January 6, 2001
The first Oscar statuette for the development of computer software was announced Friday, bestowed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Rob Cook, Loren Carpenter and Ed Catmull of Pixar, creators of Renderman. The computer graphic software allows computer-generated scenes to be seamlessly matched with other footage in movies.
November 3, 2002 |
The mood was jovial as Walt Disney Co. chief Michael Eisner and his guest, Pixar Animation Studios head Steve Jobs, watched Game 5 of the World Series from a luxury box at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. Sitting side by side, the two men laughed together, bantering and talking baseball. For the moment, it seemed, both were on the same team.
May 5, 2000 |
Pixar Inc., riding the success of the computer animated film "Toy Story 2," said its earnings soared in the first quarter to $26.4 million, or 53 cents a share, in the first quarter from $900,000, or 2 cents, a year ago, well above analyst expectations of 45 cents. Revenue climbed to $61 million from $3.4 million. Separately, Pixar said that former Walt Disney Studios Chairman Joe Roth joined its board. Pixar's earnings tend to rise and fall rapidly based on the release schedule of its films.
May 25, 2011 |
Crews of hundreds can typically spend years making a single animated feature — and it's not uncommon during what "Kung Fu Panda 2" director Jennifer Yuh Nelson describes as a "messy, creative process" for a director to be fired midway through a production. It happened to Jan Pinkava, who was directing 2007's "Ratatouille" before Brad Bird took over the Oscar-winning Pixar film. And it happened to Chris Sanders ("How to Train Your Dragon"), who was removed from Disney's "American Dog" in 2006, before it was reimagined as "Bolt.
June 7, 2013 |
The economy is slowly adding jobs, as the most recent jobs report indicates, but they might not be the kind of jobs that will create strength in the economy. After all, employees and employers used to have a lifetime contract in which employees, guaranteed a job for life, would do the best they could for their organization. No longer. The relationship between workers and bosses has changed fundamentally, as a series of L.A. Times stories pointed out, and that's often worse for the worker.
June 30, 1994
Leading Japanese and American animation designers and state-of-the-art animation technology will take center stage at Anime Expo '94, a major animation industry convention to be held Friday through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Marriott hotel.