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‘Big Hero 6′ Writer Daniel Gerson Dies Age 49

Daniel Gerson, a long-time story and script writer for Disney and Pixar feature films who co-wrote the 2015 Oscar winner Big Hero 6, has died at age 49 after being diagnosed with brain ... Continue Reading →
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Starz Presents Animated Double Features

Starz Kids & Family will present a monthlong “Amazing Animation” double feature lineup starting Saturday, August 1 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Ten kid-friendly titles are scheduled, with ... Continue Reading →
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Depth of Feeling

Pete Docter Pete Docter tests Pixar’s creative limits with Inside Out’s journey ... Continue Reading →
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The Animag 250: Animated Box Office Champs of All Time

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of the animated box office champs of all time. They are: Frozen — $1.3 billion Toy Story 3 — ... Continue Reading →
Robin Chandler

Chandler to Head DreamWorks Animation Theatrical Publicity

Former Pixar Animation Studios publicity lead Robin Chandler will join DreamWorks Animation as the studio’s head of theatrical publicity. Chandler, a 25-year industry veteran ... Continue Reading →
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Dream Job

Pixar veterans go their own way to create their own film, The Dam Keeper, one of the year’s most acclaimed ... 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 →
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‘Blue Umbrella’ Helmer Unseld Joins Passion

Saschka Unseld, director of the Pixar short film The Blue Umbrella, has joined Passion New York as creative director. In addition to The Blue Umbrella, which screened in front of Monsters ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy ‘Jumps’ ‘Dragon 2′ at Box Office

It was a big weekend at the box office, with two dueling sequels entering the fray with big hopes. In the end, the chips fell with a $60 million opening for the R-rated comedy 22 Jump ... Continue Reading →
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