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Disney XD Picks up DQE’s ‘Jungle Book’ for U.S.

Disney XD has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights for DQ Entertainment’s 3D animated series The Jungle Book. The 26 x 22 mins. series will debut June 11 on the channel, which reaches ... Continue Reading →
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Final Push Seeks to Restore Historic Disney Studio in Kansas City

A group looking to restore Walt Disney’s first professional animation studio, in Kansas City, is launching the final push of its 15-year campaign with an eye toward completing ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Honors Steve Jobs in ‘Brave’ End Credits

Pixar is paying special tribute to Steve Jobs in the end credits of Brave. According to the Wall Street Journal, an early cut of the movie includes a moment in the end credits where ... Continue Reading →
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‘Men in Black 3' Debut Tops ‘Avengers’ Over Holiday Weekend

It took a vintage comic book movie franchise to topple the Avengers from its box office throne. Men in Black 3 — arriving a decade after the previous film in the series and originally ... Continue Reading →
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‘Arjun: The Warrior Prince’ Opens on Friday

Opening this Friday (May 25) in select theaters is the Hindi animated feature Arjun: The Warrior Prince, which is produced by Indian studio UTV and Disney India. Directed by Arnab Chaudhuri, ... Continue Reading →
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Kathryn Beaumont: Training with Walt

Her name may be most familiar to Disney enthusiasts, and her face might be best recognized when interpreted by artists on cels, but her voice is unmistakable. It’s a lovely, mature, ... Continue Reading →
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Senior VP of Communications Don Levy to Leave Sony

Don Levy, the well-respected and tireless senior VP of communications at Sony Pictures Digital, is leaving the company on June 4. Levy, who has been with the studio for 17 years, will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Arrietty’ and More Secrets Revealed on DVD

The endless font of Japanese animated goodness spews forth on DVD shelves this week! The can’t-pass-up offering today is Disney’s North American version of Studio Ghibli’s The ... Continue Reading →
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Universal’s ‘Battleship’ Hit Hard by ‘The Avengers’

As many had predicted Universal’s costly Battleship was sunk by Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers this past weekend. For the third week in a row, The Avengers sat atop the box office, ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Brave’ to Premiere at New Dolby Theatre

Disney/Pixar’s Brave will have its world premiere on June 18, 2012, at the new Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The red-carpet event is a special presentation for Film Independent’s ... Continue Reading →