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Disney Museum Pays Tribute to Bozzetto

Last month, San Francisco’s Walt Disney Family Museum launched a comprehensive exhibit featuring the works of world-renowned Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto. The celebrated director ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo to Appear at Platform Animation Fest

Killer news for anime fans: Katsuhiro Otomo, the legendary director of Akira (for which he also wrote and illustrated the original manga), is set to make his first U.S. public appearance ... Continue Reading →
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Platform Animation Fest Announces Fantastic Lineup

Los Angeles residents are in for a treat next month when the acclaimed animation festival Platform pays a visit to the REDCAT theater (October 26-28). In collaboration with CalArts ... Continue Reading →
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John and Ron Mention ‘The Unmentionable’

This past weekend I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Disney Animation’s legendary “John and Ron”—John Musker and Ron Clements—at a Sherlock Holmes symposium sponsored ... Continue Reading →
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Pocahontas and The Mouse’s Gong Show

Every aspect of creating an animated feature takes time, except, arguably, for one: the greenlighting of an idea. Back in the days when the Walt Disney Studio was just about the only ... 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 →