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Ex-CFO of Pixar May Face Charges for Mishandled Stock Options

Ann Mather, the former CFO for Pixar Animation Studios, has been informed that the Securities and Exchange Commission planned to recommend civil proceedings against her over stock option irregularities, according to the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). The announcement came to light from a regulatory filing from Google, Inc., where Mather is a board […]

Toon Zone Interviews Indie Animator Bill Plympton on "Idiots & Angels"

His parents relate a story that when he was a boy, Bill Plympton was given the princely sum of $25 to spend whatever he wanted on a trip to Disneyland. However, rather than spend it on candy or toys, Plympton insisted on spending the money on a book on how to do animation instead. It’s […]

Wired Interviews Nina Paley on "Sita Sings the Blues"

Wired magazine has interviewed independent animator Nina Paley about her new film, Sita Sings the Blues, which debuts this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. The movie tells the parallel tales of the ancient Hindu epic The Ramayana and the modern-day breakup of Paley’s own marriage, and is the first feature-length computer-animated film rendered entirely […]

"Gundam MS IGLOO": More Milk from the UC Cash Cow

If you look at the Gundam landscape here in America, what little there is consists mostly of Cosmic Era stuff. While that’s fine for fans of the various SEED series, there’s still tons of Universal Century stuff that hasn’t been seen outside of Japan. Problem is, America hates the Universal Century. But does that stop […]

"Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody" Getting Special Theatrical Screening

Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody will play in 300 theaters across North America in a two-day event, Viz Media announced today. The special screening, held in conjunction with NCM Fathom, will be held on June 11 and 12 and will include a behind-the-scenes look at the talent, along with interviews with director Noriyuki Abe, […]

"South Park," Pixar Guys Set to Mentor, Talk About Mentoring

South Park animation director Eric Stough will advise students in two film studies classes later this month at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the university says. Stough, who graduated from the college’s film studies program in 1996, will talk to and review the work of students in the “Animation Production” and “Experimental Digital Animation” […]

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

Bandai Entertainment will release Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence to Blu-Ray and DVD with an all-new English audio track, the company said last weekend. No price or release schedule was announced. [Source: Bandai Entertainment]

"The Pixar Story:" Almost to Infinity, But Not Really Beyond

There’s no little peril in attempting a biography of a still-living and active subject. No matter the merits of the final product, it will by definition be incomplete. The benefits of access must be measured against the risk that the subject cannot or will not speak with any objectivity. And other interviewees may not speak […]

NYCC 2008: Disney's Royalty and Robots - The "WALL•E" and "Prince Caspian" Panel

Disney conquered the mammoth IGN Theater at New York Comic Con with a panel to screen their two newest films: Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E, and Disney/Walden Media’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. If audience reaction is any gauge, Disney is going to have two more hits on its hands starting in May, although it must be […]

Newsarama Interviews Leslie Iwerks on "The Pixar Story"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Leslie Iwerks, director of the documentary film The Pixar Story and granddaughter of legendary Disney animator Ub Iwerks. The younger Iwerks discusses how she became a filmmaker, how she was selected to direct The Pixar Story, her opinions on the senior management and employees of Pixar Animation Studios, and […]

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