Tag: Pixar

Movie Review: Chico and Rita

It is a commonly held notion that animation is a genre of film. It isn’t. Animation is a medium that artists can use to express themselves in any number of ways; a genre is a category in which films that share common narrative and stylistic traits are placed. Calling animation a genre limits and confines how… Read More

Movie Review: Brave

Disney’s “Brave” represented a number of firsts for Pixar when the film was released back in the summer of 2012. It was the first time the studio had tackled fairy tale material, it was the first time a woman would be directing for them, and it was the first time that their film would feature… Read More

Film Director Profile: Brenda Chapman

Few women have had a greater impact on the animation world in the last 20 years than Brenda Chapman. A Disney and DreamWorks veteran, she is the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and she has had a long, successful career in the industry since joining Disney in the 1980s.  … Read More

2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature Preview

It’s surprising to most that Disney, the king of all animation studios, has never won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. They have received eight nominations since the award’s inception, but claimed the prize as their own. This year, though, marks their greatest chance at winning to date.   (Related: 2014 Oscar Predictions: Who Will… Read More