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Pixar Animation Studios has launched the first of six free online lessons covering the art of storytelling, led by Pete Docter, Mark Andrews, and other filmmakers from the renowned Disney-owned studio.
The new series is available for free through online-education platform Khan Academy. Directors and story artists providing insights into Pixar’s creative process in the new series include Pete Docter, director of “Inside Out,” “Up” and “Monsters Inc.”; Mark Andrews, director and screenwriter of “Brave” and story supervisor on “The Incredibles”; Sanjay Patel, director of “Sanjay’s Super Team” and animator on “Ratatouille,” “Cars” and “Monsters, Inc.”; and Domee Shi, story artist on “Inside Out.”
The first of the storytelling lessons is available now at PixarInABox.org. The “Art of Storytelling” series will provide tips on how to make stories emotionally appealing as well as how to create characters and unique worlds. “We hope that by sharing how we tell stories, »
- Todd Spangler
Filmmaker Brad Bird has been tapped to receive the Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild. The honor will be presented next month at the guild’s 21st annual Art Directors GuildÂ' Excellence in Production Design Awards. The Cinematic Imagery Award is given to “those whose body of work in the film industry has richly enhanced the visual aspects of the movie-going experience.” Bird, an Oscar winner for the animated Ratatouille and The Incredibles (he’s currently… »
The honor will be presented at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood
Adg President Nelson Coates said, “The Adg is thrilled to recognize the amazing contributions Brad Bird has made to narrative design, while so adeptly creating a visual cinematic legacy for generations to come. The amazing ways Brad and his teams have elevated the production design of animation, and live action, have raised and continue to raise the bar for all visual storytellers.”
The award is given “to those whose body of work in the film industry has richly enhanced the visual aspects of the movie-going experience.” Previous recipients include David O. Russell, »
- Dave McNary
Though it sounds like a cooking-themed romp a la Ratatouille, My Life As A Zucchini is more interested in somber coming-of-age drama than food. The stop-motion animation film centers on a little boy nicknamed Zucchini who winds up in an orphanage when his deadbeat mom unexpectedly dies. He befriends a police officer named Raymond and falls for a girl named Camille, all while grappling with his new parentless reality. The American voice cast bringing that melancholy story to life include Will Forte, Ellen Page, Amy Sedaris, and Nick Offerman.
My Life As A Zucchini (originally Ma Vie De Courgette) is the first full-length feature for Swiss director Claude Barras, and it’s become a bit of a critical darling in a packed year for animation. In addition to being nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, My Life As A Zucchini is also on the shortlist of »
- Caroline Siede
Pixar has just released a brand new trailer for the next chapter in its perennially popular “Cars” series, “Cars 3.” The teaser trailer first aired on Espn during the college football national championship between Alabama and Clemson.
The third installment in the “Cars” franchise follows the return of Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson), who finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves by a new generation of racers. In order to get back in the game, McQueen will need the talents of a young technician, Cruz Ramirez, who has dreams of her own. McQueen will also draw inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet.
Read More: ‘Cars 3’ Teaser Trailer Features The Dramatic Return of Lightning McQueen
In the first official teaser, released back in November, McQueen got into a horrible wreck. The car somersaults through the air and crashes down onto the track, pieces of it flying every which way. »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Will we have a winner with Cars 3?
Disney Pixar released an extended Cars 3 trailer that makes it look like McQueen is a worn down auto athlete trying to get back on top.
Most of the gang from the other Cars film are back including Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin and Larry the Cable Guy. It introduces a new racing machine Jackson Storm, which is voiced by Armie Hammer.
Cars 3 will be in the theaters on June16.
Check out the extended trailer below and share you thoughts on this franchise.
Source: Disney - PixaR »
- Gig Patta
Start your engines, Pixar fans, because a brand new trailer for Cars 3 is here! Sure, the Cars franchise hasn't exactly been the most beloved from Pixar over the years, but Cars 3 is looking to make a major course correction. Now, with this latest trailer, we get our first full, real look at the third installment in the Cars series.
The latest trailer for Pixar's Cars 3 dropped during the college football national championship game on Espn, with the studio releasing the trailer online shortly after. Disney had released a couple of brief teasers online for the upcoming third installment, but this is the first video that gives us any sense of story. That said, the first teaser that featured Lightning McQueen getting into a really brutal car wreck definitely perked up some eyebrows, since it was much more intense than the previous entries in the Cars franchise so far. »
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