Jamie Susser

Volga Eyes Indie Animation Acquisitions at Cannes

Cannes’ most famous event, the glitzy and star-struck film festival, often overshadows the nuts-and-bolts business that goes on at the same time at the Cannes Film Market, which ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Waltzes Home June 6

Disney’s live-action adaptation of its groundbreaking 1991 animated fairytale Beauty and the Beast will be bringing the magic home (complete with CG scene-stealers) on June 6 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inner Workings’ Creator Leo Matsuda Signs to WME, Gotham Group

Annie Award-nominated animation artist and writer-director of the Disney theatrical short Inner Workings (released with Moana), Leo Matsuda, has signed on with WME and Gotham Group ... Continue Reading →
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Jon Cowley to Lead FuseFX Vancouver Production Team

FuseFX has hired on 18-year visual effects industry veteran Jon Cowley as Head of Production and Senior VFX Supervisor for its Vancouver facility, where he will oversee production activity ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Mixes Maker Studios into New Digital Network

A new entity will combine all of the Walt Disney Co.’s digital brands under one roof, the company announced at its NewFront presentation this week. Dubbed the Disney Digital Network, ... Continue Reading →
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Sonar Takes Over Tricon Programs Including ‘Counterfeit Cat’

TV production house Sonar Entertainment (The Shannara Chronicles) is making its first venture into the non-scripted and kids & family content spheres with the acquisition of assets ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

The Acadmey Presents: 75th Anniversary of Bambi Historian Leonard Maltin will be joined by original voice stars from the Disney classic and animation artists Andreas Deja and Paul Felix ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

CALL FOR ENTRIES: BIAF2017 The Bucheon Int’l Animation Festival in South Korea is now accepting shorts, graduate films, TV & commissioned works and online animations until ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bambi’ Joins Disney Signature Collection on Disc & Digital

Times animated classic Bambi will be joining the luxe lineup of the Walt Disney Signature Collection, with a fresh release on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23, followed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen 2,’ Marvel & Star Wars Flicks Get Dates from Disney

Walt Disney Studios’ feature release schedule for the next four years has been revealed. On top of 2017’s lineup of titles detailed in January (view here), we finally have debuts ... Continue Reading →