Author archive: Leslie Combemale

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23 Emmy noms? Interview: Margie Cohn, head of DreamWorks TV.
May 14, 2016
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As anyone in the animation industry, and indeed anyone who follows the world of film and animation knows, an Emmy Award nomination is always to be celebrated. Multiply that by 23, and you can imagine the party-like atmosphere happening at DreamWorks TV, after the news they were nominated for daytime Emmys in a wide variety […]
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The Women of “Kung Fu Panda 3”: Girlpower in the World of Animation
March 16, 2016
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Originally posted and featured on Indiewire and Cinema Siren.   The announcement of a new president of Oriental DreamWorks came just as the release of  Kung Fu Panda 3 is happening simultaneously in China and the US. Their choice is a woman, Melissa Cobb, the producer of all three films in the wildly successful franchise.  She […]
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Disney Animators: The Power of 2D Comic-Con Panel Highlights
March 16, 2016
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Looney Tunes Legacy SDCC Comic-Con Panel-Ruth Clampett and Linda Jones
March 12, 2016
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Ruth Clampett and Linda Jones, daughters of Warner Brothers animators Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones, talk about growing up with artistic geniuses and how they keep their dads’ stories and lives in animation in the forefront of cartoon and art fans. These two animators created characters and directed some of the best cartoons in animation […]
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Inside Zootopia: An interview with visual development artist Nick Orsi
March 12, 2016
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Zootopia’s New Blood Talks Traditional Techniques, Inspirations and the Joy of Working For Disney Any graduates aspiring to work at Disney should pay heed to 29 year old Nick Orsi’s story. His trajectory is the stuff of Disney dreams. Fresh out of art school, Orsi was hired in their trainee program, quickly becoming an apprentice […]