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    ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Writer Derek Connolly Writing A Pixar Film; Jennifer Lee To Co-Direct Disney's 'Frozen'

    Who would have thought that “Safety Not Guaranteed,” the low budget sci-fi-ish Sundance hit, would produce some of the most sought after creative talent in the business right now? It was a cute movie and there was certainly some artistry at work, but anyone who thought that the film’s director, Coli...

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    Watch: Pixar's Oscar Nominated Short 'La Luna'

    With the double whammy of "Cars 2" and "Brave" finding Pixar a bit off their game lately, for those of you looking to be reminded of what they can do when they're firing on all cylinders, the little "La Luna" may be what you're looking for.

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    Director Brenda Chapman Says Disney Animation Hired Her Because She Was A Woman

    Animation fans were shocked when, a year-and-a-half before the film’s release, animation giant Pixar fired Brenda Chapman, an animation vet and the studio’s first female director (she was also the only female member of the studio’s vaunted Brain Trust creative committee), from her deeply personal fi...

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    ‘Buffy’ & ’Mad Men’ Writer Marti Noxon Joins Pixar To Work On New Project

    Today at the Austin Film Festival during a panel on Pixar (and writing), Mary Coleman, a senior development executive at the company, announced that Marti Noxon, a former writer for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Mad Men,” had joined the company on an unspecified project. Th...

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    New 'Toy Story Of Terror' Halloween Special Coming To TV in 2013

    While technically speaking, Lee Unkrich's soulful "Toy Story 3" was the last entry in the hugely successful franchise, Disney and Pixar have kept the brand alive and well. There's the popular Toy Story Midway Mania ride operating on either coasts at both Disney California Adventure and Disney's Holl...

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    Watch: Pixar's Timothy Hahn and Director Keith Boynton Release "The Ancestor" Music Video on Vimeo

    Pixar employee Timothy Hahn and Brooklyn-based director Keith Boynton created an animated music video for Darlingside's song "The Ancestor." Despite being only a few minutes long, the visually stunning short/music video manages to chart one man's journey from death into the afterli...

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    Review: 'Finding Nemo 3D' Is A Freshly Dimensionalized Take On A Certifiable Pixar Classic

    Last fall's surprise smash rerelease of Disney's "The Lion King," a gimmicky two-week promotional stunt designed sell the movie's Blu-ray release that turned into an extended, nearly $100-million-grossing juggernaut, opened the floodgates for 3D animated rereleases. There are two planned for the bac...

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    Andrew Stanton Reflects On Box Office Failure Of 'John Carter,' Discusses 'Finding Nemo 2'

    We're now six months out from "John Carter," Disney's hugely expensive flop based on the beloved novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs about a Civil War vet magically transported to Mars, a land of warring tribes, princesses, and adorable, multi-legged dog thingees (we love you Woola!) Since then, Disney h...

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    Watch: Trailer For 3D Re-Release Of Pixar's 'Monsters Inc.'

    The 3D-ization train rolls on! After last year's 3D re-release of "The Lion King," initially a limited engagement gimmick meant to promote the Blu-ray release, brought in almost $100 million for the Mouse House, the floodgates opened. This month sees the release of a 3D version of Pixar's aquatic fa...

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    Immersed in Movies: Handicapping the Animation Oscar Race

    With the fall/holiday season just around the corner, the Oscar animation race is even more wide open than last season, when "Rango" jumped out early and never looked back in grabbing the Academy Award. In fact, most of the eventual nominees have probably not been released, which makes it hard to pin...

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