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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."

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.