(January 20, 2007 -- Hollywood, CA) Animation World Network, the premiere animation-related publishing network on the Internet, celebrates its 10th annual Oscar® Showcase, highlighting the Academy Award® nominees in the categories of Outstanding Animated Feature and Outstanding Animated Short Subject. AWN is the only place that has cleared clips from all the short listed short subject films to post on the morning of the announcements, Tuesday, January 23, 2007.
Giving all the nominated films the red carpet treatment, AWN is "the place" to find out all the info on the animated nominees soon after they are announced. So bookmark http://AWN.com/oscars07
today for access to the most comprehensive coverage of every Oscar® Nominated Animated Film before the night of the awards on Sunday, February 25, 2007. In addition to clips for all the short films and images from every nominated animation production, visitors can read in-depth coverage and/or reviews from AWN's Animation World Magazine and VFXWorld, Animation World Network's far-reaching Web magazines covering all aspects of the global animation and visual effects businesses.
In its 10th edition, AWN's Oscar® Showcase continues the company's commitment to covering all aspects of the vast industry through articles, news and company and school directories via the Animation Industry Database ( http://www.AIDB.com
). Since its debut in 1998, AWN's Oscar® Showcase has seen past winner Chris Wedge (1998's Bunny) move on to direct the Oscar® nominated feature, Ice Age. Extending its dedication to bringing attention to animated short productions, in 1999, AWN began its Fresh from the Festivals review series, where clips from many of the Oscar® nominated shorts can be viewed long before the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announces its award nominees. With the addition of the Animated Feature category in 2003, AWN began highlighting the Oscar(R) animated features along with the shorts, providing fans a one-stop place to learn more about all the nominated animation productions.
About Animation World Network
The Animation World Network ( http://www.AWN.com
) is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet, providing readers from more than 145 countries with a wide range of interesting, relevant and helpful information pertaining to all aspects of animation. Covering areas as diverse as animator profiles, visual effects, independent film distribution, commercial studio activities, licensing, CGI and other animation technologies, as well as in-depth coverage of current events in all fields of animation, AWN gives its readers an easy to navigate, visually and intellectually creative mechanism to electronically access a wealth of information previously unavailable anywhere in the world. Animation World Network publishes three portal websites -- AWN.com, VFXWorld.com and AIDB.com, the Animation Industry Database, which is the ultimate database to find animation, visual effects and related companies located throughout the world. As part of its broader advertising reach, the Animation World Network also includes Icebox.com, CGChannel.com, Machinima.com, FXGuide.com, AnimWatch.com and XSIBase.com