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Disney Dates ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana’

Disney has put names to dates for its 2016 animated features, filling the “Untitled Disney Animation” release slots with Zootopia (coming March 4) and Moana (November 23). Zootopia ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Announces ‘Moana’ Feature for 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans for the animated feature Moana, a CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Plans Extensive Disney Tribute

The Ottawa International Animation Festival will celebrate next month the world’s most beloved, successful and pioneering animation studio with a series of screenings, talks, ... Continue Reading →
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Working with a Genius Genie

As these words are being written, the world is still reeling from the shocking news of Robin Williams’ death. Virtually every tribute to the comedic dynamo has centered on his ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aladdin’ Helmers Mourn Death of Genie Actor Robin Williams

In the wake of the tragic death of celebrated actor and comedian Robin Williams on Tuesday, Walt Disney Studios has issued the following statements from the key creatives who worked ... Continue Reading →
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John Lasseter Receives Honorary CalArts Degree

California Institute of the Arts president Steven Lavine has bequeathed Disney-Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter with the 2014 honorary Doctor of Arts degree in celebration ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vanity Fair’ Fetes CalArts Alums

In the heated ramp-up to the Academy Awards, Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar issue is tipping a hat to a generation of filmmakers trained at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) ... Continue Reading →
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New Info Arrives on Musker/Clements’ ‘Moana’

Now that Disney is riding high on the global success of Frozen (box office cume to date: $262. 4), we got word that the studio has released some new info on its upcoming 2018 feature, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Museum Pays Tribute to Bozzetto

Last month, San Francisco’s Walt Disney Family Museum launched a comprehensive exhibit featuring the works of world-renowned Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto. The celebrated director ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #233

        Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn’t Learn in Art School By Tony Bancroft [Focal Press, $34.95] Imagine taking a one-on-one class with one ... Continue Reading →