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John Lasseter Talks Disney-Pixar Slate

Disney-Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter gave an in-depth, two hour presentation on the studios’ upcoming features slate at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday morning. Highlights ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Posts Strong Profit Boost for 2nd Quarter

The Walt Disney Co. exceeded expectations in reporting a very profitable second fiscal quarter of 2015. The company reported earnings of $2.1 billion for the quarter, which ended March ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer Lee Headlines Women 3D Directors Evening

The Advanced Imaging Society, in partnership with the Women In Film International Committee, will be presenting a special evening program on May 13 dedicated to Women 3D Directors. Held ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Becomes 2014′s Animated Box Office Champ

Disney’s Big Hero 6 has become the top-grossing animated feature of 2014, edging out DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 in worldwide box office haul. Big ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Confirms ‘Frozen’ Sequel

It’s official: There will be a sequel to Frozen. The directors of the first film, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho are back to develop the sequel, Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Backstage at the Oscars: Disney Sweeps, ‘Interstellar’ Soars

In a bit of a surprise, Disney’s Big Hero 6 took home the best animated feature Oscar last night, making it two in a row in the John Lasseter era following Frozen, and the Mouse ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at ‘Frozen Fever’ Revealed

Disney is offering up the first images for Frozen Fever — a magical new theatrical short based on the smash-hit 2013 animated feature. The featurette will debut on the big screen ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Opens Strong in Japan

Disney’s feature-film adaptation of Marvel’s superhero property Big Hero 6 posted the studio’s second-biggest box office opening weekend of the year in Japan — second ... Continue Reading →
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The Evolving Role of the CG Director of Photography

The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed ... Continue Reading →
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The Anime Income Gap

While American animation heroes are above money problems, Japan’s struggle to scrape by in modern economy. In Frozen, Anna and Elsa lived in palaces; Gru in Despicable Me commanded ... Continue Reading →