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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."

Immersed in Movies: Clowning Around With the Cast of 'Cloudy 2'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 19, 2013 2:04 AM
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It was like "The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Food" when the voice talent got together last Sunday for a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 press conference.

Immersed in Movies: Chris Landreth Talks 'Subconscious Password'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 4, 2013 3:09 PM
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Oscar winner Chris Landreth is back with a daring new short, Subconscious Password, which gets us pixilated about the Uncanny Valley and other animated musings.

Immersed in Movies: Lauren MacMullan Goes Deeper into Mickey Mouse and 'Get A Horse!'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 26, 2013 8:42 PM
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Now that the secret's finally out about Disney's Get A Horse!, director MacMullan provides her first in-depth interview.

Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper Into Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' at D23

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 12, 2013 8:30 PM
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"The Art of The Good Dinosaur" D23 panel discussion on Saturday offered a good grounding in the design of the agrarian dinos and the world they inhabit in the upcoming Pixar feature.

Immersed in Movies: D23 Touts Disney DNA

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 9, 2013 11:57 PM
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The big takeaway at Friday's D23 Expo presentation of Disney and Pixar animation was that hand-drawn is still very much a part of the evolving aesthetic.

Immersed in Movies: Klay Hall Talks 'Planes'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 1, 2013 12:01 AM
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Director Klay Hall discusses the challenges of animating aircraft for the new Cars spin-off.

Immersed in Movies: DeBlois & Struzan Talk Postering 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 27, 2013 2:00 AM
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One of the highlights of Comic-Con for me was chatting with Dean DeBlois and legendary artist Drew Struzan about his exclusive How to Train Your Dragon 2 teaser poster.

Immersed in Movies: Cody Cameron & Kris Pearn Talk 'Cloudy 2'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 26, 2013 1:37 PM
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I caught up with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 directors Cody Cameron & Kris Pearn at Comic-Con, and they discussed taking it from a horror riff to a monster mash.

Immersed in Movies: Disney's 'Frozen' Heats Up SIGGRAPH

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 24, 2013 3:36 PM
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Disney's Frozen wowed the tech crowd at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim on Tuesday, revealing a more stunning and sophisticated 2D/CG blend than was previously displayed on Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and the Oscar-winning Paperman short.

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