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  • E siamo a 34!! La Fabbrica Disney ha preso una rincorsa di circa tre anni (dall’82 all’85 circa) ed ora è lanciata a piena velocità nel ritmo produttivo: sono già in cantiere numerosi progetti: (uscito sugli schermi per il Natale 97), Aida (che Verdi ci aiuti e sostenga!), Mulan (una fiaba cinese) e Fantasia 2 sono solo alcuni esempi.

  • Alla luce di queste considerazioni, la traduzione Disneyana vacilla e scricchiola per le molte incongruenze che inevitabilmente allontanano il personaggio di Baxter da quello di Hugo.

  • Ma in realtà non è forse nemmeno giusto pretendere l’assoluta fedeltà al romanzo, poiché la Disney ha come target principale i bambini ed un adattamento è necessario per creare un prodotto divertente, dipinto con una tavolozza di colori schiariti e fondamentalmente sgombro dalle ombre gotiche che aleggiano invece sul romanzo; ci viene così presentato un Quasimodo fin da subito sensibile, assetato di contatto umano e ben disposto verso il prossimo, desideroso di dare, di ricevere e con lo spirito rivolto alla speranza.

  • La malvagità sistematica del personaggio è molto ben rappresentata, ma purtroppo riflette solo un aspetto del Claude Frollo di Hugo " il cui fuoco interiore ardeva a volte nel suo sguardo al punto da far sembrare il suo occhio un buco aperto nella parete di una fornace (2) "; i dilemmi, le torture spirituali, il lacerante dolore derivante dal crollo dei propri ideali di fronte ad una cosa semplice come la danza di una giovane zingara non emergono sufficientemente dal personaggio Disneyano.

    IMDb - Beauty and the Beast
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    IMDb: Toy Story (1995)
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  • At one time or another, we all played with toys, whether they were action figures, dolls, little green soldiers, etc… But what if toys were real? What if they could talk? Pixar and Disney serve us this theory in what was the first full-length computer-animated film ever, `Toy Story, ' chronicling the events in the life of a cowboy doll, Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks).

  • In an era of cheap, made-for-video Disney sequels, rip-off cartoons and television babysitters (i.e.

  • `The Jungle Book 2), Pixar holds true to the values that made Disney films so entertaining back in the 30's-60's: Respect for the audience's intelligence, humor, provocative ideas to base the film upon, and respect for the audience (not the exact same thing as the first element), all of which are forgotten in this day and age of money-makers.

  • I respect Pixar very much, and after hearing how little Disney does in helping with their films, I feel that Disney is just trying to cash in on their ideas by having their name branded on the posters for Pixar films.

  • Shame on you, Disney.

  • Proof that Disney has no respect for audiences is the fact that they will not let another sequel be made – something that fans like me would rather have than something like `Finding Nemo.' `Toy Story' 1 & 2 are both on my `favorite films' list.

  • It may sound stupid, but if I made up a top 250 list like, both of those films would be on there; so would `Monsters Inc.' After an unpromising trailer for Pixar's upcoming film `Finding Nemo, ' I think that after their licensing deal with Disney is disputed (they have to cough up five more ORIGINAL films – not sequels – by 2005), they should definitely try to make a `Toy Story 3.' I'll be first in line for it, anyway.

    Cartoon Brew
    Weblog of animation historian Jerry Beck and Amid Amidi of Animation Blast.

  • CBS was also competing with ABC, who had a big gun - Walt Disney - winning the ratings on Wednesday nights .

  • CBS CARTOON THEATRE was offering new cartoon entertainment directly opposite Disneyland reruns.

  • But having an appealing host in an office setting (the same set-up as the Disney hour), didn't fool anyone.

  • These were lowball Terrytoons, not Disney mini masterpieces.

  • It seems clear from this clip that Trocadero's producers had hoped to get someone like Walt Disney, or Max Fleischer himself, thus the gag involving a "Koko the clown" like character - credited in the opening titles as "Snippy"! This final bit (below) is the last scene in the film! Dave gets to close the film with "Snippy" (unfortunately this TV print obliterates the original end title - but you get the idea).

  • is a storyboard artist at Disney, and his posts offer superb pointers on drawing, design, composition and boarding.

  • Licensing Show of a new vinyl toy of Oswald Rabbit (above, left), displayed at the Disney Booth.

  • I'm still trying to figure out what rights Disney got to Oswald.

  • In addition to the 26 Disney silent cartoons, they also got the merchandising rights.

  • He started working at Disney in the 1950s and is still there today.

  • Watch a Windows Media Player version of the film and find out more about the filmmakers at their personal website June 25, 2006 Disney Artist Documentaries Posted by AMID at WOW—this totally made my morning! Sheridan student has been posting on YouTube the Disney "Family Album" TV shows.


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    So You Wanna - Animated Movies
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  • The transaction has made Jobs Disney's largest individual shareholder and has given him a seat on Disney's board of directors.

  • [] Pixar and Disney Pixar is best known for its , , and animation films.

  • The new company, which was originally based in but has since relocated to, contracted with Disney to produce a number of computer-animated feature films, which Disney would co-finance and distribute.

  • In the years 2003 and 2004, as Pixar's contract with Disney was running out, Jobs and Disney chief executive tried but failed to negotiate a new partnership, and in early 2004 Jobs announced that Pixar would seek a new partner to distribute its films once its contract with Disney expired.

  • In October 2005, replaced Eisner at Disney, and Iger quickly worked to patch up relations with Jobs and Pixar.

  • On, , Jobs and Iger announced that Disney had agreed to purchase Pixar in an all-stock transaction worth $7.4 billion.

  • Jobs's holding in Disney will far outpace those of Eisner, who holds 1.7 percent, and Disney Director Emeritus, who holds about one percent of the company's stock and whose criticisms of Eisner included the soured Pixar relationship and accelerated his ousting.

  • A Disney press release stated that Jobs would join its Board of Directors upon completion of the deal.

  • has news related to: Jobs will also help oversee Disney and Pixar's combined animation businesses with a seat on a special six-man .

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  • Productions Animatronics - a mailing list devoted to animatronics - The following two articles are just a small portion of the 100-page article "A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: Walt Disney and World's Fairs".

  • From - The Historical Journal Devoted to Preserving The Creative Legacy of Walt Disney - This project details how to built an animantronic using a common (around Halloween) skeleton, Hobbie Servos and and a Servo Controller Chip - The Character Shop is an award-winning special effects company that excels in animatronics, makeup effects, puppets, and robotics.

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  • THE BREAK-UP: on | Saturday Jun 24 It's probably no surprise this movie has driven its way to the top of the list at the box office.For the second week in a row, the animated movie ' Blogcritics on | Jun 22, 2006 Blogcritics is proud to give five readers a chance to win the soundtrack from Disney/Pixar Cars motion picture.

  • Nashua Telegraph | Jun 22, 2006 Within the first 15 seconds of "Cars, " the latest animated feature by the creator of "Toy Story" and "Finding Nemo, " you instantly know it's driving on the Disney road less traveled.

  • | Jun 13, 2006 Three of the stars of Disney-Pixar's exciting new computer-animated feature "CARS" arrived in Hollywood for the opening weekend of the film and a special midnight screening on June 9, 2006 at Disney's El ...

  • WBIR-TV Knoxville | Jun 12, 2006 | After churning out a seemingly endless string of box-office hits, Disney and Hollywood Reporter | Jun 12, 2006 Film talent agent Chris Andrews has ended a 19-year run at ICM and has joined CAA.

  • | Jun 11, 2006 | Acclaimed new Disney/Pixar movie Ukiah Daily Journal | Jun 11, 2006 Cars' family fun at its best In life there are many lessons to be learned.

    HARO Online Atlantis Review
    A mixed, but mostly positive, review of the film.

  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire Some people think that the recent reemergence of the Disney animated movie may be nearing an end.

  • Beauty and the Beast , Aladdin , and the Lion King revitalized Disney's sagging genre, only to have films like Pocohontas , Hercules , and The Hunchback of Notre Dame follow in their wake.

  • In order to remain at the forefront, Disney must continue to make good movies while pushing the limits of animation and storytelling.

  • Both these films are not 'typical Disney, ' but their increasing diversity will ensure a sense of creativity and challenge needed to survive.

  • Everybody looks familiar enough to be 'Disney, ' but different enough to look off-kilter.

    Rotten Tomatoes - Dinosaur
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  • SYNOPSIS With DINOSAUR, Disney breaks a new stride in the technological revolution of computer animation: combining computer-animated characters with digitally enhanced live-action landscapes.

  • 63% 63% Reviews Counted: 104 65 39 6.3/10 "" ( 1-35 ) of 104 , sorted by last name a-z Page > | " Dinosaur is another refrain of the old Disney song." --, "As it is, Dinosaur is still one heck of an action adventure." --, " Dinosaur, although still impressive, just misses being a great, truly revolutionary film." --, "Groundbreaking!" --, "The story is from familiar fairy-tale turf in the ways of good vs.

  • It is rare in any movie to see a male leader animated by kindness and cooperation." --, "For all its impressive wizardry, Disney's latest effort mostly comes off as a visually spectacular lesson in how not to tell a story." --, "Will leave audiences of all ages awestruck." --, "The characters are terrifically articulated." --, "In its lumbering, sometimes bloody way, it's some trip." --, " Bambi on steroids." --, "These Mesozoics are a cute computer cross between cartoons and muppets." --, "Dinosaurio no será un clásico pero bien vale la pena verla.

  • Rating: 6.1/10 "Even though the traditional aspects of cinema are lacking, it's hard not to be impressed by the package as a whole." --, "For a story that takes place some 65 million years ago, Dinosaur is awfully reliant on recent recycled parts." --, " Dinosaur is a fable, and a hugely and sometimes wondrously watchable one, even if its emotions retreat to certain levels of programmed predictability as the film proceeds." --, "One thing is certain: Disney has thrown down the gauntlet to the wave of animated competition coming this summer." --, "If the devil is in the details, then this is one devilishly delightful film." --, "I enjoyed the movie as sheer visual spectacle" --, "Offers $200 million in special effects and a script worth about 2 cents.

    Enculturation: From Mouse to Mouse: Overcoming Information
    Essay by Patricia Pisters on the animated image and its changing relationship
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    Toy Story
    Articolo di Barbara Robertson sugli aspetti tecnici della realizzazione del film.

  • La Walt Disney sta per distribuire il primo lungometraggio interamente digitale di Barbara Robertson La Walt Disney Feature Animation quest'autunno entrerà nella storia del cinema con la presentazione sul grande schermo del primo lungometraggio completamente digitale, il primo film d'animazione interamente realizzato con strumenti di computergrafica 3D.

  • Toy Story sarà il grande film della Disney per il prossimo Natale (in Italia, lo vedremo a Pasqua, ndr).

  • Già da ora la ben oliata macchina commerciale della Disney si è messa in moto.

  • I trailer di Toy Story sono proiettati nei cinema insieme all'ultima produzione Disney, Pocahontas , e venduti nei negozi di videocassette americani con alcune copie del film Il libro della giungla .

  • Peter Schneider, presidente della divisione Feature Animation della Disney, è d'accordo.

  • Quando si parla di Toy Story con le persone della Pixar e della Disney, subito puntualizzano che anche con la tecnologia più perfezionata non si può realizzare un buon film.

  • La Pixar è stata aiutata dalla Disney per rendere migliore la storia e per imparare come si lavora su un progetto di largo respiro, in particolare grazie a Schneider e Tom Schumacher, vicepresidente di produzione.

  • Ha dei bulloni e delle rifiniture sulla sua tuta spaziale che dicono "copyright Disney", che sono state fatte perché anche il mio giocattolo le ha.

  • «Ho capito veramente quanto sappiamo poco rispetto alla Disney, che invece conosce veramente questo campo».

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