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Huffington Post -- How cinematographer Roger Deakins helped blur the line between live-action and animated features
It wasn't a phone call that Roger Deakins had ever expected to receive. This acclaimed English cinematographer -- best known for his Oscar-nominated work for the Coen brothers and Sam Mendes -- had strictly been working the live-action side of the street. But when Pixar Animation Studios reached...
14 May 2013
Monstrous makeover: How Pixar artists made Mike & Sulley look more youthful in "Monsters University"
So how exactly do you make an eyeball look like it's 18 years old? Copyright Disney Pixar. All rights reserved That was the challenge that Ricky Nierva faced on " Monsters University ." As the art director / production designer of Pixar's first-ever prequel, Nierva (working closely...
27 Apr 2013
Why For does Disney think that "No Nudes is Good News"
Earlier this week, Paul T. sent me an e-mail with an image attached that -- I'm sure -- will titillate a certain segment of the Disney fan community. Jim, Check out what I found on an animation art auction cite!! It's a bare-ass Ariel!! Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Well...
22 Apr 2013
Huffington Post -- Rich Moore looks back at the roads not taken with Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph"
Huffington Post -- Rich Moore looks back at the roads not taken with Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph" It was the story that artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios had been struggling to get a handle on for over 15 years. A comic action-adventure set inside of the world of video games, where...
23 Feb 2013
Pixar Animation Studios opens its doors this Saturday for annual Cartoon Art Museum fundraiser
Have you ever been to the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco? If not, you really should make a point of swinging by 655 Mission Street the next time you're in the Bay Area. Especially if you're an animation fan. Take -- for example -- the event that the Cartoon Art Museum is holding tomorrow...
6 Nov 2012
Stars & D23 members come out for the LA premiere of "John Carter"
Given that " John Carter " is mostly set on the red planet, it's only appropriate that the stars who attended Wednesday night's premiere of this Andrew Stanton film ... Photo by Shelly Valladolid ... walked down the red carpet at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live . Walt Disney Pictures really...
24 Feb 2012
Today's your last chance to buy tickets to Pixar's Cartoon Art Museum fundraiser
You hear that whirring sound? That's the steel door descending on your chance to visit Pixar Animation Studios at the 7 th annual Cartoon Art Museum benefit . Pixar University dean Randy Nelson welcomes Sybil Lockart and Margot Johnson to this benefit for the Cartoon Art Museum. Photo by Robert Binka...
4 Nov 2010
How Pixar's Lee Unkrich went from attending USC to directing "TS3"
So what's the very best way to break into the biz? Does going to some four year school like Emerson College or CalArts (which specializes in Communications and the performing arts) really give you an advantage? Or would it better in the long run to just hook up with some outfit like pabootcamp and...
31 Oct 2010
There's a real art to keeping Pixar's traveling art exhibition fresh
Remysthe14me writes in to say: Copyright Disney Pixar. All rights reserved I saw Jon Nadelberg 's story about the " Pixar: 25 Years of Animation " exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California and was wondering if this is the same exhibition of art that was presented at the MOMA in 2005?...
17 Sep 2010
"Pixar: 25 Years of Animation" reveals the art at the heart of all those hits
In 1979 George Lucas decided to create the Graphics Group as part of the computer division within Lucasfilm . In 1986, Steve Jobs paid Lucas $5 million and renamed the newly independent company Pixar . Twenty-five years have passed, and as of last Friday, " Toy Story 3 " has earned $920 million...
16 Aug 2010
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