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Brenda Chapman, the Oscar-winning writer and director of Brave has responded to Disney’s recent makeover of the film’s lead character Princess Merida. In conjunction with adding Merida to the Disney Princess line, Disney gave Merida a “more adult” look, dropping her bow-and-arrow and putting her in the type of glitzy [...]
Disney is in the process of laying off around 150 employees at Walt Disney Studios today (March 10). Variety reports that employees began receiving pink slips on Wednesday morning. The layoffs hit the home entertainment, production, distribution and marketing, and music and theater division in New York City, with only [...]
According to the Hollywood trades, Disney will be laying off employees in the next two weeks. The layoffs will come primarily from marketing and home video at the studio, with a smaller number coming from animation, says Reuters. The movie was the result of an internal audit ordered by company [...]
An overall strong year for Disney did little to quell questions at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting this week, including the future of 2D animated features. When asked about the future of 2D animation on the big screen, CEO and Chairman Bob Iger said: “To my knowledge we’re not developing [...]
Oh those sneaky directors… Despite telling the LA Times last fall that he had no interest in directing the just-then announced Star Wars Episode VII (revealed concurrently with Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm), Zack Snyder—director of comic-book adaptations Man of Steel and 300—has apparently let it leak to the entertainment watchdogs [...]
Pixar’s Brave won the Golden Globe on Sunday for Best Animated Feature Film. The blockbuster film, which has made over $535.4 million in theaters worldwide, was the most popular animated movie at the box office in 2012. The film is also doing very well on the DVD/Blu-ray chart since its [...]
Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short Hungry Hobos at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, according to Dave Bossert, producer/creative director and head of special projects for WDAS. The film, which was found in [...]
Former Warner Bros. president Alan Horn will take over as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios on June 11. Horn was tapped by Disney chief Bob Iger to replace Rich Ross, who left the studio in April. Horn was president of Warner Bros. for 12 years before leaving the studio [...]
Disney Studios’ Chairman Rich Ross has resigned as what many believe is the direct result of the disappointing performance of John Carter at the box office. “I no longer believe the Chairman role is the right professional fit for me,” Ross said in a statement released by Disney on Friday. [...]
Disney returns to the basics with the terrific 2D movie Winnie the Pooh, which is inspired by five classic stories by A. A. Milne. In this day and age, when everyone is trying to jump on the 3-D, CG animation bandwagon, you’ve got to admire Disney for sticking to its [...]