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The Academy has voted fifteen students as winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year — 1,686 films from 282 domestic and 93 international colleges and universities — which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members.
Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 47 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards. Previous winners include Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.
The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):
“Zoe,” ChiHyun Lee, The School of Visual Arts, New York
“An Object at Rest,” Seth Boyden, California Institute of the Arts
“Soar,” Alyce Tzue, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
“Taking the Plunge,” Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, The School of Visual Arts
- Michelle McCue
This year, the Academy received a record number of entries — 1,686 films from 282 domestic and 93 international colleges and universities — which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members. Past winners of this honor include Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis. The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title): Alternative “Chiaroscuro,” Daniel Drummond, Chapman University, California “Zoe,” ChiHyun Lee, The School of Visual Arts, New York Animation “An Object at Rest,” Seth Boyden, California Institute of the Arts “Soar,” Alyce Tzue, Academy of Art University, San Francisco “Taking the Plunge,” Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, The School of Visual Arts Documentary “Boxeadora,” Meg Smaker, Stanford University “I Married My Family’s Killer,” Emily Kassie, Brown University “Looking at the Stars,” Alexandre Peralta, University of Southern California Narrative “Day One,” Henry Hughes, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Now that musical producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have signed off running the Oscar telecast after a three-year stint that peaked with selfie-taking Ellen DeGeneres in 2014 and descended from there, Hollywood is waiting to find out who their replacements will be for the Oscar show on February 28, 2016. The vote takes place at the August 24 meeting of the Academy Board of Governors, where the likes of Tom Hanks, Annette Bening, John Lasseter, Amy Pascal, Kathleen Kennedy, Alex Gibney and Mark Johnson will vote for the next Oscar producers. With that choice comes a possible change in direction: the Academy is under some pressure from ABC to improve their declining ratings. (The 2015 show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris was down from 2014's 43 million by almost 15 percent, or 36.6 million viewers.) Some ludicrous proposals have been made over the years to turn the Oscars into something more resembling the Grammies, MTV Movie. »
- Anne Thompson
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced its 15 winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition.
The Academy received a record number of entries this year — 1,686 films from 282 Us and 93 international colleges and universities — which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members.
The American Film Institute acheived a clean sweep in the narrative categoy.
Previous winners include Inside Out director Pete Docter, Disney animation chief John Lasseter, Spike Lee, South Park co-creator Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis, whose The Walk will receive its world premiere at the New York Film Festival.
The winners listed alphabetically by film title are:
Zoe – ChiHyun Lee, The School Of Visual Arts, New York.
An Object At Rest – Seth Boyden, California Institute Of The Arts;
Soar – Alyce Tzue, Academy of Art University, San Francisco; and
Taking the Plunge – Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, The School »
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Another D23 has come to a close and this one packed quite the emotional punch when it came to both Disney/Pixar Animation Panel’s. First up, Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Walt Disney Animation Studios lineup includes next year’s ‘Zootopia’ and ‘Moana’, along with 2018’s ‘Gigantic.’ After a warm introduction from Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Office John Lasseter got the crowd pumped by launching out exclusive D23 Hawaiian shirts into the poised fans. What a blast! First up was ‘Zootopia,’ Disney’s next animated feature film scheduled for March 4, 2016. Directors Byron Howard (‘Tangled’) and Rich Moore (‘Wreck-it-ralph’) and producer Clark [ Read More ]
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- Jonathan Graves
Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter once again took the stage after another emotionally intensified sizzle reel illustrating just how beautiful the Pixar films have been through the past 10 years. Grab your goggles as we run down some of the most exciting and tear jerker moments of the Pixar Animation Studios Panel. After this smash hit of the year, Inside Out, the team had one more idea up their sleeve. What would it be like for the emotions inside Riley and her parent’s heads if she was asked on a date? The answer is, hilarity. This was one of the biggest surprises as the comedy illustrated here makes this [ Read More ]
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- Jonathan Graves
Woody and Bo Peep are likely going to be our favorite new couple come Toy Story 4’s release. Based on what John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, revealed at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., on Aug. 14, there’s more to Bo Peep than her sheep. As previously reported, Toy Story 4 is a love story, but now we’re learning more about the pink bonnet-clad little lady who has flirted with Woody since the franchise’s 1995 debut. “I love Bo Peep,” [...] »
There were many ways to approach the enormous D23 Expo 2015 this past weekend in Anaheim, California. If you wanted to see movie stars like Dwayne Johnson or Johnny Depp or have bragging rights about being the first kid on your block to preview upcoming Disney films you could join that throng. You could meet John Lasseter and the brain trust of Pixar discussing their newest projects and celebrating the 20th anniversary of Toy Story. There were panels and discussions galore, and autograph signings by artists, animators, and stars of ABC television series and Disney Channel shows. As a participant and observer, I had a somewhat different experience. On Sunday I was privileged to...
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- Leonard Maltin
Disney kicked off D23 Expo this weekend with the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter, which presents this in-depth look at the animation studios' slate. The panel included highly-anticipated films such as Pixar's Finding Dory, Disney Animation's Zootopia and Moana, along with The Good Dinosaur, which will be Pixar's second movie this year after the box office hit Inside Out. The Good Dinosaur hits theaters on November 25, going up against MGM's Creed, Sony's The Night Before and 20th Century Fox's Victor Frankenstein.
In case you weren't able to attend D23 this weekend, we've got you covered, with a new interview with The Good Dinosaur director Peter Sohn and producer Denise Ream. If that wasn't enough, we even have the first two movie trailers for you to revisit, or watch for the very first time. These videos come on the heels of new »
There's a reason why Disney has become the envy of the industry after buying Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm: chairman/CEO Robert Iger has figured out how to incorporate and expand all of the legacies within the Disney empire. Talk about a shared universe. Last weekend at the D23 Expo in Anaheim (which has truly become a mini Comic-Con), Disney forcefully demonstrated how all of this is falling into place. Disney and Pixar are now on a par and peerless in animation, with Disney alternating between fairy-tales and buddy comedies -- or sometimes both with the Polynesian-themed "Moana" and the Jack and the Beanstock-inspired "Gigantic" -- and Pixar embracing more personal movies about memories lost and found with Oscar front-runner "Inside Out," "Finding Dory" and "Coco" (the Dia de los Muertos project). Even "Toy Story 4" gets more personal as John Lasseter's love letter »
- Bill Desowitz
Disney’s D23 event has wrapped (listen to the latest podcast as we discuss all the big news and reveals here), and you can relive some of the epic moments of the past weekend with the pictures below, featuring the oddly awesome sight of Dwayne Johnson talking with Ed O’Neil, Randy Newman and John Lasseter shring the stage with the characters of Toy Story, Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie just being awesome, and the world almost imploding as Captain Jack Sparrow met Harrison Ford. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
No one thought it was going to happen. Most expected that the Toy Story gang were going to be relegated to Pixar shorts for the rest of eternity. Toy Story 3 was said to be the end of a trilogy, and the end of the big screen movie series as well. But nothing this great ever stays dormant for long. The team at Disney Pixar devised a new story they felt was worthy of the big screen, and thus Toy Story 4 was born. At this weekend's D23 presentation, director of the movie John Lasseter arrived to talk about the sequel and its love story. We have that presentation, along with an interview featuring the man himself.
Disney's D23 Expo kicked off Friday with a massive three-hour panel that showcased the 20th Anniversary of Toy Story, while looking forward to Toy Story 4, arriving in theaters June 16, 2017. Pixar Animation Studios' John Lasseter, »
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to "let it go," come see where Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios plan to take you next. In what has become a D23 Expo must-see, host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, presents this in-depth look at the animation studios' slate. Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar's upcoming The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory and Disney Animation's Zootopia and Moana. The event will include surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by the films' star voice talent. One of these surprise announcements was Disney's new animated film Gigantic, which is set for release in 2018.
Things are looking up at Walt Disney Animation Studios - way up. »
The D23 Expo had their Marvel and Star Wars panels yesterday, giving those at the conference a chance to catch a sneak peek at some of the biggest properties coming later this year and beyond. Among them: a new director to the Star Wars, a new cast member for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, a run-time for The Force Awakens, and a preview at upcoming Pixar movies.
After J.J. Abrams directs The Force Awakens and Looper director Rian Johnson helms Episode VII, Colin Trevorrow, who most recently directed the massive hit Jurassic World, will go behind the camera for Star Wars: Episode IX. Trevorrow is set to direct Book of Henry next as well as help write the sequel to Jurassic World with Episode IX coming out in 2019. It isn’t the most inspired choice, even though Trevorrow just made nearly a billion dollars with Jurassic World, »
- Zach Dennis
We’ve known for a while that Toy Story 4 is on the way, and that John Lasseter is back directing alongside Inside Out’s Josh Cooley. Even the fact that Rashida Jones and Will McCormack are scripting the film – Pixar’s first stab at a Toy Story romantic comedy – has gotten out. Lasseter took the stage at D23 to fill in a few more details.Mentioning that some of the main original Toy Story team (Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich) had sworn not to make a new film unless a really good story struck them, one that was worthy to follow the trilogy. The very idea popped into their heads during a meeting for a different film. So Lasseter and Stanton started working out the concept (without telling anyone else at the studio, or Disney), with Stanton writing a treatment."I'm going to bring out the director, »
Back in 2012 at CinemaCon, Pixar boss John Lasseter announced that the company, and specifically Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, was working on a film set around Dia de los Muertos. Now, thanks to Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, we know that the film is called Coco. The event is celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures between the November 1 and 2 each year. Time is spent honouring family members and others who have died, building altars and visiting graves with gifts. More excitingly for film fans, the day gives rise to parades, parties, colourful costumes and face paint and a weirdly gorgeous macabre celebration.“As artists and filmmakers, we couldn’t help but be drawn to the striking visuals of Dia de los Muertos,” said Unkrich and Anderson in a statement. “But it was the celebration’s core themes of family, remembrance and connection across generations »
Johnny Depp made an appearance in costume as Jack Sparrow at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim to tease the fifth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” joining Walt Disney Pictures’ president of production Sean Bailey onstage.
“Where are we?” Depp (or “Captain Jack”) asked after staggering onstage. Bailey replied, “Disneyland.” Blinking thoughtfully, Jack responded, “Never heard of it,” before he started throwing out grapes into the audience, mirroring Pixar boss John Lasseter’s presentation yesterday, in which Lasseter gave out shirts from the stage. “Grape! Grape! It bounced, don’t pick it up. I hate grapes. I despise the rotten little things,” he muttered while distributing the freebies.
“I came to sing you a song!” he declared, before being ushered off the stage by Bailey. “I didn’t want to sing you a song anyway!” He insisted as a parting shot.
- Laura Prudom
Disney's big D23 Expo is underway and last night the House of Mouse started things off with a look at the upcoming films on their animation slate. This included new looks and information on Finding Dory, Toy Story 4, Moana, and a few more. Come inside to check it all out in one spot.
We already reported on one of the new animated films that was announced last night, Gigantic, but there was so much more Disney had in store for attendees at D23. While the majority of information came from previously annnounced films, there was another new animation project revealed in the form of Coco:
“Coco” – Director Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”) and producer Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”) revealed the title of their upcoming film today at D23 Expo 2015. Disney·Pixar’s “Coco” is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads »
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It's the Dory story everyone's been waiting for! Ellen DeGeneres made a major splash at Disney's D23 Expo on Friday, Aug. 14, when she joined chief creative officer John Lasseter onstage to announce new details about Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to 2003's Disney-Pixar hit Finding Nemo. The film, due out in June 2016, according to USA Today, will follow Dory's attempts to find her family all the way across the ocean in Monterey, Calif. As revealed in the original, she suffers from short-term memory loss -- [...] »
Disney's D23 Expo kicked off today with a massive three-hour panel that showcased the 20th Anniversary of Toy Story, while looking forward to Toy Story 4, arriving in theaters June 16, 2017. Pixar Animation Studios' John Lasseter, who's one of Pixar's three founders, celebrated 20 years since Toy Story transformed the animation industry and the art of storytelling. Lasseter welcomed to the stage iconic two-time Oscar-winning songwriter and longtime Pixar collaborator Randy Newman, whose Pixar credits include Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc. and Cars.
Also joining in the celebration were Toy Story 4 co-director Josh Cooley (Cars 2, Ratatouille) and producer Galyn Susman (Toy Story of Terror!). Screenwriters Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (Celeste and Jesse Forever) joined Buzz, Woody and Bo Peep in the Toy Story 4 celebration. Directed by Lasseter, the movie is slated for release on June 16, 2017. John Lasseter revealed earlier today that the »
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