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Jobs Wanted Sorkin to Write a Pixar Pic

In an article in this week’s Newsweek, Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing) reveals that the late Steve Jobs wanted him to write a Pixar movie. According ... Continue Reading →
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Rising Stars of Animation: 2011

We searched high and low to find some of the brightest, bravest and most talented up-and-coming over-achievers in the toon scene. Zack Keller & Ed Skudder Co-Creators, ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Offers Panel on Disney Artist Mary Blair

A new panel featuring Pixar helmer Pete Docter (Up), Eric and Susan Goldberg, Mark Giaimo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi will explore the lasting legacy of Disney artist Mary ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s VIEW Confab Offers ‘Tintin’ Sneak Peek

Turin’s VIEW Conference, the Italian digital and computer animation event (Oct. 25-28) has added a special program devoted to the art and technology of Steven Spielberg’s highly ... Continue Reading →
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Telemundo Gets Animated With 10 Disney/Pixar Titles

U.S. Spanish language broadcaster Telemundo has acquired the rights to air 10 acclaimed animated features from Disney/Pixar, including Up, Ratatouille, WALL.E, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s Lee Unkrich Launches New Blog

Oscar-winning Pixar director Lee Unkrich has begun a daily photo blog, providing fans with an inside look at his upcoming project. The Toy Story 3 helmer, who also co-directed Toy Story ... Continue Reading →
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Tales from the Toon Trenches: Jobs in Animation

Not since Richard Nixon was seen leaving on a jet plane in 1974 has one man’s resignation created the kind of hoopla that Steve Jobs’ stepping down as CEO of Apple has generated. ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo to Release Pixar Poster Series

If you’re a Pixar fan and you admire the poster art of Tom Whalen, we’ve got some terrific pre-Labor Day weekend news for you. Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse’s collective art boutique, ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s Good-Luck Charm

Okay, so Cars 2 was the first film from Pixar Animation Studios that was greeted by the critics with less than Messianic reviews.  Was it bound to happen, given that critics are allowed ... Continue Reading →
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39th Annie Awards Accepting Entries Now

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood has announced its official call for entries’ for the 39th Annual Annie Awards. The 39th Annual Annie Awards ceremony is scheduled ... Continue Reading →