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VIDEO: Star Wars Rebels “The Last Battle” Captain Rex returns in an all-new episode that finds Ezra, Kanan, Zeb and Chopper captured by a unit of old battle droids determined ... Continue Reading →
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Rise of the Black Superhero Washington Post’s Comic Riffs paints 2016 as a “watershed year” for black heroes in American pop-culture. Peter Pan Live-Action Movie in the Works ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Frank Armitage Dies Age 91

Frank Armitage, an Australian-born American painter who created backgrounds for several classic Disney animated films and murals for Disney parks, died January 4 at his home in Paso ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, ‘Simpsons’ Cels at Auction in Dallas

Heritage Auctions will be offering up a collection of beautiful cels from old and new classics in Dallas during an Animation Art Signature Auction on December 13 & 14. One outstanding ... Continue Reading →
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Nancy Bernstein Dies Age 55

Nancy Bernstein, an executive at DreamWorks Animation for 10 years who served as Head of Production, died on Friday, succumbing to cancer at age 55. “We are heartbroken by the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Blaine Gibson Dies at 97

Animator, sculptor and Disney Legend Blaine Gibson, one-time head of the sculpture department at the precursor to Walt Disney Imagineering, died July 5. He was 97. Born in Rocky Ford, ... Continue Reading →
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Reese Witherspoon Takes Wing in Live-Action ‘Tink’

Disney has attached Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon (Best Actress for Walk the Line) to star in its upcoming live-action Peter Pan spin-off, Tink. Witherspoon and her producing ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #240

Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair By John Canemaker [Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, $40] Iconic Disney artist Mary Blair (1911-1978) is one of the most notable illustrators ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #239

The Art of DreamWorks Animation by Ramin Zahed [Abrams, $50] In celebration of the studio’s 20th anniversary, DreamWorks Animation and Abram Books have put together an unprecedented, ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #238

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation (Updated Edition) By John Canemaker and Mary Blair [Disney Editions, $45, available May] You’ll find few animators and artists ... Continue Reading →