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Daily News Bytes: Disney Weighs Lasseter’s Return, ‘Deadpool 2’ Intros First LGBTQ Marvel Pair, Senate Reviews Net Neutrality & More

Disney Executives Weigh Possible Return of John Lasseter Some six months after admitting to “missteps” and taking a leave of absence from his Chief Creative Officer duties, the ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Lasseter’s Return Unlikely, Outsourcing in Anime, ‘Stolen Princess’ Hits $2.5M, & More

”He Who Must Not Be Named”: Can John Lasseter Ever Return to Disney? As the end of his post-allegations “sabbatical” looms, THR examines the rise of the Hawaiian-shirt wearing ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Family Museum to Offer ‘Nine Old Men’ Exhibit

Fans of classic Disney art have one more reason to travel to San Francisco’s Walt Disney Family Museum in May. The org is offering the much-anticipated show Walt Disney’s Nine Old ... Continue Reading →
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2018 Student Academy Awards Competition

The Academy is now accepting entries for the 2018 Student Academy Awards competition, with the deadline set for Friday, June 1. All SAA winners become eligible for Oscar short film ... Continue Reading →
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Animator & Voice Actor Bud Luckey Dies Age 83

William “Bud” Luckey, a multitalented artist and performer who touched many facets of animation, has died at age 83. Among his many credits, Luckey earned an Annie Award ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Plans “Day of Listening,” Lasseter Return Unsure

The staff of Burbank-based Disney Animation Studios is set to gather Thursday to discuss workplace concerns in what the company dubs a “Day of Listening” attended by human resources ... Continue Reading →
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Bold Ideas Shine at the 2017 Student Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a notable history of honoring student filmmakers with medals for their thesis films. That honor roll includes directors John Lasseter, ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Disney Casts Mulan, Lasseter Scandal Unfolds, & More

Liu Yifei to Star in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ The multitalented actress, musician and singer also known as Crystal Liu seems the perfect choice to lead the film, which will ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Delivers Terrific Tuesday Preview

Disney/Pixar’s well-reviewed Coco passed its opening night in the U.S. with flying colors. The studio’s 19th feature release delivered $2.3 million from its Tuesday night screenings, ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence as Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface

John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, has taken a leave of absence from Pixar due to unspecified “missteps” that made some of ... Continue Reading →