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Brown Bag Sends Love to Russia with ‘Anya’

Oscar-nominated Irish studio Brown Bag Films has teamed up with the To Russia With Love charity to create an animated short film to raise awareness of the group’s work with abandoned ... Continue Reading →
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ILM’s John Knoll to Keynote View Conference

Industrial Light & Magic’s chief creative officer John Knoll will deliver the keynote at the VIEW vfx and computer graphics conference in Turin, Italy (October 15-18). “We ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Heads Comment on ‘Animation Saturation’ in Theaters

Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter, DreamWorks topper Jeffrey Katzenberg and Illumination Entertainment’s founder/CEO Chris Meledandri are among the top studio ... Continue Reading →
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Home Viewing Gets ‘Epic’ This Week

Home audiences have the chance this week to enjoy the richly animated CG magic of Fox/Blue Sky’s Epic on DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray sets. Directed by Blue Sky Studios co-founder ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Sets New B.O. Records in the U.K.

Universal/Illumination’s blockbuster sequel Despicable Me 2 is now the highest-grossing film of 2013 in the U.K. Universal Pictures International told The Hollywood Reporter that ... Continue Reading →
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So This Is What It’s Like When Worlds Collide!

This summer, Disney offers a special treat for toon heads and comic-book fans as Phineas and Ferb encounter the Marvel Universe. This summer, a little milestone in toon history will ... Continue Reading →
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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 →