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Artists Pay Tribute to Disney Directors Clements & Musker

In celebration of the release of Moana (Nov. 23), seven acclaimed artists are paying homage to the works of director Ron Clements and John Musker with original pieces inspired by their ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Stoopid Buddy, Bardel, Luma, Deluxe

Bardel Entertainment, the acclaimed Vancouver-based animation company, has hired Lenny Brown as Manager, Business Development. Brown recently departed Toonz Ent. and brings more than ... Continue Reading →
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Around the World with an Animation Career

Sometimes the life of an animator isn’t that different than that of a musician. I’ve spent a lot of my 30-year career moving around North America in what I call The Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Movie & TV Animators OK Producers Deal

The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, set to take effect ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turtles’ Gives ‘Guardians’ a Shell of a Time

Paramount’s gritty, action-packed update on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got off to a whizz-bang start this morning, with fans of all ages helping the martial-arts masters to ... Continue Reading →
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Joe Wright to Direct Warner’s Peter Pan Movie

Just when you thought you had seen every possible variation on J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan story, we find out that there are more adaptations in the works. The Hollywood Reporter ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Coverage: Animation Preview Day

The Walt Disney Studios offered an up-close look at its upcoming slate at the bi-annual D23 event in Anaheim today (Friday). The studio’s Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter ... Continue Reading →
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Byron Howard to Direct New Disney Feature

A new Disney animated feature may be the next stop for Arrested Development star Jason Bateman. According to an item in The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is in talks to work on the ... Continue Reading →
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Prana Wins Auction to Acquire Rhythm & Hues

A holding company associated with Prana Studios has won the bid to acquire bankrupt vfx studio Rhythm & Hues. A court hearing on confirmation of the winning bidder is scheduled ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars’ Spinoff ‘Planes’ Confirmed for Spring 2013

It’s official: The Cars direct-to-video spinoff is ready to take flight. DisneyToon Studios has announced Planes, a full-length CG-animated movie set for release in spring 2013. The ... Continue Reading →