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Books We Love – Issue #239

The Art of DreamWorks Animation by Ramin Zahed [Abrams, $50] In celebration of the studio’s 20th anniversary, DreamWorks Animation and Abram Books have put together an unprecedented, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sheriff Callie’ Debuts Strong for Disney Junior

Disney Junior’s new animated preschool series Sheriff Callie’s Wild West premiered to strong ratings Monday with back-to-back episodes that topped the preschooler demographic ... Continue Reading →
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Sheriff Callie Saves the Day!

Disney Junior’s delightful new preschool show introduces a great cast of eccentric Western characters, while teaching young’uns ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Williams to Co-Direct Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′

Chris Williams has joined Disney/Marvel’s much-anticipated November 2014 movie Big Hero 6 as co-director, alongside Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh). The Hollywood Reporter also says ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smaug’ Continues to Fire Up Global Box Office

New titles like Anchorman 2 and Walking with Dinosaurs had to take the back seat to Peter Jackson’s mega blockbuster The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The Warner Bros. release ... Continue Reading →
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‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Frozen’ Heat Up Global Box Office

The folks at Lionsgate and Disney had a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving holiday as the studios’ hot new releases The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen earned $110.2 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Panel a Cool Treat for Summit Attendees

Visitors to the World Animation & VFX Summit in Marina Del Rey this week were given a wintery treat despite the warm So Cal weather on Tuesday as key crew from Disney’s upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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First-Time Directors On Board ‘Angry Birds’ Pic

Rovio Entertainment announced this week that Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will direct the upcoming 3-D, CG-animated Angry Birds movie. The film is being produced by John Cohen and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paperman’ Director John Kahrs Departs from Disney

John Kahrs, the Oscar-winning director of the 2012 animated short Paperman has left Walt Disney Animation Studios. Rumors about his departure began circulating earlier this week after ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Studios Invites Students for ‘Inspire Day’

Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., will open its doors to a select group of student filmmakers for its fifth annual “Inspire Day.” The day-long event aims ... Continue Reading →