Last week, at DisneyToon Studios in Glendale, I attended the global press day for the Walt Disney Studios new CG-animated feature film, Secret of the Wings. My first stop was the recording studio where sound engineer Paul McGrath explained the recording process and let me go into the booth to record some vocals and experience what it was like to be behind the microphone. McGrath is responsible for mixing original dialogue, ADR recording and re-recording sessions, mixing temp audio for screenings, recording and editing auditions, and scratch sessions. In addition to Secret of the Wings, his feature film projects for Disney are Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue and Disney Channel’s Pixie Hollow Games. Hit the jump for more.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the fifteen animated feature films that have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category at the 83rd Academy Awards. The list includes the obvious blockbusters such as Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, and Shrek Forever After, as well as less traditional but no less critically praised fair such as My Dog Tulip, Summer Wars, and the French film The Illusionist.
Under Academy rules, any year in which 8 to 15 animated features are released, a maximum of 3 motion pictures may be nominated. If 16 or more animated features are submitted and accepted in the category, a maximum of 5 motion pictures may be nominated. Since the Academy only deemed 15 animated feature films from this year worthy of being considered, there will only be 3 nominations in the Best Animated Feature Film category at the Oscars in February. However, films submitted in the Animated Film category are also eligible for Academy Awards in other categories, such as Best Picture, so fear not Toy Story 3 fans, it’s still got a shot at the top prize. Hit the jump to check out the full list of films under consideration, as well as speculation as to which three films are most likely to be nominated.
You’re not supposed to know that fairies are in charge of the seasons changing and the designs on the wings of butterflies, but sometimes a lucky soul may just get the chance to know. Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue is the latest addition to the Disney Fairy franchise and this, humans are invited to know. Do you hear the sound of a tinkling bell? Well, I guess the fairies are personally inviting you. My full review is after the jump.