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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 →
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Byron Howard’s ‘Zootopia’ Slated for 2016

Among the many cool news items revealed by Disney at the D23 Expo was the fact that Tangled and Bolt director Byron Howard’s next project is animalcentric CG-animated feature ... Continue Reading →