Pixar

  • Crunch Report | Judge Rules CRISPR-Cas9 Belongs to Broad Institute

    Verizon is reportedly getting a $250 million discount on its Yahoo deal, judge rules CRISPR-Cas9 belongs to the Broad Institute and not UC Berkeley, Pixar teaches the art of storytelling on Khan Academy and MakerBot cuts 30% of its workforce. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

    Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

    There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others learn the secrets of great storytelling – for free, in partnership with online education… Read More

  • Anki aims to bring a Pixar character to life with its plucky little robot

    “We went through 45 mechanical iterations of Cozmo,” explains Boris Sofman. “This was a huge, hugely complex problem of mechanical engineering, industrial design and character design. The goal to make a character that had the size, shape and capabilities, form factor and practicality of a character that wanted to do all that we could do.” The result is surprisingly small. Read More

  • Netflix touts Disney partnership to remind U.S. subscribers it still has movies

    Netflix touts Disney partnership to remind U.S. subscribers it still has movies

    In the midst of a quest to become an international video streaming success, Netflix has been drawing criticism from core, U.S. customers who say its film and TV library — beyond original series and films — isn’t robust enough to whet their viewing appetites. Today, Netflix made an announcement seemingly tailored for these restless U.S. customers, touting a pay TV partnership… Read More

  • Pixar-esque Penrose Studios raises $8.5M, VR’s biggest seed round

    Pixar-esque Penrose Studios raises $8.5M, VR’s biggest seed round

    When a new medium arises, so too do new brands hoping to stake a claim on the frontier. Penrose Studios wants to be the Pixar of VR, telling heartfelt stories in immersive worlds. And now it has the money to hire the best talent and develop its own in-VR creation tools. Today Penrose Studios announced it’s raised an $8.5 million seed round led by Accelerate-IT Ventures, and joined… Read More

  • Evertoon wants you to build funny 3D cartoon videos on your phone

    Evertoon wants you to build funny 3D cartoon videos on your phone

    Niniane Wang was watching the infamous “iPhone vs. Evo” video — a short animated film of two creatures poking fun at the iPhone — on YouTube and was thinking of all the ways a video like that could be more customizable and personalized. It also helped spark the idea for her to start Evertoon, an application launching today that makes it easy to make short… Read More

  • Pixar Studios Doubles Effects In Upcoming Film ‘The Good Dinosaur’

    Pixar Studios Doubles Effects In Upcoming Film ‘The Good Dinosaur’

    “The Good Dinosaur” will feature twice as many special effects as any Pixar film that has come before, Pixar Studios told TechCrunch on a recent visit. The film hitting theaters in November centers on Arlo, a young dinosaur who is swept down a river and has to make his way back to his family. On his way he encounters a human boy named Spot, who becomes his companion and protector… Read More

  • Watch The Trailer For ‘Henry,’ The Second VR Movie From Oculus Story Studio

    Watch The Trailer For ‘Henry,’ The Second VR Movie From Oculus Story Studio

    Oculus made waves earlier this year when it announced it would be developing its own original film content for consumption on its VR devices – now there’s a second movie coming out of the Oculus Story Studio, directed by Ramiro Lopez Dau, who had a hand in both Brave and Monsters University from Pixar. Henry follows the tale of a hedgehog, starting out with an interior view of… Read More