Tag Archives: Ed Catmull

Disney Fans, it’s time to get Wired

Disney Fans, it’s time to get Wired. No really. Go out and get the next issue of Wired magazine. It will feature a special cover with over 30 Disney and Pixar animated characters, not to mention Ed Catmull and John … Continue reading

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Who Will Replace Jobs on Disney Board?

It’s a question that regrettably must be asked. For five years prior to his death, Steve Jobs served as Pixar’s voice on the Walt Disney Company board of directors and provided valuable insight (must read) in other areas as well. … Continue reading

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Another Business Lesson from Pixar

About two years ago Ed Catmull’s talk on keeping your crises small made the internet circuit (video of his speech). Now the Harvard Business Review has another great object lesson, that once again involves Ed Catmull. This time it’s a … Continue reading

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Don’t bury Fairy Tales at Disney just yet

Yesterday the LA Times had a front page story that reported Disney Animation is closing the book on fairy tales. I immediately thought that this was either an over-reaction by the reporter or a purposeful statement by Disney to set … Continue reading

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1st Randy Pausch Prize from CMU ETC goes to Pixar’s Ed Catmull

As much as anyone Dr. Randy Pausch embodied creativity and technology combined. His work founding and teaching at the Entertainment Technology Center for Carnegie Mellon University, his life long passions, including working for Walt Disney Imagineering, and his emotional “Last … Continue reading

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