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Angus MacLane is co-director of the adorable “Finding Dory,” the sequel to “Finding Nemo.” In an interview, he spoke about the changes in technology and the decision to shift the focus to the memory-impaired fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. The […]

Finding Dory, one of the most purely delightful films of the year, is out on DVD/Blu-Ray this week, and I got a chance to interview character art director Jason Deamer about making the movie. What is a character art director? […]

I really enjoyed this conversation between two of Pixar’s best and most distinctive voice talents, Ellen DeGeneres (Dory) and Tom Hanks (Woody). It’s fun and has some real insight into what goes into those performances.

Disney foolishly forced legendary animator Floyd Norman to retire at age 65, but he was not foolish enough to stop coming to work. Every day, he brings his wife Adrienne to her job at Disney, and then he spends the […]

Pixar’s first feature film was “Toy Story” because their then-groundbreaking computer animation technology could only create characters who were stiff and smooth. Plastic toys were ideal characters. Each film since has shown exponential technological progress — the furry creatures of […]

Indiewire’s Bill Desowitz has a great interview with “Finding Dory” writer/director Andrew Stanton. “Finding Nemo” is my favorite Pixar film, so perfect it was hard to imagine a sequel. So it was reassuring to hear that director Andrew Stanton felt […]

“Finding Dory” writer/director Andrew Staunton says that we’ve been missing the ultimate Pixar secret hiding in every one of their movies.

I can’t wait for this!

The best part of “The Good Dinosaur” is the short film that comes before, “Sanjay’s Super Team.” The Pixar short films are gems but this one is really special. It is the first to feature non-white characters, the first to […]

“The Good Dinosaur” is the good movie. Not the great movie. Not the especially memorable movie. Just the perfectly nice and pleasant movie, much stronger in visual splendor than in storyline. Delayed for 18 months as Disney replaced the original […]