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‘Luca’ Delights with the Sounds of an Italian Summer of Fun

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 18, 2021 at 12:27pm

Director Enrico Casarosa and composer Dan Romer expertly blend 50s-60s pop music with opera and a Felliniesque vibe for a lively, energetic, and emotionally satisfying score; Disney and Pixar’s latest gem premieres today on Disney+.

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Disney Drops Trailer for Locksmith Animation’s ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11:21am

Just in time for ‘Best Friends Day,’ check out the trailer for the upcoming CG animated comedy about a socially awkward middle-schooler and his faulty robot; the film, which stars Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, opens in theaters worldwide on October 22.

Let’s Talk Luca! Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: A Conversation with ‘Luca’ Director Enrico Casarosa

Join a conversation with the director and creative team behind Disney and Pixar’s upcoming animated feature; the free June 21 event is offered in partnership with OGR and Pixar Animation Studios.

Fun in the Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Dialing In the Stylized Italian Riviera Waters of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:38am

Effects supervisor Jon Reisch drew on his experience as a guitarist to develop ocean wave simulation controls, much like sliders on an equalizer, to hit director Enrico Casarosa’s mark for an expressive, lyrical Japanese woodblock look, in the studio’s upcoming animated feature.

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Is a Studio Ghibli and Pixar Crossover Project in the Works?

The beloved studio responsible for ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and ‘Ponyo,’ home to iconic Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, recently posted an image on Twitter featuring Totoro with iconic characters from the Pixar Universe.

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Disney+ Drops ‘Luca’ Friendship Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 2:55pm

To celebrate National Streaming Day, director Enrico Casarosa and members of the voice cast share thoughts on the film and their own childhood; Disney and Pixar’s newest animated feature hits the streamer on June 18.

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Join ‘The Man in the Mangroves’ Animated Short Launch Party

May 22 virtual event will celebrate start of production on 12-minute film, based on a Donna Decker poem, from Pixar co-founder Ralph Guggenheim, Oscar and Emmy winner James ‘Andy’ Moorer, and Caitlin Hargarten and Sam Blake Thompson of Squawk Productions.

Fun in the Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Creating the Stylized, 2D-Inspired Fun of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 1:36pm

Director Enrico Casarosa used his cartoony sketches and storyboards to lead a ‘less is more’ move away from 3DCG realism in the studios’ upcoming tale about a life-changing summer for two teenage sea monsters living on the Italian Riviera.

Rebels in the House! ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s ’22 vs. Earth’: Rebellions Have Never Been So Cute

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 2:52pm

Fresh off Soul’s double Oscar-winning performance, the studio, along with Tina Fey and a gang of five heck-raisers, returns to the enchanting and mystical world of the Great Before, in a brand new short directed by Kevin Nolting.

And the Oscar Goes to…? ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 93rd Oscars: The Animated Short Film Nominees

‘Burrow,’ ‘Genius Loci,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ ‘Opera,’ and ‘Yes-People’ vie for this year’s Best Animated Short Oscar.

And the Oscar Goes to…? ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 93rd Oscars: The Animated Feature Film Nominees

‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ vie for this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar.

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‘Soul,’ ‘Rick and Morty’ Take Top Honors at ACE Eddie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:57am

Kevin Nolting and Lee Harting, respectively, win Eddies at 71st annual ceremony, held Saturday night, that recognizes outstanding editing in 14 categories of film, TV, and documentaries.

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‘Soul’ and ‘Baba Yaga’ Take Home MPSE Golden Reel Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:23am

Disney/Pixar and Baobab Studios sound artists honored at 68th Annual awards ceremony; ‘The Last of Us Part II,’ ‘Tenet,’ ‘Greyhound,’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ also recognized.

Honoring the Best in Animation! Headline News

‘Soul,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Big Winners at 48th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:23am

Pixar leads evening with wins in seven categories; Bastien Dubois’ ‘Souvenir Souvenir’ wins for Best Animated Short.

Reviews ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Soul’ and the Cinematic Empathy Machine

Directors Pete Docter and Kemp Powers invite audiences to ponder their own life choices, forging a link between storyteller and spectator that reaffirms the emotional power of cinema.

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Re-VIEW: Madeline Sharafian’s Pixar Short, ‘Burrow’

If the goal of the studio’s SparkShorts incubator program is to identify young artists who have directing potential, then producing this wonderful film was an overwhelming success.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Unveils Maya, 3ds Max and MotionBuilder 2022

Flagship product updates include powerful new functionality and tools like the much anticipated USD plugin for Maya.

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Jon Batiste to Host ‘Soul’ Virtual Jazz Concert Celebrating Film’s Retail Release

Fans are invited to a special event featuring the music of ‘Soul’ hosted by the famed Jazz composer and musician, marking today’s home entertainment release on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD; Disney and Pixar’s virtual concert premieres March 25.

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‘Black Widow’ to Hit Theatres and Disney+ Premier Simultaneously

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 1:40pm

Release of highly anticipated Marvel tentpole pushed to July 9; ‘Cruella’ gets May 28 dual launch, while Disney / Pixar’s ‘Luca’ is now scheduled for an exclusive Disney+ release on June 18.

FMX 2021 Conference Headline News

More Speakers Confirmed for FMX 2021 Open Source Track

The upcoming conference program, in partnership with the Academy Software Foundation, highlights cross-industry efforts to develop shared technology for VFX, animation and sound; additional confirmed speakers include Pixar’s technical director Markus Kranzler and Inda Barnardo, director of ‘Cat and Moth.’

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Mike and Sulley Return in ‘Monsters At Work’ Disney+ Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 12:03pm

Kid’s laughter, not screams, now fuels Monstropolis; Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Bonnie Hunt, and Mindy Kaling lend their voices to characters old and new in the highly anticipated show, which premieres July 2.

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Producers Guild Announces 2021 Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:45am

‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘Soul’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ to contend in animated movie category; ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Mank,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ among top producer award nominees.

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‘Tenet,’ ‘Soul’ Take Home Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:17am

Warner Bros.’ reverse-action sci-fi thriller and Pixar’s look at a Black jazz musician’s reflection on his own life and what makes it worth living were honored by the Critics Choice Association at their 26th annual ceremony.

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