Blaine Gibson

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 →

Bald Mountain ‘Fantasia’ Sequence Gets Feature Treatment

File this one under “Huh… Okay.”: Disney has announced that its next big live-action feature adaptation project will be a take on the “Night on Bald Mountain” sequence from ... Continue Reading →

‘What’s Opera, Doc?’ Cels Headline Animation Auction

Two animation cels from the iconic 1957 Warner Bros. short “What’s Opera, Doc?” will be among the rare animation items to be auctioned next month at Heritage Auctions’ ... Continue Reading →
Willis Pyle

Disney, UPA Animator Willis Pyle Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Celebrated Disney and UPA animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with a special private event Sept. 3 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Born on a small ... Continue Reading →
John Canemaker

Canemaker Celebrates Masters McCay, Disney

Animation historian and Oscar-winning animator John Canemaker will pay tribute to two of the medium’s masters, Winsor McCay and Walt Disney, in a three-part event set for Sept. ... Continue Reading →

Animation Collectible Auction Brings in $1.28 million

Cartoon collectibles are hot! Heritage Auctions, one of the top sellers of high-end entertainment collectibles, sold for more than $98,000 an unrestored production cel and master background ... Continue Reading →

Passion Play

Between Frames: The Art of Brazilian Animation uncovers ... Continue Reading →

Film Forum Celebrates John Hubley

New York City’s Film Forum will commemorate the centennial birthday anniversary of animation pioneer John Hubley with a double shot of special programming to be presented Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #238

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation (Updated Edition) By John Canemaker and Mary Blair [Disney Editions, $45, available May] You’ll find few animators and artists ... Continue Reading →

Disney Legends Illuminate Studio’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Many of Disney’s veteran animators and legends came out to shine last night at a special 90th birthday celebration held at the “Legends Plaza” at the studio last night ... Continue Reading →