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Lawrence Levy: "To Pixar and Beyond [...]" Danielle Feinberg: The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life. John Lasseter Looks Back on 30 Years of Pixar. ‘The Good Dinosaur’: Pixar’s Biggest Production Nightmare Crash-Lands into Theaters. The FBI groomed 14-year-old Richard Wershe to become a drug dealer and informant.

‘The Good Dinosaur’: Pixar’s Biggest Production Nightmare Crash-Lands into Theaters

The teen dope slinger helped put away the mayor of Detroit’s brother-in-law—and got in bed with his niece. When Wershe got busted, the FBI didn’t help him and the mayor got his secret revenge. Richard John Wershe, Jr. is a political prisoner in America. The political component of his ordeal is local, it’s harsh and it’s vindictive. Wershe, who grew up in Detroit, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a non-violent drug crime committed when he was 17. Rather, Wershe was a paid confidential informant for the FBI who helped the feds prosecute drug-corrupted cops and the drug-dealing brother-in-law of Detroit’s mayor. The story of Richard “Rick” Wershe, 46, known in the media for years as White Boy Rick, is a tale of crime and punishment gone awry. Wershe was recruited by the FBI at age 14 to join the fight in the war on drugs as a paid confidential informant. Hollywoodreporter. A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Even with framed cartoons on his walls, Ed Catmull's office on the Pixar Animation Studios campus in Emeryville, Calif., is downright bland compared to the museum of toy trains, trucks and memorabilia that is John Lasseter's space down the hall. Catmull, a Utah-born scientist and pioneer in computer graphics who began his career at Lucasfilm before launching Pixar Animation Studios with Steve Jobs and Lasseter in 1986, often is described as the brains of the operation, while Lasseter is the heart.

But Catmull disagrees with that assessment: "First of all, John is extremely smart. And I think creativity happens when you combine the technical with the artistic. " With Inside Out and Good Dinosaur, Pixar is releasing two films in a year for the first time. In truth, it has been challenging. You delayed Good Dinosaur a year to retool it. Yeah. No. Pixar in a Box. Pixar: The Story Behind the Studio. Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work. By Maria Popova Why the greatest enemy of creative success is the attempt to fortify against failure.

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Don't be afraid of the blank sheets: Ricky Nierva at TEDxAthens. Deconstructing Big Hero 6 - article. Deconstructing Big Hero 6: The OriginsDirector Don Hall at the Academy event “Deconstructing Big Hero 6” on April 23, 2015 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Deconstructing Big Hero 6 - article

Deconstructing Big Hero 6: The Inspiration for BaymaxDirector Don Hall at the Academy event “Deconstructing Big Hero 6” on April 23, 2015 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Deconstructing Big Hero 6: The StoryDirectors Chris Williams and Don Hall, and Producer Roy Conli at the Academy event “Deconstructing Big Hero 6” on April 23, 2015 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Pixar’s Ed Catmull Emerges As Central Figure In The Wage-Fixing Scandal. Ed Catmull.

Pixar’s Ed Catmull Emerges As Central Figure In The Wage-Fixing Scandal

(Photo-illustration.) Pixar and Disney Animation president Ed Catmull has always had a reputation as a decent person, but newly revealed court documents show that he’s been working against the interests of Pixar’s employees for years, as well as trying to hurt other animation studios who didn’t play by his rules. The documents in question are from last year’s civil class-action suit against high-tech companies. (The lawsuit, which included Pixar and Lucasfilm as defendants, was the result of a 2010 U.S. Department of Justice anti-trust action.) 5 Random Life Lessons I Learned At Pixar — Sutro. 1.

5 Random Life Lessons I Learned At Pixar — Sutro

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Brave. Pixars extraordinary run of successful films starring male characters took a courageous turn in June with the release of Disney/Pixar’s 13th feature, Brave, the studio’s first princess film. The conflict in this feature centers on the relationship between Merida, a young “don’t wannabe a princess,” and her mother, the elegant Queen Elinor. Merida inherited her father’s fiery character along with his flaming red hair, rather than her mother’s calm demeanor. She would rather be outdoors riding her horse, rock climbing, and practicing archery like Fergus, her father, than studying to be a princess and meeting her pre-ordained destiny­—marriage to the son of a rival clan leader. With a fairy-tale setting in medieval Scotland amidst lush landscapes and kilt-wearing clans, and a fairy-tale plot that includes a tricky witch, a spell that must be undone, and plenty of action-adventure along the way, Brave enters new territory for the studio.

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