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 →

Khan Academy Launches ‘Pixar in a Box’

Free online education outlet Khan Academy ( has launched Pixar in a Box — a new resource that explores the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios’ ... Continue Reading →
Lucy Koh

Toon Town Antitrust Suits Consolidated

It’s official: the three class-action suits brought against Sony, Disney, DreamWorks Animation and other animation studios over alleged anti-poaching and wage-fixing agreements ... 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 →
Lucy Koh

Wage Suppression Suit Requests Apple Case Judge

The legal action against DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Pixar, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm alleging the studios had a deal in place to prevent talent ... Continue Reading →

Smith, Keane, McGrath to Keynote VIEW

Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith, longtime Disney animator Glen Keane and Madagascar director Tom McGrath have been announced as keynote speakers for the 2014 VIEW Conference set for ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #240

Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair By John Canemaker [Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, $40] Iconic Disney artist Mary Blair (1911-1978) is one of the most notable illustrators ... Continue Reading →
Ed Catmull

Pixar’s Catmull to Speak on ‘Creativity, Inc.’

Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull will give a talk April 16 called “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration” for Live Talks Business ... 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 →

Disney Legends Illuminate Studio’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Many of Disney’s veteran animators and legends came out to shine last night at a special 90th birthday celebration held at the “Legends Plaza” at the studio last night ... Continue Reading →