Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Pixar

Sunday, Jun. 17, 2018

The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.

Disney estimated Sunday that the film earned $180...

Saturday, Jun. 9, 2018

John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Co.'s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with staff members.

Disney announced Friday that Lasseter — one of the most illustrious and powerful...

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

In a sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, Pixar's "Coco" remained the top film for the second straight week while a number of Oscar contenders packed theaters in specialty release.

"Coco" again easily led all films with $26.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to...

Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

Pixar's "Coco" sang its way to the fourth best Thanksgiving weekend ever with an estimated $71.2 million over the five-day weekend, a total that easily toppled Warner Bros.' "Justice League."

"Coco" rode strong reviews and an A-plus CinemaScore from audiences to the top spot at the...

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Just days before Pixar's "Coco" is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees.

The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most beloved...

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Pixar films have never been shy about death. The "Toy Story" films are, in part, about mortality. The poetic highlight of "Up" is a wordless sequence of a spouse's passing. The Earth, itself, was left for dead in "Wall-E."

But Pixar plunges fully into the afterlife in "Coco," a brightly...

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

On the strength of Borrowed Time, directors Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj last month earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short. They also wrote the film in concert with Mark C. Harris. During their spare time over the past five years, Coats and Hamou-Lhadj devoted themselves...

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

Santa Monica and Melbourne-based creative studio Luma has hired industry mainstay Jill Gilbert as executive producer of animated content. Based out of the Santa Monica office, Gilbert will be responsible for the oversight, development and management of Luma Toons original animated content and...

Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2016

In Pixar's hands, the ocean - equal parts danger and wonder - is a vast metaphor for the choppy waters of parenting. Cloistered coral reefs of home are surrounded by frightful drop-offs and strong currents that can sweep a little fish out to an immense sea. When the difference between survival...

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Pixar Animation Studios was the big winner at the 43rd Annual Annie Awards, Saturday evening (2/6) as Inside Out earned Best Animated Feature distinction along with 11 other wins including Best Directing for Pete Docter, Writing for Docter, Meg LeFauve...

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