108: Layoffs, Disney, and Looking to the End


This week we take a look at Pixar's recent layoffs and the bright state of Disney animation. Also, stick around till the end for a special announcement.

Courtesy The Pixar Times.

Courtesy The Pixar Times.

Pixar lays off 5% of employees: http://pixartimes.com/2013/11/22/pixar-lays-off-employees-after-delay-of-the-good-dinosaur/

The Pixar Perspective on Layoffs: http://pixartimes.com/2013/11/26/the-pixar-perspective-on-layoffs/

The Rise (again) of Disney Animation: http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Hear-Me-Out-Disney-Has-Reclaimed-Animation-Crown-Pixar-Falls-Behind-40480.htmlhttp://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pixar-disney-animation-john-lasseters-661752http://www.thewrap.com/Frozen-Pixar-Disney

Does Pixar encourage kids to give up on their dreams? http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2013/12/02/why-does-pixar-encourage-kids-to-give-up-on-their-dreams

A beautiful Finding Nemo-esque real fish! http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/going-out/film/real-life-finding-nemo-fish-2880704

Pixar animator Austin Madison makes a great gory game: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/524152046/camp-grizzly-lights-out-campershttp://dailydead.com/exclusive-interview-camp-grizzlys-jason-topolski-austin-madison/

Angus Maclane continues to be a boss at LEGO: http://www.slashfilm.com/make-this-happen-lego-wall-e-created-by-pixar-animatordirector-angus-maclane/

The Blue Umbrella Holiday calendar: http://www.theblueumbrellamakingofholidaycalendar.com/http://www.creativebloq.com/3d-world/pixar-secret-revealed-every-day-advent-calendar-121310004

The best possible present for a Pixar fan: http://pixartimes.com/2013/11/14/gorgeous-22-disc-blu-ray-box-set-collects-every-pixar-film/

And a couple of things from two of the founders of Pixar: http://www.newstalk.ie/Pixel-Pioneer:-Interview-with-Pixar-Cofounder-Alvy-Ray-Smithhttp://pixartimes.com/2013/11/14/pixar-co-founder-ed-catmull-provides-inside-look-at-studio-in-upcoming-book/