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Daily News Bytes: D23 Expo Edition!

As has become a proud annual tradition, Disney (and its assorted studio brands) spent the weekend laying down a veritable carpet of official announcements during the D23 Expo. Here ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Primetime Emmys: Cartoon Network, Disney & Fox in Triple Nominee Tie

Nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning at the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood, with actors Anna Chlumsky (Veep) and Shemar ... Continue Reading →
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Bald Mountain ‘Fantasia’ Art Adds to Record Animation Auction

Heritage Auctions’ Animation Art Auction in Dallas on July 1-2 scored a record-breaking $1.4 million in sales, thanks to rare offerings like a fabulous selection of original pieces ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH ’17 Details 11 Production Sessions

The SIGGRAPH 2017 conference & exhibition will take over the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 30 to August 3, offering papers and presentations, engaging speakers (like keynoter ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Television and Freeform Set Cast for ‘Marvel’s New Warriors’ The comedic live-action comic-inspired series will star Milana Vayntrub (Silicon Valley) as Squirrel ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Sito Joins Academy Board; Edlund Returns to VFX Branch

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the new electees to its 2017-18 Board of Governors. Among these esteemed industry veterans, animator, historian and educator ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Keynote SIGGRAPH ’17

World-leading computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH 2017 announces that Floyd Norman, the tenacious and trailblazing artist who bears the distinction of being the first African-American ... Continue Reading →
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Nathalie Pinguet to Head Sales & Acquisition for Superights

International kids & family content sales company Superights is welcoming Nathalie Pinguet onboard as its new Deputy General Manager. Pinguet will be heading the company, leading ... Continue Reading →
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Fabulous ‘Fantasia’ Collection Features in Heritage Auction

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions’ July 1 animation sale will offer up one of the largest selections of artwork from Disney’s groundbreaking 1940 anthology feature Fantasia. The shining ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Han Solo’ Helmers Out, LA Schwizgebel Event, D23 Goodies & More

’Star Wars’: Why the Han Solo Film Directors Were Fired Sources say the the LEGO Movie helmers clashed creatively with Star Wars script vet Lawrence Kasdan. Possible replacements ... Continue Reading →