Disney XD Orders ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season Three

Disney XD has ordered a third season of its animated series Star Wars Rebels from Lucasfilm. The third season is currently in production and scheduled to premiere in 2016. To date, ... Continue Reading →

ILM London Adds Veteran VFX Supe David Vickery

Industrial Light & Magic has added BAFTA-winning visual effects supervisor David Vickery to its expanding London studio. In addition to supervising effects work, Vickery will also ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars Rebels

Old is New Again

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels plots a course back to the franchise’s storytelling and visual roots. After ... Continue Reading →

Disney Sets ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Premieres

The animated one-hour movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, which will lead into the upcoming animated series, will premiere online Sept. 29 to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com ... Continue Reading →

Disney to Debut Animated ‘Star Wars’ Series in 2014

The new animated Star Wars Rebels series will premiere in the fall of 2104 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel, kicking off the series on Disney XD channels around the world. The ... Continue Reading →

DHX Media Sets Up Three YouTube Pay Channels

Kids Media powerhouse DHX Media launched three dedicated paid YouTube family channels this week: DHX Kids, DHX Junior and DHX Retro were there of the premiere content partners selected ... Continue Reading →

It’s Official: Abrams to Direct ‘Star Wars’ Pic

While the news was leaked on Thursday, Lucasfilm and Disney both confirmed that J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) will direct the next episode of the beloved sci-fi franchise Star Wars: ... Continue Reading →

John and Ron Mention ‘The Unmentionable’

This past weekend I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Disney Animation’s legendary “John and Ron”—John Musker and Ron Clements—at a Sherlock Holmes symposium sponsored ... Continue Reading →

Former WB Head Alan Horn to Lead Walt Disney Studios

Former Warner Bros. president Alan Horn will take over as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios on June 11. Horn was tapped by Disney chief Bob Iger to replace Rich Ross, who left the ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Announces Date for ‘LEGO’ Movie

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s upcoming CG-animated feature based on the LEGO franchise will be released by Warner Bros. on Feb. 28, 2014. The pic, which is based on a story by ... Continue Reading →