes home the Oscars
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Up takes home the Oscars

While it didn’t win the award for Best Picture (losing out to “The Hurt Locker”) Disney and Pixar’s summer blockbuster of 2009, UP, did get to take home the night’s most prestigious animated award, Best Animated Feature Film. The flick appeared in a group of some really amazing nominees; Coraline, The Princess and the Frog, The Secret of Kells, and the Fantastic ...

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