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Review: Amazon Studios Fall 2015 Premieres Have Many Unexpected Surprises

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2015
It’s Fall 2015, and time for a new batch of Amazon Studios kids premieres. This year, all 6 new programs are animated, with a variety of selections aimed at pre-schoolers to pre-teens. This set of pilots turns out to have a number of surprises in it, both good and bad and often set up by […]


Review: “Toy Story that Time Forgot” Blu-ray Presents Another Variation on a Theme

by Ed Liuon November 4, 2015
Toy Story that Time Forgot is the second (and, for the foreseeable future, last) TV special that spun out of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, and is ostensibly their contribution to the array of Christmas cartoons that can fill airtime close to the end of the year. However, its ties to the holiday are tenuous at […]


Going Inside “Inside Out” with Pixar Producer Jonas Rivera

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2015
When he was a student at San Francisco State University, Jonas Rivera saw a screening of “Luxo Jr.” and was so impressed that he cold-called Pixar to ask about a job. An unpaid internship to work on Toy Story led to his lengthy tenure at the company, as he’s moved up from that internship to […]

How to Design a 11-Year-Old Kid’s Head for “Inside Out,” the Ralph Eggleston Way

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2015
Production designer Ralph Eggleston joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1992 during the development of Toy Story, and has earned credits on almost every Pixar film since. His work has been pivotal in the look and feel of numerous Pixar movies, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and WALL-E. His directorial debut for the animated […]