While we’ve already debunked Meryl Streep’s accusations that Walt Disney was a “gender bigot,” let us use her commetns as an opportunity to dig even deeper and find out what actions Disney actually undertook to encourage the advancement of women at his studio.
Author: Amid Amidi
Starkist has created a Charlie Tuna TV ad for the first time in 12 years. The character has been “updated,” which today means only one thing: computer animation.
One day after “Frozen” won the Golden Globe, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that the studio is in talks to turn the animated hit into a Broadway musical.
Last night when “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuarón won best director at the Golden Globes, he began his acceptance speech by saying, “This is for the hundreds of people that made this film possible,” a reference to the film’s crew, including countless vfx/animation artists.
“Smoking: The Choice is Yours…” is a 1981 Disney educational short directed by John Ewing, who worked on “Sleeping Beauty,” “Sword in the Stone,” and “The Jungle Book.” Ewing, however, did not make this cartoon while at Disney.
Disney’s “Frozen” won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature tonight.
“Despicable Me 2”, retitled “Super Thief Nanny 2,” had the biggest opening for an animated feature in China since 2012.
If you missed the CTN Animation Expo last November in Los Angeles, don’t fret. This one-hour lecture features director/animator extraordinaire Eric Goldberg (supervisor of Genie in “Aladdin,” head of animation on “Get a Horse!”) interviewing himself about his personal history. Lots of clips and lots of fun to watch—all from the comfort of your own home.
A tweet last night by Pixar director Mark Walsh announced that one of the company’s earliest employees, Loren Carpenter, retired on Friday.
Hayao Miyazaki may be revoking his plan to retire and returning to animation, according to unconfirmed reports.
The voluminous amount of Disney fanart demands that a project be truly unique to stand out from the pack. These clever Disney villain perfume bottle illustrations fit the bill .
Veteran animator Michel Gagné’s graphic novel “Saga of Rex” has been optiond by Belgian animation/vfx shop Grid Animation for development as an animated feature.
A door opens onto a world, haunted by flying fishes, buried chimaeras and deep fancies.
“This is me,” say lots of today’s animated characters. But who are they talking to?
Today’s flea market find: awesomely off-model three-dimensional Mr. Magoo stickers, made in Taiwan, 1979.
Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee’s “Frozen” has accomplished the rarest of box office accomplishments: moving back into first place at the American box office after a month-and-a-half of wide release.
An early work by Estonian animation master Priit Pärn.
Yesterday we looked at “Boonie Bears,” a Chinese attempt to emulate Western-style computer animation. But at the risk of overgeneralizing contemporary Chinese animation on the basis of their most derivative and commercial efforts, I wanted to offer another perspective.
There’s a reason that Disney CEO Bob Iger made $34 million last year, and that’s because he knows how to commodify every nook and cranny of the Disney enterprise, including but not limited to the facial hair of the company’s dead founder.
Beginning next Thursday and continuing through January 25, the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles will present the film series “Animation for Adults.”
This is a film for everyone who has ever been on a shit night out.
Take your pick: a tattoo of a classic Golden Age American cartoon character or a popular contemporary anime character.
She has space only for her own dangerous dreams.
Children’s characters inspiring adult lingerie lines? Standards are different in Japan where Disney’s Consumer Products has transformed the dresses of Disney characters like Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, and Rapunzel into bras and panties.