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‘Elena’ Continues Disney Junior Reign with Second Season

Latin culture and folklore-inspired CG animated series Elena of Avalor has been greenlit for a second season, following its successful premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior last ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorksTV’s Digital Domination DreamWorksTV head Birk Rawlings talks to TV Kids about the sophomore YouTube channel’s success with original live-action and animated content. Nancy ... Continue Reading →
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The Consummate (Young) Professional

For most young would-be professional artists, finding that first gig is often the trickiest part of getting a career going. For Morgane Keesling — 23 year-old senior Animation major ... Continue Reading →
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Star Wars Han Solo Spinoff: Actor Shortlist Revealed Variety reveals top dozen contenders for lead role in 2018 flick. The Not-So-Secret History of Comics Drawn by Women The Guardian’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, ‘Simpsons’ Cels at Auction in Dallas

Heritage Auctions will be offering up a collection of beautiful cels from old and new classics in Dallas during an Animation Art Signature Auction on December 13 & 14. One outstanding ... Continue Reading →
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Star Wars, Marvel Attractions Planned for Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland, set to open to the public in Spring 2016, will contain six themed lands (Mickey Avenue, Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Andreas Deja Among New ‘Disney Legends’

Eight newly named Disney Legends will be honored at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. Animator Andreas Deja, composer Danny Elfman and Star Wars creator George Lucas are among ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Blaine Gibson Dies at 97

Animator, sculptor and Disney Legend Blaine Gibson, one-time head of the sculpture department at the precursor to Walt Disney Imagineering, died July 5. He was 97. Born in Rocky Ford, ... Continue Reading →
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VAMN, Chavvo to Produce Erick Tran’s ‘ZodiX’

VAMN-TV and Chavvo Animation Studios are teaming up to produce as an animated series ZodiX, a Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand consisting of character personalities loosely based on ... Continue Reading →
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Disneyland Producer Greg Smith Dies

Greg Smith, who for nearly three decades helped produce special live entertainment for Anaheim, California’s iconic Disneyland theme park, died March 12 from complications of lung ... Continue Reading →