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The Problem With Predictions

The critical success of this fall’s salsa-flavored The Book of Life got me thinking about an effort a decade ago by the Canadian company H2V to create a series of urban Hispanic-oriented ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Millstein, Pixar’s Morris Promoted to President

Disney-Pixar president Ed Catmull has announced that Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Andrew Millstein and Pixar Animation Studio’s Jim Morris have both been promoted to President. ... Continue Reading →
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Live-Action ‘Cinderella’ Trailer Showcases VFX Transformations

Disney has released a proper trailer for its upcoming live-action update of Cinderella, hitting theaters March 13, 2015. The trailer introduces the classic characters from the French ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Sets 2015 Plans

The Brussels International Animation Film Festival, or Anima, has set its 2015 dates for February 13-22 in Flagey, Belgium. Part of the program will also be screened in the cities of ... Continue Reading →
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Keane’s ‘Duet’ Debuts on Motorola Phones

The interactive version of Duet, a short animated film by former Disney animator Glen Keane, is now available for users of Motorola’s Moto X, Moto X (1st Gen.), Moto G (2nd Gen.) ... Continue Reading →
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Len Uhley to Receive WGA Animation Award

Veteran television animation writer Len Uhley (Ben 10, Static Shock, Duck Tales) is set receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 2014 Animation Writing ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Rustles Up ‘Sheriff Callie’ Season 2

Disney Junior has ordered a second season of animated preschool series Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, starring Mandy Moore (Tangled) as the feline heroine. The show follows Calico ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Releases as Triple Play of Miyazaki on Blu-ray

It’s a big day for fans of Hayao Miyazaki, as three of his most-beloved movies finally arrive in North American on Blu-ray and special edition DVD. Having checked out advance ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dumb’ Tops Weekend; Disney Gross Hits $4B Worldwide

Comedy won the weekend battle, but animation and visual effects are proving to be the fuel that’s propelling growth in the global box office war. Universal’s comedy sequel ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Dos Corazones’ ‘Max & Me’

Fans of animation say the medium can do anything live action can. And increasingly those arguments are being put to the test, as in the case of Max & Me, an animated feature in ... Continue Reading →