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‘Paperman’s’ Kahrs to Helm ‘Shedd’ at Paramount

The winner of last year’s Oscar for best animated short film has been hired by Paramount to direct the first original feature from its new animation department. John Kahrs, who ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Williams to Co-Direct Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′

Chris Williams has joined Disney/Marvel’s much-anticipated November 2014 movie Big Hero 6 as co-director, alongside Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh). The Hollywood Reporter also says ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ Disney XD has ordered new animated comedy series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, created by Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine (Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt). The show relates the ... Continue Reading →
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First-Time Directors On Board ‘Angry Birds’ Pic

Rovio Entertainment announced this week that Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will direct the upcoming 3-D, CG-animated Angry Birds movie. The film is being produced by John Cohen and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paperman’ Director John Kahrs Departs from Disney

John Kahrs, the Oscar-winning director of the 2012 animated short Paperman has left Walt Disney Animation Studios. Rumors about his departure began circulating earlier this week after ... Continue Reading →
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Byron Howard’s ‘Zootopia’ Slated for 2016

Among the many cool news items revealed by Disney at the D23 Expo was the fact that Tangled and Bolt director Byron Howard’s next project is animalcentric CG-animated feature ... Continue Reading →
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Byron Howard to Direct New Disney Feature

A new Disney animated feature may be the next stop for Arrested Development star Jason Bateman. According to an item in The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is in talks to work on the ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Chris Sanders & Kirk DeMicco

In theaters today, DreamWorks Animation’s latest feature The Croods goes back to the basics with a strong family comedy set in a magical, prehistoric period. The world will be watching ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Set to Win B.O. Game

Inspired by many of our favorite videogames, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph delivers a funny, original and heartwarming tale about an 8-bit bad guy in search of a new life. Nobody could ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Secret of the Wings’ Flies to DVD/Blu-ray

Just when you thought you knew everything about Peter Pan’s feisty little friend, the creative folks at Disney come up with new twists and turns and reveal fascinating new secrets ... Continue Reading →