Oh, the tangled web of feature animation. When Brenda Chapman, who had directed "Prince of Egypt" and was set to become the first female director of a Pixar feature, was fired from "Brave" 18 months before it was set to be released, after a contentious (sometimes outright hostile) production period, she regrouped at Lucasfilm Animation, working as a creative advisor on an unspecified feature film project. When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, it seemed to most that Chapman would quietly move along too, and she has, but not before finishing up work on the Lucasfilm project and passing it along to a more-than-worthy successor. She also spills some details about what she's working on now.Before Disney's acquisition, scuttlebutt was that Lucasfilm was working on an animated feature centered around the world of fairies and that it would be a musical, but not an original one ľ it would feature well known, expensively licensed pop songs. The animation feature would have been handled by the same...
Filed under: Etc., Safety, Technology, Videos After three years of research, Breakfast Products has introduced Points - self-touted as the most advanced sign on earth. While we cannot substantiate that particular claim, the three-arm directional display is an interesting and innovative approach when it comes to delivering information to those within its immediate vicinity. In a nutshell, Points utilizes an Internet connection to update a five-segment interface menu that is located at user height on its pole. Using digital data (compiled from Twitter, Foursquare, RRS feeds, etc.) and onboard sensors, the motorized directional arms swing to display information about cities, sporting events, transit, etc... all of which is easily read by those nearby (watch the video, and it will all make sense). Physically speaking, the Points sign is nine feet tall, six feet wide and primarily constructed of lightweight and corrosion-resistant aluminum. Mechanically speaking, the arms utilize micro transmissions (with 11 gears and multiple motors) and rotary electrical interfaces (removing the issue of tangled wires) to smoothly swing 360-degrees around the pole regardless of weather or temperature. Electronically speaking, more than 16,000 LED lights ensure that the displays are bright and readable. Lastly, the processor has been designed to keep its chipset cool and minimize power drain. We can think of countless applications for Points (airport terminals and car shows would be a perfect fit), assuming it all works as advertised. Larger versions with even more swinging arms would work well for those behind the wheel. Rest assured, this is just the tip of this digital information iceberg. Check out Points by scrolling below to see the video, then head on over to Breakfast Products' website to try it out remotely via Twitter.Continue reading Meet Points, the Internet-enabled future of street signsMeet Points, the Internet-enabled future of street signs originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
There are no titles attached to these dates yet, but Disney has set a course for its animated features through 2018. All will be in 3D, with 2-3 pics coming out a year essentially alternating between Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Most dates fall in June (where Pixar has opened Brave, Cars 2 and Toy Story 3 and will bow Monsters University on June 21 this year) and November (past titles opened on this month include Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled and this November 27 release Frozen). The new dates come after already announced slots for Disney animated titles like Pixar’sáThe Good Dinosaur (May 30, 2014), the untitled Inside The Mind movie (June 19, 2015), and the Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory (November 25, 2015). It’s also after Disney’s first Marvel-branded animated feature, Big Hero 6, which has an August 1, 2014 release date. It seems likely that the just-in-the-news Dia De Los Muertos movie could get one of these new dates. Speculate away. Here’s the list if you’re scoring at home: March 4, 2016 — Untitled Disney Animation wide in 3D June 17, 2016 — Untitled Pixar Animation wide in 3D November 23, 2016 — Untitled Disney Animation wide in 3D June 16, 2017 — Untitled Pixar Animation wide in 3D November 22, 2017 — Untitled Pixar Animation wide in 3D March 9, 2018 — Untitled Disney Animation wide in 3D June 15, 2018 — Untitled Pixar Animation wide in 3D November ... Read More »
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Photo credit: Getty/Splash News/Pixar/Disney Beyonce makes her animated film debut in Epic, coming out this weekend, where she voices the gorgeous Queen Tara (very fitting for Queen B, no?). But lady B is not the first singer to make her way into the world of animation. Some Google stalking led us to 16 other pop stars who have done the very same thing! Watch: Beyonce Talks About Her Role in Epic From obvious picks like Selena Gomez and Katy Perry to more surprising animated roles held by Fergie, Drake, and a 90's pop star (!!!), click through our mega-gallery to see the full list. Photos: Pop Stars Who Have Guest-Starred on TV Shows Did you know all these singers have done voice work? Which were you the most surprised by? Which of their movies was your favorite? Tweet us @OKMagazine!
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