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There are very few tragedies in the toon trade (not counting the release of Eight Crazy Nights), but the case of Leroy Poots certainly counts as one of them. Poots (1910-1982) was an animator and story man at the Disney Brothers studio in its earliest days, when it was still [...]
What is your take on longtime Disney animator Glen Keane’s departure from the studio?
Disney’s evergreen fairy will take flight again on Oct. 23, when the studio releases the CG-animated Secret of the Wings on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital. Produced by Michael Wigert and directed by Peggy Holmes and Bobs Gannaway, this movie will mark the first time Peter Pan’s friend will fly in [...]
Glen Keane, one of the leading animated talents of the past 40 years, announced on Friday that he is leaving Disney. Keane, whose many credits at the studio include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, played a key role in the animation revival of the 1990′s. He [...]
With just about everybody, everywhere, weighing in on the surprising flopping sound being made by Disney’s epic feature film John Carter, I’m going to exercise my right to remain silent. All I will say about the film, which is the first live-action picture from Pixar’s Andrew Stanton, is that it [...]
Turner Classic Movies (TCM), in collaboration with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will present a 75th anniversary screening of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Disney’s first hand-drawn feature-length animated film. In addition, legendary actor Kirk Douglas will present the first general public screening of the [...]
The U.K. government announced yesterday that it’s working on offering tax credits for high-end dramas and animation produced in the country. Chancellor George Osborne outlined a new tax credit system for creative media industries including animation and drama production in the U.K., according to the BBC. The plan is likely [...]
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the rest of lovable Muppets receives their star on the Hollywood Walk (“Wocka Wocka”) of Fame today (Tuesday) in celebration of the release of Disney’s The Muppets on Blu‐ray Combo Pack and DVD. The event was emceed by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO [...]
Pocahontas, The Rescuers and The Aristocats are among the classic Disney animated features coming to Blu-ray in 2012 as part of a year-long campaign to grow the studio’s high-definition catalog. Here are the animated films and their expected release dates: Treasure Planet Pocahontas The Rescuers Lady And The Tramp 2: [...]
Pixar alum Andrew Stanton’s first live-action feature John Carter delivers a stunning blend of cutting-edge CG visual effects and gritty images that are grounded in the real world. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars novels have long been an inspiration for animators. In 1935, Bob Clampett famously tried to turn A Princess [...]