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Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner to Play Pumbaa and Timon in ‘Lion King’ Jon Favreau’s live-action revamp of the iconic Disney animated feature also stars Donald Glover as “Simba” ... Continue Reading →
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FMX Adds ‘Valerian,’ ‘Rogue One’ to VFX Track; Plus ‘LEGO Batman,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Smurfs’

The audiovisual confab FMX is rapidly approaching, with the organizers announcing even more cutting edge additions to its informative tracks on animation, effects, VR, games and more. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Orders 2nd ‘Big Hero 6′ Season, Unveils New Cast Video

Disney XD has placed an early order for a second season of the highly anticipated Big Hero 6 The Series ahead of its official premiere this fall. Based on Disney Animation’s Academy ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nomination Reactions: The Class of 2017 Checks In

The nominees are in! Read what the finalist filmmakers have to say about being recognized by the Academy, below. The 89th Oscars will take place February 26. Best Animated Feature Kubo ... Continue Reading →
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50+ Animated and Live-Action Disney Features Set for Hulu

Hulu struck a significant blow in the war for digital streaming dominance over the holiday break, announced a new licensing deal with Walt Disney Studios that will give the platform ... Continue Reading →
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Jemaine Clement Is So “Shiny” in Disney’s ‘Moana’

All those cheery box office results must be putting Disney Animation in a very good mood, as they’ve released the full video sequence for Moana musical sequence “Shiny.” The ... Continue Reading →
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Walt Disney Studios Set to Hit Record $7B Box Office

As of Monday, The Walt Disney Studios is securely on track to become the first studio ever to reach $7 billion at the global box office, setting a new industry record. With the force-ful ... Continue Reading →
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Jason MacLeod Steps Up as Business Rep for Animation Guild

Members of the Animation Guild have determined that Jason MacLeod, a lighting artist with Disney Animation, will replace Steve Hulett as the group’s business representative. Hulett ... Continue Reading →
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Meg LeFauve Named Director for Disney’s ‘Gigantic’

Meg LeFauve — the multi-award-winning writer of Inside Out — will make her directorial debut with Disney Animation’s Jack and the Beanstalk update Gigantic. LeFauve, ... Continue Reading →
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Dwayne Johnson Unveils New ‘Moana’ Poster

Monday morning, actor Dwayne Johnson exclusively unveiled on Instagram the latest poster for Disney’s Moana — in which he voices the male lead, the demi-god Maui. He also ... Continue Reading →