Category Archives: Animation Business

A Dreamworks Themepark in New Jersey? Maybe

Dreamworks Animation was born out of Sparky Katzenberg’s desire to do it better than Disney after being forced out of the Mouse House by Michael Eisner, who had the nerve not to die or retire after a scare with his … Continue reading

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Meet Katherine Sarafian, Producer of Brave

On my recent visit to Pixar Studios I had the great pleasure of interviewing Katherine Sarafian, the producer of the highly anticipated film Brave. She shared some nuggets (seems like there should be a McNuggets joke in there somewhere) about … Continue reading

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John Lasseter on the Future of Animation

Last Monday Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science hosted the Marc Davis Lecture, which this year was a panel talk. Among the panelists was John Lasseter who spoke on the future of animation. One of my favorite quotes from … Continue reading

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Rare Oscar Nominated Disney Short Surfaces

It was 1996 and Walt Disney Feature Animation was undergoing a bit of a renaissance, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Pocahontas were all hits. They were even getting new digs close to the main studio and out of that terrible … Continue reading

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Disney and Pixar Announce Slate of Four New 3-D Re-releases into Movie Theaters

With the success of The Lion King 3D, Disney’s 3-D conversion factory (we kid) will be working overtime to pump out four new conversions for limited theatrical 3D engagements. The following titles from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios will … Continue reading

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