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Disney Teasing ‘Tomorrowland’ Sunday

Among the pricey array of spanking new commercials and trailers set to run this Sunday during Super Bowl XLIX will be a teasing glimpse at Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, which Disney will ... Continue Reading →
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John Lasseter Receives Honorary CalArts Degree

California Institute of the Arts president Steven Lavine has bequeathed Disney-Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter with the 2014 honorary Doctor of Arts degree in celebration ... Continue Reading →
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Iger Updates on Pixar Sequels, Star Wars, D23

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger teased the studio’s upcoming projects including Star Wars and planned Pixar sequels at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Portland, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vanity Fair’ Fetes CalArts Alums

In the heated ramp-up to the Academy Awards, Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar issue is tipping a hat to a generation of filmmakers trained at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Simpsons’ Sam Simon to Receive WGA Award

Veteran television writer-producer Sam Simon, who co-developed Fox’s long-running animated series The Simpsons and has been a writer, producer, and director on Taxi, Cheers, The ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Star Wars’ Pic Will Be Out on Dec. 18, 2015

So yesterday, after much fanfare, Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18, 2015. “We’re very excited to share the official ... Continue Reading →
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The Best Western You’ve Never Seen

I’ve written before about the increasingly thin barriers between animation and live-action filmmaking, barriers that are becoming more transparent with time (check out Guillermo ... Continue Reading →
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The Shrinking Vocal Middle Class

One hears about the shrinking middle class all the time on the news, though a similar phenomenon is going on in the animation biz: professional voice over specialists are becoming the ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Confirms Peterson’s Departure from ‘Good Dinosaur’

Pixar president Ed Catmull has confirmed that the studio has removed director Bob Peterson from its 2014 movie The Good Dinosaur. In a story in the Los Angeles Times today, Catmull ... Continue Reading →
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Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Starts Shooting in Vancouver

Principal photography has begun on Disney’s mystery adventure Tomorrowland. Directed and co-written by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) the mysterious movie centers on ... Continue Reading →