Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman

Academy Hosts Star-Studded Sherman Bros. Tribute

For the past 50 years, movie lovers have enjoyed the wonderful music of songwriting brothers Richard M. Sherman (1925-2012)  and Robert B. Sherman. The brilliant duo’s scores include ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Mowgli’ First Trailer, Inside the Disney “Morgue,” Toei’s Questionable QA Overhaul & More

Behind the Scenes at the Disney “Morgue” Where Animation History Is Being Saved Gizmodo delves into this important temple of preservation, where fragments and ephemera from the ... Continue Reading →
Major

Mill Film to Open New Studio in Montreal

Technicolor’s vfx studio, Mill Film, will open a new facility in Montréal, Québec with operations starting in the summer of 2018. The announcement follows the launch of Mill ... Continue Reading →
Dave Michener

Disney Animation Artist Dave Michener Dies Age 85

Dave Michener, an animator and story artist with Disney for more than three decades, died at home in Los Angeles on February 15 from complications caused by a virus. He was 85 years ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Trailering ‘Teen Titans GO!’, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’; Disney Knuckles in on ‘Ivan’; & More!

How to Introduce a Universe in 3 Minutes Learn how the Cellarius team created an animated launch short to introduce Earthlings to its transmedia cyberpunk franchise that leverages blockchain ... Continue Reading →
Blade Runner

FMX: Meet ‘Blade Runner’s Rachael, Explore Tunnel AR & Go Commercial

We are (thisclose) to the next FMX conference in Stuttgart (April 24-27), but there’s still new program highlights to explore. Recent additions have been announced for the “Digital ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Ready Player One’ an Animation Contender? New ‘Hell to Pay’ Clip & More

Estonia Announces First Batch of Animation Grants for 2018 The national film institute at Tallinn has allotted 214,000 EUR ($260K USD) to artists and studios such as Chintis Lundgren ... Continue Reading →
Lady and the Tramp

‘LEGO Ninjago’ Helmer Charlie Bean Leashed to ‘Lady and the Tramp’

Toon Town veteran Charlie Bean, who most recently directed The LEGO Ninjago Movie, has signed on to helm a new live-action/CGI hybrid reimagining of animated classic Lady and the Tramp. ... Continue Reading →
Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau Tapped as Writer/EP for Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series

StarWars.com revealed that Lucasfilm has signed Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer ... Continue Reading →
The Lion King

It’s Official: Beyonce Joins ‘Lion King’ Reboot Cast

Disney shook up social media Wednesday evening with the official reveal of the full key cast for its upcoming The Lion King reboot. The primary fan reaction seems to be: “OMG!” ... Continue Reading →