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November 19, 2014

The November 7 arrival of Disney’s Big Hero 6 is as much a supercomputing triumph as it is an animated feast. It’s the coming out party for Hyperion—a cutting-edge light rendering software shaped by both Disney artists and engineers working in concert for two years.

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November 17, 2014

The movie’s metropolitan portmanteau is a marvel of architectural alchemy. Shibuya skyscrapers with pulsing video screens hug San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid. Victorian Mission duplexes line hilly San Fransokyo neighborhoods, aglow from the pink-white light of Japanese cherry blossoms in full bloom below.

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November 16, 2014

Disney animators needed some help creating the Boston Terrier Winston in the short film Feast. So director Patrick Osborne put a call out for Disney staffers to bring their terriers to work for a canine study session.

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November 8, 2014

The filmmakers behind the animated short, playing in front of Big Hero 6, explain to BuzzFeed News why Disney is reinvesting in an art form that is guaranteed to lose money.

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October 21, 2014

It's been eight years since Disney bought Pixar, eight years since CEO Bob Iger put Lasseter and Pixar president Ed Catmull in charge of Disney's flailing animation division. “There was so much pressure on us to close these doors,” Lasseter says. “Ed and I absolutely could not do that.”

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June 11, 2014

Disney has released a 6-minute short with the understated titled of “Feast” which made its world premiere at the Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival on Tuesday.

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May 22, 2014

A boy’s best friend is his surprisingly squishy robot in this first teaser from Disney’s next animated feature Big Hero 6 (in theaters Nov. 7.) Inspired by the Marvel comic book of the same name, it focuses on a 14-year-old named Hiro Hamada and his faithful, soft-hearted and soft-bodied best pal Baymax.

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May 21, 2014

Five years after buying Marvel for $4 billion, Walt Disney Pictures will bring the comic book title Big Hero 6 to the screen on Nov. 7 in a full-length animated feature. We’ve got a first look at the poster here.

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April 10, 2014

In early 2010, the Getty Conservation Institute began a collaboration with the Disney Animation Research Library (ARL) to improve the understanding of plastics used in modern and contemporary art. 'Animation Cels Shed Light on Preserving Plastics' explores the partnership to increase the treatment options available to conservators dealing with plastic objects in their collections.

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February 26, 2014

Thousands joined together for an epic coast-to-coast “Frozen” singalong live today on “Good Morning America,” from Tony Award-winning singer Idina Menzel, to the New York City Children’s Chorus, to fans who gathered in Times Square, and viewers around the country who sent in their own heartwarming renditions.

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February 22, 2014

'Frozen' takes home Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for an Motion Picture - Animated at the 50th Annual CAS Awards!

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February 13, 2014

“Frozen” swept the four awards for animated feature film, including outstanding animation in an animated motion picture.

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February 12, 2014

Walt Disney Animation Studios is on a roll that began with 2010's 'Tangled' and continued with 2012's 'Wreck-It Ralph.' And now with Frozen - the $150 million movie has grossed almost a billion worldwide - Disney Animation is re-energized.

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February 7, 2014

“Frozen’s” Jeff Draheim took home the Eddie for best animated feature.

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February 1, 2014

Disney Animation's 'Frozen' topped the feature competition at the 41st Annie Awards, collecting five trophies. Another Oscar nominated production, Disney's animated short 'Get A Horse!,' won the Annie for best short subject.

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January 31, 2014

It was a night of laughs and tributes to "Frozen," “12 Years a Slave,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Fruitvale Station” and other pictures at the fifth annual African-American Film Critics Association awards.

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January 23, 2014

Quite simply, if the CG Mickey couldn't match the hand-drawn model refashioned to look like the 1928 original, the Oscar-nominated Get A Horse! short wouldn't have worked. And that was the responsibility of CG supervisor Adam Green (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled), who worked side-by-side with 2D supervisor Eric Goldberg. Indeed, Green was mentored by Goldberg during this unique production that brilliantly encapsulates the history of Mickey and Disney.

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January 23, 2014

Peter Del Vecho won the Producers Guild Award for Oustanding Producer of an Animated Theatrical Motion Picture. Congratulations, Peter!

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January 17, 2014

The nation’s film critics’ expressed very warm feelings for Disney’s Frozen last night at the 19th Critics Choice Awards, naming the film Best Animated Feature and giving the Best Song honor to its top musical number, “Let It Go.”

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January 16, 2014

Disney’s record-breaking musical behemoth Frozen scored two Oscar nominations this morning — one for Best Animated Feature, and another for the film’s musical showstopper “Let It Go.”

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January 15, 2014

Disney executives and "Let It Go" songwriters tell THR they're hoping the chart-topping album marks "the beginning of a resurgence" for toon tunes.

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January 13, 2014

When Walt Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger showed up at the premiere of filmFrozen on Nov. 27, he was already sure that the animated musical about two sisters was something special, a return to the magical essence that made Disney, well, Disney.

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January 12, 2014

The Walt Disney Company's animated musical has been a surprise blockbuster. Despite opening before Thanksgiving, it beat a dozen new entrants to become the most successful movie of the holiday season. A week ago it enjoyed the rare success of ranking No. 1 on its sixth weekend playing nationwide.

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November 26, 2013

In the new “Get a Horse!,” playing in theaters with the animated feature “Frozen,” Mickey, Minnie and their friends go on a hayride, in the process traveling from black-and-white, 2-D hand-drawn images to color, 3-D digital animation.

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August 11, 2013

For four hours on Friday and two hours on Saturday, Walt Disney Studios gave fans gathered at a convention here an extensive look into its movie pipeline. And while the crowd was a friendly one, Disney left nothing to chance.

But how did Disney’s movie presentations go over with a more skeptical audience, namely this beat reporter? Here are five takeaways...

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June 18, 2013

Check out the new Frozen teaser trailer on MTV.com.

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June 17, 2013

The actress voices the animated film's heroine, Anna, alongside Broadway star Idina Menzel.

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May 9, 2013

Walt Disney Animation Studios announces its 2014 fall release, Big Hero 6.

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May 9, 2013

Los Angeles Times takes a look at the Walt Disney Animation Studios of today and tomorrow including an exclusive look at Frozen and Big Hero 6.

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March 25, 2013

Congrats to the Disney team who worked on the animated movie “Wreck-It Ralph.”

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March 23, 2013

The Kids’ Choice Awards were tonight on Nickelodeon, and several animated films were honored with recognition (sans slime). Disney Animation’s Wreck-It Ralph won Favorite Animated Movie, while Adam Sandler won Favorite Voice in Animated Movie for his role as Dracula in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania.

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March 18, 2013

Disney’s animated box-office hit “Wreck-It Ralph” knocked the “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” off the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart...

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March 8, 2013

Maria Antonieta de las Nieves “La Chilindrina,” quien hizo la voz de la pequena Vanellope von Schweetz en la version en espanol…

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March 5, 2013

The company’s Meander software created a gorgeous new style of film by solving one small problem: digital animation software can’t draw curves.

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March 4, 2013

Oscar-winner Patrick Osborne and I exchanged emails about his career at the Walt Disney Animation Studio, where he was the animation supervisor on “Paperman,” which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

It was the first animated short Oscars for Disney Animation Studio since 1969. (George Clooney also won his second Oscar that night, as producer for best motion picture “Argo.”)

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February 28, 2013

John Kahrs, the creator of the romantic, Oscar-winning animated short Paperman, calls himself a ‘late bloomer’–despite having worked both at Pixar and now Disney, this is his directorial debut, at age 45.

Being at the Oscars (and the requisite after-party) was a ‘surreal’ experience for him, so he regaled Vulture with what happened during his night out with the stars, including his run-ins with Anne Hathaway, Steven Spielberg, and Jennifer Lawrence.

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February 24, 2013

Disney’s short Paperman is sweet, sentimental, lovely, lingering and now it is one more thing…an Academy Award winner!

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February 22, 2013

A Pixar film is a beautiful thing. Long after Toy Story’s 3-D novelty wore off, artists refined their techniques...

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February 8, 2013

Mike Gabriel discusses the various aspects behind the magic of Academy Award-nominated film, Paperman.

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February 2, 2013

John Kahrs is a Disney animator and the director of the Oscar-nominated animated short film “Paperman,” which is distinctive for its melding of traditional hand-drawn and computer-generated animation techniques.

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December 19, 2012

Broadway star Jonathan Groff has signed on to voice lead character in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ comedy-adventure Frozen.

The Tony Award nominee (Spring Awakening) will voice Kristoff in the film, which kicks off when a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal Winter.

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December 13, 2012

Here’s a little icebreaker from the makers of Frozen. Walt Disney Animation Studios has debuted this exclusive concept image from its upcoming comedy adventure, just in time to make you feel good about your own December.

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November 29, 2012

Jennifer Lee, one of the screenwriters behind Disney Animation’s Wreck-It Ralph, is making the jump to director.

Lee has been tapped to join Chris Buck in helming Frozen, the studio’s 53rd animated feature, due to hit screens Nov. 27, 2013.

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November 2, 2012

It’s difficult not to be taken aback by the stunning visuals of Disney’s latest animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph...

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