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Pixar Decides Free Is A Very Good Price For RenderMan 3D

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After 25 years of using it to make such popular films as “Toy Story” and “Monsters, Inc.”, Pixar has decided to offer its RenderMan 3D software for free. What’s the catch? The free version is for non-commercial use only. [The RenderMan 3D for commercial use still costs $495 to license plus the $200 maintenance fee]. […]

Pixar Shares "Inside Out" Details

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Pixar used the Memorial Day holiday weekend to open up about the details of their upcoming movie Inside Out – specifically, that there will be five main characters with each representing an emotion. Those characters will be voiced by Amy Poehler (Joy), Bill Hader (Fear), Mindy Kaling (Disgust), Lewis Black (Anger) and Phyllis Smith (Sadness). […]

CLIP: Disney/Pixar's "Radiator Springs 500 1/2" Premieres on Disney Movies Anywhere

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PR: "Toy Story of Terror!" Comes to Blu-ray on August 19, 2014

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“Terrific Non-Stop Entertainment.” Matt Roush, TV Guide Magazine The “Toy Story” Gang’s Frightfully Fun Adventure Releasing for the First Time on Blu-ray™ & DVD! Toy Story of Terror! On Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD August 19th Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features Include Parody Vintage Toy Commercials, Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentary, and […]

CLIP: Disney Movies Anywhere Hosts Pixar Easter Egg Hunt

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The Pixar Crisis of 2013 and What Ed Catmull and John Lasseter Did About It

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An article on Bloomberg News focuses on a portion of Creativity, Inc., the recently published book by Pixar President Ed Catmull, which details three crises that Pixar confronted in 2013: “the cost of making animated films was rising, the DVD market was shrinking and there was a feeling among management that a tenet of the […]

In Fortune's Top 20 Fictional Leaders: "Ferngully"'s Crysta, "Frozen"'s Elsa, "Toy Story"'s Woody

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Fortune magazine has published its list of the top 20 leadership figures out of Hollywood, and three animated characters have made the list. Crysta from Ferngully: The Last Rainforest was named for her bravery and for inspiring her new human friend to protest deforestation. Elsa from Disney’s Frozen was named for her self-imposed exile to […]

Fast Company Talks with Disney/Pixar's Ed Catmull on Management Secrets

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Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, has spoken to Fast Company in a series of articles in conjunction with his upcoming book Creativity, Inc. In addition to a lengthy excerpt from the book about the Pixar “Braintrust,” several smaller articles give a more focused look at more specific topics: How Disney […]

Disney Announces "Incredibles 2," "Cars 3" On the Way

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At this year’s annual meeting of the Walt Disney Company, Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger announced that sequels were in the works for both 2004’s The Incredibles and the Cars franchise (which produced the original movie in 2006, a sequel in 2011, and the Planes spin-off movie last year, with a second Planes movie […]

Pixar Revs Up New Cars Short – Radiator Springs 500 1/2

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A new six-minute short starring the cast of “Cars” – Pixar Studio’s megahit franchise from last decade – is revving up. The short, titled “Radiator Springs 500 ½” will hat a horde of Baja 1000 off-road racers descending upon the town of Radiator Springs and challenging Lightning McQueen to a race while Mater takes a […]

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