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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 →
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Fox to Introduce ADHD Toons in Primetime

Fox-TV plans to introduce its audience to two of its late-night animated shows Axe Cop and High School U.S.A! during primetime on July 21. The two highly anticipated toons, which are ... Continue Reading →
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Sherman, Menken Team Up for ‘Disney Songbook’

A special musical treat is in store for attendees of this year’s D23 Expo—the premiere Disney fan event—as two celebrated songwriters and composers take the stage for “Richard ... Continue Reading →
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Byron Howard to Direct New Disney Feature

A new Disney animated feature may be the next stop for Arrested Development star Jason Bateman. According to an item in The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is in talks to work on the ... Continue Reading →