Congratulations to the National Film Board of Canada and the filmmakers for yesterday’s two Animated Short Oscar nominations, one for Patrick Doyon’s Sunday (Dimanche) and another for Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby’s Wild Life. The animated short category is reliably one of my favorites come Oscar time and this year promises to uphold the tradition. (read…)

Banksy, the graffiti artist behind one of the best documentaries of 2010, Exit Through the Gift Shop, provides a hilarious storyboard for the opening of The Simpsons. Warning: video may include disturbing scenes of panda and unicorn slave labor. The YouTube version was taken down so I’ve replaced it with the Hulu version. via: Rope of Silicon

Thanks to Spout’s Christopher Campbell for reminding us that today is Bugs Bunny’s 70th birthday. Tex Avery’s A Wild Hare, generally regarded as the first Bugs Bunny cartoon, premiered on July 27, 1940. Check it out at Spout after you enjoy Bully for Bugs, my all time favorite Bugs toon. It is never not funny (read…)

Here are the nominations for the American Cinema Editors’ “Eddie” Awards. With nominations from the producers, art directors, writers and now the editors, do we have to take Star Trek seriously as an Oscar nominee now? What about District 9? It might’ve pulled off the same tally if it had be eligible for a WGA (read…)

The short-listed animated short Oscar candidates.

South Park takes on The Cove

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