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Pixar’s Brave won the Golden Globe on Sunday for Best Animated Feature Film. The blockbuster film, which has made over $535.4 million in theaters worldwide, was the most popular animated movie at the box office in 2012. The film is also doing very well on the DVD/Blu-ray chart since its [...]
The Visual Effects Society announced today that it has inducted seven Fellows based on their contributions to the art and science of visual effects. The new Fellows include visual effects supervisor Richard Edlund; Pacific Data Images founder Carl Rosendahl; Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation [...]
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 [...]
Pixar breaks the toon and tech molds once again with its 3-D Scottish princess adventure tale. Move over, Cinderella: There’s a new princess in town, and she’s got more than a time-sensitive pumpkin to worry about. Meet Merida, the red-headed, bow-and-arrow-toting teen heroine of Disney-Pixar’s latest animated adventure, Brave, which [...]
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 [...]
Disney’s landmark 1942 animated feature Bambi was one of the 25 new movies added to the National Film Registry this week. Every year, the org chooses 25 titles that are deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically” significant to add to the registry. As the NFR describes the film, “One of Walt [...]
Fans can finally walk all over John Lasseter — and he’s thrilled about it. The creative head of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as the director of Toy Story 1 and 2, A Bug’s Life and Cars 1 and 2, received Tuesday a star on the Hollywood [...]
Filmmaker and vfx supervisor Douglas Trumbull will receive the 2012 Georges Méliès Award at the 10th Annual VES Award on February 7, 2012. The Georges Méliès Award honors individuals who have “pioneered a significant and lasting contribution to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry by a way [...]
Not since Richard Nixon was seen leaving on a jet plane in 1974 has one man’s resignation created the kind of hoopla that Steve Jobs’ stepping down as CEO of Apple has generated. What does this have to do with the toon trenches, you ask? Well, in addition to being [...]
An article headlined “Disney Animation is closing the book on fairy tales” that appeared on the front page of Sunday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times caused quite a stir in the animation community — and eventually some clarification from the studio itself. The article, which can be read in full [...]