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He Was America’s Favorite Uncle –– I Swear!

A number of years ago, while working for Disneyland, I was allowed to hear a surreptitiously-made (and archived) tape of a recording session with Walt Disney. After muffing his lines, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Studios Invites Students for ‘Inspire Day’

Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., will open its doors to a select group of student filmmakers for its fifth annual “Inspire Day.” The day-long event aims ... Continue Reading →
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Two Disney Infinity Mobile Apps Hit the Market

Disney Interactive has unveiled two Disney Infinity mobile apps, Disney Infinity: Action! and Disney Infinity: Toy Box, which will provide connected extensions of the console experience. The ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to Screen at Toronto Fest

Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed new feature The Wind Rises has been added to the lineup for this year’s special presentations at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The event, which ... Continue Reading →
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Clotiaux and Flier Upped at Digital Domain 3.0

Venice-based vfx studio Digital Domain 3.0 (formerly known as just Digital Domain) has promoted veteran exec Terry Clotiaux to president of its feature film production division and ... Continue Reading →
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ABC to Air ‘Toy Story of Terror’ on Oct. 16

Another one of the fun Disney items announced at the past weekend’s D23 Expo event in Anaheim was that ABC will premiere the new animated special Toy Story of Terror on October ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Day 2: Maleficent, Muppets & Tomorrowland

After dominating entertainment news with reveals about the studio’s upcoming animated movies, Disney’s eclectic live-action slate took center stage on Saturday (Aug. 10) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Planes’ Lands at No. 3 as Auds Visit ‘Elysium’

Although the overall box office numbers are still not impressive, North American audiences chose to seek out Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to the acclaimed District 9. The ... Continue Reading →
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Byron Howard’s ‘Zootopia’ Slated for 2016

Among the many cool news items revealed by Disney at the D23 Expo was the fact that Tangled and Bolt director Byron Howard’s next project is animalcentric CG-animated feature ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Expo: More on Pixar’s ‘Good Dinosaur’, ‘Inside Out’

We learned more about Pixar’s upcoming movies at the D23 Expo on Friday convention. Director Bob Peterson’s The Good Dinosaur, which opens next summer, takes place on an ... Continue Reading →