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Pixar’s ‘Monsters’ to Fight Zombies This Weekend

This weekend is shaping up to be an interesting battleground between new arrivals Disney/Pixar’s much-awaited prequel Monsters University and Paramount’s intriguing Brad ... Continue Reading →
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An Interview From Abroad with Brenda Chapman

Academy Award winning writer and director Brenda Chapman recently gave a masterclass at the Verdens Beste Children’s Film Festival in Tromso, Norway, meeting professionals from the ... Continue Reading →
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The Making of Pixar’s ‘Blue Umbrella’

Director Saschka Unseld awakens hidden characters and tells a unique love story in Pixar’s latest short, The Blue Umbrella. Pixar Animation Studios has a long history of bringing ... Continue Reading →
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Merida Redesign Was One-Time Deal Says Disney

Trying to put the Merida redesign fiasco behind it, Disney told NBCNews.com that the redesign of the Brave heroine was only a one-time effort to commemorate her coronation as a Princess. ... Continue Reading →
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Chapman Responds to Misguided Merida Makeover

Brenda Chapman, the Oscar-winning writer and director of Brave has responded to Disney’s recent makeover of the film’s lead character Princess Merida. In conjunction with adding ... Continue Reading →
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Norway to Host Children’s Film Festival in May

Plans are underway to launch the first edition of the Tromsø Children’s Film Festival from May 29 to June 2nd in the northern Norwegian town. The event follows the International ... Continue Reading →
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Cornelia Funke to Deliver FMX Conference Keynote

Acclaimed children’s book author Cornelia Funke (The Thief Lord, Inkheart) has been confirmed to deliver the keynote at this year’s FMX Conference in Stuttgart. The best-selling ... Continue Reading →
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‘Poppy Hill’ Opens in N.Y. on Friday

Goro Miyazaki’s acclaimed 2D animated feature From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) will begin its New York run this Friday, thanks to indie studio GKIDS. The film was the top-earning ... Continue Reading →
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FMX to Showcase Pixar, Cloud Computing and More

Germany’s FMX conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia—taking place in Stuttgart April 23-6 this year—has revealed further programming information, featuring highlights ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Life of Pi’ Win Oscars

After months of award season campaigns, Disney claimed the top two animation prizes on Sunday night with a win for Pixar’s Brave in the Best Animated Feature category and Paperman ... Continue Reading →