‘The Good Dinosaur’ Moved to 2015, No Pixar Film for 2014

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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.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 51: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 1)

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In part one of a two-parter Stanford Clark tells Marc about all of the awesome experiences and news he learned from his trip to Disney’s 2013 D23 Expo.

Amongst things discussed are Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ slate of upcoming films. Geeking out in front of Disney legends, and the Waffle-inator!

We also cover a whole slew of new releases as well as a ton of news from around the Animation industry.

Listen to Part Two Here

‘Finding Dory’ Ending Possibly Altered In Light of Documentary ‘Blackfish’

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According to The LA Times after viewing the documentary Blackfish (a film that looks into what caused a killer whale to fatally attack SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010), Pixar has possibly decided to alter the ending of the Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory.

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D23 Expo: Pixar Film Clips Steal the Show

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At Friday’s “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation, chief creative officer John Lasseter was the host for a 3+ hour presentation on the current slate of films at Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios. The Pixar slate was presented first and the crowd (myself included) was completely wowed by the clips shown by the Pixar filmmakers.

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Pixar Sequels: What Ed Catmull Said

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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.

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Release Dates Set for Upcoming Disney and Pixar Animated Films Through 2018

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The awesome Disney fan site Stitch Kingdom is reporting that Disney has set release dates for its upcoming animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and from Pixar Animation Studios through the year 2018. No new titles have been announced.

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Disney Screens ‘Monsters University’ at CinemaCon, Makes Other Cool Announcements

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Attendees at The Walt Disney Studios’ CinemaCon presentation yesterday were treated to a screening of a full, unfinished cut of Pixar’s Monsters University. Director Dan Scanlon was in attendance and told the audience that they were some of the first people outside of Pixar to see the film. While I’m sure they’ve been embargoed from saying much, those attendees who did comment on Twitter and on their various news sites and blogs all had positive things to say about the film. Needless to say, all of us at Animation Fascination wished we were in attendance, but we’ll have to wait along with the rest of the U.S. to see Monsters University when it arrives in theaters on June 21.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 42: Nicktoons

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Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, NickNick, Nick Nick, Nickel-od-eon.

In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by Animation Fascination writer Matt Hardeman to discuss Nicktoons!

All your favorites are here; from Doug, Rugrats, and Angry Beavers, to Hey Arnold!, Ren and Stimpy, & The Wild Thornberrys.

So sit back, grab some powdered toast, rock out with The Beets, and tell old football head to move it, because this is sure to be a hoot!

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Finding Dory Swims Into Theaters November 2015

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We now have an official title and release date for Pixar’s highly-anticipated sequel to their 2003 hit film, Finding Nemo. Disney has released a press release detailing some of the details of the movie, check it out after the jump…

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