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Tom Sito on Frank Thomas

Frank left gently at the age of ninety-two surrounded by his family and friends. While it was not unexpected, it was a very emotional evening. Many tears were shed along with the laughs and reminiscences. Clips of his beautiful scenes from Lady and the Tramp, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty and The Sword in the Stone reminded… Read More »Tom Sito on Frank Thomas

Ovitz: Eisner is the real bad guy here.

[Ovitz] said he wasn’t allowed to pursue deals that would have expanded Disney’s music or books businesses or attract top creative talent to the company. He [Eisner] even nixed deals to buy a stake in the Yahoo Inc. Web portal and settle a dispute with Jeffrey Katzenberg, who went on to found Dreamworks SKG after… Read More »Ovitz: Eisner is the real bad guy here.

Foolish Mortals

My biggest concern is the one that no one sees yet. The same thing that all but killed traditional hand-drawn animation — Disney’s reckless disregard of the standards of excellence — is threatening to nip computer-rendered features short as well. Rick Aristotle Munarriz at The… Read More »Foolish Mortals

Sparky’s folly?

The LA Times reminds us that all is not so rosy at Dreamworks. There is speculation that the a deadline to pay back investors, specifically Paul Allen’s $650 Million investment, is the real drive to go split. “This deadline has been looming for two years… Read More »Sparky’s folly?

An Animation Rennaissance

Ever since The Lion King broke box office records and won a plethora of awards, pundits have predicted the rebirth of America’s love with animation. Indeed where we had 1 major studio with an animation department (well 1.5 if you include Don Bluth Animation) we… Read More »An Animation Rennaissance

On Animation

Mercurie is a writer and a self proclaimed pop culture buff with an interest in classic movies, television, music,fantasy, science fiction, role playing games, comic books, medieval history, British history, and so on. He posts an anonymous blog that I’ve been reading as of late.… Read More »On Animation

More on Dreamworks IPO

Further thoughts on the Dreamworks IPO being a real thorn in the side of Disney. Business Week Online has a story titled:DreamWorks’ IPO, Disney’s Nightmare. The ol Grey Lady has a few thoughts as well in their coverage. And of course there is the coverage… Read More »More on Dreamworks IPO

Dream a little dream for Eisner

Disney’s largest competition in the animation business, well until Pixar is free from the Mouse’s trap, Dreamworks announces they are spinning off the Animation Unit into its own company. Looks like Sparky finally gets his dream job.