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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...

2009-05-06 09:43:00

Marketing Collaboration Includes New Television Ad & New Paint Scheme for the Aflac 99 Car COLUMBUS, Ga., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac today announced that the Georgia based insurance company has teamed "Up" with Disney-Pixar to produce a television commercial utilizing their unique brand of animation. The ad will feature movie characters from "Up", Disney-Pixar's first ever 3-D film, and the Aflac Duck demonstrating how Aflac policies help protect you when injury or illness threatens to...

2008-06-22 06:00:00

EMERYVILLE -- The lunch meeting grew into something of a legend over the years. It's gotten "mythified," says Andrew Stanton, who was there. And little wonder, since "A Bug's Life,""Monsters, Inc.,""Finding Nemo" and the newest film from Pixar Animation Studios, "WALL-- E" (in theaters on Friday), all were dreamed up that day. It was 1994, the year before Pixar delivered its first feature-length film, "Toy Story," the first animated movie made entirely on computers. At the table with...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'