John Lasseter

Pixar’s Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence as Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface

John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, has taken a leave of absence from Pixar due to unspecified “missteps” that made some of ... Continue Reading →
Luca Pisanu

An Artistic Journey: Concept Artist Luca Pisanu

I am an Italian-born visual development and concept artist working at Disney Publishing, and I am often asked how I got my big break in the business. I hope this brief column helps ... Continue Reading →
Pixar Pier

Disney’s California Adventure Pier Getting Pixar Makeover

2018 is going to be a big year for Pixar fans — and not just with the return of The Incredibles to theaters! Disney Parks has revealed plans to transform the “Paradise Pier” ... Continue Reading →
“Together Forever - A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular”

Disneyland Plans Pixar Fest Celebration for 2018

Disney Parks is planning its biggest-ever celebration of all things Pixar, with Anaheim, California’s Disneyland Resort set to hold the debut Pixar Fest next year. The limited time ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

‘Breadwinner,’ ‘Big Bad Fox’ Win Animation Is Film Honors

The inaugural Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles has announced its feature film competition winners. Out of the 12 competing titles, Nora Twomey’s powerful The Breadwinner ... Continue Reading →
Wishenproof

Amazon’s Fall Kids Originals Revealed, with New ‘Wishenpoof’ Trailer

Amazon has detailed its fall slate of kids’ original series set to launch exclusively on Prime Video. These include a new season of Wishenpoof (Sept. 26, trailer below), Sigmund and ... Continue Reading →
Tehran Taboo

Animation Is Film Fest Slates 8-Feature Lineup, Names Jury

Animation Is Film — a new toon event on the LA scene — has announced the preliminary feature competition lineup and jury for its inaugural edition. The selection will offer ... Continue Reading →
Last Day of June

Daily News Bytes: Toy Story Land Unboxed, ‘Last Day of June’ Arrives, ‘Breadwinner’ at BFI & More

Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort in Summer 2018 Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek set the opening date for Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ new 11-acre zone. ... Continue Reading →
Guitar and Drum. Courtesy of Punkrobot Studio

Oscar-Winning Chilean Studio to Debut ‘Guitar & Drum’ Series at MIP

Punkrobot Animation Studio in Santiago, Chile — the shop behind Oscar-winning animated short Bear Story — will be presenting the pilot for a new short-form series called ... Continue Reading →
John Lasseter. Photo Credit: Deborah Coleman / Pixar

John Lasseter to Be Honored at Disney Family Museum Gala

The Walt Disney Family Museum will be holding its third annual fundraising gala on November 7, 2017, and will take the opportunity to honor Disney-Pixar Chief Creative Officer John ... Continue Reading →