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Among my favorite things to discover and write about are “Easter eggs:” the little hidden references and in-jokes that crop up in practically everything that has ever been animated. Back in 2003, while researching an article about the Pizza Planet Truck, which has appeared in a cameo in nearly every [...]
Director Tim Burton pays homages to his favorite monster movies and his childhood pet in the charming stop-motion gem Frankenweenie. Filmmaker Tim Burton had two great childhood loves: movies and his pet dog. “If you’re lucky enough to have a pet that you love, it connects right to your heart. [...]
Nemo’s back, and he’s so excited he’s about to pop right off the screen. The stereoscopic 3D re-release of the Pixar blockbuster Finding Nemo leads the major theatrical releases this week and looks to pick up business after a lackluster showing in recent weeks. The movie was first released in [...]
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrates the 100th birthday of animation legend Chuck Jones with a special program at the REDCAT theater in Los Angeles. At the event, John Lasseter, Disney and Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer, will provide remarks at a special screening of his favorite Chuck Jones cartoons. [...]
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 [...]
With fans’ anticipation for Brave reaching high-frenzy levels in the next couple of weeks, the folks at Bleeding Cool managed to chat with Disney/Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter about some of Pixar’s upcoming movies. Here’s what he had to say about The Good Dinosaur and Pete Docter’s “inside-the-mind” project. [...]
Former Warner Bros. president Alan Horn will take over as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios on June 11. Horn was tapped by Disney chief Bob Iger to replace Rich Ross, who left the studio in April. Horn was president of Warner Bros. for 12 years before leaving the studio [...]
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is planning a fantastic event about the development of digital animation for Monday, May 21 at 7:30 PM. Held at the org’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater at 8949 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, the event is hosted and produced by animation veteran, historian [...]
Disney Studios’ Chairman Rich Ross has resigned as what many believe is the direct result of the disappointing performance of John Carter at the box office. “I no longer believe the Chairman role is the right professional fit for me,” Ross said in a statement released by Disney on Friday. [...]
It’s been a year since an earthquake and resulting tsunami caused tremendous damage to Japan, and the animation community and Pixar are here to remind fans that there’s still plenty of work to be done on the recovery by offering an anniversary benefit auction. The auction, hosted on eBay under [...]