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Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'Frozen' with Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • November 25, 2013 1:30 PM
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Frozen provides further proof that we're experiencing a new Disney renaissance under John Lasseter. If Wreck-It Ralph seemed thematically subversive while still leveraging the hand-drawn legacy to guide the CG, then Frozen takes it even further. It's the most feminist take yet on the musical princess fairy tale.

Immersed in Movies: Eric Goldberg Talks Mickey Mouse and 'Get A Horse!'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • November 18, 2013 11:00 AM
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In honor of Mickey's 85th birthday today, I go deeper into Disney's "Get A Horse!" hybrid short with Eric Goldberg -- who served as the 2D supervisor and made the blueprint for staying true to the 1928 model -- and with a clip of the first minute of the film.

Immersed in Movies: Reel FX Creates Feather System for 'Free Birds'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 30, 2013 1:32 PM
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Monika Sawyer of Reel FX talks turkey about the new Avian feather system for "Free Birds," which helped make Owen Wilson's Reggie and Woody Harrelson's Jake look more dynamic.

Immersed in Movies: Previewing 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 24, 2013 12:09 PM
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Rob Minkoff, Ty Burrell, and Tiffany Ward gave a sneak peek of DreamWorks' CG rendering of Jay Ward's beloved cartoon.

Immersed in Movies: Jimmy Hayward Talks 'Free Birds' at Reel FX

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 22, 2013 3:00 AM
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Veteran director Jimmy Hayward leaves the big studio environment to help launch Reel FX as an off-beat indie alternative.

Immersed in Movies: Richard Williams At The Academy

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 8, 2013 7:08 PM
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Richard Williams finally made it to the Academy for a memorable masterclass as part of the Marc Davis Celebration.

Immersed in Movies: First Look: Designing the Winter Wonderland of 'Frozen'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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Jerry Beck and I got a sneak peek of Frozen a couple of weeks ago, and judging by the 20 minutes of footage we glimpsed, this is definitely a fresh take on the Disney fairy tale and the clear Oscar frontrunner. Frozen melds hand-drawn and CG into a new aesthetic that's both stunningly realistic yet richly stylized.

Immersed in Movies: John Musker Talks 'Little Mermaid' Going Blu and 'Moana'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 30, 2013 6:30 AM
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John Musker looks back on The Little Mermaid, which comes out on Blu-ray this week, and ahead to Moana, his first CG feature with Ron Clements.

Immersed in Movies: Moonbot Creates 'The Scarecrow' for Chipotle (VIDEO)

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 24, 2013 2:44 AM
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Bill Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg, and Limbert Fabian of Moonbot Studios discuss their latest triumph, The Scarecrow short/mobile game.

Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Thompson Talks 'Cloudy 2' World Building

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 23, 2013 8:30 PM
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Justin K. Thompson discusses fantastical world building and retaining more of his painterly backgrounds in Cloudy 2 through a new technique called "Depth Styling."

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