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Daily News Bytes: Disney Is ‘Poppins’ Off, ‘Voltron’ S6 Dated and a Flurry of Festivals

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival North America’s leading dedicated toon fest OIAF returns to Canada’s capital September 26-30. Entries are now open for Animated ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Moves Lin-Manuel Miranda Project ‘Vivo’ Up

If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get the tunes from Moana out of your head, you’ll be pleased to hear that the animation world’s next dose of Lin-Manuel ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: D23 Expo Edition!

As has become a proud annual tradition, Disney (and its assorted studio brands) spent the weekend laying down a veritable carpet of official announcements during the D23 Expo. Here ... Continue Reading →
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Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Star in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (Into the Woods) and Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) have been tapped to star in Walt Disney Studios’ Mary ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Remains Atop Box Office Battle

The first weekend of the new year was a good one for Bilbo Baggins, as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies topped the domestic box office with an estimated $22 million in ticket ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: Merged Animafest, ‘Belladonna’ Restored and More

Wrapping up the week with the following desk-clearing news items: • After years of alternating its focus, The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has merged features ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Fairytales: ‘Alice’ in Production; ‘Into the Woods’ Trailer

Walt Disney Studios’s hearty slate of upcoming live-action takes and twists on some of popular fairytales and classic stories continues to ramp up, with a new trailer for the ... Continue Reading →
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

New Images, Trailer for Fourth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

With Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides set to sail into theaters May 20, Disney has released two new images and a new trailer for the film. First, the images: And now the ... Continue Reading →