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New ‘Star Wars’ Pic Will Be Out on Dec. 18, 2015

So yesterday, after much fanfare, Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18, 2015. “We’re very excited to share the official ... Continue Reading →
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An Interview From Abroad with Brenda Chapman

Academy Award winning writer and director Brenda Chapman recently gave a masterclass at the Verdens Beste Children’s Film Festival in Tromso, Norway, meeting professionals from the ... Continue Reading →
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John Knoll Upped to ILM’s Chief Creative Officer

Oscar-winning vfx veteran John Knoll has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who joined ILM In 1986, has been a vfx supervisor for the house ... Continue Reading →
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Disney to Debut Animated ‘Star Wars’ Series in 2014

The new animated Star Wars Rebels series will premiere in the fall of 2104 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel, kicking off the series on Disney XD channels around the world. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ to Shoot in the U.K.

Lucasfilm announced on Friday that production of Star Wars: Episode VII will take place in the United Kingdom. All of the six previous live-action Star Wars movies have included U.K. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 2015 ‘Star Wars 7'

Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from ... Continue Reading →
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‘Poppy Hill’ Nabs APS Nomination

GKIDS, distributor of the latest award-winning feature effort from Japan’s Studio Ghibli From Up On Poppy Hill has announced the film has been nominated for the 2012 Asia Pacific ... Continue Reading →
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Voices Set for ‘Poppy Hill’

Indie distributor GKIDS has announced its English language voice cast picks for the North American release of Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, Variety reports. The red carpet-worthy ... Continue Reading →
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GKids to Release Ghibli’s ‘Poppy Hill’

New York-based indie distributor GKIDS announced today that it has picked up Studio Ghibli’s award-winning 2011 movie From Up on Poppy Hill. Although the national release date in ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli’s ‘Arrietty’ Hits U.S. Theaters Today

How Disney brought Studio Ghibli’s take on The Borrowers to U.S. audiences. For over two decades, the enchanting traditionally animated features of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata’s ... Continue Reading →