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‘Moana’ Sets Sail for Annecy

The Annecy festival organizers have announced that Walt Disney Animation Studios will hold the world premiere of their new theatrical short film Inner Workings at the French animation ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Princess and ‘Star Wars’ Boost Hasbro Sales

Global toymaker Hasbro is crediting major Disney brands for its better than expected growth of sales in Q1, taking in $831.2 million in overall revenue so far this year — a 16% ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Native Hawaiian Auli’i Cravalho Cast as ‘Moana’

Walt Disney Animation Studios has found a voice for the titular heroine of its upcoming CG feature Moana, casting 14-year-old Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho in the starring ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Details ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Gigantic,’ ‘Finding Dory’ and More at D23

Disney promised big news this past weekend at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, and certainly delivered with plenty of tips on the company’s upcoming animation projects. Here’s the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Studios D23 Events Line-Up

The Walt Disney Studios will offer an exclusive early look at upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, August 14-16. Two ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Presents First-Ever D23 Booth

Pixar Animation will have its first-ever booth presence at this year’s D23 Expo, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center August 14-16. Buzz Lightyear his heroic (giant balloon) ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Legend Eric Goldberg to Teach at USC

Veteran animator Eric Goldberg has joined the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts. Goldberg will teach classes on the fundamentals of ... Continue Reading →
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John Lasseter Talks Disney-Pixar Slate

Disney-Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter gave an in-depth, two hour presentation on the studios’ upcoming features slate at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday morning. Highlights ... Continue Reading →
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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 →