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Disney’s Paul DeBenedittis Talks Programming Remit SVP of programming strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide talks kids entertainment trends. Japan MIPCOM 2016 Country of Honor Reed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Teaser Arrives

The next phase of Disney’s aggressive plan for Lucasfilm’s iconic franchise is imminent, with a new teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuting on Good Morning America ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Safe at Home

Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on Blu-ray-DVD-Digital HD combo pack this week, allowing millions of the world’s Star Wars fans the chance to begin dedicating its every detail ... Continue Reading →
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‘BFG’ Trailer Gives Tour of Giant Country

Disney has released the latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG — arriving in theaters July 1. The new feature adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic is produced by ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Thomas O. Staggs Stepping Down Presumed Bob Iger successor is departing COO post at Walt Disney Co. and leaving the company after 20 years. Nine International TV Executives ... Continue Reading →
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VES Bay Area Announces Inaugural Summit

The Bay Area Section of the Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that Karen Dufilho of Google will be the Keynote Speaker for the organization’s inaugural industry summit, ... Continue Reading →
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MPC to Showcase FX of ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Martian’ at FMX

Visual effects house MPC is getting ready for the 2016 FMX event in Stuttgart, taking place April 25-29, with plans to showcase some of it its most inventive work from the past year. ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Sky Is First to Settle in Animators’ Anti-Poaching Suit

Blue Sky Studios — the Fox-owned CG feature powerhouse behind The Peanuts Movie, Rio and the hit Ice Age franchise — last week became the first studio to pursue a settlement ... Continue Reading →
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Our First Ever Look at Bruce Timm’s Animated Adaption of The Killing Joke Voice star Mark Hamill shares sneak peek teaser of the film, due out some time this year. April and the ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel Launches Digital Content Division Led by Catharin Balsam-Schwaber Mattel Creations launches ahead of MIPTV with American Girl’s WellieWishers and new Barbie Dreamtopia TV movie. ArtCenter ... Continue Reading →