Category Archives: Animation Business

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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Disney to Extend The Lion King 3D Stay in Theaters

The 3-D reissue of the 1994 Disney animated feature “The Lion King” won 1st place at the box office for a second week in a row. The estimated $22.6 beat out Brad Pitt’s Moneyball and Morgan Freeman in Dolphin’s Tale. … Continue reading

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Disney/Pixar ends boycott of Annie Awards

The Annie Awards are to animation as the Emmys are to TV. But the last few years of awards have come off as slightly biased with the Annies not aligning with other industry awards due to irregularities in voting procedure … Continue reading

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