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A Powerful and Marvelous Journey to Independence

I never aspired to be in the animation business. I wanted to own a tropical-fish store and be a percussionist in a philharmonic orchestra. But somehow, that dream led to cartoons and, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Channel Sets Jan. 15 Premiere for ‘Lion Guard’ Series

The animated series The Lion Guard will premiere at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT Jan. 15 on Disney Channel and encore throughout the weekend on Disney Junior and Disney Channel. The series — introduced ... Continue Reading →
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Cap, Iron Man Clash in ‘Civil War’ Trailer

Marvel and Disney have released the first trailer for the upcoming superhero movie Captain America: Civil War. Here’s how the studio describes the movie: “Marvel’s Captain America: ... Continue Reading →
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Cosmic Confidence

Long before it paid off as a big-screen box office hit, Marvel trusted its material to turn Guardians ... Continue Reading →
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Waterman Ent. Acquires Film Roman

Animation and live-action production company Waterman Entertainment — founded by Stuart Little and Alvin & The Chipmunks executive producer Steve Waterman — has acquired ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Looking Beyond Network TV

The era of the Big 3 networks as the only conduit for animated television is a thing of the past. Content creators and executives are now faced with the boon of the internet age, video ... Continue Reading →
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Fox, FX Announce ‘X-Men’-related TV Series in Works

Marvel’s invasion of the airwaves is intensifying with the announcement that Fox is developing a series tentatively titled Hellfire and its sister network FX has ordered a pilot for ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, Pixar, Marvel Slates Expanded, Reshuffled

Disney has announced changes and additions to its feature film release schedule, confirming two new Pixar features for 2020 and a sequel to Marvel’s Ant-Man. Most exciting for Pixar ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Guild Ratifies Contract

Members of Animation Guild have ratified a new three-year contract with management with an overwhelming voter majority. The deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Wars’ Disneyland Expansion, Live-Action Details Emerge at D23

While no new footage or trailer was shown at the D23 Expo this past weekend for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney and Lucasfilm did unveil a new poster painted by Drew Struzan for ... Continue Reading →