The Oscar-nommed Dam Keeper animated short from Tonko House founders Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi will get the graphic novel treatment by First Second, an imprint of Macmillan, and is also being developed into a feature. Read more
Now that Disney chairman/CEO Bob Iger announced that Frozen 2 is in active development at a shareholder’s meeting this morning in San Francisco, will it center on Olaf, the lovable snowman voiced by Josh Gad (who was also present at the announcement)?
March 10, 2015
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Pixar is definitely back with Pete Docter’s Inside Out (June 19), already touted as the one to beat for the Oscar. The second trailer delves into the conflict between Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) and what happens when a core memory inadvertently gets tampered with.
Now that the Academy Awards are over and Birdman won best picture, it can be revealed that Technicolor developed a new DI methodology for carrying out Alejandro González Iñárritu’s bold, single-take experiment. Read more
February 28, 2015
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Watch the new trailer for Disney’s delightful Frozen Fever short (screening in front of Cinderella on March 13). Read more
February 27, 2015
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VFX and animation Oscar winners Interstellar and Big Hero 6 will be part of FMX’s Lighting & Rendering track (overseen by Pixar’s Christophe Hery), which will also include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Read more
February 25, 2015
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Disney’s Oscar-winning Big Hero 6 is now available in a stunning Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD collector’s edition from Disney Home Ent. Read more
February 23, 2015
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Here are some of the craft and animation highlights backstage last night at the Oscars, topped by Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki taking home his second consecutive cinematography award for the single-take Birdman experiment, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar winning the VFX prize, and Disney’s surprise animation sweep with Big Hero 6 and Feast, continuing the momentum from last year’s Frozen.
February 21, 2015
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It’s a great field for animated shorts featuring a winsome canine, a heroic pig, a vinyl record that spins like a time machine, and two lovely tributes to growing up and adulthood. Read more
This year’s annual round-up of animation Oscar nominees at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater provided a few personal insights into “How They Did it.” Read more