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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...
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...