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Want Diversity in Casting and Roles in Hollywood? Look at Animation

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The Los Angeles Times makes note of ethnic diversity in both on-screen characters and the actors portraying them in current-era animated features, in comparison to a live-action selection which turned out all-white nominees in the all acting categories for the Academy Awards and one non-white nominee in the Best Director category. In contrast, Disney’s Big […]

LA Times on Disney Animation Building's Facelift

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The Los Angeles Times covers the renovations in progress at the Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, CA, which will take about 16 months and will result in a layout that will encourage greater interaction and interactivity between members in the studio. The article notes how this renovation is the pinnacle of changes instituted […]

Pixar Releases Second Trailer for "Inside Out"

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Disney•Pixar has publicly released the next trailer for Inside Out, Pixar Animation Studios’ next feature film. The video puts the film’s premise on display by taking viewers into the minds of its lead character Riley and her two parents, whose feelings, thoughts and actions are managed by living embodiments of different emotions within the world of their […]

Review: "Toy Story That Time Forgot" Short on Run Time, Long on Fun Time

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Well, it’s Christmas time in…ummm…where ever the Toy Story world is, and apparently it’s someplace that gets snow, so that means it’s time for the toys to go on an adventure. Some of them anyway, since Bonnie can only fit so many into her bag. So Woody, Buzz, Rex, Trixie, and a cat angel ornament […]

"Toy Story 4" Announced For June 2017, John Lasseter to Direct

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Marc Graser of Variety magazine reports that Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has revealed that Pixar Animation Studios is creating Toy Story 4, with a targeted theatrical release for June of 2017. The announcement came during an earnings call where Mr. Iger discussed Disney’s fourth quarter and fiscal year results with Wall […]

Disney/Pixar Roll Out Inside/Out Teaser Trailer

Disney/Pixar Roll Out Inside/Out Teaser Trailer

CLIP: Disney-Pixar's Lava Short

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Disney-Pixar released a brief clip from its new, upcoming short film “Lava” – about a pair of romantic Hawaiian volcanoes – which was shown at the Hiroshima International Animation festival last week and will be shown before the feature film “Inside Out” on June 19, 2015… Pixar Lava Sneak Peek by CGMeetup

Disney/Pixar's Lava To Erupt In Hiroshima This Weekend

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The Disney/Pixar seven-minnute short “Lava” will make its debut at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 22, 2014 [though it’s USA release will not be until June 19, 2015 as the opening feature for “Inside Out”]. Hawaiian singer Kuana Torres Kahele talks about his role in the film…

Review: "Toy Story of Terror!" Delights On Blu-ray

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All right, I’ll admit it: nobody really needed more Toy Story. Toy Story 3 closed the book on it all, anything that comes after can only be epilogue. On paper a Halloween special sounds gimmicky and a perhaps a gateway to a half dozen derivative spinoffs: what about a Toy Story Christmas? Toy Story at […]

More Details Emerge on Pixar's "Inside Out"

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The Hollywood Reporter has covered an advance look at Pixar’s Inside out screened in Hollywood last week for members of the press. Present were film director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera, detailing how the film will use the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley as the setting, as five of her emotions struggle […]

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