Saschka Unseld, who conceived and directed the Pixar short “The Blue Umbrella,” has moved to the East Coast to become the creative director of Passion New York,
Jorgen Klubien lives a double life: he’s an animation artist in the United States and a pop singer in Denmark.
Sony Animation has posted this nicely produced nine-minute profile of Lauren Faust, who is developing their “Medusa” feature.
It’s perhaps a mixed blessing that the only public personality who talks frequently about Walt Disney nowadays is the right-wing political commentator/conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck.
A collection of rarely seen drawings by former Disney artist Jesse Marsh, who drew the “Tarzan” comic books for nearly twenty years.
Disney veteran Lino DiSalvo, the head of animation on “Frozen” who gained notoriety for comments about animating women, has left Disney to join Paramount Animation as its creative director. He is also slated to direct an upcoming animated feature at the studio.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the stodgy group of film industry workers who hand out the Oscars, has revealed a list of the 271 people it has invited to become members of its organization this year.
John Lasseter, who became a doctor for the second time last week, delivered the commencement speech to this year’s graduating CalArts class. Lasseter’s speech is a cross between a revival meeting and a rock concert, complete with rowdy audience members chiming in, like in this exchange.
This evening John Lasseter received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater California Institute of the Arts. He also delivered the commencement address to the graduating class. Five years ago, Lasseter received his first honorary doctorate from Pepperdine University, the school that he dropped out of to attend CalArts. So, does this mean we have to call him Dr.² Lasseter now?
Today is the 100th birthday anniversary of one of the most important women who ever worked in animation: Joy Batchelor. With her husband, she ran the studio Halas & Batchelor, which was the largest English animation outfit for a good part of the 20th century and made that country’s first feature-length animated film, “Animal Farm.”