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Q&A: Simka Finds ‘Paradise’ in Re-version Process

Mychal Simka grew up in Anaheim, Calif., a huge fan of a guy named Walt Disney who created a local theme park and made some of the best animated movies ever. As an adult, he’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Offers First Look at ‘Feast’

Disney has revealed a first look at its brand new animated short Feast, which will be making its world premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Wins Another Award for its Soundtrack

Just when you thought there were no more awards for it to win, Disney’s Frozen is adding another honor to its collection — this time for the soundtrack. The double platinum ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cap’ Retains B.O. Crown; ‘Rio 2′ Holds Second

The top spots at the box office saw a repeat of last weekend’s finish with this year’s Easter weekend moviegoers. That means Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter ... Continue Reading →
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MIA Now Open for Pitch Contest Submissions

The MIA Animation Conference & Festival, taking place in Miami October 10-11, is now accepting submissions for its Pitching Contest. Creators are encouraged to submit their projects ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Outmuscles Strong ‘Rio 2′ Debut

Despite a strong opening weekend for Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio 2, Blu and the birds couldn’t knock off Marvel’s powerhouse Captain America sequel. Rio 2, directed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ New Trailer Takes Wing

Disney has unveiled new character shots and a high-flyin’ trailer for its upcoming DisneyToon Studios sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue, out July 18, 2014. The character shots ... Continue Reading →
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Bonhams Offers Rare Disney Animation Art

Bonhams will hold an auction May 4-5 of entertainment memorabilia featuring items representing the best of traditional animation, as well as original vintage comic and cartoon artwork. Walt ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smaug’ Alert! ‘The Hobbit’ is in the House!

The middle chapter of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit arrives on home video with a flourish worthy of the massive saga of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit: The Desolation of ... Continue Reading →
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Frist Plans Animation Exhibition for Summer

Nashville, Tennessee’s The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will celebrate the art and history of animation with a special summer exhibition. Watch Me Move: The Animation Show ... Continue Reading →