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Founded in 1979, Pixar Animation Studios (Pixar) was spun-off in 1986 with funding from Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple. Walt Disney Co bought Pixar in 2006 in a transaction valuing the company at US$7.4 billion. Pixar has produced thirteen feature films, beginning with Toy Story (1995). Pixar has produced a string of critical and commercial successes: Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Cars 2 (2011), and Brave (2012). 

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  • Animator Kim Hye-sook has worked on films like Pixar’s Lightyear, Pororo the Little Penguin, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Disney’s Sofia the First
  • She reveals where her passion for animation comes from, where she gets her inspiration, how she brings her characters to life and why she wants to ‘do better’
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Grammy-winner Batiste will sing at the White House on Thursday, at a black-tie dinner for French President Macron that will highlight long-standing ties between the United States and France.

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Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear returns as the Space Ranger, voiced by Chris Evans, on which Andy’s toy was based, in this straightforward animated sci-fi adventure from Pixar.

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The third in the Jurassic World series, Dominion, is out soon, as well as Pixar’s Lightyear, while Netflix introduces a sci-fi film starring Chris Hemsworth called Spiderhead

Michelle Yeoh and Sandra Oh have brought Asian-American mums into the Hollywood mainstream with films like Crazy Rich Asians, Turning Red and Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Spirited Away is Chinese-Canadian Domee Shi’s favourite movie, and anime influenced her direction of Turning Red, as well as her own experience of growing up and clashing with her mother.

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Academy Award winner Domee Shi directs her first feature film, a depiction of Chinese adolescence that is commendably frank and often hilarious.

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From Robert Pattison’s debut in The Batman to The Lost City starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, there’s plenty to get excited about on the big and small screen this month

From Stars Wars and Marvel to the Star content hub, Disney’s regional head Kerwin Lo talks about the streaming service’s offerings ahead of the Hong Kong launch on November 16.

With its library of Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm franchise content, Disney’s streaming service will provide stiff competition for Netflix, Apple TV+ and Now TV’s HBO when it launches in November.

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How the Disney+ film’s ‘deeper story’ – which viewers think touches on race, identity and the LGBTQ+ experience – came together, with a little help from Renaissance maps and sea iguanas

Wolfwalkers is Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon’s fifth Oscar nomination, with the Kilkenny-set feature expected to give Pixar’s Soul a run for its money at the Oscars later this month.

We talked with the cast and crew of Pixar’s new movie Soul, to be released on Disney+ and in some cinemas, about its black lead character and poignant message.

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Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, Pixar’s latest film, Soul, examines the afterlife through the adventures of a lost soul trying to make it back to his body and the life he’s left behind – it’s heart-warming, emotional and hugely inventive.

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Dan Scanlon was a year old and his brother three when their father died in a car accident. Onward, voiced by Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, imagines two brothers can magically bring back their father.

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Cannes Film Festival has revealed five of the films it would have screened had it not been cancelled due to coronavirus, from Pixar, Spike Lee, Wes Anderson and more. Here’s what we know of the films, and when we’ll see them.

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A family tale about finding your roots and coming to appreciate what you already have, Onward is very funny but also touchingly sentimental, with great voice work from Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

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Released to great acclaim in 2015, Inside Out is a beautifully put together film that, like Toy Story and Up, is about praising the power of imagination.

The second Studio Ghibli film by anime master Hayao Miyazaki to get a belated cinematic release in China has best opening weekend ever for a Japanese film there, and has sold more than twice as many tickets as Pixar’s new animated release.