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Disney, UPA Animator Willis Pyle Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Celebrated Disney and UPA animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with a special private event Sept. 3 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Born on a small ... Continue Reading →
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Canemaker Celebrates Masters McCay, Disney

Animation historian and Oscar-winning animator John Canemaker will pay tribute to two of the medium’s masters, Winsor McCay and Walt Disney, in a three-part event set for Sept. ... Continue Reading →
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Film Forum Celebrates John Hubley

New York City’s Film Forum will commemorate the centennial birthday anniversary of animation pioneer John Hubley with a double shot of special programming to be presented Tuesday, ... 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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A Toon of Love and Fury

Rio 2096, Brazil’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Museum Pays Tribute to Bozzetto

Last month, San Francisco’s Walt Disney Family Museum launched a comprehensive exhibit featuring the works of world-renowned Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto. The celebrated director ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Opens Nationwide on Friday

Epic, the new animated adventure from director Chris Wedge and his gifted team at Blue Sky Studios, opens the door to a world inhabited by fantastic creatures hidden from plain sight. Civilized ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Painter Edward Levitt Has Died

Edward Levitt, a background painter for Walt Disney Animation Studios during animation’s Golden Age and a key influence on the Cartoon Modern movement of the 1950s, died April 2 in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bambi’ Designer Mel Shaw dies at 97

Mel Shaw, one of Disney’s most versatile and talented visual development artists, designers, and storymen who contributed to numerous Disney animated favorites from Bambi through ... Continue Reading →
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Tyrus Wong Documentary Launches on Kickstarter

A new documentary about legendary animator Tyrus Wong has launched a new fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com. Produced and directed by Pamela Tom, the project is titled Tyrus Wong: ... Continue Reading →