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  • Hand Drawn trailer helps market Big Hero 6 in Japan
    Hand Drawn trailer helps market Big Hero 6 in Japan

    There’s something about hand-drawn animation and its ability to draw up major emotions with just a few curves of a pencil. So, even though Big Hero 6 is computer animated, it’s no surprise Disney turned to an anime inspired look to market the movie in Japan. The animated trailer was…

  • Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki Awarded Honorary Oscar
    Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki Awarded Honorary Oscar

    Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, was in Hollywood this weekend to receive a Lifetime Achievement Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards. John Lasseter, chief creative office at Disney and Pixar, introduced the master calling him “the most original filmmaker to ever work in…

  • Yokai at EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion
    Yokai at EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion

    One of the great things about the Japan pavilion is the little exhibit space where Americans are exposed to some of Japan’s cultural artifacts. For a long time there was an excellent Tin Toy exhibit with a fun video from John Lasseter. Sadly toward the end of that exhibit many…

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