It's been a few weeks since my last news article, but since then there have been a few great interviews and articles I wanted to point out. The first, brought to my attention by Twitter user Everything Pixar, is an interview with ex-Pixarians Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, on leaving Pixar and their Academy Award nominated short film The Dam Keeper.
This next article I originally saw on John Huikku's Twitter feed, and is a look at how Pixar has been able to create 14 straight hits with $8.5 billion in worldwide box office receipts. This interview with Pixar and Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter has a number of great lines, such as "Hard work. Great people. Honesty. Focus on creativity." and "...no amount of great animation will save a bad story."
Finally, John Lasseter and Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios President Ed Catmull recently shared Variety's Creative Impact in Animation Award. Variety published a number of articles for this award with ones highlighting both Lasseter and Catmull. The award was part of Variety's 10 Animators to Watch event, which included Toy Story 4 co-director Josh Cooley and former Pixar Canada Creative Director Dylan Brown.