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Spellbound: Everything We Know So Far

With the release of Luck, Skydance Studios entered the realm of animation for the first time. This was also the first film produced for Skydance Animations by John Lasseter, a former head at Disney/Pixar Animations. Lasseter was appointed to lead Skydance Animation in 2019, and together with Paramount Animation and Ilion Animation Studios, the company […]

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Director Andrew Stanton Returns To Sci-Fi With Searchlight’s Ambitious ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’

You can’t mention director Andrew Stanton’s name without thinking about two things, the Oscar-winning Pixar animated film “Wall-e” and the infamous box office flop “John Carter” which starred Taylor Kitsch. The last movie, which debuted in 2012, seemed to have derailed Stanton’s feature-length film work for years. However, the fallow period appears to be ending. […]

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Ralph Eggleston, Pixar Animator Behind ‘For the Birds’ and ‘Toy Story,’ Dies at 56

Ralph Eggleston, an Academy Award-winning animator, art director and production designer at Pixar Animation Studios, died on Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.Eggleston won the animated short film Oscar for writing and directing the 2001 Pixar film “For the Birds.”Pixar tweeted a tribute to him, saying, “Pixar and […]

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Andrew Stanton Had To Fight For Buzz To Go Into Spanish Mode In Toy Story 3 [Comic-Con]

The “Toy Story” franchise is known for its Randy Newman theme song, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” but apparently, the Spanish Buzz Lightyear who appears in “Toy Story 3” did not have a friend in everyone as the movie was being made. Lucky for him, he had Andrew Stanton in his corner.As a director, […]

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Lightyear Spoiler Review: A Brand Deposit That Fails To Achieve Lift-Off

Expectations are the damnedest thing. Over nearly thirty years of making computer-animated feature films, Pixar Animation Studios has created a set of expectations that are gradually becoming impossible to overcome. Among its initial films, the studio made such wonderful original stories that seemed impossible to top. In the late-2000s, with a run of films like […]

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Lightyear Director Angus MacLane And Producer Galyn Susman On Metanarrative And More [Interview]

Director Angus MacLane and producer Galyn Susman have been heavily involved in numerous Pixar projects going back decades. Susman’s first credit as an associate producer came with “Ratatouille” in 2007, and she later produced several Pixar shorts and TV specials. Her first credited feature as a producer was for “Toy Story 4,” and she returns […]

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‘Fellowship of the Ring,’ ‘Return of the Jedi,’ ‘Wall-e,’ and 23 More Movies Join National Film Registry

The National Film Registry — known as the preservation arm of the Library of Congress — has added 25 new films to its 825 titles of culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant movies. But that’s just a small portion of the Library’s whopping 1.7 million titles.Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, the movies […]

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‘Wall-e,’ ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ and ‘Selena’ Among Movies Added to National Film Registry

Pixar’s “Wall-e,” “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” and “Selena” have been selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.Each year, the Librarian of Congress names 25 motion pictures that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, the movies have to be at least 10 years old.Other […]

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