‘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 →

Tyrus Wong Documentary Launches on Kickstarter

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

Introducing a New Dutch Master

How Junkyard’s director Hisko Hulsing created one of the most powerful and acclaimed animated shorts of the year. While it’s customary for big studios to release their hard-hitting, ... Continue Reading →

Art of the Matter

An artistic mouse and a musically talented bear form a special bond in the charming new French animated feature Ernest and Celestine. Mentioning Didier Brunner’s name in international ... Continue Reading →

‘Bambi,’ ‘Beauty’ Return to Disney Vault

Time is running out to grab your Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray sets of the Disney classics Bambi and Beauty and the Beast, which will return to the Disney Vault on April 30, 2012. Building ... Continue Reading →

D23 Mag Honors 75 Years of Disney Toons

The spring issue of Disney fans’ twenty-three magazine pays tribute to the legacy and influence of Disney’s animated films. The official Disney fan club takes readers on a colorful ... Continue Reading →

‘Bambi’ Lands on National Film Registry

Disney’s landmark 1942 animated feature Bambi was one of the 25 new movies added to the National Film Registry this week. Every year, the org chooses 25 titles that are deemed “culturally, ... Continue Reading →

Warner Pulls ‘Harry Potter’ Vanishing Act

Warner Bros. plans to halt shipping DVD and Blu-ray of all of the Harry Potter movies to retailers after Dec. 29, reports today. The studio hopes to encourage fans to buy ... Continue Reading →

Question for the Week of September 19 2011

In view of the success of the new 3D version of The Lion King, which other titles would you like to revisit in 3D? The Little Mermaid Pinocchio Bambi Spirited Away Other Continue Reading →

Disney Family Museum Honors ‘Bambi’ Animator Tyrus Wong

Disney animation legend Tyrus Wong was recently celebrated at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio for influencing generations of animators and many films today. “Ty” ... Continue Reading →