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Former Disney and Warner Bros. animator Leland “Lee” Hartman passed away at a nursing facility in Glen Hazel, PA on Dec. 24. He was diagnosed with dementia six years ago, shortly after losing his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Hartman. A former Navy veteran, Hartman worked at Disney Studios after [...]
Following its highly watched movie premiere, Disney’s newest animated star, Sofia the First will begin its series run on Friday, January 11 on Disney Channel at 9:30 a.m. and on Disney Junior at 5:30 p.m. Created for kids 2-7 and their parents/caregivers, Sofia the First tells the story of an [...]
Just when you thought you knew everything about Peter Pan’s feisty little friend, the creative folks at Disney come up with new twists and turns and reveal fascinating new secrets about Tinker Bell’s history. In Secret of the Wings, the fourth CG-animated feature starring the evergreen character, Tink (voiced by [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the 1959 Disney classic Sleeping Beauty as part of its “The Last 70mm Film Festival” series on Monday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The film will be introduced by acclaimed animator Andreas [...]
How do you feel about the new studio trend of cranking out live-action versions of classic animated fairy tales like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Alice in Wonderland?
Anyone who knows Ray Bradbury knows that he has a lifelong love of animation. The legendary author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles has contributed to numerous animation-related books and was an early supporter of ASIFA-Hollywood. He’s even dabbled in the medium itself, writing the 1962 Oscar-nominated animated short [...]
Disney’s upcoming live-action fantasy Maleficent has made a few more cast announcements. Angelina Jolie is already set to play the titular character—the villainess in the Sleeping Beauty story. Now Heat Vision is reporting that Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Sharlto Copley, Kenneth Cranham, Sam Riley and Lesley Manville are also on [...]
Is the world ready for yet another take on animated fairy tales? Fox Animation certainly thinks so as it has just acquired the rights to children’s book The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by first-time author Christopher Healy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chernin Entertainment (Rise of the Planet [...]
Mark March 14, 2014 as the day Angelina Jolie will begin scaring the living daylight out of young audiences. That’s the date Disney will release its live-action version of Maleficent, the retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, with Jolie in the lead role. Jude Law (Stefan) and Elle Fanning [...]
Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson, Liev Schreiber and John Leguizamo are among the stars lending their voices to classic Disney animation in new installments of the short-form series A Poem Is… premiering during National Poetry Month (April 2-April 21) at 8:25 a.m. on Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids [...]