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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 →
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Disney Offers New Teaser and Poster for ‘Incredibles 2′

In time for the arrival of Pixar’s Coco in U.S. theaters, Disney has debuted the first teaser trailer and poster for Brad Bird’s hugely anticipated movie Incredibles 2. ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm Prez Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award

The Art Directors Guild has announced that eight-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker and President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy will receive the 2018 Cinematic Imagery Award at the 22nd ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Spirited Away’ Returns, Woody Woodpecker Reinvented, Input from Keiichi Hara & More

The Walt Disney Family Museum 2017 Gala Multi-talented entertainment pro (and frequent Pixar movie voice-over artist) Bonnie Hunt has been confirmed as the MC for the third annual fundraising ... Continue Reading →
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Poetry and Personal Connection: ‘Window Horses’

An imaginative young Canadian poet named Rosie Ming (voiced by Sandra Oh) learns about Persian culture and the healing power of poetry ... Continue Reading →
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Joe Letteri Named 2018 VES George Melies Award Recipient

Following the announcement of its first Hall of Fame inductees, the Visual Effects Society has named Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri as the next recipient of the VES Georges ... Continue Reading →
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