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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.

Put Away Your Prayer Beads: 'Alvin & The Chipmunks 3' May Have Found A Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2010 5:32 AM
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If you haven't been able to sleep or eat since Betty Thomas bailed on "Alvin & The Chipmunks 3" with the the film on the eve of beginning production, you can rest easy tonight as it appears the project may have found a new director.

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