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  • Tim Burton reanimates his past in 'Frankenweenie'

    Tim Burton reanimates his past in 'Frankenweenie'
    When Tim Burton was an eager young animator and filmmaker working at Disney Studios in the early 1980s, he made an inventive live-action short film inspired by his childhood in Burbank and the love of a family dog. That 1984 short, “Frankenweenie,” which starred Shelley Duvall and Daniel Stern, has now been turned into a 3-D stop-motion animated feature.
  • Rich Moore's 'Wreck-It Ralph' is an homage to blocky video games

    Rich Moore's 'Wreck-It Ralph' is an homage to blocky video games
    When animation director Rich Moore was growing up in Oxnard, he spent so much time in video arcades that his parents worried that their young son was wasting his time. “They would always tell me that I should be concentrating on the real world,&...

    'Dora the Explorer' executive out in Nickelodeon shake-up

    Reeling from its spectacular ratings fall, Burbank-based Nickelodeon has pushed out animation chief Brown Johnson, the executive most responsible for creating the network's cartoon sensation "Dora the Explorer." Johnson is leaving Nickelodeon "to...

    Digital media trailblazer and ex-Disney exec Bob Lambert dies

    Digital media trailblazer and ex-Disney exec Bob Lambert dies
    Bob Lambert, a widely respected entertainment industry executive who played a pivotal role in the advent of computer animation, died of undisclosed causes Friday at his home in Glendale, his family announced Monday night. He was 55. Lambert served as...

    Chief executive says animation and franchises are key for Universal

    Chief executive says animation and franchises are key for Universal
    Acknowledging that the movie business is "not for the faint of heart," NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke said he'd like to see more animationĀ  and more franchise films out of Universal in the years ahead. "We've had our ups and downs for the...