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Effects Animator Dorse Lanpher Passes Away

The animation community lost another great talent this past Friday with the passing of effects animators Dorse Lanpher at the age of 76. Lanpher began his career at Disney in the late ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Dan Mills dies at 80

We are sad to report that animator and layout artist Dan Mills, whose credits include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Family Guy died earlier this month at the age of 80. ... Continue Reading →
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Acting 101 with Don Bluth

How many of these blogs have begun with the phrase, or even the thought: As hard as it may be to imagine today, back then it was like this…? And “back then” wasn’t all that ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toons Land Golden Globe Nominations

The five Golden Globe nominees in the Best Animated Feature category were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. They are: Among the well-reviewed movies that didn’t make the ... Continue Reading →
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Young Princess Sofia to Debut on Disney Channel

Disney plans to introduce a new young princess named Sofia the First in an upcoming animated movie and series, slated for the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013 on Disney Channel and Disney ... Continue Reading →
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One More Time with Feathers

George Miller’s Oscar-winning, soft-shoeing penguin crew is back in the new 3-D adventure, Happy Feet 2. Back in 2006, audiences around the world got their toes tapping for an inventive ... Continue Reading →
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15 Pics Make the First VFX Oscar List

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards: The ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Channel to Offer New ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Show

Disney Channel has greenlit a new series featuring A.A. Milne’s beloved bear, Winnie the Pooh. Commissioned by Disney Channel’s EMA division and produced by Welsh indie Boomerang ... Continue Reading →
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Into the Woods with Keane & Pocahontas

One often hears animators described as actors with pencils. You also hear Walt Disney Feature Animation legend Glen Keane described as “the Laurence Olivier of animation.” Anyone ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico and Rita’ Wins Best Euro Animated Film Prize

As we’re waiting to hear about Annie Award nominations on Monday (Dec. 4), we can update you on some of the recent animation noms and wins that happened over the past few days. Over ... Continue Reading →