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Pixar's Jump to 2-D and Stop-Motion for Short Film on "Ratatouille" DVD

SciFi Wire takes a look at the new short film “Your Friend the Rat,” coming soon on the DVD for Pixar’s feature film Ratatouille. The short is notable for having the first hand-drawn animation from the Pixar studios, as well as brief stop-motion segments, to chronicle the behavior and history of rats. The 11-minute short […]

"Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams" Sure to Please Target Audience

To say that Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams is better than it needed to be may sound like damning with faint praise, but it’s really meant as a commentary on the runaway success of the “Disney Princess” franchise. Anybody who has visited a major department store recently has seen a small explosion of […]

"The Pixar Story" Documentary in Limited US Theatrical Run from Oct 23 - Nov 15

The Pixar Story, a documentary film that takes an in-depth look at the formation of Pixar Animation Studios, has launched its limited theatrical run, which began on October 23 and will continue throughout select cities in the United States through November 15. The movie by Leslie Iwerks will be screened in Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Washington […]

PR: "The Pixar Story" Rolls Out Nationwide on October 23, 2007

Three Bold Innovators Transform Animated Filmmaking in the Revealing New Documentary THE PIXAR STORY Rolls Out Nationwide on October 23, 2007 From Academy Award® Nominated Filmmaker Leslie Iwerks EMERYVILLE, Calif. , October 11, 2007—Starting in the mid 1980s, an exceptional and inspiring trio of innovators, John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs, combined their gifts […]

"Meet the Robinsons" DVD: Near Miss for Disney Animation

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. That quote from Walt Disney closes Meet the Robinsons, the latest feature film from the Disney Animation Studios. Even though the quote […]

"Ratatouille" Tops UK Box Office

Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille pulled in £4.4m (approximately $8.97m at current exchange rates) during its opening weekend in the United Kingdom and Ireland, easily winning the box office crown for the weekend from Resident Evil 3, which grossed approximately £931,991. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Disney to Revamp California Adventure Theme Park

The Walt Disney Corporation will be spending .1 billion on an overhaul of its California Adventure theme park, according to a report at the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). Among the proposed changes are several attractions based on the Pixar movies Cars and Toy Story, as well as a replica of the Carthay Circle […]

"Persepolis" Wins People's Choice at Vancouver Fest; Creator Satrapi Interviewed

The Gold Derby weblog is noting that the animated feature film Persepolis has won the People’s Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The same post speculates why the film was submitted as France’s candidate for the Best Foreign Film Acacemy Award over the live-action La Vie En Rose, which was the expected choice. […]

Bruce Timm on Directing Live-Action, CGI, and "The New Frontier" (UPDATED Oct 12)

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has posted a Q&A with Bruce Timm, where he answers questions submitted by Newsarama’s readers. Among other topics, Timm comments on voice recording techniques, the prospect of directing live-action superhero movies, and whether or not he would do a computer-animated film. He also comments on the different factors involved in selecting projects […]

PR: Canada's Up and Coming Animators Get a $70,000 Boost from Teletoon

CANADA’S UP AND COMING ANIMATORS GET A $70,000 BOOST FROM TELETOON TELETOON continues its support of new talent in Canadian animation with today’s announcement of the winners of the 2007 TELETOON Animation Scholarship. A launch pad for emerging animators, this year the TELETOON Animation Scholarship awards eleven young animators prizes totalling over $70,000, with four […]

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