Nausicaa.net is reporting that Howl’s Moving Castle will be receiving the Hollywood Animation of the Year Award at the Hollywood Film Festival’s Awards Gala on October 24. The same referring article at Nausicaa.net also reveals the role that My Neighbor Totoro‘s theme song “Sampo” (Stroll) played in the space shuttle Discovery‘s latest mission.
News outlets are reporting that Pixar’s Joe Ranft was killed on Tuesday in a car accident. Ranft was riding in a vehicle which veered off the road and fell 130 feet before landing near the mouth of the Navarro River. In addition to working on stories and storyboards on Pixar movies, Ranft also voiced Heimlich […]
Toon Zone takes a look at some of the professional short films in competition at this year’s Seventeen 2004 Hisko Hulsing, The Netherlands Hisko Hulsing from the Netherlands directs this surreal depiction of a young man’s nightmare in a working-class Dutch town. The man, who has long hair he’s given to twirling, doesn’t fit in […]
Walt Disney, DreamWorks Animation, and Pixar are collaborating with colleges and univesities to train the next generation of animators, USA Today reports. The studios are creating educational programs to ensure that students and animators already in their employ are trained in the CG techniques that are currently in high demand.
The Great Curve weblog has interviewed Ted Mathot of E-Ville Press, a company composed of several Pixar employees self-publishing their own comic books. The interview covers the basics of the company and Rose and Isabel, their first comic book which centers on two sisters living during the Civil War. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)
Time Warner, Viacom, and Pixar all reported second quarter financial results this week. Time Warner’s revenues decreased 1% over the same period in 2004 to $10.7 billion, with expected declines at the Filmed Entertainment and AOL segments offset almost entirely by growth at the Cable, Networks, and Publishing segments. The Company reported an Operating Loss […]