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‘Good Dinosaur’ Delay Leads to Layoffs at Pixar

Pixar has laid off an undisclosed number of employees at its Emeryville, Calif. headquarters, says The Los Angeles Times. The layoffs, which have affected less than 5% of the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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An Interview with Pixar Exhibit Curator Elyse Klaidman

The recent Pixar: 25 Years of Animation exhibit in Amsterdam attracted over 135,000 visitors. The popular show has now moved to the Art Ludique museum in Paris, and it will be on display ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #233

        Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn’t Learn in Art School By Tony Bancroft [Focal Press, $34.95] Imagine taking a one-on-one class with one ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Confirms Peterson’s Departure from ‘Good Dinosaur’

Pixar president Ed Catmull has confirmed that the studio has removed director Bob Peterson from its 2014 movie The Good Dinosaur. In a story in the Los Angeles Times today, Catmull ... Continue Reading →
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Bob Peterson May be Off Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

According to an item on the Blue Sky Disney blog, there have been some reports that director Bob Peterson has been taken off the 2014 Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur. The story hasn’t ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Expo: More on Pixar’s ‘Good Dinosaur’, ‘Inside Out’

We learned more about Pixar’s upcoming movies at the D23 Expo on Friday convention. Director Bob Peterson’s The Good Dinosaur, which opens next summer, takes place on an ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Animation Keynote Is Available Online

This week’s buzz-worthy CG animation Confab SIGGRAPH has released the video of its opening day keynote, which was presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Keynote Selick Talks Studio Challenges

During Monday’s keynote panel at SIGGRAPH, which featured top Toon Town vets from major studios, acclaimed stop-motion film director Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before ... Continue Reading →
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A Non-Technical Chat with Ed Catmull

In Tom Sito’s excellent and exhaustively researched new book, Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation, no one has quite as many index listings as Dr. Ed Catmull, current ... Continue Reading →
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Who Can Turn the World on with His Voice

Whereas once animation was the province of a small, but talented group of actors who specialized in voice work––Mel Blanc, June Foray, Daws Butler and Don Messick among others––today ... Continue Reading →