Fancy Nancy

Meet Disney Junior’s High-Spirited Heroine ‘Fancy Nancy’

Animation veteran Jamie Mitchell is no stranger to fun young heroines who know how to make the best of every situation. After all, he exec produced Disney’s popular Sofia the First ... Continue Reading →
Big Fish and Begonia

‘Big Fish & Begonia’: A Magical, Mystical Tale

***This article originally appeared in the April ‘18 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** After a successful run on the festival circuit, the Chinese feature Big Fish & Begonia ... Continue Reading →
John Musker

Disney Director John Musker Retires After Four Decades

Writer and director John Musker, a Disney Animation icon whose neary 40-year career saw him at the helm for major titles from the 1980s renaissance with The Little Mermaid to the innovative ... Continue Reading →
Bear Story

Latin American Animation Day Returns to LA March 24

On Saturday, March 24, East Los Angeles College will host Latin American Animation Day, presented in partnership with Cinema Without Borders as the fourth annual East Los Angeles College ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Disney Originals Under Threat, HAFF’s Upheaval, Bot-Written Wizardry & More

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2018 Hiroshima International Animation Festival The biennial, Oscar-qualifying Japanese fest is now accepting entries for the 17th edition (August 23-27). Submit your ... Continue Reading →
Glen Keane

Glen Keane Directing ‘Over the Moon’ for Pearl Studio and Netflix

Academy Award-nominated animation legend Glen Keane has been tapped to direct Pearl Studio’s feature-length musical adventure Over the Moon, a world premiere animated film exclusively ... Continue Reading →
Lin-Manuel Miranda [Photo: Jesse Dittmar/Redux]

Sony Moves Lin-Manuel Miranda Project ‘Vivo’ Up

If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get the tunes from Moana out of your head, you’ll be pleased to hear that the animation world’s next dose of Lin-Manuel ... Continue Reading →
Rainbow Rangers

Genius Brands Taps APC Kids for EMEA Distribution of ‘Rainbow Rangers’

Genius Brands International has appointed APC Kids as the exclusive content distribution agent for its new preschool series Rainbow Rangers throughout EMEA, including Russia and ex-CIS ... Continue Reading →
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Walt Disney Family Museum Premieres Glen Keane Exhibition

Starting March 8th of 2018, The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco will be dedicating an exhibition to famed Disney character animator Glen Keane. While most Animation Magazine ... Continue Reading →
Ron Clements & John Musker

ADG Honors Ron Clements & John Musker with William Cameron Menzies Award

Oscar-nominated Disney Animation filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker (Moana, The Princess and the Frog) have been announced as the 2018 recipients of the William Cameron Menzies ... Continue Reading →