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WME to Represent, Advise Digital Domain 3.0

The William Morris Endeavor agency has signed as a new client Digital Domain 3.0, the post-bankruptcy version of the famed visual effects company. The agency will advise the company, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Rescue Rangers’ Due for Live Action Feature

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has picked up a pitch for a live-action movie based on the ’80s-’90s animated TV series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue ... Continue Reading →
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Joe Barbera’s Snow Job

As regular readers of this blog know, whenever I’m at a loss for a story idea, I turn back to the book of Joe … Barbera, that is. I knew Joe for the last several years of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Top 3D Creative Awards

Disney’s smash-hit animated feature Frozen took top toon honors at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards, while Gravity dominated ... Continue Reading →
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Sneak Peek at ‘Frozen’ Sing-A-Long

Frozen is definitely hot. Don’t believe it? Well, the film recently passed Finding Nemo as the biggest-grossing animated feature of all time with more than $811 million in worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Character: Chopper

A lazy, cranky but goodhearted droid named Chopper has been revealed as one of the characters in the upcoming Disney animated series Star Wars Rebels. “If Artoo is the family ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cloudy 2′ Storms Its Way to DVD, Blu-ray

The weather forecast is for hunger this week, with the Blu-ray and DVD release of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Sony Pictures, $30.99 DVD; $40.99 Blu-ray combo pack; $45.99 3D ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paperman’s’ Kahrs to Helm ‘Shedd’ at Paramount

The winner of last year’s Oscar for best animated short film has been hired by Paramount to direct the first original feature from its new animation department. John Kahrs, who ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar-’Star Wars’ Rumor: Is it a Good Idea?

Star Wars fandom has been in a perpetual state of anticipation ever since Disney acquired the franchise when it bought Lucasfilm and announced plans for a new movie every year. Details ... Continue Reading →