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Animation Magazine’s Oscar Watch [Part 1 of 4]

Early award season watchers seem to be unable (or unwilling) to pick frontrunners in the animation race this year. But most of them have high hopes for a certain Belgian boy reporter ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Screens 45 Shorts for Oscar Consideration

Last weekend, the Academy screened the 45 projects that were submitted for Best Animated Shorts consideration. Members of the Shorts and Animation branch of the Academy will vote for ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Releases First Image from Pixar’s ‘Small Fry’

USA Today unveiled the first image from the new Toy Story short Small Fry today. The short accompanies The Muppets (in theaters on Nov. 23). Directed and written by Pixar veteran Angus ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pooh,’ ‘Cars 2′ Return to Big Screen at El Capitan

Disney has scheduled a return engagement in Hollywood for two of its summer releases: Winnie the Pooh and Cars 2. The features will begin playing at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
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Del Toro to Shepherd DreamWorks Feature ‘Alma’

DreamWorks Animation is moving ahead on its next film with Guillermo del Toro, who will oversee a feature based on the short film Alma, according to the Los Angeles Times. The feature ... Continue Reading →
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Disney-Pixar’s Lasseter Gets Star on the Walk of Fame

Fans can finally walk all over John Lasseter — and he’s thrilled about it. The creative head of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as the director of Toy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars 2′ Discs Ready to Roll on Home

Cars 2 crosses the home video finish line this week, bringing the most-recent feature from Pixar home in multiple formats and with plenty of extras. The first Pixar film to be released ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Movie Adds ‘Toy Story 3′ Scribe Micheal Arndt

Disney has hired Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt, who wrote Toy Story 3 for Pixar, to polish its script for a movie version of its hit animated series Phineas and Ferb, reports ... Continue Reading →
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John Lasseter Defends ‘Cars 2′

In time for the release of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 on DVD, John Lasseter spoke to The New York Times today (Oct. 17) about the movie’s reception and the various challenges of overseeing ... Continue Reading →
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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 →