Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022

Psyop has added Teddy Newton to its directorial roster. Newton is a multi-disciplinary animation artist and director who created and helmed the Oscar-nominated animated 2010 Pixar short Day and Night. He’s been an integral part of filmmaker Brad Bird’s team, including storyboarding and...

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021

A brisk and bright sun-dappled fable of above-ground adventure and below-the-surface identity, Enrico Casarosa's "Luca"  — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale — is one of Pixar's most pure and condensed enchantments. 

Pixar has plunged into the sea before, of course, in the...

Saturday, Apr. 17, 2021

Soul (Disney-Pixar) came up the big winner at the 48th Annie Awards honoring the best in animation, followed closely in the feature tally by Wolfwalkers (Cartoon Saloon/Melusine Productions for Apple/GKIDS) .

Soul scored seven Annie Awards during Friday evening’...

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020

Pete Docter's "Soul" features stairway-to-heaven visions of the afterlife, a pre-birth "before" realm where souls are glowing turquoise orbs and an in-between spiritual realm trafficked by some kind of psychedelic pirate. And yet, kind of magically, it's about "just regular old living." 

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Friday, May. 29, 2020

In Steven Clay Hunter's 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, "Out." 

Hunter wrote and directed the nine-minute Pixar...

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020

The technology that animated movies like “Toy Story” and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize.

Patrick Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull won the prize for their contributions to 3-D computer graphics...

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020

For a revolutionary animation studio, Pixar has been surprisingly wary of advancing technology. The company may be at the forefront of digital animation, but for 25 years, its spiritual DNA has been decidedly nostalgic. It's the old-school new school. 

In "WALL-E," high-tech humans have...

Monday, Jun. 10, 2019

SIGGRAPH 2019 has revealed the award winners and lineup of 24 short films, breakdowns, scientific visualizations, advertisements, and more, set to appear in the Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater next month. Showcasing the latest in computer graphics, the one-night-only Electronic...

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

The ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter will head the recently launched animation division of Skydance Media, the production company announced Wednesday.

Lasseter, one of the most illustrious and pioneering figures in animation, last year stepped down...

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...

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