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Guardians, Turtles Remain Unchallenged

Guardians of the Galaxy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles again topped the weekend box office charts having completely ruled the month of August. Guardians was again tops over the ... Continue Reading →
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Special to Detail ‘Frozen’s’ Making, Teases Future

Summer is over and Frozen is back. ABC will air Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT a one-hour special titled The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic that will feature interviews ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Whets Appetites with New ‘Feast’ Images

Walt Disney Animation has released new images from its next theatrical short, Feast, which is set to play in front of the Marvel comic adaptation Big Hero 6 starting November 7. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, UPA Animator Willis Pyle Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Celebrated Disney and UPA animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with a special private event Sept. 3 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Born on a small ... Continue Reading →
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Bicoastal Bakshi

Back in the early 1970s, when feature animation was believed to be in its final days, a new feature operation with dreams of challenging Disney almost started up in New York City. Almost. It ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Fest Nabs ‘Big Hero 6,’ Anno Retrospective

The world premiere of Disney’s Big Hero 6 and a first-ever complete retrospective of the works of Hideaki Anno mark an expanded animation presence at this year’s Tokyo International ... Continue Reading →
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Canemaker Celebrates Masters McCay, Disney

Animation historian and Oscar-winning animator John Canemaker will pay tribute to two of the medium’s masters, Winsor McCay and Walt Disney, in a three-part event set for Sept. ... Continue Reading →
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Smith, Keane, McGrath to Keynote VIEW

Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith, longtime Disney animator Glen Keane and Madagascar director Tom McGrath have been announced as keynote speakers for the 2014 VIEW Conference set for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Legends of Oz’ Seeks Disc Audience

It was a high-profile flop at the box office when it was released this spring, but Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (Fox, $29.99, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy, $22.99 DVD) is ... Continue Reading →
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Award-winning Animator Liz Holzman Dies

Liz Holzman, an Emmy-winning veteran of television animation for more than two decades, died Aug. 11 at the age of 61 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Holzman began working in ... Continue Reading →