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Pete Docter Talks “Inside Out” at Annecy 2014

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2014
Variety covers an advance screening of Inside Out, the upcoming Pixar animated feature film directed by Pete Docter that will bring audiences into the mind of a young girl through personifications of her major emotions. The screening and remarks by Docter reveal many more details about the film that have been publicly available until now. […]

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

by Alex Beanon June 3, 2014
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]. […]

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Pixar Shares “Inside Out” Details

by Alex Beanon May 27, 2014
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). […]

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

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014
“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 […]

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

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2014
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

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2014
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

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2014
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

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2014
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 […]