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Animated Features & CG & Pixar

Pixar’s new ‘Lou’ short tackles playground bullying

I’m so excited to announce that I’m directing Pixar’s next short film “Lou”! #insidepixar #himom A video posted by Dave Mullins (@dave.mullins) on Sep 28, 2016 at 1:43pm PDT Not many studios could get mainstream audiences excited about a new short film, but Pixar isn’t most studios. The company has just released a cute little teaser announcing their next new short: Lou, directed by longtime Pixar animator Dave Mullins. Lou will be Mullins’ first directing credit, but he’s an old hand when…

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Anim Talk & Jobs & Pixar & The Biz

Pixar’s Recruiting Team Shares Invaluable Information During Twitter Q&A Session

Via Pixar Post Twitter has become one of the most unique social media tools allowing its user base to have a digital connection to people and companies that they admire the most. On Monday, December 19, the Pixar Recruiting team held a very informative Twitter Q&A session – answering more than 100 questions in just over an hour.  If these types of Q&A sessions sound familiar – you’ll remember that director Andrew Stanton and most recently director Lee Unkrich both…

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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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Animated Shorts & CG & Disney & Inspiration & Pixar

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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Books & Learning & Pixar

Pixar and the Aesthetic Imagination

Animation, Storytelling, and Digital Culture | Pixar and the Aesthetic Imagination Eric Herhuth (Author) In Pixar and the Aesthetic Imagination, Eric Herhuth draws upon film theory, animation theory, and philosophy to examine modes of animation storytelling that address aesthetic experience within contexts of technological, environmental, and socio-cultural change. Since producing the first fully computer-animated feature film, Pixar Animation Studios has been a creative force in digital culture and popular entertainment. But more specifically, its depictions of uncanny toys, technologically sublime worlds, fantastic…

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Pixar Developing Four New Original Movies

Finding Dory just came out and Cars 3, the Incredibles II and Toy Story 4 are in the horizon. After the superhero sequel comes out in 2019 the next four Pixar movies will be originals, according to Pixar President Jim Morris. And that means since Disney’s acquisition of Pixar in 2006 there will have been 14 original movies and 7 sequels by the time these four come out, thus fulfilling the promise Catmull made years ago.   read more here……

Lava
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CG & Inspiration & Music Videos & Pixar

LAVA

Kuana Torres Kahele, Napua Greig, James Ford Murphy // Disney Pixar’s LAVA from Simian Design on Vimeo. Animation: Marty Kane,Kyle Cogan, Adam McArthur, Casey Drogin, Jim O’Boyle and Adam Kane Producer: Kyle Cogan Record Label: Walt Disney Records Post Production: Simian Design Director Representation: Morgan Lane of LARK Content…

Pixar USD
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CG & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & Pixar & VFX

Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) Software

Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) software aims to compile content from multiple animation programs into one view so animators don’t have to jump in and out of various applications to perform different functions. This is done by generalising assets into a common format that is compatible with any digital content creation tool. The open source nature of USD will also allow smaller studios and independent animators to create their animation in a streamlined way that was previously only possible at…

Stealth
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Independent Film Making & Inspiration & Pixar & Trailers

Stealth by John Lasseter’s Son, Bennett Lasseter Nominated for 2015 Student Academy Awards

Scene from Stealth from Bennett Lasseter on Vimeo.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the finalists for its 2015 Student Academy Awards and in the narrative category, Bennett Lasseter, the son of Pixar and Disney chief creative officer John Lasseter, earned a nod for Stealth, produced at the American Film Institute Conservatory. His father, John, won the Student Academy Award twice, once in 1979 for Lady and the Lamp, and again in 1980 for Nitemare.   (From Cartoon…