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Studios Conspired on Hiring, Wages Lawsuit Alleges

A class-action lawsuit alleging such major animation and VFX companies as DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony and Digital Domain agreed not to poach each other’s workers. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Brings the Fight Home

The star-spangled Avenger is ready to come home. Out today on home video is the Marvel-Disney mega blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Disney, $39.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen Fever’ Returns to Arendelle in 2015

Disney has announced that it is slating a new short film titled Frozen Fever for theaters next spring, which will reunite the beloved stars of the 2013 Oscar winning hit, according ... Continue Reading →
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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 →