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A Non-Technical Chat with Ed Catmull

In Tom Sito’s excellent and exhaustively researched new book, Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation, no one has quite as many index listings as Dr. Ed Catmull, current ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Releases RenderMan Pro Server 18

Pixar Animation Studios announced the release of RenderMan Pro Server 18, continuing the studio’s commitment to advancing the state of the art in cinematic quality rendering. This ... Continue Reading →
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The Making of Pixar’s ‘Blue Umbrella’

Director Saschka Unseld awakens hidden characters and tells a unique love story in Pixar’s latest short, The Blue Umbrella. Pixar Animation Studios has a long history of bringing ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Serves Up New ‘Infinity: Toy Box’ Trailer

Disney has released a new Toy Box trailer for its upcoming Disney Infinity game, which will be unleashed on Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, and PC on August ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Accepting New VFX Program Applicants

Online animation and visual effects school Animation Mentor is now accepting applications for the inaugural Summer 2013 term of its new VFX Fundamentals program. Students are encouraged ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Infinity Opens Doors to New Game Platform

Disney Interactive has unveiled a new ambitious gaming initiative titled Disney Infinity. This platform, which will kick off in June, will allow players to create stories and enjoy ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Introduces the AMP Pipeline

Emeryville, Calif.-based Animation Mentor has announced the launch of its new fully distributed production pipeline and the addition of a vfx curriculum and restructured animation program. ... Continue Reading →
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Concept Art Revealed for Pixar’s Upcoming Pics

The new year in animation kicked off in gear in grand style as Pixar unveiled concept art for its upcoming movies. The studio offered up new images The Good Dinosaur (May 30, 2014), ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Nut Job’ Announces Key Voice Cast

Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang and Jeff Dunham are among the voice talent lined up for the new animated feature The Nut Job, directed by Peter Lepeniotis. ... Continue Reading →
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Lee Unkrich, Pixar Go Down Under for GRAPHIC

This weekend in Sydney, Australia the debut event of this year’s GRAPHIC Animation Festival, “Pixar: Behind the Screens” will kick off the fest at the iconic Sydney ... Continue Reading →