Bill Plympton

An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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Line-up Announced for Animex Festival 2014

Animation exec Max Howard and top game designer Georg Baker are among the speakers now set for the 2014 edition of the Animex international festival of animation and computer games ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Vet Lund Launches ‘Jeffrey’ Online

Jeffrey: The Series, an animated web series created by Disney veteran animator Dan Lund, is set to premiere Jan. 28 with new episodes following every Tuesday. The series explores pop ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Ices Competition, Passes $300 Million

Disney’s CG animated musical Frozen is proving a huge hit for the studio, gliding past the $300 million mark in U.S. box offices this week and raking in over $650 million worldwide–even ... Continue Reading →
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Apple Names ‘Disney Animated’ iPad App of 2013

The folks at Disney Interactive have something to crow about today as Apple has selected Disney Animated as its Best iPad App of 2013. Disney nabbed the honor for the first time ever ... Continue Reading →
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New Info Arrives on Musker/Clements’ ‘Moana’

Now that Disney is riding high on the global success of Frozen (box office cume to date: $262. 4), we got word that the studio has released some new info on its upcoming 2018 feature, ... Continue Reading →
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The Making of ‘Justin and the Knights of Valour’

Kandor Graphics’ Justin and the Knights of Valour delivers a charming adventure set in an enchanted kingdom. After a summer packed with animated movies about racing snails and ... Continue Reading →
Joe Grant

The Legendary, Undefinable Joe Grant

In an industry noted for producing “legends,” Joe Grant is in the A-list of legends. Joe got his start working as a print cartoonist for the now-defunct newspaper the Los ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Animation Keynote Is Available Online

This week’s buzz-worthy CG animation Confab SIGGRAPH has released the video of its opening day keynote, which was presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Keynote Selick Talks Studio Challenges

During Monday’s keynote panel at SIGGRAPH, which featured top Toon Town vets from major studios, acclaimed stop-motion film director Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before ... Continue Reading →