Star Wars Episode VII: Return of the Mickey?

Whether you’ve grown up only vaguely aware of the films or were born with a lightsaber in your hand, it’s hard to deny the impact George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise has had on the entertainment industry. Now, 35 years after the release of the first film, the series has a new hope.

John Carter finally arrives on the big screen: Andrew Stanton and Taylor Kitsch discuss adapting the sci-fi classic

It has been 100 years since the character first appeared in print, but over that time John Carter of Mars has never made his way to the big screen. That makes Disney’s upcoming John Carter the first film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic science-fiction adventure novel A Princess of Mars. It follows Civil War veteran John Carter, who finds himself transported to Mars (or Barsoom, as the Martians call it), gains super powers and does battle against a race of 15-foot tall, four-armed barbarians in order to save a princess.

Pixar lecture blends the technical with the magical

The creative minds at Pixar Studios are some of the best in the business, which why I was extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to sit in on a free, public lecture presented by two veteran Pixar animators. The speakers, brought to Saskatoon by the U of S College of Arts and Science, were Andrew Gordon, an animator, and Matthew Luhn, a story artist, who between them have over 30 years of experience at Pixar.