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Animation fans are sure to get a bang out of Disney's new series of Mickey Mouse shorts
"I hope that we don't lose sight of one thing. That it all started with a mouse." -- Walt Disney And given that Mickey is basically the well-spring from which all good things flow at The Walt Disney Company ... well, it's kind of appropriate that -- on Disney's Glendale Campus ...
18 Jun 2013
"Oliver and Company" Studio Replica now on sale at Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store
Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store is going to the dogs. And the cats. In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the November 1988 release of " Oliver and Company ," this Hollywood Boulevard hotspot (which is located right off of the lobby of the El Capitan Theatre ) is now offering...
14 Jun 2013
SEGA showcases its remastered, reimagined version of Disney Castle of Illusion at E3 2013
So what can gamers expected from Disney Castle of Illusion when it finally hits store shelves later this year? Photo by Shelly Valladolid Omar Woodley from SEGA took time yesterday to show us the remastered, re-imagined version of this classic Genesis title. According to Omar, the collaboration between...
13 Jun 2013
Life-sized version of Dusty from Disney "Planes" to make appearances at US & Canadian air shows this Summer
Just can't wait to see Disney "Planes ," that new animated feature which is set in the world above " Cars " ? Well, what if I were to tell that there was a way to get close to one of the characters featured in this new Walt Disney Pictures release well ahead of its August 9th...
29 May 2013
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
When it comes to a "Roger Rabbit" sequel, Robert Zemeckis has been sending some very mixed signals
On the heels of last week's release of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" on Blu-ray , the internet has been buzzing like Marvin Acme's hand buzzer with rumors that Robert Zemeckis may be making plans to return to Toontown. To be specific, that this Academy Award-winning director is finally...
19 Mar 2013
Theme Park University website now offering insights about how the themed entertainment industry actually works
The Internet is really a wondrous place. Especially if you're a young person who's considering a career in animation. If you've ever considered becoming a character designer someday, you can always swing by Tom Bancroft 's Character Mentor Studio or Stephen Silver's blog and then...
3 Mar 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
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