D23, the official Disney fan club, publishes a beautiful quarterly magazine for its gold level members (aka paying members) called Disney twenty-three. The Spring 2016 issue looks to be one that might be of particular interest to our loyal Animation Fascination readers—the magazine is focusing on the current revival of the vaulted Walt Disney Animation Studios and providing some sneak peeks into future projects.
Pixar Animation Studios‘ first full-length animated motion picture Toy Story just celebrated its 20th birthday. The landmark film opened in November 1995, creating a new industry (commercially viable computer-generated animated feature films), a new artistic aesthetic, and an unforgettable and delightful film.
The 15th Annual VIEW computer graphics conference is scheduled to be held October 14th-17th, 2014 in Turin, Italy. More speakers and presentations have been announced for the conference and it looks like its going to be a great event.
Recently we wrote about how Pixar had pulled director Bob Peterson off of their forthcoming film, The Good Dinosaur. Now comes news that the film (originally set for May 30, 2014) has been pushed to November 25th, 2015, the date Andrew Stanton’s Finding Dory was set to open on. That film will now open in the summer of 2016.
BuzzFeed recently posted an interview with Ed Catmull, president of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. In the interview Catmull discussed information about Pixar’s film release strategy, Pixar’s dedication to creating original films, and what they’re doing to maintain the revered animation studio’s legacy.