The INSIDER Summary:
• "Finding Dory" missed out on an Oscar nomination.• It's yet another sign that Pixar is no longer the top animation studio.• Pixar has produced some highlights in the past years, but it's a mixed bag.
Disney/PixarLess than a mile from Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California, there's a calming stretch of beach that animator Alan Barillaro visits often. Three years ago, while walking along that Pacific shore, Barillaro came on an idea that has become the latest great Pixar work.
It's "Piper," the short film that showed before the hit "Finding Dory," and won the best animated short Oscar on Sunday.
Disney/PixarThe 2015 box office has had some fascinating headlines this year, from the summer dominance by Universal ("Jurassic World," "Minions") to the fall disappointments in movies like “Pan” and “Jem and the Holograms.” But what no one saw coming was that the latest Pixar movie would be a dud.
Disney's newest film, "Big Hero 6," opens this week. And some eagle-eyed viewers have already spotted some Easter eggs in the trailer that was released over the summer. An Easter egg, as it relates to movies, is when the movie's creators hide something in the film that's an intentional inside joke.
Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull's life changed in 1995. His company went public a week before its first movie, "Toy Story," became an instant hit. But after achieving the biggest goal he had ever set for himself, creating a revered and successful film, he was filled with doubt.