Aria for a Cow: Hear from the students!

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Aria for a Cow: Hear from the students! from Becky Johnson on Vimeo.

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Honest Trailers – Toy Story

For those of you who are a fan of the Honest Trailers on YouTube, here is the latest one they have uploaded about Toy Story!

You can also find it on YouTube here!

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The Secret Life Of Pets – Official Teaser Trailer (HD)

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.

In Theaters – July 8, 2016

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“INSIDE OUT” LIVE Q&A on June 16!

PIXAR is hosting a LIVE Q&A after the 7:00pm showing of INSIDE OUT tonight at the AMC Van Ness theater!

“Experience exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Pixar Animation Studios and a Q&A with director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera and the voice of Joy, Amy Poehler. Event attendees will also receive a limited edition Inside Out commemorative poster and lanyard that includes a special code for access to digital extras.”

For more information, click here.

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StudioX Goes to Sundance 2015

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Advantageous VFX Team goes to Sundance Film Festival 2015!

Check out their visit here!

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Zootopia: Disney Releases Trailer for Animated Film

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‘Leonid in Space’ has been accepted!

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‘Leonid in Space’ has been accepted into the Dog Film Festival!

To find out more about Kendra and her work, visit her website here!

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Spring Show 2015- 2D Animation Short Film Full Color Winner: Danielle Johnson

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Disney Developing Live-Action Version of FANTASIA Segment NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN

From Nerdist:

Of all the recent announcements about live-action adaptations of classic Disney animated films (and there have been a lot, some eight in the last two months) this one is maybe the strangest; the House of Mouse has decided to take their 1940 classic Fantasia, or rather, a portion of Fantasia, and turn that 11 minute segment into a full live-action feature film. The segment in question is “Night On Bald Mountain”, named after the music of 19th-century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, which the entire segment is set to.

“Night On Bald Mountain” centered on a dark winged demonic creature who was literally the size of a mountain, who raised spirits from the dead. The spirits then dance, fly around through the air and enjoy a night of mayhem until they are forced to retreat as the night ends and the sun begins to rise. Although the winged creature seems to be a representation of Satan, he’s actually a demon with the awesome name Chernabog. Even if you’ve never seen Fantasia, Disney has recycled this segment as part of various Halloween-themed specials over the decades, making the imagery from this segment familiar to almost everyone.

Disney has hired Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to write the script for the project, which is still in its early stages. The duo wrote the script for Universal’s Dracula Untold last year, and along with writer Cory Goodman, they wrote the screenplay for The Last Witch Hunter, the upcoming action-adventure fantasy starring Vin Diesel. Night On Bald Mountain is looking to follow in the vein of Maleficent, so expect a script where we find out that Chernabog isn’t really evil, just misunderstood.

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Tangled: Disney Channel Announces Animated Series Based on 2010 Film

From Disney Insider.

 

EUGENE, RAPUNZEL

 

This is a very awesome surprise, even to us: in 2017 a new animated series based on Disney’s phenomenally popular animated film Tangled will debut on the Disney Channel in 2017. Get your frying pans and flying lanterns and smart aleck-y chameleons ready.

Now, animated series based on Disney animated films aren’t exactly a new phenomenon, with everything from Hercules to 101 Dalmatians getting turned into episodic television. The biggest feature-to-television-series conversion was the syndicated Aladdin TV series, which ran for 86 episodes and included three additional movies. Most recently Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs got the small screen spin-off treatment with The 7D and starting this fall The Lion Guard, which focuses on Simba’s son, will make its official rollout, first as a television movie in November and then at the beginning of next year as a TV series (both will air on Disney Junior).

But what makes the Tangled series so special is the amount of talent that they’ve retained from the original feature film. This new series will feature Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising their roles of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (nee Eugene) from the movie and showcase new songs from Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, who were responsible for all of those catchy tunes in the original film. Clare Keane, daughter of Disney Legend Glen Keane (who at one point was the director on a very different version of the film and who later served as an animation supervisor), consulted on the film. They’re really getting the band back together. This is roughly the equivalent of snagging Robin Williams for the Aladdin television series.

Additional characters from the feature that will make the leap to episodic television include Rapunzel’s chameleon sidekick Pascal, the uppity horse Maximus, the thugs from the Snuggly Duckling Pub and a brand new character: Cassandra, described as “a tough-as-nails handmaiden, who becomes Rapunzel’s confidant.” We’re sold.

In terms of timing, the series takes place in between the events of the feature film and the start of the utterly charming 2012 short film Tangled Ever After. Apparently there were a lot of adventures that Rapunzel and Eugene got into in the time in-between. We don’t have any details on what the animation style will be but based on the promotional artwork, Tangled fans will be very, very happy.

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