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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 Arts and Sciences theater in Beverly Hills on Thursday night (April 4). Beautifully moderated by Wreck-It Ralph director Richard Moore, the [...]
Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner is back in the big studio features game. The Hollywood Reporter had the scoop this morning that Eisner’s Tornante Company has signed a multi-year worldwide distribution deal with Universal Pictures for feature films. Tornante was founded in 2005 and had focused on investments and acquisitions [...]
This past weekend I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Disney Animation’s legendary “John and Ron”—John Musker and Ron Clements—at a Sherlock Holmes symposium sponsored by the Baker Street Irregulars. The two were there, of course, to speak about their 1986 film The Great Mouse Detective, which was their first [...]
The 2012 edition of the Annecy Festival puts an amazingly diverse and creative range of animated shorts from all over the world in the spotlight. Animated short film submissions poured in by the thousands to Annecy for the 2012 festival, which runs from June 4-9. Though just 49 shorts were [...]
Every aspect of creating an animated feature takes time, except, arguably, for one: the greenlighting of an idea. Back in the days when the Walt Disney Studio was just about the only game in town for animated features, it promoted an idea-pitching process known as “The Gong Show,” in which [...]
The late Roy E. Disney ranks very high on the short-list of people who worked to make the animation industry what it is today. He was born into the business, of course: his father was Roy O. Disney, Walt’s older brother and business partner, the man who found the financing [...]
Former Disney head Michael Eisner’s indie digital studio Vuguru is joining forces with comic book luminary Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to produce original content across multiple platforms, it was announced Wednesday. The deal was brokered by Scott Nocas, who formerly served in programming capacities at both Sony Digital Video and [...]
Not since Richard Nixon was seen leaving on a jet plane in 1974 has one man’s resignation created the kind of hoopla that Steve Jobs’ stepping down as CEO of Apple has generated. What does this have to do with the toon trenches, you ask? Well, in addition to being [...]