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‘Despicable Me 2' Takes the No. 1 Spot for Third Week

The clever Gru and his lovable Minions displayed their lasting appeal once again as Universal/Illumination’s blockbuster pic Despicable Me 2 became the No. 1 movie at the box ... Continue Reading →
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ABP Perspective: Music Hall of Williamsburg

In the afterglow of last summer’s festival, I knew that Animation Block Party 2013 needed to underscore the significance of our ten-year anniversary. Music has always been a huge ... Continue Reading →
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D23 to Offer Special Consumer Interactive Experiences

More details are coming in every day about Disney’s big fan event D23, planned for August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Today it was announced that Disney Consumer Products ... Continue Reading →
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The Minions Rule the Global B.O.

The long 4th of July weekend proved to be a really sweet time for Gru and the rest of the clan from Despicable Me 2. The Universal/Illumination title, which began its run in U.S. theaters ... Continue Reading →
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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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‘Despicable Me 2' Breaks B.O. Records Overseas

Although the Universal/Illumination animated feature hasn’t opened in the U.S. yet, the film has already made over $41.5 million from only seven international territories. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
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Catmull Says Pixar Will Cut Down on Sequels

Here’s some good news for all of us who think that Pixar should be focusing more on original movies instead of relying on the instant appeal of sequels. The much-admired studio president ... 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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‘Monsters University’ Sets Pixar Record in Latin America

Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has grossed over $31.7 million in Latin America during its opening weekend, setting a new all-time record for Pixar in the region. According ... Continue Reading →
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Brice Parker is New Animation Producer at Athena

Emeryville, Calif-based Athena Studios has signed CG animation production manager Brice Parker to the newly created position of Producer. Parker will oversee development of the studio’s ... Continue Reading →