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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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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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Bob Peterson May be Off Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

According to an item on the Blue Sky Disney blog, there have been some reports that director Bob Peterson has been taken off the 2014 Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur. The story hasn’t ... Continue Reading →
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Cinelicious Wraps 4K Restoration of ‘Giants’ First Steps’

Cinelicious recently finished the 4K restoration of the animated films featured in The Giants’ First Steps, a program by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, curated ... 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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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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‘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 →