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The Simpsons Tries to One-Up Ellen’s Selfie

Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres recently managed to bring Twitter’s servers to its knees, via a selfie tweet from the event, in which she had several Hollywood A-listers crammed into a single selfie. It seems like Homer isn’t taking it lying down, as a Simpsonified version of the Selfie has been tweeted by Homer Simpson himself, featuring Homer and Bart being edged out of the pic by the A-listers.

The tweet states:

Family Guy Creator Asked To Host the Oscars Again

Family Guy Creator Asked To Host the Oscars Again

Seth MacFarlane managed to ruffle a lot of feathers during his hosting stint at the 2013 Oscars, but he still managed to entertain people, making for one very divisive performance. Fortunately, it seems that the powers that be liked the way he did things, and will be given another chance to host next year.

According to a report by Just Jared, sources close to MacFarlane revealed that the Family Guy creator is being asked to host the 2014 Oscars:

Ted Offends People at the Oscars

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One of the most controversial parts of the recent Oscar ceremony, at least with regard to the animation industry, is Seth MacFarlane’s mealy-mouthed Teddy Bear character, Ted, managing to offend the Jewish Anti-Defamation Group as he rambled on about how Jewish people controlled Hollywood.

Of course, everybody knows who Seth MacFarlane is, and they have an idea on what to expect from his brand of edgy humor, but the ADL points out that it was not an excuse:

Maggie Simpson’s The Longest Daycare Nominated for Best Oscar Short

Maggie Simpson's The Longest Daycare Nominated for Best Oscar Short

Family audiences who watched Fox/Blue Sky’s 3D CG blockbuster Ice Age: Continental Drift were treated to the first ever Simpsons theatrical short, titled The Longest Daycare. The four-minute short starred Maggie Simpson as she experiences the Ayn Rand School for Tots. The short had no dialogue, and just features Maggie trying to save a lovely blue butterfly from the hammer-weilding fist of her nemesis Baby Gerald.

Oscar Nominated shorts hit theaters February 10th

Oscar Nominated shorts hit theaters February 10th

Every year, the academy nominates a number of animated shorts for best animated short of the year. Animation Magazine reports that, on February 10th, these shorts will have a limited release in 200 theaters across the United States and Canada, giving people the chance to see what’s up for the Oscar. Documentary and live-action shorts will be getting the same treatment. Collectively, the three categories have grown in popularity and ticket sales by 800% since 2005.

Toy Story 3 brings Oscars to Pixar

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 stage. Randy Newman, long time composer for Pixar’s CG films, was also honored for Toy Story 3’s song “We Belong Together.” It was the second time Newman received such an honor, having previously won a decade ago for Monsters, Inc.

New Iron Man 2 trailer debuts on

New Iron Man 2 trailer debuts on

Fresh off the Oscars, and a night with drama between Cablevision, ABC and tried to bring viewers back to happiness by showing the newest trailer to Iron Man 2 during the Jimmy Kimmel Live late night show. Getting ready for the May 7th theatrical launch, the sequel reveals that the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored super hero. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. However, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts, and James Rhodey Rhodes at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces. The cast is filled out by Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, as Jon Favreau directs the Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment flick. Take a look at the new trailer right here:

Animation takes center stage at the Oscars

Animation takes center stage at the Oscars

We’ve talked about the Golden Globes. We’ve talked about the Annie Awards. Now, it’s time to talk about animation’s presence at the 82nd Academy Awards. Five animated films were selected for consideration in the Best Animated Feature category, including; Pixar and Disney’s Up, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, the Fantastic Mr. Fox, Coraline, and The Secret of Kells. Of special notice is the fact that Up was also included in the Best Picture category, becoming the second animated feature film to appear in that grouping, after Disney’s Beauty and the Beast did the same in 1991. Be sure to TOON in to see who wins on Sunday, March 7th, at 8PM on ABC.

Could Wall-E get an Oscar?

Could Wall-E get an Oscar?The Academy Awards, aka the Oscars, aka The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (whew!) announced the nominations for their ceremony last week.  Disney and Pixar’s Wall-E earned 6 nominations, including best animated feature film (thanks Matt!) and best musical score amongst the others.   To see how he does, tune into the awards show on Sunday, February 22nd on ABC at 8pm.

Cartoons rocking the Academy Awards


Get this news!  There have already been 14 animated features entered to win an Oscar at the 81st Academy Awards.  The Animated Feature Film category will have films like: Bolt, Delgo, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Dragon Hunters, Fly Me to the Moon, Igor, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, The Sky Crawlers, Sword of the Stranger, The Tale of Despereaux, $9.99, Wall-E, and Waltz with Bashir.  The finalists will be announced on January 22nd, so stay Tooned here for more updates!

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