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‘Elemental’: The Little Film That Could

When director Peter Sohn and Pixar set out to create a 3DCG world in which a fiery young woman found a way to get together with a fun, ‘go-with-the-flow’ guy, they never dreamed it would take quite some time, slowly but surely, through word of mouth, to successfully find a global audience for their film.

‘Inside Out’ Leads to ‘InsideU’ Headline News

Pixar and Renée Crown Wellness Institute Launch ‘InsideU’ App

Using characters, clips, and narratives from the Oscar-winning film ‘Inside Out,’ the app facilitates social and emotional learning skills for real-world dilemmas faced by elementary school-aged children; project involves famed Disney animator John Hubley’s grandson, Dr. Sam Hubley.

What Me Worry? Headline News

June Squibb Joins A-List Voice Cast of ‘Inside Out 2’

The veteran actress, who lends her voice to an undisclosed role, joins Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, and Lewis Black, as well as newcomers Tony Hale, Liza Lapira, and Maya Hawke; the Disney and Pixar film hits theaters Summer 2024.

A New 3D Movie Experience Headline News

3D Movie Experiences with Apple Vision Pro Coming to Disney+ Subscribers

Viewer’s in-home spaces will be transformed into landscapes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars via the wonders of OpenUSD, with 3D formats of popular films including ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Encanto,’ and dozens more starting February 2.

Awards Headline News

71st Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Nominees Revealed

Sound editing work on Pixar’s ‘Elemental,’ Illumination’s ‘Migration,’ Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and Universal’s ‘The Super Mario Bros Movie’ nabs animated feature noms; the annual awards ceremony to be held March 3.

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‘Pete’ Unpacks 1970’s Gender Norms and a Mother’s Unwavering Love

Long-time Pixar artist Bret Parker discusses her award-winning animated short based on the true story of her wife, Pete Barma, who as an 8-year-old in 1975 Florida, just wanted to play Little League baseball, and whose mom Denise was determined to let her child be themselves regardless of a world that wasn’t quite ready.

Technology Headline News

AOUSD Announces New Members

Organization reveals roadmap in push towards global OpenUSD standardization, development, evolution, and growth; 12 new general members added: Cesium, Chaos, Epic Games, Foundry, Hexagon, IKEA, Lowe's, Meta, OTOY, SideFX, Spatial, and Unity.

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81st Golden Globe Awards Nominations Announced

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ lead the Best Motion Picture – Animated category while also getting nods in ‘Cinematic and Box Office Achievement’ and ‘Best Original Score - Motion Picture;’ winners will be announced at an awards ceremony January 7, live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Finally Hitting Theaters Headline News

‘Soul,’ ‘Luca’ and ‘Turning Red’ Coming to Theaters in 2024

Pushed to Disney+ when released during the pandemic, three of Disney and Pixar’s animated features finally head to the big screen nationwide, offering fans their first chance to see them the way they were meant to be seen; tickets go on sale January 2.

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Exclusive: Award-Winning ‘Starling’ Making Of Episode 1 Released

Helmed by director Mitra Shahidi and produced through Pixar’s co-op program, the Tribeca Film Fest Best Animated Short winner and 2024 Oscar contender, created by a global team of 70+ artists from 14 countries, tells the story of a mischievous star spirit that travels home to Istanbul to celebrate her birthday with family one last time.

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Rock Star Animation Directors Talk ‘Breaking Tech’ at SCAD Savannah Film Fest

‘Trolls Band Together’s Walt Dohrn, ‘TMNT: Mutant Mayhem’s Jeff Rowe, ‘Elemental’s Peter Sohn, ‘Nimona’s Troy Quane and Nick Bruno, and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, and Kemp Powers discuss how this year’s wild, unique, and weird animated films are wowing audiences using technology not even available only a few years ago. 

They Met the Challenge Headline News

The 2023 24 HOURS Animation Contest Winners Announced

Over 2,100 students met the challenge, producing a 30-second animation in under 24 hours; teams from 90 colleges and 14 high schools participated, with winners receiving over $165k in prize packs and cash.

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‘Nimona,’ ‘Spider-Verse,’ and ‘Trolls Band Together’ Directors Among SCAD Fest Speakers

Powerhouse helmers Nick Bruno and Troy Quane; Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson and Kemp Powers; Jeff Rowe; Walt Dohrn; and Peter Sohn to talk at upcoming ‘Top Animators Contenders’ panel at the 26th Annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival; event runs October 21-28.

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‘Moana’ Producer Osnat Shurer Joins Baobab Studios

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 8:05am

The multiple Oscar nominee, named Co-Chief Creative Officer alongside Chief Creative Officer Eric Darnell, will work on the studio’s ‘Momoguro’ franchise that includes games and a series in development, as well as shows in development with Disney+.

Toy Story Goes to Wembley Headline News

‘Toy Story Funday Football’ Heads to Wembley Stadium

Watch the NFL’s Falcons and Jaguars’ Week 4 matchup in Andy’s room, which will host an animated replica of on-the-field gameplay delivered by state-of-the-art tracking technology; game and alternate digital telecast set for October 1 on Disney+, ESPN+ and mobile with NFL+.

Business Headline News

Superprod Animation Bringing ‘Heroic Football’ to Cartoon Forum 2023

Set in a world where soccer and magic reign and featuring creatures from the ‘Heroic Fantasy’ realm, the studio’s newest animated series heads to Toulouse this week; show pilot produced on company’s USD-based FLOW pipeline.

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‘Elemental’ Hits Disney+ Next Week

New spot teases September 13 streaming debut of Disney and Pixar’s original 3DCG animated comedy; releasing the same day are ‘Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental,’ a ‘making of’ documentary, and Pixar’s short, ‘Carl’s Date’ starring Dug, the infamous talking dog.   

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Re-VIEW: ‘Elemental’ – Taking Breath, Making Connection

In Disney and Pixar’s latest animated gem, the four classical elements are embodied by different kinds of beings that don’t easily mix, setting the stage for two very different youngsters to challenge societal rules while discovering hidden truths inside their own hearts and proving the inherent power of diversity.

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Disney and Pixar Drop ‘Elemental’ Spot, Digital Release Coming Next Week

Set in Elemental City, the film features fiery Ember Lumen and the go-with-the-flow Wade Ripple. who find out how fire, water, earth, and air can mix; the original 3DCG animated feature comes to digital August 15 with 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD coming home in September.

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