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Disney Legends Illuminate Studio’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Many of Disney’s veteran animators and legends came out to shine last night at a special 90th birthday celebration held at the “Legends Plaza” at the studio last night ... Continue Reading →
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Hot Discs: ‘Despicable Me 2,’ ‘Futurama,’ ‘Mary Poppins’

Since there are only a couple of weeks left until the holidays, the studios are releasing some of their big titles on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Among the many hot new animated titles ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Burbank Offers Special ‘Mr. Banks’ Screenings

Disney has announced that for one week only it will be presenting a special limited engagement of its upcoming live-action flick Saving Mr. Banks in a state-of-the-art theater on the ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to Screen at AFI Festival

Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed 11th and final film The Wind Rises will makes its Los Angeles premiere at the American Film Institute’s Festival on November 8 and 9. Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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Anyone Remember ‘Budgie?’

Animation has become such a juggernaut within the film industry that it seems as though everyone has tried their hand in it at one point or other, up to and including British Royalty. ... Continue Reading →
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Sherman, Menken Team Up for ‘Disney Songbook’

A special musical treat is in store for attendees of this year’s D23 Expo—the premiere Disney fan event—as two celebrated songwriters and composers take the stage for “Richard ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Stars Drawn to ‘Roger Rabbit’ Reunion

A special screening and 25th Anniversary Reunion of the cast and crew of Robert Zemeckis’ seminal feature Who Framed Roger Rabbit packed the house at the Academy of Motion Pictures ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Premieres Japan Event This Fall

The Walt Disney Company Japan has announced it will put on the first-ever D23 Expo Japan; a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. The first Expo ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Pioneer Petro Vlahos Dies at 96

Special effects pioneer Petro Vlahos passed away at 96 on February 10. Vlahos, who improved the composite-image process known as the blue-screen effect for the 1959 epic Ben Hur also ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Ginny Tyler Dies

Actress Ginny Tyler, who was recognized as a Disney Legend in 2006 for her many vocal performances over the years, passed away July 13 of natural causes in Issaquah, Washington at age ... Continue Reading →