James Gunn

James Gunn Axed as ‘Guardians’ Director Over Offensive Tweets

James Gunn has been fired from his directing gig on Disney/Marvel’s hit Guardians of the Galaxy film series following the exposure of social media posts from before his association ... Continue Reading →

The Medieval Madness and Magic of ‘Disenchantment’

***This story originally appeared in the August ‘18 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 282)*** If you still weren’t sure that we’re living in a magical golden age of TV animation, ... Continue Reading →
Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

Unexpected, Super Fun in ‘Teen Titans Go! to the Movies’

***This article originally appeared in the August ‘18 issue of Animation Magazine (#282)*** Turning an animated series into a feature is an opportunity to delight both creators and ... Continue Reading →
Sterlin K. Brown and Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K. Brown Might Heat Up ‘Frozen 2’

Emmy-nominated Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood and Emmy/Golden Globe winning This Is Us lead Sterling K. Brown are reportedly in talks to voice roles in Frozen 2, according to Variety. The ... Continue Reading →
The Thief and the Cobbler

Gone, but Not Forgotten: An Animation Professor Revisits Rarely Seen Films

I had never been to San Francisco when I attended Richard Williams’ Animation Masterclass in 1997. All I knew was that he was the Animation Maestro, and I wanted to learn what he ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: FCC Reviews Kid Vid Rules, WOW! Snags Comedy Gold Channel, ‘Nella’ Goes to Target & More

A Fan Noticed the Subtle Ways Disney Fixed the Animation in ‘Christopher Robin’ See if you can spot the differences between the first trailer and the newest version. The live-action ... Continue Reading →
Fancy Nancy

Meet Disney Junior’s High-Spirited Heroine ‘Fancy Nancy’

Animation veteran Jamie Mitchell is no stranger to fun young heroines who know how to make the best of every situation. After all, he exec produced Disney’s popular Sofia the First ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: ‘Titan’ Attacks Theaters, Mandela GIF Project, ‘Monster Strike’ Makes Mega Debut & More

Torrid X Hello Kitty Collection Launched Tuesday, the new plus-sized set includes everything from ultra-cute underoos to comfy athletic wear and casual chic looks for everyday inspired ... Continue Reading →
The Simpsons

Animation Actors May Go on Strike for Fair Streaming Pay

Actors union SAG-AFTRA is considering a strike involving actors who work in animation over refusal of employers to provide scale wages or residuals for streaming services such as Netflix ... Continue Reading →
Jennifer Lee, CCO Disney Feature Animation

Disney Launches Global Female Empowerment Shorts Initiative

Disney today announced a new global project giving 21 talented young women from different parts of the world the chance to make digital shorts telling the stories of inspiring female ... Continue Reading →