Creating “Coco”

Creating “Coco”

Can you describe your role as a concept artist in the making of “Coco?”  I got to work on a lot of different things, like sets, characters, background characters, graphics and color. I also worked on a lot of translations as one of the few Mexicans on the project. I...

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Third ‘Cars’ installment disappoints

Third ‘Cars’ installment disappoints

As the latest in the recent line of Pixar sequels, “Cars 3” is a mediocre offering from a film studio known for high quality movies. The film centers around an aging Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) as he struggles to stay relevant when the younger racers begin to pass him. With...

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Live-action reboot stuns with visuals

Live-action reboot stuns with visuals

“Beauty and the Beast,” Disney’s latest in a line of live-action reboots, broke box office records in its opening weekend with a combination of beautiful cinematography and a healthy dose of nostalgia. The film, which now holds the record for the largest March opening and the largest PG rated movie...

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Q&A: Malcon Pierce

Q&A: Malcon Pierce

On Oct. 25, one of Disney’s animation supervisors Malcon Pierce gave a presentation on his upcoming film “Moana.” The Mercury sat down with him to discuss his origins, influences and work in “Moana.” How did you get your start in animation? When I was little, I knew I wanted to...

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Behind Zootopia

Behind Zootopia

On Feb. 29, Rich Moore and Byron Howard, the directors of Disney’s new animated film “Zootopia,” came to campus to discuss the movie. The Mercury had the chance to sit down with the two directors for an interview. One of the protagonists that most college students can relate to in...

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Unpaid internships must have defined objectives

Unpaid internships must have defined objectives

After participating in Disney college internship student highlights benefits, pitfalls of programs without pay Low-paying internships can provide students with invaluable experience and connections, but only if students can afford the opportunity. In the spring of 2014, I completed a paid internship with The Walt Disney Company, known as the...

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