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Disney Ups Tom Staggs to COO

Disney has promoted Tom Staggs to the role of chief operating officer from his position of chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The appointment tags Staggs as the most likely ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at ‘Frozen Fever’ Revealed

Disney is offering up the first images for Frozen Fever — a magical new theatrical short based on the smash-hit 2013 animated feature. The featurette will debut on the big screen ... Continue Reading →
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Emma Watson Starring in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

24-year-old British actress Emma Watson has been cast as leading lady Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which is set to begin production later ... Continue Reading →
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Animex Sets Diverse Speaker Lineup

Animex Festival for animation and computer games has announced its lineup for the 2015 edition, scheduled for Feb. 9-13 at Teesside University in the United Kingdom. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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John Hurt Stars in ‘Alchemist’s Letter’ Short

Pixel Veil Productions has debuted the trailer for its latest animated short, The Alchemist’s Letter — a visually rich, darkly inventive fairy tale directed by Carlos Andre ... Continue Reading →
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’101 Dalmatians’ Color Stylist Peregoy Dies

Walt Peregoy, who worked as the the legendary color stylist on Disney’s classic feature 101 Dalmatians, died Friday, according to the official D23 Twitter account. After a short ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Oscars Nominees React

With the Oscar nominations for 2015 now in the books, it’s time for the reactions. Up first is Disney’s Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, on behalf of Chris Williams and Roy Conli: “As ... Continue Reading →
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Dates Juggled for Disney’s ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Release schedules are being juggled this morning, with moves in place for Disney’s The Jungle Book and James Cameron’s first Avatar sequel. Disney pushed back the release of The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Steven Universe’ Is the Jewel of Week’s DVDs

It’s kind of a slow week on the ol’ home entertainment release calendar — unless you have been awaiting the fourth Scorpion King outing with bated breath. But there ... Continue Reading →
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Globes Knight DreamWorks’ ‘Dragon 2′

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the sequel beat out for the honor ... Continue Reading →