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‘The Sea Beast’ Review: Netflix Animation Raises Its Flag with Chris Williams’ Swashbuckling Fantasy Epic

With the exception of “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” — which Netflix acquired from Sony a few short months before its release — and a handful of niche gems like “Apollo 10 ½” and “I Lost My Body,” the world’s largest streamer has done a spectacularly poor job of producing original animated movies that continue […]

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‘The Bad Guys’: DreamWorks Embraces the Latest 2D Trend for Its CG Heist Comedy

The influence of “Into the Spider-Verse” continues to infiltrate the Hollywood mainstream, with DreamWorks’ latest heist comedy, “The Bad Guys,” following in the footsteps of “The Mitchells vs. The Machines,” “Luca,” and “Turning Red” to subvert CG animation with a handmade, illustrated look. First-time feature director Pierre Perifel definitely wanted to break through the “boring” […]

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Netflix’s ‘Mitchells vs. the Machines’ and ‘Arcane’ Dominate the 49th Annie Awards

Netflix owned the Annie Awards on Saturday, picking up 20 of the night’s 31 competitive trophies during the virtual show. The streamer’s “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” was named best animated feature, topping the film categories with eight wins while “Arcane” ruled the TV side with nine, including best TV/media – general audience.Neon’s animated documentary […]

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‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Leads 49th Annie Awards with Eight Wins; ‘Flee’ Takes Indie Prize

Sony Animation/Netflix’s innovative, 2D-inspired “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” led the 49th annual Annie Awards Saturday with eight wins, including best animated feature, direction and writing, character design, production design, editorial, FX, and voice acting (Abbie Jacobson as Katie). Asifa-Hollywood’s animation version of the Oscars was held virtually at UCLA’s Royce Hall for the second […]

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‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Surprises At The 2022 Annie Awards

“Encanto” is the odds on favorite to take the Oscar for Animated Feature, but the voting members of the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, Asifa-Hollywood, had other ideas. The animators’ organization handed out their 2022 Annie Awards on Saturday night and the big winner was “The Mitchells vs. The Machines.” The […]

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Oscar-Nominated Animation Filmmakers and VFX Artisans to Speak in Free Online View Conference Panels

The View Conference, in partnership with Ogr, presents a full slate of free virtual PreVIEW panels in March featuring an array of Oscar nominees.First, on Friday, March 4, at 10 a.m. Pt, will be a talk with the filmmakers behind the five nominees for animated feature. Speakers are Byron Howard, Jared Bush and Charise Castro […]

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‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’: Phil Lord On How Being a Mitchell Is Like Being A Clippers Fan

Oscar nomination morning was heavenly for the creative team behind Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation’s “The Mitchells vs The Machines.” The celebrated tale of an everyday family taking on a legion of sentient robots earned an Animated Feature nomination. It was director and co-writer Mike Rianda‘s first Academy Award nomination while producers Chris Miller and […]

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Oscars 2022: Best Animated Feature Predictions

Updated: February 8: The Oscar nominations are out and Disney dominated with “Encanto” and “Raya and the Last Dragon,” and Pixar’s “Luca.” This marks the first time that Disney has had two in contention since 2016 and the first time it’s had three since 2012. The other two slots were taken by Sony/Netflix’s “The Mitchells […]

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The Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Trailer Has A Hidden Mitchells Vs. The Machines Easter Egg

2021 is nearly over, and yet “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” still ranks as not only one of the best (perhaps the best) animated films but movies in general released since January. It also marks the latest triumph for Sony Pictures Animation and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, coming on the heels of the […]

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