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A Brief History of Animation Screwing with the Real World Now that the hybrid sitcom Son of Zorn has made its TV debut, it’s time to look back at some other times the live and animated ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Taps Jon Favreau to Helm Live-Action ‘Lion King’

After the incredible success of The Jungle Book this year — both at the box office and in terms of creative tech wizardry — Disney is teaming back up with director Jon Favreau ... Continue Reading →
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Rob Moore Out at Paramount Pictures The vice chairman is resigning from his post after eight years — Moore had been a major proponent of former Viacom chairman Philippe Dauman’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oscar’s Oasis’ Bids Ciao to Italy

Kids entertainment company CAKE has inked a deal with Discovery in Italy for multi-award-winning CG animated series Oscar’s Oasis, which will debut on free-to-air channel K2 in November. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’ Director & ‘Frozen’ Writer Join GBI Series

Genius Brands International is teaming up with Rob Minkoff, director of Disney’s The Lion King, and Shane Morris, co-writer of Frozen, to develop and produce a new animated preschool ... Continue Reading →
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Neil Patrick Harris to MC Disney Family Museum Gala

The Walt Disney Family Museum will hold its second annual fundraising gala on November 1 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, with actor Neil ... Continue Reading →
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‘Moana’ Sets Sail on a Sea of Troubles in New Trailer

Disney has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming seafaring adventure Moana, revealing more of the heroine’s high-stakes journey and the obstacles in her way — like Maui’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Floyd Norman On Documenting his Life on Film

If you’re a knowledgeable fan of Disney animation — and animation in general — you probably already know who Floyd Norman is. A Disney Legend, Norman was hired in 1956 as ... 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 →
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Nick UK Vet Launches Larkshead Media

Tim Patterson, formerly VP and director of programming for Nickelodeon UK, has officially launched his end-to-end children’s media service company, Larkshead Media. Headquartered ... Continue Reading →