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Top Ten TED Talks on Storytelling and Filmmaking

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

From JJ Abrams to James Cameron, some of the world's most celebrated storytellers and filmmakers have given their "TED Talk." Topics range from viral videos to the secret source of creativity.

Ten Amazing Discussions on Screenwriting and Filmmaking From the Masters of Cinema

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

The beauty of cinema is that it is and always has been such an organic storytelling medium and art form as ideas, concepts, genres, and styles are ever evolving based off of what has come before, accompanied by the contemporary discoveries that have and will come to be.

On Sunday in NYC, 'Drawing from Practice'

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.03.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

I'll be in New York for a panel discussion on drawing by hand with Peter Bohlin and Suchi Reddy, moderated by New York magazine's design editor, Wendy...

So THAT'S Why Every Pixar Movie Makes You Cry

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.24.2015 | Comedy

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when you go to see a Pixar movie -- well, except maybe one of those "Cars" ones -- you are going...

Disney Inks New Deal With Amazon, Microsoft To Offer More Streaming Movies In More Places

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.08.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney has signed agreements with Amazon and Microsoft that will allow them to use its cloud-based digital movie service. The deals ...

4 Things Parents Can Learn About Emotions From Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Accepting sadness or anything other than delighted emotion may be a harder sell for parents in these helicopter days of swooping down to rescue our children from any discomfort we weren't quick enough to prevent in the first place.

We Finally Know What 'Toy Story 4' Will Be About

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment

Woody is finally about to get his own romantic comedy. We already knew that "Toy Story 4" would be a love story, but now we know who it wil...

Star Wars and Star Power -- Plus Marvel, Pixar, and Plenty of Disney -- at This Year's D23 EXPO

Jim Hill | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When D23 -- Disney's official fan club -- launched the D23 EXPO back in 2009, all the "wonderful worlds" of Disney was pretty much just Disney. And --...

Which Food Riley Hates In 'Inside Out' Depends On Whether You Saw It In The U.S. Or Not

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.01.2015 | Entertainment

It's a small scene with a smaller modification, but it highlights an odd cultural difference you may not have known: Japanese kids can't stand green b...

Not in a Minion Years: The Top 10 Reasons Why 'Minions' is the Worst Movie Ever Made

David Fagin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
David Fagin

Feel free to call Me Despicable, but, in my opinion, Minions is easily one of the worst movies of all time. I didn't walk in wanting to hate it. I walked in wanting to love it. Which is why I'm so pissed.

The 'Up' Montage That Made You Cry Was Originally Way Less Sad

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment

Remember sitting down to watch Pixar's "Up" with so much innocence? Remember the backstory between Carl and Ellie established in that opening montage?...

Thoughts and Emotions

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Maybe if we start early enough we can better control our emotions through observing our thoughts: We can manage our anger, avoid succumbing to our fear, handle our sadness and find peace and serenity in our day-to-day joys of life.

Let's Turn Learning Inside Out

Janine Ingram | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Janine Ingram

And with this simple, beautiful illustration of Joy finally understanding the role of Sadness in "Inside Out," I fully understood the focus on embracing failure within "Creativity Inc." Failure is to learning as Sadness is to Joy. We don't want to spend the majority of our time experiencing failure, but it plays a vital role in our life and our growing understanding of the world around us. And like Joy's attempt at minimizing Sadness, many of us parents minimize our children's risks because we lack understanding of its role in learning, we are robbing our children of the opportunity to fail.

Pixar Releases First Trailer For 'The Good Dinosaur'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment

What a time to be alive: In 2015 we've gotten a close-up view of Pluto, a Netflix remake of every moving picture from the last five dec...

Ant-Man Inspired: The 10 Biggest Movies With the Smallest Characters

Tara McNamara | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Tara McNamara

Whether the characters are bugs, rodents, toys or on the wrong end of the shrink-ray, it's clear that big money can come from moviegoers' fascination with seeing things from an itty bitty perspective.

This Crazy Pixar Theory Actually Makes Sense

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment

Who's your friend who likes to play -- and makes you cry like a baby in front of everyone at the movies? It's Bing Bong! (Thanks a lot for that, bro....

Four Lessons from "Inside Out" to Discuss With Kids

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Though Inside Out has artfully opened the door to these conversations, it can still be hard to find the right way to move through them or respond to kids' questions. So for parents and teachers who want to discuss Inside Out with children, here we have distilled four of its main insights into our emotional lives

Pixar Math -- Inside and Out

Tim Chartier | Posted 07.13.2015 | Science
Tim Chartier

Think of a Pixar character, possibly Nemo, Woody, or now Joy, and you can probably also think of emotions you felt during that character's tale. What goes into making such characters? An important step is creating storyboards.

Is the Psychology Behind Inside Out Real?

Quora | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment

I just saw Inside Out over the weekend with my family and I really enjoyed the movie. I'll leave it to the experts on memory to comment on whether the way the film portrayed the way that short-term memories are encoded, stored, and used is close to accurate. I loved the way it was done using the little balls, tinted with the color of emotions.

Ron Diamond's Animation Show of Shows Coming to Comic-Con, Getting Ready for Nationwide Debut

Jim Hill | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For the past 16 years, this veteran animation producer has circled the globe seeking out the very best new animated short films. Which sounds like it might be a fun way for a cinema fan to spend their time, but is actually a quite challenging task.

More Than a Feeling: The Importance (and Necessity) of Pixar's Inside Out

Alaina Baker | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Alaina Baker

Inside Out is an extraordinary creation that is both heart-wrenching and so very real; if you see one movie this summer, let it be this.

Inside Out -- Pixar Animation-Disney Movie Is Astonishing and Confusing!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

No question this film will win the Best Animated Feature Oscar come next March, though knowing the age level of my fellow Academy members I doubt it will join Doctor's "UP" or "Toy Story 3" on the short list of Best Feature Film nominations.

A Teen Parent's Spiritual Take Away From Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Ingrid Peschke

Inside Out makes it clear that there are a lot of mixed emotions children feel, not all of them easily sorted out. As a parent, the movie's message to me was how important my job is to listen to my kids, guide them, acknowledge their feelings, and, above all, honor their spiritual understanding that they can always "come home" to.

What Do All of Those End Credits After Inside Out and Other Pixar Movies Mean?

Quora | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

This question demands a lot of detail. I'm not sure I can provide all of it. I'll do my best to sketch it in here. I'll doubtless miss something. I'll probably also get stuff wrong. There are a lot of moving parts to a Pixar movie production. There are people whose jobs involve keeping track of those parts. I never worked one of those jobs.

'Inside Out' Movie Teaches Emotional Acceptance To Kids (And Adults!)

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Inside Out should be required viewing for all elementary school and middle school kids, if not all people of any age. There are wonderful lessons and conversations starters for families, especially if kids struggle with intense emotions, like Highly Sensitive Children or ADHD kids.