John Lasseter

Pixar’s Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence as Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface

John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, has taken a leave of absence from Pixar due to unspecified “missteps” that made some of ... Continue Reading →
Joe Letteri

Joe Letteri Named 2018 VES George Melies Award Recipient

Following the announcement of its first Hall of Fame inductees, the Visual Effects Society has named Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri as the next recipient of the VES Georges ... Continue Reading →
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VES Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees

Marking its milestone 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society has announced the inaugural VES Hall of Fame, and the industry luminaries set for the first round of inductions. The ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Axes Its ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Movie

Disney is abandoning Gigantic, its upcoming feature adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk, according to Deadline.com. The project, which was slated for a Thanksgiving 2020 release date ... Continue Reading →
Kariem Saleh

Director Kariem Saleh Talks About the Making of ‘Song of a Toad’

Director Kariem Saleh’s inventive and poignant CG-animated short Song of a Toad was picked as the 2017 SIGGRAPH festival’s Best of Show. The talented animator and vfx artist, ... Continue Reading →
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Wage-Fixing Suit Draws to Close with $100M Disney Settlement

The end is in sight for the class-action lawsuit that shook up the animation industry. Holdout defendants Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm (all under The Walt Disney Company umbrella) have ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: The LEGO Batman Movie – Trailer #4 Holy LEGO hotpants, Batman! The Dark Knight has teamwork thrust upon him in this new spot, which is loaded with awesome LEGO-fied effects ... Continue Reading →
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Fantastic Planet: A Psychedelic Adult Animation Classic Rene Laloux and Roland Topor’s mesmerizing ’70s sci-fi toon harkens back to a golden age of adult-targeted, high-concept ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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Academy Celebrates ‘Toy Story’ 20th Anniversary

Oscar winners John Lasseter (Disney-Pixar CCO) and Ed Catmull (Disney-Pixar president) will participate in a live panel discussion celebrating the 20th anniversary of Toy Story — ... Continue Reading →