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Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson, Liev Schreiber and John Leguizamo are among the stars lending their voices to classic Disney animation in new installments of the short-form series A Poem Is… premiering during National Poetry Month (April 2-April 21) at 8:25 a.m. on Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids [...]
Glen Keane, one of the leading animated talents of the past 40 years, announced on Friday that he is leaving Disney. Keane, whose many credits at the studio include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, played a key role in the animation revival of the 1990′s. He [...]
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 on Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision, Bright House and Verizon), will be the home of classic Disney preschool shows and [...]
A pair of visual-effects-heavy battle movies from completely different ends of the spectrum take on Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband and the 3D release of Beauty and the Beast at the box office this weekend. Sony’s Underworld: Awakening, the fourth film in the vampires vs. werewolves series, has the week’s biggest opening. [...]
The 3D version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast posted a solid opening weekend at the box office, earning an estimated $18.5 million and coming in second for the frame that ran through Sunday. The weekend’s top movie was Universal’s Contraband, an R-rated thriller starring Mark Wahlberg that grossed an [...]
How Disney Feature Animation blended artistry and technology to bring Beauty and the Beast into 3-D. In the midst of the stereoscopic Renaissance, with technology evolving ever more rapidly as audience demand for bigger and better 3-D features grows, it is not surprising that top studios want to give their [...]
Disney Junior, a 24-hour basic cable/satellite channel created for kids age 2-7 and their parents and caregivers, will launch Friday, March 23 at midnight in the U.S., it was announced yesterday at the TV Critics Assoc. Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Disney Junior was introduced as a daily programming block [...]
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, historically, or aesthetically” significant to add to the registry. As the NFR describes the film, “One of Walt [...]
The animation community lost another great talent this past Friday with the passing of effects animators Dorse Lanpher at the age of 76. Lanpher began his career at Disney in the late 1950s, working on such classics as Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone and Hundred and One Dalmatians. [...]
Although Tarsem Singh’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the Snow White story, Mirror Mirror drew a storm of criticism after its first trailer popped up on the Internet, there might be hope for the Julia Roberts-starring movie. The word is out that eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and [...]