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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.

Immersed in Movies: Talking 'The LEGO Movie' at Comic-Con

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 22, 2013 3:00 PM
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The LEGO Movie (Feb. 7, 2014) was best summed up by directors Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Chris McKay at Comic-Con as an organic stop-motion vibe, as though LEGOS had really come to life. Imagine if Michael Bay had kidnapped Henry Selick and forced him to make the movie he saw in his brain.

Immersed in Movies: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Wows Comic-Con

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 19, 2013 3:20 AM
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Thursday's DreamWorks Animation Comic-Con panel touting Turbo, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 turned into a lovefest for next year's sequel helmed by Dean DeBlois. There were plenty of thrills with new footage and surprises with the announcement of Game of Throne's Kit Harington joining the voice cast...

Immersed in Movies: David Soren Talks 'Turbo'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 12, 2013 3:00 PM
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An extraordinary snail competing in the Indy 500. For first-time director David Soren (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), it was an opportunity to riff on superheroes and racing in DreamWorks' Turbo. Soren spoke to me about his fast paced animated feature.

Immersed in Movies: Adam Green Talks Animating 'Holliston'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 12, 2013 12:01 AM
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Next Tuesday, the Holliston horror-com series on FEARnet gets animated for the first time with a riff on Scooby-Doo titled "Blobby." I spoke with director Adam Green about working with Six Point Harness (El Tigre) and pushing the envelope for this Wayne's World meets Saw sitcom in its second season about a pair of would-be filmmakers (Green and Joe Lynch) running a cable-access station in Green's small hometown of Holliston, Mass.