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Trailer Released for Pixar’s ‘Blue Umbrella’

Disney has released a brief trailer for Pixar’s new short The Blue Umbrella, which will play in theaters with Monsters University beginning June 21, 2013. Directed by Saschka Unseld ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Planes’ to Take Off in Theaters in August

Disney has announced that it will release Planes, a new CG-animated feature “inspired by” the world of Pixar’s Cars in theaters on August 9, 2013. Produced by DisneyToon Studios, ... Continue Reading →
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The Winning Scores

The composers of some of the best animated soundtracks of the year discuss their craft and inspirations. Over the past year, there have been plenty of behind-the-scenes features about ... Continue Reading →
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Hot Discs: Pixar’s ‘Brave’ and ‘Short Films Vol. 2'

It’s a big Pixar week on the home entertainment front as the studio’s acclaimed summer hit Brave and its Short Films Collection Vol. 2 become available on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Set to Win B.O. Game

Inspired by many of our favorite videogames, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph delivers a funny, original and heartwarming tale about an 8-bit bad guy in search of a new life. Nobody could ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Secret of the Wings’ Flies to DVD/Blu-ray

Just when you thought you knew everything about Peter Pan’s feisty little friend, the creative folks at Disney come up with new twists and turns and reveal fascinating new secrets ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s Buried Treasures

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Dawn of the Dead Pets

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: ... Continue Reading →
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Audiences Get Chance to Find Pixar’s ‘Nemo’ in 3D

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 ... Continue Reading →
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CalArts Celebrates Chuck Jones’ 100th Birthday

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 ... Continue Reading →