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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 2015 ‘Star Wars 7'

Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Appoints Eamonn Butler Animation Director

Leading digital visual effects house Cinesite has announced it has appointed Eamonn Butler as animation director to head up its expanding animation division. Butler joins the studio ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Gets Early Raves from Critics

The first reviews of Wreck-It Ralph are in, and everybody seems to be in love with Disney’s charming pic about an 8-bit video game bad guy who decides to make some changes in his ... Continue Reading →
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Credit Where Credit is Due?

One of the tasks of a cartoon historian is to research and identify as accurately as possible which artists and artisans worked on what projects. That, however, can be surprisingly ... Continue Reading →
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Avengers Costumes Top Fandango’s Halloween List

Costumes from The Avengers and Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises are some of the most popular choices for men and women this Halloween, according to a survey conducted by movie ticket ... Continue Reading →
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‘Monster’ Gallery Show Spotlights Disney Talent

Check out these great photos from the opening of Disney Television Animation’s fall art gallery show, “Some Kind of Monster”! The show spotlighted submissions from Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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Vintage ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ TV Spots Hit the Web

One of the most winning qualities of the upcoming Disney animated feature Wreck-It Ralph is how it beautifully mixes our nostalgia for the early videogames we grew up with an involving ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Secret of the Wings’ Flies to DVD/Blu-ray

Just when you thought you knew everything about Peter Pan’s feisty little friend, the creative folks at Disney come up with new twists and turns and reveal fascinating new secrets ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s New Princess Sofia Sparks Controversy

It seems like yesterday when Disney’s Princess Tiana (Princess and the Frog) generated lots of debate over the depiction of multicultural characters in animated films and TV shows. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Swampy the Gator Gets His Own Show

This past week, Disney Interactive premiered its first online short-form animated series based on its own popular game franchise. Swampy the Gator, the star the popular Where’s My ... Continue Reading →