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2014-09-03 12:26:28

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces the "Call for Entries" today for the 42(nd) Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories this year, which include Production, Achievement and Special Juried awards. Please use this link for the online submissions portal: https://submissions.annieawards.org/. Step-by-step instructions are located at:...

2014-02-02 00:20:34

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt Disney Animation's 'Frozen' took top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA's Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to 'Chipotle Scarecrow' (Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios); Best Animated Short Subject 'Get A Horse!' (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial 'Despicable Me 2' (Cinemark-Illumination...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'