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Taking a marketing page from Comic-Con, Disney’s D23 Expo offered bits and pieces of news, highlights of upcoming animated fare and meet-and-greets with talent for die-hard fans this past weekend in Anaheim. Upcoming features such as Pixar’s Brave and Monsters University, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, director Rich Moore’s Wreck-It Ralph and [...]
Disney Home Ent. will make Pixar’s Cars 2 available on Blu-ray, Combo pack, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and for movie download on Nov. 1, 2011. Among the many bonus features packed with the movie are the Toy Story short Hawaiian Vacation (which played with Cars 2 in theaters) and a new [...]
Get ready for a new special featuring Tinker Bell and her other Fairy friends as Disney Channel premieres Pixie Hollow Games this fall. The special, which is part of the successful Disney Fairies franchise, features Brenda Song, Jason Dolley, Tiffany Thornton and Zendaya as the new fairies and sparrow man [...]
Disney’s ultimate fandom expo, taking place August 19 – 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, has announced its planned sneak peeks and appearances by stars from upcoming films, while promising even more surprises for attendees. Film previews will cover The Muppets, John Carter, Oz the Great and Powerful, Tim Burton’s [...]
Disney returns to the basics with the terrific 2D movie Winnie the Pooh, which is inspired by five classic stories by A. A. Milne. In this day and age, when everyone is trying to jump on the 3-D, CG animation bandwagon, you’ve got to admire Disney for sticking to its [...]
Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters’ charming Ballad of Nessie brings a certain lake-dwelling Scottish monster to animated life. Here’s a lesson for animation students: Don’t forget about your favorite class projects after you graduate. That’s the take-away lesson from the story of how Stevie Wermers-Skelton’s CalArts project inspired this summer’s [...]
We might need to roll out a new definition for blockbuster and call it Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The movie, based on the Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated TV series, had an incredible debut at the box office, taking in $116 million in domestic ticket sales over the [...]
King of the Elves, an animated adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story that has been in development for years at Disney, is apparently on again. According to a report in Variety, the studio has hired Michael Markowitz to work on the script for the film, which is being overseen [...]
Having navigated Pixar’s Cars 2 to the finish line as co-director to John Lasseter, Brad Lewis has signed on to directed original animated feature films for Digital Domain Media Group’s Tradition Studios. Lewis comes to Digital Domain after 10 years at Pixar racking up credits that include producing the Oscar-winning [...]
John Lasseter and his A-Team at Pixar up the ante for Lightning McQueen, Mater and the rest of their four-wheel buddies in the summer’s highly anticipated sequel, Cars 2. Far too many sequels consist of the filmmakers and studio taking a victory lap in which a hit film is tweaked [...]