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Sanders, DeMicco Receive Original Vision Award

The opening night party for the World Animation & VFX Summit not only offered industry professionals from around the globe the chance to meet, reconnect and swap stories against ... Continue Reading →
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A Tale of Two Johns

Last week would have been John Lennon’s 73rd birthday, a fact that was widely recognized around the world. While a lot of people realize that in addition to being a legendary ... Continue Reading →
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The Legendary, Undefinable Joe Grant

In an industry noted for producing “legends,” Joe Grant is in the A-list of legends. Joe got his start working as a print cartoonist for the now-defunct newspaper the Los ... 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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D23 Expo to Offer Peeks at ‘Frozen,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’

Forget Comic-Con. The big toon fan experience will be happening at Disney’s D23 Expo, planned for August 9–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event will feature a special ... Continue Reading →
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Goodbye, Dali

It has been 10 years now since the release of the longest-in-production film in history, Disney’s animated short Destino. Begun in 1945 as a collaboration between Disney Studios ... Continue Reading →
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D23 to Offer ‘Frozen,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’ Sneak Peeks

Next month’s exciting Disney fan expo D23 in Anaheim is shaping up to be quite a jam-packed event. It was announced that the animation presentation will give fans a look at upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Publicist Denise Greenawalt Dies at 52

We were saddened by the recent death of longtime Disney publicity exec Denise Greenawalt who passed away in her sleep following a long illness May 22 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. ... Continue Reading →
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Pittsburg Animator Leland Hartman Dies at 82

Former Disney and Warner Bros. animator Leland “Lee” Hartman passed away at a nursing facility in Glen Hazel, PA on Dec. 24. He was diagnosed with dementia six years ago, shortly ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Pros Gather at Animation Feature Summit

On Sunday, the inaugural World Animation Feature Films and VFX Summit was launched in grand style at the Marina del Rey California Yacht Club. During a special opening night cocktail ... Continue Reading →