The Red Carpet Report, Mingle Media TV’s “Oscar Insider” on Foreign, Documentary and Animation Nominees

In this series of blog posts, we’ll be sharing the observations of our Entertainment Reporter, Kristyn Burtt, with you between now and the Oscars. We’ll be covering the Oscars from set up to day of at the Kodak Theatre and will be on the red carpet talking to celebrities on the day of the event as well.

Today, we’re looking at Animated, Foreign and Documentary features that are up for the Oscar – and the controversy that is being talked about this year as it relates to each category and or film. Let us know your thoughts by posting here on our blog.

Animated Features

  • “A Cat in Paris” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
  • “Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
  • “Kung Fu Panda 2″ Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • “Puss in Boots” Chris Miller
  • “Rango” Gore Verbinski

We were at the Annie Awards last week and “Rango” won best picture – not to jinx the outcome of the Oscars but the Annie Awards winners usually find themselves holding an Oscar as well.

Documentary (Feature)

  • “Hell and Back Again” Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
  • “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
  • “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
  • “Pina” Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
  • “Undefeated” TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas
There new rules for being nominated for a documentary and Kristyn reviews what they are.
Foreign Language Film
  • “Bullhead” Belgium
  • “Footnote”
  • “In Darkness” Poland
  • “Monsieur Lazhar” Canada
  • “A Separation” Iran
This is a one film race – which one do you think she’s talking about. Also, what is the controversy surrounding Foreign Film submissions?

Let’s see what else Kristyn has to say:

Don’t worry, we will be back with more Behind the Scenes coverage on the road to the Oscars with our Behind the Red Carpet coverage featuring Kristyn Burtt.

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Win a Signed CD by Debby Ryan and Watch “Radio Rebel” on The Disney Channel

Meet the Star of Disney’s New Movie “Radio Rebel” Debby Ryan

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Mingle Media TV’s Kristyn Burtt got to sit down with Debby and talk about her new project, Radio Rebel, shot last summer in Maple Ridge British Columbia, Canada.. Debby Ryan recorded three songs: “We Ended Right” featuring Chase Ryan and Chad Hiverly, and “A Wish Comes True Every Day” and a cover version of the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat.”

Radio Rebel will be premiering Friday, February 17 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the Disney Channel and is based on the novel Shrinking Violet and includes Ryan performing the smash hit, “We Got the Beat.”

Radio Rebel is a 2012 Disney Channel Original Movie based on a novel titled Shrinking Violet. The movie was directed by Peter Howitt, written by Erik Patterson & Jessica Scott, and stars Debby Ryan as Tara Adams. The movie was accompanied by a week long line-up called We Got the Beat Week composing of Disney Channel series, movies, and new music videos.


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The movie depicts the life of a shy schoolgirl named Tara Adams, who secretly has a radio personality called Radio Rebel. Though her messages as a motivational speaker are positive, they are getting the students to go crazy. The principal get sick of her and decide to cancel prom until Radio Rebel’s identity is revealed.

Starring is Debby Ryan as Tara Adams; Sarena Parmar (“How to be Indie,” Degrassi”) as Audrey; Adam DiMarco (“Haunting Hour,” “Kiss at Pine Lake”) as Gavin; Merritt Patterson (“Kyle XY”) as Stacy and Atticus Mitchell (“My Babysitter’s a Vampire”) as Gabe.

The teleplay for “Radio Rebel” was written by Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott (“Another Cinderella Story,” “The Haunting Hour”) and directed by Peter Howitt (“Sliding Doors,” “Johnny English”). The executive producers are Fernando Szew (“A Christmas Kiss”), Michael D. Jacobs (“3 Holiday Tails”), Robyn Snyder (“16 Wishes”), Jane Goldenring (“I Do (But I Don’t”), Kim Arnott (“The Haunting Hour”) and Oliver De Caigny (“Dear Santa,” “The Haunting Hour”). Based on the novel Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph, the movie was filmed in Vancouver, Canada. It is a production of MarVista and Two 4 the Money Media.

Who is Radio Rebel?

Find out 2/17/12 only on The Disney Channel. Like Debby Ryan’s Facebook Page here:, and visit the official website here:

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