There are just two days remaining for 2017 to wind up, we thought it’s a good time to look back at some of the top tech tools of the year. While some of them are new, and some have evolved or pivoted into something newer and more exciting, some of them are simply becoming more embraced in the industry so that their importance to what we do every day has increased: Atom View This effect tool takes point data and drives it through game or VR systems to provide real-time and high-fidelity feedback for 3D models. Allegorithmic Substance Designer/Painter Has been around for a few years, but with its PBR (physically-based rendering) shaders and display, lookdev and texturework has never been so fun or fast. More and more visual effects companies have embraced the workflow. X-Rite
Coco, the Disney/Pixar’s movie has certainly brought the U.S. box office to life with a collection of $71.2 million over the weekend. Earlier, Disney-Pixar has repeatedly raised the bar of animated movies by telling stories that would appeal to children and adults alike. Disney-Pixar has continuously raised the bar of animated movies by telling stories that would appeal to both children and adults alike. But unlike their past couple of films that seemed to miss that crucial element of storytelling, Coco is an original tale and a highly imaginative one at that. Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, the movie had the fourth best debut at the domestic box office over the weekend after Disney’s Frozen ($93/5 million), Moana ($82 million) and Toy Story 2 ($80.1 million). The film als
Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (GKIDS) Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (GKIDS) The Boss Baby (Fox/DreamWorks) The Breadwinner (GKIDS) Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Fox/DreamWorks) Cars 3 (Disney/Pixar) Cinderella the Cat (RAI Cinema, MAD) Coco (Disney/Pixar) Despicable Me 3 (Universal/Illumination) The Emoji Movie (Sony Pictures Animation) Ethel & Ernest (EuroeaCorp., Lupus Films) Ferdinand (Fox/Blue Sky) The Girl without Hands (GKIDS) In This Corner of the World (Shout! Factory, Mappa) The Lego Batman Movie (Warner Bros.) ...
Litigation-focused law firm, Robins Kaplan LLP® has filed an amended complaint detailing allegations that The Walt Disney Company and Pixar misappropriated the central concept and characters behind the animated hit movie Inside Out from a nationally recognized child development expert who had pitched her uniquely original material and characters to top studio executives. One of the plaintiffs, Denise Daniels is a renowned expert in the emotional development of children. Ms. Daniels has worked with children affected by Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. From 2005-09, she and her team held several discussions with Disney executives about developing an animated series focused on emotional intelligence in childre
Hope you all remember Apple Clips? This square shaped movie editor for social media launched last March and according to Apple, it's doing very well so far with millions of active users. According to Apple, the Disney-powered Clips would get regular content updates over the time with the first update coming out last Thursday. There are free Disney and Pixar characters and titles that can be dropped all over one’s clips. Mickey, Minnie, the emotions from Inside Out, Woody from Toy Story and a lot of others. Other updates include an assortment of non-Disney animated title cards and sticker-like animated overlays plus a clearer way to edit voice-dictated captions. The updates are all free. However, the new update does not include any new visual filters. Clips already has a good handful of
For Disney and Pixar fans, here is some good news. At the D23 Expo 2017, filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios came out with new details about their upcoming movie slates introducing key voice talent. John Lasseter teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” averred Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles. “It’s a great mix of incredibly creative and surprising new worlds and characters and stories we love returning to. Our filmmakers are putting so much heart into these films – I can’t wait for people to see them.” Lassete
Pixar’s latest animated movie Coco will have its world premiere at the Morelia International Film Festival on Oct. 20 in Morelia, a Mexican city well known for its Day of the Dead celebrations. The movie will open several weeks ahead of Day of the Dead festivities. Among the voice talent in the Pixar movie is Gael Garcia Bernal whose touring documentary film festival Ambulante collaborates with the Morelia Film Festival. Garcia Bernal also makes Mexican feature films with producing partner Diego Luna under the banner of Canana Films. Edward James Olmos and Alanna Ubach also voice roles in the Pixar film that is a comedy about a boy who journeys to the land of the dead. Oscar winner Lee Unkrich has co-written and co-directed Coco with Adrian Molina."Coco is the first Pixar movie insp
Viewers who went in to see Disney's Cars 3 recently had a sort of a bonus that came their way. And that was in the form of Lou, a short film from Pixar. The short has been heaped with praise from viewers recently for its anti-bullying message. And the plus point was that it came out of the stable of Pixar. So, one couldn’t expect anything less than gorgeous, colorful visuals and strangely affecting characters. Lou focuses on a Lost and Found monster who bares witness to kids being bullied in the playground and so takes it upon himself to teach this bully a lesson. The lesson involves a playground chase that is wholly entertaining and funny, before moving to a heartrending conclusion that one has to see to believe. A joyous film to go through!
Colorado’s Sphero has joined forces with Disney-owned Marvel for its latest tech toy an app-enabled Spider-Man Interactive Super Hero. This comes after the company recently teamed up with another Disney-owned company Pixar on a Cars 3-based Lightning McQueen robot named Boulder. Featuring fully animated LCD eyes, voice control and motion detection, the expressive bot can sense when people pass by, react when shaken or tossed in the air, act as an alarm clock and guard a child’s room to stop unwanted intruders. And by double-pressing the toy’s spider button and using a variety of pre-programmed phrases like “What’s the crime report?,” “Make me laugh” and “Tell me a story,” the famous web-slinger will react with his signature snarky attitude. The toy, which is AppliedTrust-certified and
Walt Disney Animation Studios will be back to the world of its hit Frozen when it releases a trailer for the featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure that will play before the screening of Pixar’s Coco when it releases on November 22. The trailer, that appeared online on June 13, will run in theatres ahead of Pixar’s Cars 3 when it arrives in theaters June 16. Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen that includes Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff). The featurette is directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton, produced by Osca