The Anti-Pixar League vs. The Anti-Anti-Pixar League

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Whose side are you on?

The Anti-Pixar League
13
25%
The Anti-Anti-Pixar League
33
63%
(in a whiny, girly voice) I like Dreamworks!
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No votes
Why isn't [fill in the blank] on the poll?
6
12%
 
Total votes : 52

Re: The Anti-Pixar League vs. The Anti-Anti-Pixar League

Postby Ribbons on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:15 pm

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Re: Inside Out

Postby TheButcher on Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:18 pm

Pixar's Pete Docter Promises 'Inside Out' Will Break New Ground
The studio's new film, coming next summer, is set in the mind of an 11-year-old girl and will take viewers to mental regions like Long-Term Memory and Imagination Land.
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The Alleged Pixar Wage-Fixing Cartel

Postby TheButcher on Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:29 am

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Re: Inside Out

Postby TheButcher on Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:09 pm

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How Pixar’s ‘Newt’ Got Flipped ‘Inside Out’
Peter Sciretta wrote:Pixar works on their films for years; most releases are developed for a good five years. Almost every film they’ve developed has had problems at one point of another. Some, like Ratatouille and Toy Story, were completely reworked when Pixar realized the story wasn’t working. The film newt was announced in 2008 at a Disney presentation, and canceled only two years later, making it the first announced Pixar movie to be canceled. Now we learn how the death of one story gave birth to another.
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Re: The Anti-Pixar League vs. The Anti-Anti-Pixar League

Postby TheButcher on Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:09 am

Disney Animation and Pixar Get Their Own Presidents

Andrew Millstein has been promoted to the top post at Disney Animation Studios, while Pixar vet Jim Morris has been named president of that unit
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Re: The Alleged Pixar Wage-Fixing Cartel

Postby TheButcher on Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:06 am

Sony, DreamWorks Animation & Disney Slammed With New Antitrust Class Action
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With one now-consolidated lawsuit already before the courts, it looks like the burgeoning legal battle over alleged secret wage-fixing and anti-poaching deals among animation studios has another front on which to fight. On November 20, former DreamWorks Animation layout artist Van Phan filed a class action complaint of his own against Disney, DWA, Sony Pictures Animation, Digital Domain, Imageworks, Pixar and Lucasfilm in federal court in Northern California. Like the other complaints, he is naming names (hello again Ed Catmull, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Dick Cook) and pointing to a conspiracy of systematic behavior on the part of the ‘toon studios to hurt the people in their own companies in the wallet.

“As a result of Defendants’ unlawful conduct, Plaintiff and Class Members were injured in that their compensation was lowered and they were deprived of free and fair competition in the market for their services, which allowed Defendants to unlawfully retain money that otherwise would have been paid to Plaintiff and other Class Members,” says the complaint, which cites violates of the California’s Unfair Competition Law, the Sherman Act and the Cartwright Act as past ongoing suits on the topic have (read it here). Besides seeking classification to include all those who worked at the studios since 2004, the complaint filed late last month wants an injunction to stop the behavior, damages to be determined at trial and tripled and an “incentive award to compensate Plaintiff Van Phan for his efforts in pursuit of this litigation,” among its requests. If the past three lawsuits and rumblings this summer on the matter from the Animation Guild are any precedent, Phan’s action won’t be the last we’ll see on this sprawling matter — though his claims have a some new details worth distinctly noting.

“The non-solicitation and compensation-suppressing agreements were kept secret from Defendants’ employees and other industry players,” claims the 25-page jury trial seeking filing, for instance. “Only Defendants’ top executives and recruiting and human resources personnel were involved in the conspiracy. These top executives and personnel only communicated about the conspiracy orally or in emails among themselves and stressed that the agreements not be put into writing.”


Like the class actions filed by individually by digital artists Robert Nitsch Jr. David Wentworth, and Georgia Cano earlier this year, this one by the Madagascar and Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs animator cites that these agreements were started in the 1980s by Pixar and Lucasfilm and then grew to actively include the others over the last decade. The now not-so-secret deals among the animation studios were first revealed during the discovery process of a Department of Justice investigation of similar actions among technology companies like Apple, Google and Intel that later turn into a class action suit of its own.

DreamWorks Animation, Disney & Sony Slapped With Class Action Over Wage Suppression Deals
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Re: The Anti-Pixar League vs. The Anti-Anti-Pixar League

Postby Ribbons on Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:26 pm

Wow. That's fucked up. I knew working conditions were pretty grim for CGI artists, but not entire animation departments.

I'm almost most surprised by the fact that those three studios managed to work together on something. :?
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