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 →

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 →

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 →

Presenters Set for 42nd Annie Awards

The pieces are falling into place for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards, which will be presented Jan. 31 in a black-tie event at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Scheduled to present the coveted ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Ottawa Plans Extensive Disney Tribute

The Ottawa International Animation Festival will celebrate next month the world’s most beloved, successful and pioneering animation studio with a series of screenings, talks, ... Continue Reading →
Robin Williams

Working with a Genius Genie

As these words are being written, the world is still reeling from the shocking news of Robin Williams’ death. Virtually every tribute to the comedic dynamo has centered on his ... Continue Reading →
Robin Williams

‘Aladdin’ Helmers Mourn Death of Genie Actor Robin Williams

In the wake of the tragic death of celebrated actor and comedian Robin Williams on Tuesday, Walt Disney Studios has issued the following statements from the key creatives who worked ... Continue Reading →

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 →