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Pixar co-founder says smartphone, GoPro filmmaking are the future

Pixar co-founder says smartphone, GoPro filmmaking are the future

It’s already happening on a small scale, but mobile videography just got a huge nod from Pixar co-founder John Lasseter. Speaking on a panel for ‘The New Audience: Moviegoing in a Connected World’ to an audience at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Lasseter said smartphone videography and GoPros are the future of film making. Some films, like the independent ‘Romance in NYC’, have been filmed entirely on iPhone, and released into major film festivals; it’s likely just the start, too.

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Inside Out trailer: the next Pixar all-star movie

Inside Out trailer: the next Pixar all-star movie

When you begin watching this trailer, you might freak out a little. It seems like Pixar is making a movie that includes every one of their star characters at once. But they aren’t. I mean they are, sort of, but not really. They’re diving under the surface, looking at emotions. You’d better just have a look.

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Facebook used Pixar illustrator and psychologist to develop Finch emoticons

Facebook used Pixar illustrator and psychologist to develop Finch emoticons

Facebook engineer Arturo Bejar talked to the folks over at Popular Science, discussing how the new emoticons available for Messenger were created. In early 2012, the engineer crossed paths with a UC Berkeley professor of psychology who specializes in emotions, Dacher Keltner, who soon partnered with Facebook to offer his expertice. Soon after Pixar illustrator Matt Jones was on board as well.

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Pixar names main building after Steve Jobs

Pixar names main building after Steve Jobs

When you think of Steve Jobs, you may think of him as the guy who founded and ran Apple, but he was also a big investor in the animated movie studio Pixar, when he invested $10 million to purchase Pixar from Lucasfilm in 1986, and then was sold 20 years later to Disney for $7.4 billion. The studio has now named it's main building on its headquarters after the man himself.

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Former Pixar and Siri developers join up for ToyTalk to make Teddy speak

Former Pixar and Siri developers join up for ToyTalk to make Teddy speak

It's time for a new kind of app for the smart universe, on that focuses on the child in you - or your child, of course - and brings your toys to life with augmented reality: it's ToyTalk! The three folks behind this project were all formerly at Pixar in different positions - Martin Reddy was a lead Software Engineer, Oren Jacob was CTO, and Bobby Podesta was a supervising animator, and with their combined expertise, we're about to see speaking toy enter the smart space. The whole project is set to launch at the start of 2013, but just today they've released their first cinematic trailer.

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How Pixar’s Toy Story 2 was deleted… twice

How Pixar’s Toy Story 2 was deleted… twice

Pixar's film Toy Story 2 was an undeniable hit in one of the most popular children's movies ever. However, many fans of the film might not know is it the flick was actually deleted twice during production. One of the deletes was an accident by a rogue command, and the second was on purpose because "it was not a good film." The accidental deletion was discovered by Pixar's Larry Cutler.

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YouTube offering Disney and Pixar movies for rent

YouTube offering Disney and Pixar movies for rent

YouTube has been stepping up its content offerings to bolster its movie rental service that started about a year ago but has yet to put much pressure on services like Netflix. It added about 3,000 new movies for rent back in May and now it's also getting Disney and Pixar movie titles, 1,000 of which Netflix just lost access to when it failed to renew its deal with Starz.

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Thanks to Pixar, Steve Jobs Makes an Appearance at 2010 Oscars

Thanks to Pixar, Steve Jobs Makes an Appearance at 2010 Oscars

Despite the fact the Oscars has shown off a few extra features this year, like The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and a performance from James Taylor, nothing has been as big a shock as seeing Steve Jobs walking the red carpet. The co-founder of the Cupertino=based company was found walking amongst the stars of Hollywood, managing to only stand out a little bit. At least to one person.

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Google Spotlight Stories app debuts on iOS

Google Spotlight Stories app debuts on iOS

Google has had an app for Android users called Spotlight Stories that allows the user to watch short 360-degree animated films that landed in 2013. The app was originally developed for Motorola users before Google purchased Motorola back in 2011. iOS users that like short animated films can now get the app for their iPhone or iPad.

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Chimps would cook – if they had the tools

Chimps would cook – if they had the tools

Chimps in the kitchen might sound like a Pixar movie plot, but researchers have figured out that the primates could do if it wasn't for one big problem. Our nearest evolutionary cousins, chimpanzees have already been shown to have ambitious problem-solving skills, not to mention more comedic talents in line with our own, but a new study explored one of the biggest gulfs between us and them: our progression to cooking food rather than eating it raw.

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Frozen 2 announced by Disney

Frozen 2 announced by Disney

It's officially time to start preparing for Frozen 2. While Elsa hasn't confirmed her return to the role, Olaf and Anna have - Disney has confirmed that development is really, actually underway. This comes after denial from directors / writers Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck suggesting that there's no sequel - none so far - now Disney has confirmed the inevitable. This bit of information came in the same Disney shareholders call that gave us information about Star Wars VIII and Star Wars Rogue One, two more full-powered Star Wars movies on the way.

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