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Brenda Chapman Leaves Pixar for Mystery Lucasfilm Project

Brenda Chapman, who was the original director on Pixar’s Brave before being removed from the project, has reportedly left Pixar and is working as a consultant for Lucasfilm Animation. According ... Continue Reading →
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‘Avengers’ Lifts Disney’s 3Q; Whedon Agrees to Helm Sequel

Avengers is turning out to be a gift to Disney shareholders — one that looks to keep on giving. The studio announced that Joss Whedon will return to write and direct the sequel to ... Continue Reading →
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2012 SIGGRAPH Must-Sees

With the 39th annual conference and exhibit running August 5-9 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, there’s plenty for CG fanatics and technophiles to check out. Here’s our list ... Continue Reading →
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A Cutting-Edge Valentine to a Gone-by Era

The new Disney short Paperman offers a visually striking marriage between CG and traditional animation. One of the greatest things about the animation business is that every once in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Posts Third Straight B.O. Win

It was a three-peat for the final episode in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises topped the box office for the third straight weekend, taking in $36 million ... Continue Reading →
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‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Moves to December 2012

Family audiences are going to have one more animated title to choose from this holiday season. Disney has announced that it will release the new 3D version of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Business Symposium Details

This year’s SIGGRAPH Business Symposium, taking place August 5 in Los Angeles, aims to provide an interactive, intimate forum for open conversations among leaders and execs in the ... Continue Reading →
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Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘Finding Nemo’ Sequel

After the brutal experience of directing the live-action flop John Carter, Andrew Stanton will return to the more reliable world of animation by directing a sequel to Pixar’s Finding ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior to Launch on DIRECTV

Disney and DIRECTV have reached an agreement to add Disney Junior—the Mouse House’s 24-hour channel for kids 2-7 and their parents—to its programming lineup starting tomorrow ... Continue Reading →
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Spidey, ‘Ted,’ ‘Brave’ Spin Box Office Gold

The high weekend temperatures translated to big box office numbers for audiences in the U.S. and all over the world this past weekend. Sony’s successful Amazing Spider-Man reboot ... Continue Reading →