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25th ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Release Invites Royal Guests

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of its Best Picture Oscar-nominated animated feature Beauty and the Beast, Disney is not only preparing a lovely new home entertainment release ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Peeks More ‘Moana’ in Olympics Spot

Disney over the weekend debuted a new extended TV spot for its upcoming CG feature Moana, taking advantage of all the eyeballs glued to Olympics coverage. The trailer plays more with ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Reveals ‘Moana’ Characters and Voice Talent

Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed the characters who will be joining its newest feature film heroine Moana and her demigod companion Maui — and the voice cast members ... Continue Reading →
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‘Moana’ Teasers Offers a Touch Demi-Godly Power

Disney has released a teaser for its upcoming CG animated feature, Moana, which comes out November 23, 2016. The trailer opens with an invigorating narration by Maui, illustrated by ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Here’s How ‘The Little Mermaid’ Saved Disney & Launched a Renaissance Era of Animation In the wake of continued chatter about a live-action remake from Disney, Kristin Lai ... Continue Reading →
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Animator-Historian Tom Sito to Receive Dusty Alumni Award

School of Visual Arts BFA Film and BFA Animation chair Reeves Lehmann and Annie Flocco, producer-director of SVA’s 27th Dusty Awards, have announced this year’s recipients of the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Moana’ Sets Sail for Annecy

The Annecy festival organizers have announced that Walt Disney Animation Studios will hold the world premiere of their new theatrical short film Inner Workings at the French animation ... Continue Reading →
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A New Dimension of Drawing

Disney Legend Glen Keane demonstrates the power of VR by drawing his most-famous characters in 3D using an app called Tilt ... Continue Reading →
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Rare Cels Help Set Animation Auction Record

Over the weekend, Heritage Auctions — the largest auction house founded in the U.S. (HA.com) — put on a record-setting Animation Art auction. Rarities from Walt Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Dates ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana’

Disney has put names to dates for its 2016 animated features, filling the “Untitled Disney Animation” release slots with Zootopia (coming March 4) and Moana (November 23). Zootopia ... Continue Reading →