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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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Frank Abney III’s ‘Canvas’ Paints a Story of Grief and Healing

Premiering tomorrow on Netflix, the poignant and moving animated short draws directly from the director’s childhood loss; he hopes his film encourages storytellers in the Black community to get their voices heard.   

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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Getting Simultaneous Disney+ and Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 3:16pm

Disney Animation’s upcoming animated fantasy-adventure will be available to subscribers of the streaming platform for a premium fee on March 5, 2021, the same day it hits cinemas.

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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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WATCH: ‘Marbles at Night’ Demo Illuminates Future of Graphics in NVIDIA Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 11:11am

Physics-based demo highlights dynamic ray-traced lights, path tracing, and 100 million polygons, all running in rea- time on a single GeForce RTX 3090 GPU.

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ILM’s Dennis Muren to Receive VIEW 2020 Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12:34pm

Legendary nine-time Oscar-winning senior VFX supervisor to be honored at this week’s conference; ‘Tenet’ VFX supervisor Andrew Jackson to deliver closing keynote Friday, October 23.

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VIEW 2020: Excellence in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling Now Free to Attend

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 16, 2020 at 2:07pm

Though we’ll miss out annual trip to Turin, Italy, we’ll pretend our stale pop tart is a pistachio biscotti as we sit back and gush over the stellar roster of talent set to teach, talk, and share over the next seven days; starting tomorrow, VIEW 2020 runs through October 23.

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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?’

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Pete Docter and Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Skipping Theatres, Heading to Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:58pm

Disney makes the tough decision to cancel their highly anticipated animated feature’s planned November 20 theatrical release date, opting instead to debut exclusively December 25 on the company’s streaming platform.

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Upcoming VIEW 2020 Conference Now Free with Registration

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:03pm

Star-studded 21st edition of Italy’s premier digital media conference, with 125 planned talks, workshops, and panels, as well as special Business Innovation Summit, will be presented free of charge, coming October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

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Ringling College of Art and Design Designated a Houdini Certified School

The Motion Design Department’s trained students qualify for fully featured EDU licenses of Houdini FX for home use and a one-year Core or six-month FX license upon graduation.

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Disney+ Drive-In Festival Comes to Santa Monica October 5-12

Outdoor screening series features Disney+ Originals world premieres of ‘The Right Stuff,’ and ‘Clouds;’ screenings of fan favorites will include ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,’ ‘The Sound of Music.’

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Kre8tif! 2020 Successfully Concludes Virtual Business Conference

In its 11th year, held online for the first time, Malaysia’s leading digital content industry conference and one of Southeast Asia’s largest saw over 10,000 sessions from 1,200 daily participants.

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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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Virtual SCAD AnimationFest 2020 Coming September 25-26

The acclaimed two-day event, being held online for the first time, will feature exclusive screenings, panels, and presentations from top talent like ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ creator Mike McMahan and ‘Undone’ co-creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy.

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VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

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Osnat Shurer to Present Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ at VIEW 2020

The Oscar-nominated ‘Moana’ producer will discuss Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada’s upcoming animated feature at the 21st edition of annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

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Free Pixar RenderMan Main Event 2020 Online Starts September 1

Main Art & Science event to feature major announcements and Q&A about the upcoming release of RenderMan; two days of special programming follow September 2-3.

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The Mesmerizing and Surreal Animation of Erick Oh’s ‘OPERA’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:19pm

A stunning and provocative new short film by the Annecy Cristal-winning ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ director examines diverse issues like racism, terrorism, religion, war, and class struggle within our society.

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