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‘Blue Umbrella’ Helmer Unseld Joins Passion

Saschka Unseld, director of the Pixar short film The Blue Umbrella, has joined Passion New York as creative director. In addition to The Blue Umbrella, which screened in front of Monsters ... Continue Reading →
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Touchstone Enchanted by Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

Lucasfilm has announced that Touchstone Pictures will be releasing its new CG-animated feature Strange Magic to theaters January 23, 2015. The musical fantasy adventure is inspired ... Continue Reading →
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Aladdin & Jasmine Coming to ‘Disney Infinity’

The streetwise star and his wasp-waisted love interest of Disney’s Aladdin will be joining the diverse range of characters already populating the world of the innovative Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Preview ‘Toy Story’ Holiday Special at Comic-Con

If you’ll be braving the hordes of costumed fans and overpriced beverages at Comic-Con later this month, ABC and Pixar Animation Studios have a treat for you. On Thursday, July ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars’ Return In Exclusive DMA Short

Fans of Lightning McQueen and the rest of the Radiator Springs gang can check out an all-new short format adventure featuring the vehicular heros of Cars, available today exclusively ... Continue Reading →
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Firsts Among Equals

I doubt anyone was really surprised last week when Frozen was announced as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, though I have to say that I have been a little ... 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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3D Society to Honor Pixar Studio in January

Pixar Animation Studios is set to receive the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for creative excellence at the society’s 5th ... Continue Reading →
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Kids BAFTA Nominees Announced

The British Academy Children’s Awards, from the U.K.’s BAFTA organization, has announced the nominees for this year’s celebration, taking place November 24. While ... Continue Reading →