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‘Transformers’ Scribe to Adapt ‘Dumbo’ to Live Action

It worked for 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent, so why not Dumbo? Disney has announced it is developing a live-action feature film based on its 1941 animated classic ... Continue Reading →
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A Jolie Holiday from the Usual

Given all the reporting that has been done on Disney’s Maleficent, the studio’s revisionist take on the former doyenne of animated evil queens, one point seems to have been ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #238

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation (Updated Edition) By John Canemaker and Mary Blair [Disney Editions, $45, available May] You’ll find few animators and artists ... Continue Reading →
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Favreau in Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘Jungle Book’

In today’s edition of “Hollywood Has No New Ideas,” we find out that Disney is planning a live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved The Jungle Book. Actor/director ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS’ ‘The Rabbi’s Cat’ Rolls Out in the U.S.

Prolific French comic-book artist and film director Joann Sfar discusses the real-life inspirations behind The Rabbi’s Cat and his love for American classics. Joann Sfar, the celebrated ... Continue Reading →
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Avengers Costumes Top Fandango’s Halloween List

Costumes from The Avengers and Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises are some of the most popular choices for men and women this Halloween, according to a survey conducted by movie ticket ... Continue Reading →
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A Cutting-Edge Valentine to a Gone-by Era

The new Disney short Paperman offers a visually striking marriage between CG and traditional animation. One of the greatest things about the animation business is that every once in ... Continue Reading →
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24-Hour Disney Jr. Channel Launches This Friday

Disney Junior, the multiplatform brand aimed at kids age 2-7 and their parents and caregivers, will become a 24-hour channel this Friday (March 23). The new channel (which will be available ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Expo Sneaks Peek at 3D ‘Lion King’

Fans attending Disney’s second D23 Expo this August in Anaheim will have a chance to seen an exclusive advance screening of The Lion King in 3D. The Aug. 20 screening in Disney ... Continue Reading →