Jennifer Lee, CCO Disney Feature Animation

Disney Launches Global Female Empowerment Shorts Initiative

Disney today announced a new global project giving 21 talented young women from different parts of the world the chance to make digital shorts telling the stories of inspiring female ... Continue Reading →
2018 Student Academy Awards

Academy Invites 928 New Members for 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the film industry individuals who have been invited by one or more branches to join in 2018. The list comes to 928 new ... Continue Reading →
Llama Llama

Netflix Greenlights Second Season of Genius Brands ‘Llama Llama’

Genius Brands International announced that Netflix has greenlit the production of season 2 of animated preschool series Llama Llama, with Jennifer Garner set to reprise the lead voice ... Continue Reading →
Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter

Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter to Run Disney, Pixar

Frozen writer/co-director Jennifer Lee and Inside Out writer/director Pete Docter will be splitting John Lasseter’s duties as the creative head of Disney-Pixar animation studios following ... Continue Reading →
John Lasseter

Lasseter Will Not Return to Disney

It’s official: Disney says John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Disney Animation Studio, will not return to the company. Lasseter has been on a leave of absence ... Continue Reading →
MiBots

‘Princess and the Frog’ Writer Rob Edwards Joins ‘MiBots’

Screenwriter Rob Edwards has signed on to write the upcoming animated feature MiBots from Spain’s Wise Blue Studios. Edwards’ credits include the screenplays for Treasure Planet, ... Continue Reading →
Rainbow Rangers

Genius Brands Broadens Spectrum of ‘Rainbow Rangers’ Partners

Genius Brands International continues to add colorful partners to its growing licensing roster for original preschool brand Rainbow Rangers in support of its 2019 retail launch. Slated ... Continue Reading →
Little Jules Verne

ON Animation Unveils Hot Slate in Cannes

French animation outfit ON Animation is working on two new high-profile movies, it was announced in Cannes today. Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam, who produced Mark Osborne’s acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Annecy: Disney’s Kira Lehtomaki & Josie Trinidad Preview ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’

Disney Animation will offer an exclusive preview of upcoming feature Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 during the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this summer. ... Continue Reading →
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And the Oscar Goes to…

The 90th Academy Awards were held Sunday night, and unsurprisingly Pixar’s Coco was the big animated feature winner, giving director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson ... Continue Reading →