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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins ‘DuckTales’ Reboot Cast

The irrepressible creative force commonly known as Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Broadway’s Hamilton, composer of Disney’s Moana) has joined the voice cast of the new DuckTales ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Be Honored with Ford Freedom Award

The 19th Annual Ford Freedom Award ceremony will put the spotlight on veteran Disney animator Floyd Norman next Monday, May 22. Norman, a Ford Freedom Scholar, will be in attendance ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Animation Dingle 2017 JAM Media put together this upbeat video breakdown of the Irish toon confab, which will return with more films, frolics and perfectly poured pints in 2018. ... Continue Reading →
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Volga Eyes Indie Animation Acquisitions at Cannes

Cannes’ most famous event, the glitzy and star-struck film festival, often overshadows the nuts-and-bolts business that goes on at the same time at the Cannes Film Market, which ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Waltzes Home June 6

Disney’s live-action adaptation of its groundbreaking 1991 animated fairytale Beauty and the Beast will be bringing the magic home (complete with CG scene-stealers) on June 6 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inner Workings’ Creator Leo Matsuda Signs to WME, Gotham Group

Annie Award-nominated animation artist and writer-director of the Disney theatrical short Inner Workings (released with Moana), Leo Matsuda, has signed on with WME and Gotham Group ... Continue Reading →
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Jon Cowley to Lead FuseFX Vancouver Production Team

FuseFX has hired on 18-year visual effects industry veteran Jon Cowley as Head of Production and Senior VFX Supervisor for its Vancouver facility, where he will oversee production activity ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Mixes Maker Studios into New Digital Network

A new entity will combine all of the Walt Disney Co.’s digital brands under one roof, the company announced at its NewFront presentation this week. Dubbed the Disney Digital Network, ... Continue Reading →
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Sonar Takes Over Tricon Programs Including ‘Counterfeit Cat’

TV production house Sonar Entertainment (The Shannara Chronicles) is making its first venture into the non-scripted and kids & family content spheres with the acquisition of assets ... Continue Reading →
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The Acadmey Presents: 75th Anniversary of Bambi Historian Leonard Maltin will be joined by original voice stars from the Disney classic and animation artists Andreas Deja and Paul Felix ... Continue Reading →