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How Will Disney CGI Unit Affect Pixar Negotiations?

The Los Angeles Times wonders what effect Disney’s CGI animation unit will have on new negotiations between new Disney CEO Robert Iger and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs (free registration required). The Pixar-Disney relationship is currently scheduled to end in 2006 with the release of Cars, but Disney retains the rights to make original sequels. At […]

James Stewart Weighs in on Disney-Pixar Rift

In an interview with the Motley Fool investment news site, James B. Stewart, author of DisneyWar, gives his assessment of the Disney-Pixar rift, calling it the result of a disagreement between Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Pixar and Apple CEO Steven Jobs. Stewart also talks about the tension-filled shareholders meeting in March 2004 and Eisner’s […]

Brad Bird Open to "Incredibles" Sequel

The Incredibles-director Brad Bird is open to the idea of making a sequel to the hit film, but only if a good story can be conceived for it, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. (via Animated-News)

"Incredibles" Alum Joins Animation Faculty

Scott Caple, who worked on concept and production design for The Incredibles, is joining the faculty of the Max and Mutt Animation School in Toronto, AWN reports. He will teach Advanced Storyboarding.

"Incredibles" Lauded by Critics Association

The Incredibles was named Best Animated Feature of 2004 by the Broadcast Film Critics Association on January 10. [Source: BFCA via AWN]

Newspaper Profiles Lasseter, Mays

The Detroit News has a profile of Cars-director John Lasseter and Ford Motor Co. design chief J. Mays, who became friends while Lasseter worked with Mays on design models for the upcoming Pixar film. (via Animated-News)

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