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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
Huffington Post -- "The Croods" directors reveal how DreamWorks Animation's caveman comic-adventure evolved
Huffington Post -- "The Croods" directors reveal how DreamWorks Animation's caveman comic-adventure evolved You'd think given the sophisticated sorts of folks who annually attend the Berlin Film Festival that this wouldn't be the sort of crowd which would enthusiastically embrace...
26 Feb 2013
Toon Thursday: "Kung Fu Panda" is one fun summer flick
With its lush visuals and eye-popping fight scenes, " Kung Fu Panda " may be one of the best looking action film ever produced. Which -- I know -- sounds like a really weird thing to say about a new animated feature. But as Brad Bird once said: "Animation isn't a genre. It's a type of film-making that...
4 Jun 2008
DreamWorks Animation bets big on digital 3-D
As I was reading through the most recent issue of " Tales from the Laughing Place " magazine (Which -- FYI -- features a spectacular selection of articles on Epcot & its history. If you aren't yet a subscriber of this high quality quarterly, this is one issue that you should probably go out of your...
11 Mar 2008
Jerry Beck to be honored at this year's Annie Awards
Next Friday night, Toontown's top talents will put on their Sunday best and then motor on over to UCLA 's Royce Hall for the 35th annual Annie Awards . Copyright 2008 ASIFA-Hollywood. All Rights Reserved This is the night that the animation industry honors its own. When the very best work from 2007 in...
29 Jan 2008
Tube Tuesday: Gary Trousdale tries to "Shrek the Halls" without first wrecking DreamWorks Animation's most important franchise
Tomorrow night on ABC ... It's "Shrek's First Christmas" ! Everyone's favorite ogre makes his small screen debut in this brand-new holiday special. Which details what happens when Shrek accidentally winds up on Santa's naughty list. With the hope that they can somehow get jolly old St. Nick to change...
26 Nov 2007
Jerry Seinfeld and the Boston "Bee" Party
This was NOT your typical press event. I mean, how many times are celebrities asked to stroll down the black carpet? Photo by Nancy Stadler But given that yesterday's event at the Loews Boston Common was to help promote DreamWorks Animation 's " Bee Movie ," the folks at AMC Theatres went all out. Decorating...
26 Sep 2007
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