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Disney Announces ‘Haunted Mansion’ Special, Toon Pilots

Disneyphiles may have noted that this August marks the 45th anniversary of one of Disneyland’s most iconic attractions: The Haunted Mansion. Yes, it was back in 1969 that visitors ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer, Cast Set for ‘Big Hero 6′

Disney has released a full trailer and more cast details for its animated superhero movie Big Hero 6, due in theaters Nov. 7. Here’s the trailer: Here’s how Disney describes ... Continue Reading →
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It’s an ‘Apes’ World at the Box Office

Caesar has triumphed again. The new VFX-heavy feature Dawn of the Planet of the Apes easily conquered the box office this weekend with a strong $73 million domestic opening. The film’s ... Continue Reading →
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The Man Who Liked Eddie Selzer!

Having been lucky enough to have met and spoken with many pioneering artists from the Golden Age of cartoons over the decades, I’ve picked upon a recurring theme: disdain for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Scribe to Adapt ‘Dumbo’ to Live Action

It worked for 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent, so why not Dumbo? Disney has announced it is developing a live-action feature film based on its 1941 animated classic ... Continue Reading →
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Voice of Pinocchio Richard Percy Jones Dies

Actor Richard Percy Jones, who voiced Pinocchio in Disney’s 1940 animated adaptation, died aged 87 yesterday at his Northridge, CA home. Jones was discovered on the floor by his ... Continue Reading →
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‘Once’ Casts Live Action Anna, Kristoff from ‘Frozen’

Here’s a cool thought for the hot summer days: ABC has cast actors to play Anna and Kristoff from Disney’s hit animated feature Frozen in the upcoming fourth season of Once ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Opening Hits $100 Million

It looks like the robots in disguise’s real talent is to transform a movie into a money-making machine. Transformers: Age of Extinction became the first film of the year to score ... Continue Reading →
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Glen Keane Debuts Short ‘Duet’

Acclaimed animator Glen Keane unveiled a first look at his latest and most personal project to date, Duet, as part of a special Advanced Technology and Projects session at the Google ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Finds Purrfect Bagheera in Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley, the celebrated British actor best known for his roles in Gandhi and Schindler’s List, has been tapped by Disney to provide the voice of the panther Bagheera ... Continue Reading →