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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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Crystal, Goodman Make Disney Legends List

At the premiere Disney fan event, D23 Expo, taking place in Anaheim, Calif. from August 9-11, the organizers will celebrate this year’s crop of inducted Disney Legends at a 2 ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Digital Animation, Cinema Pioneer Lambert Dies

Bob Lambert, a former Disney executive who played a key role in the development of computer animation and the transition to digital cinema, died of unnamed causes Friday at the age ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Honors Steve Jobs in ‘Brave’ End Credits

Pixar is paying special tribute to Steve Jobs in the end credits of Brave. According to the Wall Street Journal, an early cut of the movie includes a moment in the end credits where ... Continue Reading →
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CTN Expo Offers More Details About Next Week’s Event

We had the chance to catch up with the talented and very busy Tina Price, who is getting ready for the third edition of her CTN Expo (held Nov. 18-20) at the Burbank Marriot. She was ... 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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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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Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Has Died

Steven P. Jobs, chairman and co-founder of Apple Inc. and personal computing pioneer, passed away today, October 5, at age 56. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source ... 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 →