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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.

'Enchanted' Writer & Director Teaming On New Pitch For Sony Pictures Animation

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 20, 2011 3:43 AM
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Variety have revealed that “Enchanted” director Kevin Lima and writer David Sussman have been recruited to develop an untitled pitch for Sony Pictures Animation. Originated by art director Michael Kurinsky and producer Chris Chase, the project is described as a part live-action, part CGI animated film like last year’s blockbuster “Alice in Wonderland.” No details have surfaced on the plot yet. The greenlight for the film is waiting on Sussman’s script, with Lima first in line to direct.

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