animation business

Oscars animation shortlist submitted

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) produces the Oscars every year. AMPS has their own rules as to which categories are in the show and how many films or actors are eligible. For the Best Animated Feature category, the rules are a… Read More »Oscars animation shortlist submitted

Animated Tribute to Disney artist Mary Blair

The Annecy Animation Festival saw the debut of a new animated short dedicated to one of Disney’s most influential, visionary artists – Mary Blair. The short is just 86 seconds and yet it conveys Blair’s work so well. According to French animation studio Gobelins, the… Read More »Animated Tribute to Disney artist Mary Blair

Disney Wins Several Awards at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards

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The Annie Awards, which honor excellence in animation in film, video, and television, were held last night, and Disney won many of its categories in TV, but got snubbed when it came to the movies.

Big Hero 6 was nominated for Best Animated Feature, and Outstanding Achievement Directing in an Animated Feature Production, but lost in both categories to Dreamwork’s How to Train Your Dragon 2.  Last year, Disney won both categories on the strength of the blockbuster film, Disney’s FrozenBig Hero 6 did walk away with one award, for Animated Effects in an Animated Production. Baymax would be proud.

Disney did much better with television, winning eight trophies overall. Five of them went to the Disney Channel’s “Disney Mickey Mouse” show, which had the second-most wins of any title.

The Walt Disney Family Museum also won the evening’s Special Achievement Award, which recognizes the unique and significant impact the winner has had on the art and industry of animation.

Here are all the Annie Awards that Disney won on January 31, 2015:Read More »Disney Wins Several Awards at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards

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 Lasseter who currently oversea both… Read More »Disney Fans, it’s time to get Wired

Disney Pursues Copycat DVD Producers

  Do they still have video rental stores anywhere? All we have here in Orlando are those Redbox vending machines. While cheaper and more convenient, at RedBox and Netflix there’s no chance to pickup a DVD and examine the box, so I can imagine that… Read More »Disney Pursues Copycat DVD Producers

Pixar Exile Brenda Chapman Speaks

Brenda Chapman recently announced she had left Pixar for new career opportunities, include some consulting at Lucasfilm. As we stated previously, we wish her luck in her future work. Despite being removed from the Director role on Brave, a movie and story she created, Chapman… Read More »Pixar Exile Brenda Chapman Speaks