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Disney, Pixar Animation executive John Lasseter to take a leave of absence, citing 'missteps'

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is taking a leave of absence, citing unspecified “missteps,” according to a memo to staff. Lasseter, the pioneering executive who built Pixar Animation Studios into an entertainment juggernaut and helped revive Disney’s once-struggling animation business, said in the memo that the decision followed “difficult conversations.” “I’ve recently ...

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Ventana Sur: ’Escape to India,’ ‘Noah’s Ark,’ ‘Inzomnia’ Among Projects at Animation!

“Escape to India,” produced by Juan José Campanella, “Noah’s Ark,” whose producers include Walter Salles, and Inzomnia Animation’s “Inzomnia” are some of the projects included in the 2nd Animation!, a showcase at Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur market which is devoted to animated features and TV shows. Animation! projects total sixteen – eight features and eight TV series. All have been ...

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Animation about Iran among Nominees of Academy Awards

Among the features submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 90th Academy Awards there is an animation called ‘Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming’ directed by Ann Marie Fleming. The story is about Rosie Ming (Sandra Oh), a young Canadian poet of mixed descent who grew up with her strict Chinese grandparents, believing ...

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Animation about Iran among Nominees of Academy Awards

Among the features submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 90th Academy Awards there is an animation called ‘Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming’ directed by Ann Marie Fleming. The story is about Rosie Ming (Sandra Oh), a young Canadian poet of mixed descent who grew up with her strict Chinese grandparents, believing ...

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Animation about Iran among Nominees of Academy Awards

Among the features submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 90th Academy Awards there is an animation called ‘Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming’ directed by Ann Marie Fleming. The story is about Rosie Ming (Sandra Oh), a young Canadian poet of mixed descent who grew up with her strict Chinese grandparents, believing ...

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DreamWorks Animation Launches Shorts Program With ‘Bird Karma’ (EXCLUSIVE)

DreamWorks Animation has launched DreamWorks Shorts, with the goal to develop talent, storytelling skills, innovate new technologies and explore new characters and stories for possible feature film development. The first short from the program is “Bird Karma,” directed by William Salazar. The short will debut theatrically before DWA’s the Japanese release of “The Boss Baby” nextspring. It will also … ...

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Mexico’s First Stop-Motion Animation Feature Kicks into Gear (EXCLUSIVE)

LOS CABOS, Mexico – Mexico’s first stop-motion animation feature, “Inzomnia,” is in pre-production with Luis Tellez directing and former Mexican Cinematheque director Paula Astorga and producer Milko Luis on board as producers. Budgeted at an initial $ 2 million, the toon has participated in Venice’s Gap-Financing Market and will next be taken to Buenos Aires confab, Ventana Sur, to be ...

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The Player: 'Cuphead' gives new life to hand-drawn animation and big band jazz

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Video games often help define new entertainment frontiers, be they interactive, immersive or centered on virtual or augmented realities. Yet “Cuphead” resurrects a few nearly forgotten advances — namely the lost art of hand-drawn animation and the abandoned joy of big band jazz. Though the fast-paced… … ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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