L.A. Film Fest Offers Early Screening of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

Pixar’s most-recent feature will get a special advance screening as pre-festival event for the Los Angeles Film Festival. The June 9 screening of Inside Out will be preceded by a ... Continue Reading →
Lucy Koh

Judge Dismisses Class-Action Wage Suit Against Animation Studios

A federal class-action lawsuit alleging top animation studios conspired to suppress wages has been dismissed. In a ruling issued April 3, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh cited the statute ... Continue Reading →

WonderCon Hosts Vibrant Toon Programming

WonderCon opens Friday for a three-day run in Anaheim, Calif., and offers a rich lineup of programming for animation fans and pros alike. The event, put on by the same organization ... Continue Reading →

Academy Presents ‘Animation Showcase’ in NYC

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI,” an event series running April 24 through May 29, 2015, in New York. ... Continue Reading →

Pixar Releases Free Noncommercial RenderMan

Pixar his released its Academy Award-winning RenderMan software to use for free for noncommercial use. The program can be used for research, education, evaluation, plug-in development ... Continue Reading →

Cooley to Co-Direct ‘Toy Story 4’

Josh Cooley will be co-director on Toy Story 4 with John Lasseter, Pixar confirmed via Twitter. Cooley joined Pixar as an intern in the story department for Cars, and most recently ... Continue Reading →

Hitting a High Note

Lucasfilm digs into the details in forging its own take on the musical animated fairy-tale with Strange Magic. If Strange ... Continue Reading →
The Dam Keeper

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 →

The Evolving Role of the CG Director of Photography

The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed ... Continue Reading →

Trailers: ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Petit Prince’ and ‘Yellowbird’

We got trailers! Check out this new U.K. trailer for Pixar’s Inside Out: Inside Out is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and is due in theaters June 15. And this one for ... Continue Reading →