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Before he voiced Dory's Dad in Pixar's Finding Nemo sequel, Eugene Levy made a big splash in Disney's first-ever Touchstone release, Splash

Jim Hill | Posted 06.19.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"I've played some Dads in my day." Anyone familiar with Eugene Levy's filmography knows that the above statement is true. After all, this Canadian co...

The Good Dinosaur's Production Design Presented Many Challenges to Harley Jessup and His Team at Pixar

Jim Hill | Posted 02.23.2017 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Once upon a time, Harley Jessup worked on Twice Upon a Time.

By Thinning The Good Dinosaur's Herd, Pixar Wound Up With a Far Better Film

Jim Hill | Posted 12.07.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Given that -- this past weekend -- The Good Dinosaur was once again the No. 1 family film at the box office, there are a lot of parents on the prowl r...

Phyllis Smith Talks About The Joys Of Voicing Sadness For Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Jim Hill | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Who would have thought that being cast as the voice of Sadness would cause Phyllis Smith such joy?

What Is It Like to Visit Pixar Animation Studios?

Quora | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

A longtime friend of mine has been an animator at Pixar since Ratatouille. He's been gracious enough to send my boys Pixar posters over these last few years. Posters that cover their walls in their rooms.

Gamers Deck the Virtual Halls of Their Disney Infinity Toy Boxes

Jim Hill | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As you've probably already heard, Disney Parks and Resorts go kind of Christmas Crazy this time of year with character-specific decorations giving each land at the Parks an especially festive feel for the holiday season. But what you may not have heard is that Disney Infinity fans are now also embracing the spirit of the season.

Galyn Susman Talks About Pixar's First Ever Christmas Special, Toy Story That Time Forgot

Jim Hill | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So what's been going on with the Toy Story gang since we last saw Buzz, Woody & Co. on the steps at Bonnie's house, as they sadly watched Andy drive off to college? Quite a lot, actually.

John Musker and Ron Clements Chart an Ambitious Course for Moana, Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2016 Release

Jim Hill | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Ron and John chart a course for their most ambitious animated feature to date through those treacherous, shark-filled waters that are known as modern motion picture production.

Pixar's Lava Uses Massive Characters and Settings to Tell Sweet Little Love Story

Jim Hill | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

While the artists at Pixar obviously found a way to make a volcano look personable and appealing, there was still the matter of selling the audience on the size of this character and the overall scale of this short.

Disneytoon Studios worked closely with CalFire to make "Planes: Fire & Rescue" as authentic as possible

Jim Hill | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"Do your research." That is the lesson that John Lasseter -- Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios -- has repeatedly drille...

Will the Third Time Be the Charm for Disney's D23 EXPO?

Jim Hill | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Starting tomorrow, Disney fans from around the world will be pouring into the Anaheim Convention Center, eager to sample all of the wonders that the Mouse will be unveiling at this year's D23 EXPO, a trade show / Comic-Con clone that the company presents biannually.

How Cinematographer Roger Deakins Helped Blur the Line Between Live-action and Animated Features

Jim Hill | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

while Deakins is quick to play down whatever small role he played in WALL•E's eventual enormous box office success, his creative contribution did not go unnoticed by others in the animation industry.

How Pixar Added Depth to the Depths in 'Finding Nemo 3D'

Jim Hill | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Bob Whitehill is actually a storyteller/preservationist who has tremendous respect for the original material -- and he does everything that he can to make sure that the 3D version looks just as good as you remember them.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Real Steel

Dan Persons | Posted 12.09.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The official Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots movie is still in the planning stages, but until then, we have Real Steel, the family-friendly take on a world in which the squared circle has been commandeered by mechanical pugilists while the humans stay safely in their seats.