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Trailers: ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Petit Prince’ and ‘Yellowbird’

We got trailers! Check out this new U.K. trailer for Pixar’s Inside Out: Inside Out is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and is due in theaters June 15. And this one for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blue Umbrella’ Helmer Unseld Joins Passion

Saschka Unseld, director of the Pixar short film The Blue Umbrella, has joined Passion New York as creative director. In addition to The Blue Umbrella, which screened in front of Monsters ... Continue Reading →
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Seals of Excellence

With their much-anticipated, beautiful 2D pic, Song of the Sea, director Tomm Moore and the team at Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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Art Connection Academy Sets Summer Programs

Art Connection Academy has announced its Summer Animation Program. In these three animation sessions, taught by industry veterans, students will learn to create a 24-second animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Confirmed

If you felt this morning a disturbance in The Force, you weren’t alone. Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced the cast for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, including the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Worldwide Gross Sets Record for Animation

Noah topped the box office with a strong $44 million opening, but it was Disney’s Frozen that set the record this weekend as it passed Pixar’s Toy Story 3 to become the ... 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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‘Frozen’ Ices Competition, Passes $300 Million

Disney’s CG animated musical Frozen is proving a huge hit for the studio, gliding past the $300 million mark in U.S. box offices this week and raking in over $650 million worldwide–even ... Continue Reading →
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Lawrence Kasdan to Write New ‘Star Wars’ Script

Even Oscar-winning in-demand writers like Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) can be at the mercy of the whims and changes of studios and projects. It was just announced ... Continue Reading →