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Edward Levitt, a background painter for Walt Disney Animation Studios during animation’s Golden Age and a key influence on the Cartoon Modern movement of the 1950s, died April 2 in Palmdale, California. He was 96 years old, Cartoon Brew reports. Born in New York City April 17, 1916, Levitt grew [...]
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit animated feature Wreck-It Ralph gets an early release on HD Digital and HD Digital 3D on February 12, 2013, followed by the 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, SD Digital and On-Demand release on March 5, 2013, the studio announced today. Directed [...]
Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced that its extreme mountain man character Kristoff from the upcoming animated comedy-adventure Frozen will be voiced by Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff. The film is set to hit theaters in time for the holidays next year on November 27, 2013. Frozen, billed as a [...]
Walt Disney Records’ soundtrack for the award-winning short Paperman is now available digitally. Christophe Beck (The Muppets, The Hangover Part 1 & 2) composed the uplifting original music for the animated short film. Paperman is one of the ten films on the short list being considered for an Academy Award [...]
The first reviews of Wreck-It Ralph are in, and everybody seems to be in love with Disney’s charming pic about an 8-bit video game bad guy who decides to make some changes in his life. Variety’s Peter DeBruge wrote, “With plenty to appeal to boys and girls, old and young, [...]
The Visual Effects Society announced today that it has inducted seven Fellows based on their contributions to the art and science of visual effects. The new Fellows include visual effects supervisor Richard Edlund; Pacific Data Images founder Carl Rosendahl; Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation [...]
Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short Hungry Hobos at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, according to Dave Bossert, producer/creative director and head of special projects for WDAS. The film, which was found in [...]
Walt Disney Animation Studios is making its BRDF Explorer, a shading and rendering toolset, available to the industry through a new open-source site. BDRF stands for bidirectional reflectance distribution function, the mathematical description of how a surface reflects light. The BDRF Explorer is an advanced, physically-based shading and rendering toolset that evaluates [...]
CG-animated and vfx-packed blockbusters will have a big presence at this year’s Siggraph confab, taking place in the L.A. convention center August 5-9. The show organizers have released their Production Session highlights (full program available at s2012.siggraph.org), here are some can’t-miss toon related sit-ins: Building Disney-Pixar’s Brave: Pencils to Pixels [...]
Glen Keane, one of the leading animated talents of the past 40 years, announced on Friday that he is leaving Disney. Keane, whose many credits at the studio include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, played a key role in the animation revival of the 1990′s. He [...]