Why Coco’s Award Dominance Is A Problem For the Industry

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Pixar’s latest film Coco is being endowed with so many awards, they have their own Wikipedia page dedicated to tracking them all. It’s not all good news though….

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The Podcast: Episode 3 with Helen Haswell

Thursday, March 19, 2015

In this month’s podcast, I chat with Helen Haswell. Helen is a PhD candidate at Queens University in Belfast, who’s area of research happens to be the merger…

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The Pixar Luster Has Worn Off, Leaving A Tarnished Studio Behind

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Is this finally it? Has the last nail been hammered into the coffin of Pixar’s credibility? Long held in high esteem for the quality of their films, their unique NorCal-influenced approach to filmmaking, and the resulting highly artistic masterpieces that embodied the vision of a truly artistic and collaborative effort won them friends and admirers the world over. It would appear however, that a strong of sequels and the studios inclusion in the recent Silicon Valley scandal that ensnared many tech companies in the region, may finally put paid to Pixar’s esteemed reputation.

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Does Pixar Really Have a Technological Advantage?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

There’s an annual report called the Global Animation Industry Report: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities. I wrote about it last year, but since there’s a new report for 2014, I’m writing about it again. While the $5,000 price is a bit too steep for me, you can view the contents online for free, and that’s where one sub-heading picqued my interest: ‘Pixar’s Technological Advantage’. While that may have been true many years ago, does it still hold up?

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Architecture in The Incredibles: Attention to Detail

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Over at The Architizer, Zachery Edelson has taken a thorough and in-depth look at the architecture within the Pixar film The Incredibles. It’s a fascinating read for anyone with even a passing interest in either the film or architecture. yet it highlights an astonishing attention to detail that the filmmakers when the filmmakers could have gotten away with a lot less.

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The Animation Anomaly Podcast Episode 6

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Animation Anomaly podcast episode 6!

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Week Links 40-2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Charles’ week links for November 17th to the 23rd, 2013

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Week Links 34-2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Charles’ week links for September 8th to the 14th, 2013

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Does This Pixar-Related Kickstarter Project Break the Law?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Kickstarter project is proposing to teach people how to model every Pixar character by recreating them. Is that even legal?

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Week Links 28-2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Charles week links for July 14th to the 20th, 2013.

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Did The Marketing Save Monsters University?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The marketing campaign for Monsters University was undoubtedly novel and innovative but would the film have been as successful without it?

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