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Listen: ‘Soul’ Co-Director Kemp Powers Talks Insights, Clarity, and Setbacks

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:17pm

In a Spark & Fire podcast about his work on Pixar’s new film, the writer/director discusses the challenge and discipline of writing, and his commitment to working out the wonderful barbershop scene.

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Skillfully and Honestly Embraces Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 10:09am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ animated gem, about a Black jazz musician’s reflection on his own life and what makes it worth living, premieres tomorrow, Christmas day, on Disney+.

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Madeline Sharafian ‘Digs’ Her 2D World in Pixar’s ‘Burrow’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 7:56am

The studio’s new SparkShorts film director forgoes 3D/CG, choosing instead a charming, hand-drawn, classic children’s book design to tell a young rabbit’s story of learning it’s OK to ask others for help.

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Designing the Illusory: Souls, Counselors, and The Great Before of ‘Soul’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:21am

Pete Docter and Pixar make simple, bold, and beautiful look easy in the gorgeous and fantastical ethereal realm of their upcoming animated feature, premiering December 25 on Disney+.

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Deftly Tackles the Risky Constructs of Life, Death, and How We Enter the World

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:23am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ new film skillfully embraces complex issues of religion, culture, and race, with the studio’s first Black leading character struggling to answer the question, ‘What makes you…YOU?’

Animated Feature Films Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Croods: A New Age’ Shifts to Thanksgiving Release

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:45am

Studio’s upcoming sequel to their 2013 hit, ‘The Croods,’ moves back to November 25, 2020 from previously scheduled December 23 debut.

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‘Animation Outlaws’ Shows How Spike & Mike Made ‘Sick & Twisted’ a Household Name

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 17, 2020 at 3:16pm

Craig ‘Spike’ Decker and Kat Alioshin discuss her new documentary that skillfully captures the raucous energy and infectious spirit of the infamous, riotous, and hugely influential ‘Sick & Twisted Animation Festival.’

Events Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Jorge Gutierrez to Host Academy’s Virtual ‘Art of Animation’ Workshop

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:46am

July 6 family-friendly online event includes special guests Pete Docter, Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin, Peter Ramsey, Pierre Coffin and Hyun-min Lee.

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Release Dates Pushed

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 13, 2020 at 11:52am

Disney has updated its feature film release schedule yet again in response to continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 pandemic.

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Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Other Disney Units Hit with Furloughs

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 2:35pm

Previously announced Walt Disney Company move begins as employees whose jobs aren’t deemed necessary will be temporarily dismissed April 19.

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‘Black Widow’ and Other Disney Films Get New Release Dates

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12:58pm

‘Eternals,’ ‘Mulan,’ and ‘Indiana Jones 5’ among films getting the ‘shift’ as the studio announces major changes to its theatrical release calendar. 

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WATCH: New Trailer, Poster and Images for Pete Docter’s ‘Soul’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:57am

In the two-time Oscar-winning Pixar director’s latest film, a jazz musician’s misstep puts him on a fantastical path to discovering what it really means to have a soul. 

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Pixar Drops Trailer and Poster for Pete Docter’s New Film, ‘Soul’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:56am

First ‘tease’ of two-time Oscar-winning director’s upcoming animated feature, starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, begs a Jazz musician’s existential question: ‘What does it really mean to have soul?’ 

Books ANIMATIONWorld

Book Review: On Animation: The Director’s Perspective Volumes 1 and 2

By Andy Klein | Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:26am

Bill Kroyer, Tom Sito and Ron Diamond’s expansive anthology is an intimate and comprehensive record of firsthand experiences from a ‘Who’s Who’ of top industry directors.

Home Entertainment ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s First Intern, Scott Clark, Talks ‘Toy Story 4’ Challenges and Easter Eggs

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 3:12pm

With today’s 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release, the film’s supervising animator sheds light on both humorous and touching hidden gems. 

Oscars Headline News

CalArts Dominates 2019 Best Animated Feature Oscar Category

Three Oscar-nominated animated features – ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ were directed or co-directed by CalArts alumni.

Pixar Headline News

Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull Retiring After 40 Years

Catmull transitioning to an advisory role to end in summer 2019; Pixar president Jim Morris and Walt Disney Animation Studios president Andrew Millstein to continue in Catmull’s place.

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