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New ‘Star Wars’ Pic Will Be Out on Dec. 18, 2015

So yesterday, after much fanfare, Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18, 2015. “We’re very excited to share the official ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Panel a Cool Treat for Summit Attendees

Visitors to the World Animation & VFX Summit in Marina Del Rey this week were given a wintery treat despite the warm So Cal weather on Tuesday as key crew from Disney’s upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel, Netflix Team Up for Four New Series

An unprecedented deal with Disney-owned Marvel TV will see four all-new live-action series and a mini-series based on the comic brands’ popular characters coming to Netflix beginning ... Continue Reading →
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Favreau in Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘Jungle Book’

In today’s edition of “Hollywood Has No New Ideas,” we find out that Disney is planning a live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved The Jungle Book. Actor/director ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Marvel’ Shorts Launch Online

Marvel has launched an all-new animated shorts series, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload, exclusively on Disney.com, Marvel.com, and on the Disney YouTube channel, Roku and ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo Launches ’1001 Nights’ on comiXology

Vancouver and New York-based animation studio Big Bad Boo has launched a new line of digital comic-books based on its hot property 1001 Nights on the digital platform comiXology.com. ... Continue Reading →
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Bela Lugosi Meets a Hollywood Animator

Halloween is upon us once again, which set me thinking about Walter Lantz. What, you may ask, does the purveyor of Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda cartoons have to do with Halloween? ... Continue Reading →
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First Disney Store to Open in China in 2015

The first Disney Store in mainland China will open its doors by early 2015 in Lujiazui, a locality within Shanghai. The 53, 000 square-foot Lujiazui site will be located in Shanghai’s ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to Screen at AFI Festival

Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed 11th and final film The Wind Rises will makes its Los Angeles premiere at the American Film Institute’s Festival on November 8 and 9. Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ to Premiere at N.Y. Children’s Festival

Disney’s much-anticipated animated feature Frozen will premiere at New York Children’s Festival on Sunday, November 10 at 11 a.m. (at the Village East Cinema). Directed ... Continue Reading →