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Full Length ‘Maleficent’ Trailer Takes Wing

After toying with Disney fans with snippets and teasers, Disney has finally released a more revealing trailer for its upcoming live-action, vfx driven film Maleficent — coming ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Arthur Rankin Jr.

I’ve rarely spoken to any one with as much enthusiasm for his work as Arthur Rankin Jr., half of the prolific production team of Rankin/Bass, who has just passed away at the age ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Plans L.A. Valentine’s Spotlight

This past summer, I had the exciting opportunity to produce a rock show for Animation Block Party. It featured memorable performances from some of my favorite artists: Adam Green, Binki ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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Line-up Announced for Animex Festival 2014

Animation exec Max Howard and top game designer Georg Baker are among the speakers now set for the 2014 edition of the Animex international festival of animation and computer games ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Vet Lund Launches ‘Jeffrey’ Online

Jeffrey: The Series, an animated web series created by Disney veteran animator Dan Lund, is set to premiere Jan. 28 with new episodes following every Tuesday. The series explores pop ... Continue Reading →
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New Disney Channel Pic to Follow Villains’ Kids

Disney Channel is developing a new live-action adventure comedy about the progeny of some of the studio’s famous villains. The pic, which is titled Descendents centers on a modern-day ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Kicks Off 23 Days of Christmas Event

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has launched its “23 Days of Disney Christmas” event, a collection of work contributed by artists from the company, including Walt Disney ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aria for a Cow’ Film Begins Production

A new animated short, titled Aria for a Cow and based on a song of the same name by the award-winning duo Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, ... Continue Reading →
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June Foray Voices New ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ Short

DreamWorks Animation announced today that it will offer a new animated Rocky & Bullwinkle, short featuring the legendary June Foray as the voice of Rocket “Rocky” J. ... Continue Reading →