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Mathematicians bring ocean to life for Disney’s ‘Moana’

UCLA mathematics professor Joseph Teran, a Walt Disney consultant on animated movies since 2007, is under no illusion that artists want lengthy mathematics lessons, but many of them realize that the success of animated movies often depends on advanced mathematics. “In general, the animators and artists at the studios want as little to do with mathematics and physics as possible, but the demands for realism in animated movies are so high,” Teran said. “Things are going to look fake if…

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Insight: Brad Bird on Animation

Brad Bird, writer and director of animated films ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, gives an insight into his writing process, how he directs animation and why many people fundamentally misunderstand the medium. Subtitles available. Find out which animated film that one clip was from by turning on the ‘English CC’ subtitle track. This video combines excerpts from the three audio commentary tracks on home releases of ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, as well as fragments from…

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Piper

A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive. In Pixar Animation Studios’ new short, “Piper,” a hungry sandpiper hatchling discovers that finding food without mom’s help isn’t so easy. Piper is directed by Alan Barillaro (supervising animator “WALL•E,” “Brave”) and the short will debut in front of Finding Dory, in UK cinemas on July 29, 2016,…

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Disney Shutting Infinity Game Unit, Cutting 300 Jobs

Disney said Tuesday it is shutting down its Disney Infinity line of video games, saying the changing market is too risky. The company booked a $147 million charge, mostly for unsold inventory. It also laid off about 300 employees, most of them based in Salt Lake City at Avalanche Software, a game studio Disney bought in 2005. CEO Bob Iger told analysts the risks “caught up with us.” Although the unit did well — bringing its interactive division into profitability…

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Zootopia Drawings

When you make an animated film, you end up making A TON of drawings. A lot of those drawings are just to help describe how something is constructed or how it should move.  Those drawings can get boring.  So to keep it fun, the Zootopia drawings got weirder and weirder.  Here’s some mildly weird ones. Those drawings can get boring.  So to keep it fun, the Zootopia drawings got weirder and weirder.  Here’s some mildly weird ones.  So to keep…

Inside Out Characters
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Quiz: Which Inside Out Character are You?

Quiz: Which Inside Out Character are You?     I kinda knew I would be this one… You’re Disgust! You’re highly opinionated, extremely honest, and have standards that you refuse to compromise. If people want your advice, they have to be prepared to handle the truth, which means they’re especially careful about asking you to listen to their mixtapes. Take this quiz again!…

Pixar Emotions
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Acting – Emotions Of Pixar

Emotions Of Pixar from Lindsay McCutcheon on Vimeo.  In anticipation of “Inside Out”, I made a video showcasing the emotions in Pixar movies. Edited By Lindsay McCutcheon Music: Breathe Me – Sia & You Know We Can’t Go Back – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Movies: Toy Story A Bug’s Life Toy Story 2 Monster’s Inc Finding Nemo The Incredibles Cars Ratatouille Wall-E Up Toy Story 3 Brave Monster’s University     …