World Animation Summit: Disney-Pixar Storytelling on a Budget

Animation veteran Chuck Williams, president of Marza Animation Planet USA and former Disney Animation producer, is no stranger to the art of storytelling. Having worked in the animation ... Continue Reading →

Animation Oscars Nominees React

With the Oscar nominations for 2015 now in the books, it’s time for the reactions. Up first is Disney’s Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, on behalf of Chris Williams and Roy Conli: “As ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s Millstein, Pixar’s Morris Promoted to President

Disney-Pixar president Ed Catmull has announced that Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Andrew Millstein and Pixar Animation Studio’s Jim Morris have both been promoted to President. ... Continue Reading →

VIEW Conference Sets Animation, VFX Programs

The VIEW Conference has announced the program for its 2014 edition, set for Oct. 14-18 in Turin, Italy. This year’s event will feature the return of two-time Annie nominee, Kris ... Continue Reading →

‘Frozen Fever’ Returns to Arendelle in 2015

Disney has announced that it is slating a new short film titled Frozen Fever for theaters next spring, which will reunite the beloved stars of the 2013 Oscar winning hit, according ... Continue Reading →
Ron Tippe

‘Space Jam’ Producer Tippe Dies at 63

Longtime animation producer Ron Tippe, whose credits include Space Jam and the short Runaway Brain, died Aug. 1 after a lengthy bout with brain cancer. He was 63. Tippe’s career ... Continue Reading →

‘Frozen’ Special Premieres on ABC September 2

Walt Disney Animation Studios in collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions has prepared an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at the making of its Oscar-winning smash-hit CG ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Pic

Disney’s Frozen won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, beating DreamWorks’ The Croods and Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 at the awards ceremony ... Continue Reading →
Chris Williams

Chris Williams to Co-Direct Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′

Chris Williams has joined Disney/Marvel’s much-anticipated November 2014 movie Big Hero 6 as co-director, alongside Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh). The Hollywood Reporter also says ... Continue Reading →

Blaise and Williams Launch ‘Art Story’ Kickstarter

Disney Animation vets Aaron Blaise (Brother Bear) and Chuck Williams are using Kickstarter to raise funds for Art Story, an animated picture a boy and his grandfather people jump into ... Continue Reading →