Dan Lee, the Canadian animator who designed the character of Nemo for the Pixar film Finding Nemo, died of cancer on January 15. He was 35. Lee also worked on other Pixar productions, including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, and Monsters, Inc. He had been working on an upcoming 2007 release at the time […]
The Incredibles swept the Annies Awards last night, winning in every category it was nominated in and taking the trophy in every Animated Feature slot. The Pixar hit carried off ten trophies in total, with Brad Bird taking home three for himself. The Incredibles was named Best Animated Feature and also won Animated Effects (Martin […]
The Incredibles was nominated for four Academy Awards this morning, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay. Shrek 2 and The Polar Express also received multiple nominations. In the Animated Feature category, The Incredibles, from Pixar and Disney, will face off against two DreamWorks features, Shark Tale and Shrek 2. Animated films will also […]
The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience has grossed $40 million since it was released 11 weeks ago, IMAX Corp. today said. The film has already far surpassed the previous record for highest-grossing IMAX release set by The Matrix Reloaded, which grossed $14 million over a 22-week run. [Source: PR Newswire]
With the popularity of computer-generated animation on the rise, boosted by Pixar, Jimmy Neutron and many others, it comes as no surprise to see Cartoon Network get into the act. Their entry, called Pet Alien, is a half-hour cartoon produced by John Doze Studios and Taffy Entertainment, and though produced on computers it at times […]
Jared Stern will pen the script to Toy Story 3, which Walt Disney is developing in-house without the participation of Pixar Animation Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stern is a participant in Disney’s feature animation story development program. No details on his story idea have been announced.