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Del Toro to Co-Direct Henson’s ‘Pinocchio’

After many months of unconfirmed rumors, Guillermo Del Toro has made it official. He will be co-directing Henson’s upcoming stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio, with Mark Gustafson ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Naughty Bits, Real and Imagined

Just when you start to think the old rumors about hidden dirty jokes in Disney animated features have died down, they get passed on to a new generation. This was proven to me recently ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA to Animate New Stop-Motion Pic About Goblins

Portland’s stop-motion studio LAIKA has announced that it will produce a stop-motion animated movie based on a children’s book by Philip Reeve titled Goblins. The pic will be directed ... Continue Reading →
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An Interview with Disney/Pixar President Dr. Ed Catmull

There are a handful of people in this world who represent everything that the CG animation community has been able to achieve in the past few decades. Pixar co-founder and president ... Continue Reading →
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A Conversation with Bill Damaschke, CCO of DreamWorks

Bill Damaschke first joined DreamWorks in 1995 as production coordinator on Prince of Egypt. He quickly rose through the ranks and became head of production and development in 2005 ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Co. Promotes New Directors

The Jim Henson Company has promoted Meghan Sheridan and Blanca Lista to serve as directors in feature and TV development. Sheridan is now the director of children’s entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Mag Honors 75 Years of Disney Toons

The spring issue of Disney fans’ twenty-three magazine pays tribute to the legacy and influence of Disney’s animated films. The official Disney fan club takes readers on a colorful ... Continue Reading →
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New Updates on ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Maleficent’

It’s been a heavy news period regarding Warner’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Pinocchio and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. First up, director Tim Burton has expressed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bambi’ Lands on National Film Registry

Disney’s landmark 1942 animated feature Bambi was one of the 25 new movies added to the National Film Registry this week. Every year, the org chooses 25 titles that are deemed “culturally, ... Continue Reading →
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One More Time with Feathers

George Miller’s Oscar-winning, soft-shoeing penguin crew is back in the new 3-D adventure, Happy Feet 2. Back in 2006, audiences around the world got their toes tapping for an inventive ... Continue Reading →