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Animation & VFX Oscars 2014 nominations announced

Digital Arts Staff | Jan. 20, 2014
Gravity, Frozen, Room on the Broom and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug are among 2014's Oscar nominees in the animation and visual effects categories.

The fourth nominee in the category is Disney's Frozen. The film is based loosely on Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen, and was animated using a combination of CGI and hand-drawn animation.

Disney won the Best Animation award at the Oscars in 2013 for its Scotland-based feature film Brave.

The final nomination goes to The Wind Rises, the new animated film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. Based on his manga of the same name, The Wind Rises is a historical fantasy film set in the 1920s.

Oscars 2014 Best Animated Short nominations
There are also five nominations left in in the Best Animated Short category. Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden have received an Oscar nomination for their Feral animated short, about a boy who grew up in the woods' introduction to civilisation.

Disney's musical animation Get A Horse! - the second nomination in the Best Animated Short category - uses a combination of 3D and 2D animation techniques. It's the work of director Lauren MacMullan and producer Dorothy McKim, both first-time Academy Award nominees.

The third nomination goes to Zeilt productions' Mr Hublot, a 3D animation about a character with severe OCD that's challenged by the arrival of Robot Pet.

Next in the category is Possessions, a Japanese animated short by Shuhei Morita about a man who comes across household objects that are inhabited by goblin spirits as he battles to find shelter in a storm.

The final nomination goes to Room on the Broom, Magic Light Pictures' brilliant kid's short based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book.

The winners of the Oscars 2014 will be announced on 2 March at the Dolby Theature in LA.


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