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    What D23 Says About The State Of Disney Feature Animation

    The big news out of last weekend's D23 Expo in Anaheim, a kind of Comic-Con for Disney, was the lack of news relating to the studio's highly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VII." There wasn't any kind of announcement—no release date or subtitle or confirmation of actors who are scheduled to return (...

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    Cross Post: In 'Planes' Males Soar, Females Get Grounded

    I've blogged twice about the sexist preview for "Planes," and after seeing the movie today, I'm afraid I've got to blog about this awful scene once more. The sexist scene actually opens the movie. It sets the tone for the whole film, which is the opposite of what I thought the scene was going to do....

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    Pixar to Release Inside Out - Set Inside an Adolescent Girl's Brain

    Over the weekend at the D23 Expo, Pixar discussed details, showed footage and introduced the cast of their new project Inside Out.

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    Going Deeper Into Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' at D23

    "The Art of The Good Dinosaur" D23 panel discussion on Saturday offered a good grounding in the design of the agrarian dinos and the world they inhabit in the upcoming Pixar feature.

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    Immersed in Movies: D23 Touts Disney DNA

    The big takeaway at Friday's D23 Expo presentation of Disney and Pixar animation was that hand-drawn is still very much a part of the evolving aesthetic.

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    D23 Reviews: 'Monsters' Short 'Party Central' & Rediscovered Mickey Mouse Cartoon 'Get A Horse!'

    As part of the lavish, seemingly endless presentation today on Walt Disney Animation at D23, we were treated to two brand new short film screenings: the North American premiere of the rediscovered, almost lost Mickey Mouse classic "Get A Horse!" (which had its lavish world premiere recently at Annec...

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    'Blackfish' Inspires Pixar to Change Course in 'Finding Dory'

    Gabriela Cowperthwaite's SeaWorld-searing documentary "Blackfish" has inspired Pixar to change "Finding Dory," its upcoming "Finding Nemo sequel," the New York Times reported today.

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    Pixar Unveil Voice Casts For 'The Good Dinosaur,' 'Inside Out' & 'Finding Dory'; Full D23 Details Announced

    The last few years have been a dark time for Pixar. Their once untouchable reputation—"Toy Story 3" was both a Best Picture nominee and a billion-dollar grosser—has taken increasing knocks over the last few years, with an original film that (unfairly, we'd suggest) got middling reviews, and a pair o...

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    How Documentary 'Blackfish' Has Made Some Ripples in Pixar's 'Finding Nemo' Sequel

    Gabriela Cowperthwaite's documentary "Blackfish," which exposes the unsafe and even deadly practices of orca whale captivity at SeaWorld, is making more than a few ripples. Per the NY Times, due to the doc's damning accounts of the famous marine park, Pixar has been prompted to rewrite part of its "...

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    Pete Docter Talks About His "Challenging" New Pixar Film 'Inside Out'

    Yesterday, while at the computer graphics convention Siggraph, where early Pixar short films dazzled attendees ("Andre and Wally B" premiered at the convention way back in 1987), the Hollywood Reporter stopped and asked Pixar titan Pete Docter about his next feature for the studio—2015's "Inside Out...

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