Fe­bru­ary Plan­ner

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1 It’s the big night for an­i­ma­tion as The An­nie Awards are given out at UCLA’s Royce Hall. This year’s host is Pa­trick War­bur­ton. (an­nieawards.org) 4 The time-trav­el­ing tur­key movie Free Birds is one of the new DVD/ Blu-rays ar­riv­ing to­day. Also on the home en­ter­tain­ment menu this week are The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Fat Pack, Geron­imo Stil­ton: In­trigue on the Ro­dent Ex­press and the charm­ing 2D an­i­mated French/Ger­man/ Ir­ish movie, Moon Man. 6- 16 A new dig­i­tally re­stored ver­sion of the 1920 silent clas­sic The Cab­i­net of Dr. Caligari kicks off this year’s Ber­lin Film Fes­ti­val. (ber­li­nale.de) 7 Phil Lord and Chris Miller de­liver Warner Bros.’ ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated The LEGO Movie. 9- 12 The Kid­screen Sum­mit brings over 1,600 del­e­gates from the busi­ness to the Hil­ton in mid­town New York City. (sum­mit.kid­screen.com) 10- 22 U.K.’s An­i­mated Ex­eter pro­gram of­fers al­most two weeks of toon-re­lated screen­ings, pan­els and stu­dent work­shops. (an­i­mat­edex­eter.co.uk) 11 Look­ing for awe­some Valen­tine’s Day gifts? How about the DVD/ Blu-ray/ dig­i­tal Di­a­mond Edi­tion of the beloved 1967 Dis­ney clas­sic The Jun­gle Book and the new Warner Bros. Home Ent.’s Academy Award-Nom­i­nated An­i­ma­tion: Golden Gems DVD? You can also throw in the first sea­son of League of Su­per Evil! 12 Get ready to hob­nob with the cream of the dig­i­tal ef­fects crowd at the 12th an­nual VES Awards, which take place in Bev­erly Hills tonight. (vi­sual­ef­fectsso­ci­ety.com) 14 Om­nicorp’s fight­ing ma­chine RoboCop is re­born, played by Joel Kin­na­man. Jose Padilha di­rects the pic, which may not be quite the right choice for those Valen­tine’s Day dates. 15 If you run into Simp­sons cre­ator Matt Groen­ing to­day, make sure you wish him a happy 60th birth­day. 16- 19 Find out which play things are hot and which are not at the an­nual Toy Fair in New York City (toy­as­so­ci­a­tion.org) as well as the Dig­i­tal Kids Con­fer­ence, which takes place at the same time. (dig­italkid­scon.com) 18 You can fi­nally catch up with the de­li­cious and very bloody third sea­son of Game of Thrones on DVD/ Blu-ray or the awe­some Lim­ited Edi­tion set to­day. Among the other hot new ti­tles: Be­ware the Bat­man: Shad­ows of Gotham, Land Be­fore Time 4 Movie Fam­ily Fun Pack, Tom and Jerry: Mouse Trou­ble and Peter Rab­bit. 21 The dubbed ver­sion of Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises opens in the U.S., fea­tur­ing the voices of Joseph Gor­don-Le­vitt, Stan­ley Tucci and Emily Blunt. Paul W.S. An­der­son’s take on Pom­peii stars Game of Throne’s Kit Har­ring­ton and Car­rieAnne Moss ( The Ma­trix). 25 De­ci­sions, de­ci­sions: Take in the col­or­ful, rol­lick­ing com­edy of Ad­ven­ture Time: The Com­plete Third Sea­son or watch San­dra Bul­lock and Ge­orge Clooney float ef­fort­lessly in Grav­ity, both of which ar­rive on DVD/ Blu-ray to­day. 28 To­day is the first day of Brus­sels’ pop­u­lar four-day An­ima fes­ti­val, which runs through March 9. (an­i­matv.be) Open­ing in movie the­aters is the new thriller Non-Stop, set aboard an in­ter­na­tional jet­liner and star­ring Liam Nee­son and Ju­lianne Moore.

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