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‘Vanity Fair’ Fetes CalArts Alums

In the heated ramp-up to the Academy Awards, Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar issue is tipping a hat to a generation of filmmakers trained at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paperman’s’ Kahrs to Helm ‘Shedd’ at Paramount

The winner of last year’s Oscar for best animated short film has been hired by Paramount to direct the first original feature from its new animation department. John Kahrs, who ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar-’Star Wars’ Rumor: Is it a Good Idea?

Star Wars fandom has been in a perpetual state of anticipation ever since Disney acquired the franchise when it bought Lucasfilm and announced plans for a new movie every year. Details ... Continue Reading →
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Art Department Offers Free Pixar Lecture, Reviews

The Art Department, an online art school with brick and mortar locations around the country, is offering the public an opportunity to attend Jan. 25 a free online lecture with artists ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job’ Ready to Crack the Box Office This Weekend

Toronto’s ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Toy Story’ Special Planned for Christmas 2014

ABC announced it will air an all-new half-hour Toy Story special from Pixar for the 2014 Christmas season. Titled Toy Story That Time Forgot, the special revolves around a post-Christmas ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Pics Nominated for Academy Awards

This morning (Jan. 16), the nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were announced at a news conference at the Samuel Goldwyn theater in Beverly Hills. Here are the animation ... Continue Reading →
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February 2014 Tech Reviews

Best of the Year Our brilliant tech critic picks 12 of his favorite releases of the past year: Lagoa. This web-based 3D system with a progressive, physically-based render engine in ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Dominate Japan’s Box Office in 2013

Animation proved to be by far the most popular Hollywood export for moviegoers in Japan in 2013. Reports of the year’s final box office numbers state seven of 2013′s top ... Continue Reading →