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2009-08-20 21:34:51

Writer, director and producer George Lucas has agreed to present animator John Lasseter with an award at the Venice International Film Festival. Lucas is best known as the mastermind behind the blockbuster Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. ANSA said Lucas is to give Lasseter a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award Sept. 6. Lasseter worked in the computer graphic department at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic. The department was acquired by Apple computers founder Steve Jobs and...

2006-03-12 21:49:57

By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Incredibles" director Brad Bird will follow up his Oscar-winning film with "Ratatouille," a Pixar cartoon about a skinny mouse who lives in a Parisian restaurant. The story was developed in-house by the studio's Oscar-winning short-film director Jan Pinkava ("Geri's Game"). The deal was confirmed Friday at the Disney shareholders meeting in Anaheim. Disney is in the process of buying Pixar. A sneak peek of the film, with...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.