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‘Transformers’ Scribe to Adapt ‘Dumbo’ to Live Action

It worked for 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent, so why not Dumbo? Disney has announced it is developing a live-action feature film based on its 1941 animated classic ... Continue Reading →
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A Jolie Holiday from the Usual

Given all the reporting that has been done on Disney’s Maleficent, the studio’s revisionist take on the former doyenne of animated evil queens, one point seems to have been ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #240

Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair By John Canemaker [Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, $40] Iconic Disney artist Mary Blair (1911-1978) is one of the most notable illustrators ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Teases Live-Action ‘Cinderella’

Continuing the trend toward adapting animated classics to live-action features comes this teaser trailer from the folks over at Disney. The studio’s live-action version of Cinderella ... Continue Reading →
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Bonhams Offers Rare Disney Animation Art

Bonhams will hold an auction May 4-5 of entertainment memorabilia featuring items representing the best of traditional animation, as well as original vintage comic and cartoon artwork. Walt ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #238

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation (Updated Edition) By John Canemaker and Mary Blair [Disney Editions, $45, available May] You’ll find few animators and artists ... Continue Reading →
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Favreau in Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘Jungle Book’

In today’s edition of “Hollywood Has No New Ideas,” we find out that Disney is planning a live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved The Jungle Book. Actor/director ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Goggles to Debut Mondo TV’s Shows

On-demand children’s entertainment platform Toon Goggles will debut eight series from the library of Italy’s Mondo TV. Among the titles available for viewing will be Mondo’s ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Day 2: Maleficent, Muppets & Tomorrowland

After dominating entertainment news with reveals about the studio’s upcoming animated movies, Disney’s eclectic live-action slate took center stage on Saturday (Aug. 10) ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Lucille Bliss

I have written about Lucille Bliss before on this blog. But upon hearing the sad news that this talented little lady passed away a couple weeks ago, I was drawn back to the interview ... Continue Reading →