Category Archives: Animation Business

Lost Disney History – Computers Are People Too

Way back in 1982, just before TRON was about to come out, there was a concerted effort inside Disney to expand the use of computers in film and animation. Along the way Disney publicist Mike Bonifer helped produce a documentary … Continue reading

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Frozen Sequel already in the works?

She’s the Queen that sold over 3 million dresses and countless dolls. While there’s no official number for how much Frozen merchandise Elsa & Anna have moved in the year since it opened in theaters, it’s a safe bet that … Continue reading

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Disney Animation and Pixar Get New Presidents

In a move meant to solidify the recent success of both studios, Ed Catmull, President, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, announced today that Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Andrew Millstein and Pixar Animation Studios’ Jim Morris have been promoted to … Continue reading

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Big Hero 6 helps Disney reach major box office milestone

2014 has been a good year at the box office for Disney. With the help of Marvel’s “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the retold fairytale “Maleficent,” and now “Big Hero 6,” the company powered past $4 … Continue reading

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Explaining the Math in Pixar’s Computer Modeling

It’s a bit awkward to think about when you’re in the theater, but today’s computer animated movies are not just works of art, but they’re millions of mathematical calculations as well. Without the math that gives the illusion of smoothness … Continue reading

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