Jimmy Murakami

Remembering Jimmy Murakami

Every superhero has an origin story. As animators, however, we’re stuck firmly in the human world, but each of us can point to an event that shaped our lives, and pushed us down ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #238

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation (Updated Edition) By John Canemaker and Mary Blair [Disney Editions, $45, available May] You’ll find few animators and artists ... Continue Reading →
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Meryl Streep’s Anti-Disney Speech Sparks Controversy

Actress Meryl Streep is famous for making charming and often hilarious speeches at awards ceremonies. However, her latest speech at the National Board of Review Awards in New York has ... Continue Reading →
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CTN Animation Expo Unveils Full Schedule

If you happened to be in Los Angeles this weekend, you’ll certainly need to check out the annual CTN Animation Expo at the Burbank Marriott Hotel (Nov. 15-17). We recently had ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Brings Marc Davis Lectures to SIGGRAPH

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will bring the Marc Davis Lecture Series to SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim for its Keynote Session on July 22. During this session, eight distinguished ... Continue Reading →
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Final Push Seeks to Restore Historic Disney Studio in Kansas City

A group looking to restore Walt Disney’s first professional animation studio, in Kansas City, is launching the final push of its 15-year campaign with an eye toward completing ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Mag Honors 75 Years of Disney Toons

The spring issue of Disney fans’ twenty-three magazine pays tribute to the legacy and influence of Disney’s animated films. The official Disney fan club takes readers on a colorful ... Continue Reading →
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Fighting the System: Merle Welton

For every recorded love story between an artist and their animation studio, there are many other relationships that landed on the rocks. One such involved Merle Welton, a native New ... Continue Reading →
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Ollie Johnston: Even ‘Old Men’ Need a Lift!

Those of us who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s became familiar with the smiling, warm fellow who chatted with us over the airwaves every Sunday evening on The Wonderful World of Disney. ... Continue Reading →
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Google Celebrates Mary Blair’s 100th Birthday

Google is showcasing a colorful “birthday doodle” in honor of Disney Legend Mary Blair’s 100th birthday today (Friday, Oct. 21). The much-loved artist, whe worked alongside ... Continue Reading →