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2016 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2015
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the 2016 Golden Globe nominees. The only category with an animated production in contention was the “Best Motion Picture – Animated category.” The nominees are: Anomalisa (Starburns Industries / Paramount Pictures) The Good Dinosaur (Pixar Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Inside Out (Pixar Animation Studios […]

43rd Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2015
ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 43rd annual Annie Awards, recognizing the best animated productions of the year and the people who make them. The full list of nominees is at the Annie Awards website. Nominees in major categories include: Best Animated Feature Anomalisa – Paramount Pictures Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios Shaun […]

“The Good Dinosaur” Places Second at Box Office in Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2015
Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur placed second at the box office in its premiere weekend, with an estimated $39.19 million in ticket sales putting it behind the first place finisher (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, taking an estimated $51.6 million in its second week of release) and edging out its competition for third (Creed, […]

Review: “The Good Dinosaur” – Pixar Made a Darn Good Movie

by Weathermanon November 30, 2015
2015 is certainly a banner year, gifting us with not one but two Pixar films, along with the rest of the year’s animated output. Inside/Out already conquered the box office over the summer, while Universal’s Minions and Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 2 also met with blockbuster ticket sales, so does that leave any room for Pixar’s […]

Pixar Releases First Trailer For Finding Dory

by Peter Paltridgeon November 10, 2015
Pixar has mostly struck gold with original films, but has had trouble in recent years with sequels. Cars 2 and Monsters University weren’t very popular with critics or Pixar die-hards. Maybe Finding Dory can reverse that troublesome trend. Director Andrew Stanton, who was behind the original Finding Nemo, is aware how risky sequels can be […]

Review: “Toy Story that Time Forgot” Blu-ray Presents Another Variation on a Theme

by Ed Liuon November 4, 2015
Toy Story that Time Forgot is the second (and, for the foreseeable future, last) TV special that spun out of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, and is ostensibly their contribution to the array of Christmas cartoons that can fill airtime close to the end of the year. However, its ties to the holiday are tenuous at […]

Going Inside “Inside Out” with Pixar Producer Jonas Rivera

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2015
When he was a student at San Francisco State University, Jonas Rivera saw a screening of “Luxo Jr.” and was so impressed that he cold-called Pixar to ask about a job. An unpaid internship to work on Toy Story led to his lengthy tenure at the company, as he’s moved up from that internship to […]

How to Design a 11-Year-Old Kid’s Head for “Inside Out,” the Ralph Eggleston Way

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2015
Production designer Ralph Eggleston joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1992 during the development of Toy Story, and has earned credits on almost every Pixar film since. His work has been pivotal in the look and feel of numerous Pixar movies, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and WALL-E. His directorial debut for the animated […]