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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 →
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Ollie Johnston: Even ‘Old Men’ Need a Lift!

Those of us who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s became familiar with the smiling, warm fellow who chatted with us over the airwaves every Sunday evening on The Wonderful World of Disney. ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Salute John Hubley

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ next “Monday Nights with Oscar” screening series installment will celebrate the life and work of acclaimed animator John Hubley. ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of September 19 2011

In view of the success of the new 3D version of The Lion King, which other titles would you like to revisit in 3D? The Little Mermaid Pinocchio Bambi Spirited Away Other Continue Reading →
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A Fin-de-Siècle Fantasy: ‘A Monster in Paris’

DreamWorks veteran Bibo Bergeron goes back to his French roots with A Monster in Paris, an elegant CG-animated feature set in 1910. French director Bibo Bergeron has directed two very ... Continue Reading →
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Faster Than the Eye Can See!

One individual animation drawing goes by faster than the eye can register. Animators have an abundance of funny ideas.  Animators working in England frequently go to lunch in pubs ... Continue Reading →
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Berkeley Series Spotlights Disney Animator John Musker

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has set a special look Aug. 3-7 at the art of animation with Disney director John Musker, whose credits include Aladdin, The Little ... Continue Reading →
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Soyuzmultfilm Requests Fund Increase from Russia’s Putin

Iconic Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm has requested a bailout from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to avoid going under, reports Variety. Founded 75 years ago, the studio has ... Continue Reading →