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    SMPTE Names Howard Lukk as Director of Standards

    Hollywood technology veteran Howard Lukk is joining the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as its Director of Standards. Lukk served as VP of Production Systems at The Walt Disney Studios, helping the studio transition to digital in areas including digital cinematography, 3D, file-based workflow, color management and digital cinema. Lukk also spent two […]

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    D23 Photos: A Day of Legends and Stars

    What do… George Lucas, Dick Van Dyke, Ellen DeGeneres, Danny Elfman, Richard Sherman, Randy Newman, Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, James Monroe Iglehart, Susan Lucci and Johnny Depp… have in common? They were all at Friday’s D23 Expo. This year’s Disney Legends honorees are George Bodenheimer, Andreas Deja, Eyvind Earle, Danny […]

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    Andrew Millstein and Jim Morris Become Animation Presidents

    Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios promoted both Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Andrew Millstein and Pixar Animation Studios’ Jim Morris to president. “We’re fortunate and proud to have an abundance of strong creative leadership at Disney, and Andrew and Jim are two incredible talents that embody the perfect blend of business and artistic focus,” said Ed Catmull, […]

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    Cars: Fast as Lightning – Launch Trailer

    Start your Nitro! Gameloft and Disney Interactive have announced the release of Cars: Fast as Lightning, a new game inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Cars” franchise. Cars is one of the most popular and beloved animated film franchises, and we’re excited to be working with Disney and Pixar on bringing the characters to life on smartphones and […]

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    Pixar Offers ‘RenderMan’ Software for Free

    In a bold move Pixar Studios has announce it will be offering it’s custom built animation software for free. This is the same tool used to create Toy Story, Wreck It Ralph and Monster’s University. Individual licences for the RenderMan software are currently available for $495, but starting in August, amateur animators can get hold […]

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    Disney Parks and Pixar Layoffs

    Disney Lays-off Three Parks Executives. Disney Parks has laid off three senior executives, continuing a restructuring program that began earlier this year. Among the departures is Rick Continelli, senior vice president of park sales and services. Continelli oversaw Disney’s meetings-and-convention business, plus youth, military, weddings and sports programs and the Disney Institute. In addition, Disney […]

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    Disney Closes Pixar Canada – 100 Jobs Lost

    According to the Huffington Post – Canada, The Walt Disney Company is shutting down it’s Pixar studio in Vancouver and moving 100 jobs to Emeryville, California. “As we look at the creative and business needs of our studio, we’ve made the decision to refocus our efforts and resources under one roof in Emeryville,” the company […]

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    Disney Announces Release Dates for Pixar and Animated Films

    Walt Disney Pictures has announced release dates for Disney and Pixar animated films through 2018. While the films are still untitled, all eight movies will be released in 3D in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018. The schedule places the films in March, June and November which are months that have led to successful releases […]

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    Pixar’s New Super Secret Production

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Bateman is in talks to voice-star in a new Walt Disney Animation feature project that will be directed by Tangled director Byron Howard. For Bateman, the project would mark his first voice-over work for a feature. Walt Disney Animation and Pixar won’t comment on animated projects in development, and it’s […]

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    Ellen DeGeneres Announces Pixar Sequel “Finding Dory”

    Ellen DeGeneres, who plays the title character Dory, announced the news on Instagram and her talk show on Tuesday. According to the Hollywood Reporter today Pixar announced its follow up to 2003’s Oscar-winning smash Finding Nemo will be titled Finding Dory and focus on the little blue fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. The movie, which will be directed by original Nemo co-director Andrew Stanton, will hit […]

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    Scuttlebutt – a Pleading, a Plane and a Plague

    A federal jury in Manhattan on Thursday awarded Dish Network Corp $4.86 million in its lawsuit accusing sports programmer ESPN Inc of breaching a contract by giving better deals to rival distributors. The award was far less than the $152 million that Dish had sought from ESPN, an affiliate of Walt Disney Co, and comes amid growing friction between distributors and […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt

    The Disney Research team in Zurich, Switzerland have applied for a Physical Face Cloning’ patent (US 2012/0185218). It uses motion capture technology in a unique way to digitize faces and produce “Skins” that are more life-like then existing AA technology. Taking advantage of a void in the family movie marketplace, Disney has moved up the 3D re-release of Monsters, Inc. […]

  • DbM Rumor Mill: “Finding Nemo 2” Given Green Light

    Word has it that  Andrew Stanton will direct the long awaited Pixar sequel. Before you go buying your “Finding Nemo 2” tickets, note that Pixar nor Disney has not confirmed the news. As Deadline.com’s Mike Fleming wrote, “Pixar continues to not be helpful on this, as they don’t comment on development.” Stay tuned to Disney by Mark for […]