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More and more Smurfs join the film

More and more Smurfs join the film

Columbia and Sony Pictures Animation have one request: more Smurfs. As the two work together on the upcoming film, a hybrid of live-action and CG animation, they are scouting around to add cast members as voices for the little blue folks. Already signed on to the movie are Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf, Katy Perry as Smurfette, and Alan Cumming as Gutsy, but with a cast of thousands, you can never have enough! Amongst the live-action portions, Neil Patrick Harris is already slated to join the cast of the film, directed by Raja Gosnell. Smurf here for more

UP, Prep and Landing big winners at this years Annie Awards

UP, Prep and Landing big winners at this years Annie Awards

February 6th saw the 37th Annual Annie Awards ceremony in LA, a celebration of animated talent. We learned of the nominations a few weeks ago, and now the results are in. The big winners of the night: Up was named Best Animated Feature. The holiday special Prep and Landing took the award for Best Animated Television Production. The award for Best Home Entertainment Production went to Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder, and Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5 was picked as Best Animated Short Subject. The Nickelodeon and DreamWorks series, Penguins of Madagascar, was named Best Animated Television Production for Children. Check out the full list of winners

Princess and the Frog, UP, Coraline, Prep and Landing honored by the Annie Awards

Princess and the Frog, UP, Coraline, Prep and Landing honored by the Annie Awards

On this Saturday, February 6th, UCLA’s Royce Hall will be the home of the 37th Annual Annie Awards ceremony in LA. During this event, animation is put front and center on everyone’s attention, dubbed “animation’s highest honor”. Disney Animation Studio leads the way with 17 nominations, including eight for the recent box office hit The Princess and the Frog, and nine for the holiday special Prep and Landing. Nickelodeon leads the TV arena with 12 nods, and DreamWorks Animation received 11 nominations, including the holiday special Merry Madagascar. Laika received 10 nominations for its feature film Coraline, and Pixar Animation Studios received 9 for its movie Up. Such a great year for animation!! Check out some more of the categories and nominees

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