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Rob Moore Out at Paramount Pictures The vice chairman is resigning from his post after eight years — Moore had been a major proponent of former Viacom chairman Philippe Dauman’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oscar’s Oasis’ Bids Ciao to Italy

Kids entertainment company CAKE has inked a deal with Discovery in Italy for multi-award-winning CG animated series Oscar’s Oasis, which will debut on free-to-air channel K2 in November. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’ Director & ‘Frozen’ Writer Join GBI Series

Genius Brands International is teaming up with Rob Minkoff, director of Disney’s The Lion King, and Shane Morris, co-writer of Frozen, to develop and produce a new animated preschool ... Continue Reading →
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Neil Patrick Harris to MC Disney Family Museum Gala

The Walt Disney Family Museum will hold its second annual fundraising gala on November 1 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, with actor Neil ... Continue Reading →
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‘Moana’ Sets Sail on a Sea of Troubles in New Trailer

Disney has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming seafaring adventure Moana, revealing more of the heroine’s high-stakes journey and the obstacles in her way — like Maui’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Floyd Norman On Documenting his Life on Film

If you’re a knowledgeable fan of Disney animation — and animation in general — you probably already know who Floyd Norman is. A Disney Legend, Norman was hired in 1956 as ... Continue Reading →
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Dwayne Johnson Unveils New ‘Moana’ Poster

Monday morning, actor Dwayne Johnson exclusively unveiled on Instagram the latest poster for Disney’s Moana — in which he voices the male lead, the demi-god Maui. He also ... Continue Reading →
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Nick UK Vet Launches Larkshead Media

Tim Patterson, formerly VP and director of programming for Nickelodeon UK, has officially launched his end-to-end children’s media service company, Larkshead Media. Headquartered ... Continue Reading →
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New VFX Progression Shots for ‘Jungle Book’ Released

Disney has released a new batch of hi-res progression stills and animated GIFs showing how director Jon Favreau and his innovative virtual production team brought the nearly full CG ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Animation Festival 40th Anniversary Look-Back: ‘Two Sisters’ Experimental animator Kelly Gallagher (Pen Up the Pigs) discusses the meaning and impact of Caroline Leaf’s ... Continue Reading →