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.
As previously announced, the animation presentation happening at Disney’s D23 Expo 2013 sounds like it’s going to rule. Disney has just announced more details of who will be appearing during the presentation along with other animation-related events happening throughout the weekend. The D23 Expo 2013 takes place August 9 -11, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
The Walt Disney Studios has announced that John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Disney and Pixar, will host an animation-centric presentation at Disney’s upcoming D23 Expo 2013. The presentation will take place at 10:00 a.m. PDT on Friday, August 9, 2013 in the arena of the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
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.
Film score composer Thomas Newman revealed in a speech this week in Syracuse, New York that he is writing the score for Pixar’s 2014 feature The Good Dinosaur. Newman’s speech was part of the Film Talk Series, a Syracuse Film Festival program co-sponsored by Le Moyne College and Syracuse University.
Happy New Year! In the first episode of 2013 Marc and Matt are joined by returning guest host, Ralph Apel. Amongst things discussed are “Green Lantern: The Animated Series”, our best of 2012 lists, and what we’re excited for in 2013.