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PGA to Honor Jackson, Letteri and Weta Digital

Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), vfx legend Joe Letteri (The Hobbit, Man of Steel, Star Wars) and Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) will receive the ... Continue Reading →
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An Interview with Pixar Exhibit Curator Elyse Klaidman

The recent Pixar: 25 Years of Animation exhibit in Amsterdam attracted over 135,000 visitors. The popular show has now moved to the Art Ludique museum in Paris, and it will be on display ... Continue Reading →
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Mickey’s Fantastic 3-D Comeback

How director Lauren MacMullan and her team crafted the wonderful new Mickey Mouse short, showcasing a remarkable marriage of 2D and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Panel a Cool Treat for Summit Attendees

Visitors to the World Animation & VFX Summit in Marina Del Rey this week were given a wintery treat despite the warm So Cal weather on Tuesday as key crew from Disney’s upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Introduce New Animation Oscar Rules

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is shaking up the process for determining this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar. The Hollywood Reporter says the nominees will ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Confirms Peterson’s Departure from ‘Good Dinosaur’

Pixar president Ed Catmull has confirmed that the studio has removed director Bob Peterson from its 2014 movie The Good Dinosaur. In a story in the Los Angeles Times today, Catmull ... Continue Reading →
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Bob Peterson May be Off Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

According to an item on the Blue Sky Disney blog, there have been some reports that director Bob Peterson has been taken off the 2014 Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur. The story hasn’t ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Heads Comment on ‘Animation Saturation’ in Theaters

Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter, DreamWorks topper Jeffrey Katzenberg and Illumination Entertainment’s founder/CEO Chris Meledandri are among the top studio ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Coverage: Animation Preview Day

The Walt Disney Studios offered an up-close look at its upcoming slate at the bi-annual D23 event in Anaheim today (Friday). The studio’s Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Planes’ Ready for Summer Takeoff

Disney’s Planes takes off thanks to a crowd-pleasing storyline and colorful cast of high-flying characters. At first glance, Planes, a spin-off from Disney/Pixar’s Cars ... Continue Reading →