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Watch: 90-Minute Siggraph '13 Lecture Featuring Animation Giants Pete Docter, Chris Sanders, Henry Selick & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 6, 2013 1:01 PM
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Marc Davis is a legend of Disney Feature Animation – one of Walt's Nine Old Men (his highly influential cabal of animators), Marc animated Thumper from "Bambi" and Cruella De Vil from "101 Dalmatians" and had just as profound an impact in Imagineering, where he helped design iconic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, and America Sings. The Academy holds a series of Marc Davis Lectures, where they discuss some aspect of animation, and this year held the first "away" lecture, this time at Siggraph, the annual conference on computer graphics. At the lecture they assembled nine relatively young men: Ron Clements, Pete Docter, Eric Goldberg, Kevin Lima, Mike Mitchell, Chris Sanders, Henry Selick, David Silverman and Kirk Wise. The theme of the lecture was "Giants' First Steps," and focused on the early student short films by the animators. If you have even a cursory interest in animation, it's something of a must-watch.

Pete Docter Talks About His "Challenging" New Pixar Film 'Inside Out'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 23, 2013 11:24 AM
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Pete Docter, Inside Out
Yesterday, while at the computer graphics convention Siggraph, where early Pixar short films dazzled attendees ("Andre and Wally B" premiered at the convention way back in 1987), the Hollywood Reporter stopped and asked Pixar titan Pete Docter about his next feature for the studio—2015's "Inside Out." He offered minor—but still tantalizing—details about a film that has been described to us as "wildly ambitious," even by Pixar standards. Docter told THR that it was "one of the most challenging stories I've ever had to put together."

'Up' Director Pete Docter's Pixar Mind Movie Now Reportedly Titled 'The Inside Out'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 4, 2012 11:23 AM
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Following the one-two punch of the critical disappointments of “Cars 2” and “Brave,” it’s fair to say that Pixar is off its game, so to speak. Nevertheless, while the next few years will yield two sequels -- “Monsters University” and “Finding Nemo 2” -- the studio has plenty of interesting projects being developed, including “Up” director Pete Docter’s “wildy ambitious” and secretive film that takes place in a young girl’s mind. Originally known as “The Untitled PIxar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind,” Docter’s third feature now has a title.

Pixar Unveils Their 2013-2015 Slate: 'The Good Dinosaur,' Lee Unkrich's 'Dia Del Muertos' Project & Pete Docter's 'Inside The Mind' Film

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  • April 24, 2012 10:37 PM
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Last summer at Disney's D23 event, Pixar unveiled two new movies to their future roster: an untitled Peter Docter ("Up") project that would "go inside the human mind" (of a young girl it was later revealed), and another, an untitled effort about humans living alongside dinosaurs. This evening at CinemaCon (and via press release), the secretive company dropped some small, but key and previously-unrevealed details on the already announced films, plus another nugget - the announcement of a third new Pixar film.

John Lasseter Reveals New Pete Docter Pixar Film Takes Place In a Young Girl's Mind

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 6, 2011 3:18 PM
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If you're tired of the recent rash of Pixar sequels (because, really, who hasn't been longing to find out about Mike and Sully's monstrous college adventures?), then you're very much in luck. Not only is next summer's "Brave" an all new property, part loving homage to Celtic myhtology, part feminist parable (we hope), but in the next few years we also have a new film about man's coexistence with dinosaurs (directed by Bob Peterson) and, even more tantalizingly, a film directed by "Up"'s Pete Docter and set inside the human mind. Pixar/Disney bigwig John Lasseter was recently on "Charlie Rose" (via Slashfilm) and spilled a few more details about the secretive project.

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