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The long Thanksgiving weekend was good to DreamWorks Animation and the band of legendary childhood heroes featured in Rise of the Guardians. Directed by Peter Ramsey, the much-anticipated pic, which rated 74% on the rottentomatoes.com review site, brought in an estimated $32.6 million at the box office over the five-day [...]
Inspired by many of our favorite videogames, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph delivers a funny, original and heartwarming tale about an 8-bit bad guy in search of a new life. Nobody could have predicted that one of Disney Animation’s best features of the past few years would unfold in the world of [...]
The London Philharmonic Orchestra will offer a live concert accompanied by High-Def footage from Walt Disney’s original 1940 Fantasia and Disney’s Fantasia 2000 at the Royal Albert Hall on Oct. 21. The music will be performed live while iconic moments from Disney’s footage—including Mickey Mouse as he brings the broom [...]
This past weekend I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Disney Animation’s legendary “John and Ron”—John Musker and Ron Clements—at a Sherlock Holmes symposium sponsored by the Baker Street Irregulars. The two were there, of course, to speak about their 1986 film The Great Mouse Detective, which was their first [...]
The new Disney short Paperman offers a visually striking marriage between CG and traditional animation. One of the greatest things about the animation business is that every once in a while, you come across a short or a movie that really pushes the boundaries of the art form and opens [...]
There are a handful of people in this world who represent everything that the CG animation community has been able to achieve in the past few decades. Pixar co-founder and president Dr. Ed Catmull, who is also the president of Disney Studios, is one of the top visionaries in our [...]
David Stainton has resigned from his post as president of Paramount Animation, for personal reasons. Paramount hired Stainton, head of Disney Animation from 2003 to 2006, last October to head its new in-house animation division. Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Motion Picture Group, said: “We are grateful for the [...]
How Disney Feature Animation blended artistry and technology to bring Beauty and the Beast into 3-D. In the midst of the stereoscopic Renaissance, with technology evolving ever more rapidly as audience demand for bigger and better 3-D features grows, it is not surprising that top studios want to give their [...]
Former Disney Animation president David Stainton has been named the new president of Paramount’s Animation division. Paramount announced in July that it is launching an in-house animation division. It expects to release its first film through the unit in 2014. Stainton begins work this week and will report to Adam [...]
Disney’s ultimate fandom expo, taking place August 19 – 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, has announced its planned sneak peeks and appearances by stars from upcoming films, while promising even more surprises for attendees. Film previews will cover The Muppets, John Carter, Oz the Great and Powerful, Tim Burton’s [...]