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 →

Lee’s ‘Adam and Dog’ Shines During Award Season

Minkyu Lee discusses his Annie-winning, Oscar-nominated, Genesis-themed short Adam and Dog. Companionship between humans and animals is an oft-explored concept in the film world, no ... Continue Reading →

Yvette Kaplan Looks Back at ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to come face to face one of the many, many people I knew only over the telephone, having conducted interviews with them from afar. In this case ... Continue Reading →

Jennifer Lee to Co-Direct Disney’s ‘Frozen’

Jennifer Lee will co-direct Disney’s 2013 animated feature Frozen with Chris Buck, the studio announced today. Billed as Disney’s 53rd full-length animated feature, Frozen is slated ... Continue Reading →

Anima Vitae Strengthens Ties to Asia and Hollywood

Anima Vitae, the Finnish animation studio behind the movie Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble, The Flight Before Christmas and The Magic Crystals is expanding to Asia and strengthening ... Continue Reading →

John and Ron Mention ‘The Unmentionable’

This past weekend I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Disney Animation’s legendary “John and Ron”—John Musker and Ron Clements—at a Sherlock Holmes symposium sponsored ... Continue Reading →

Academy Awakens ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in 70 MM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the 1959 Disney classic Sleeping Beauty as part of its “The Last 70mm Film Festival” series on Monday, July ... Continue Reading →

John Coates and the American Invasion

Twenty-twelve is shaping up to be such a year of plenty for high-profile animated features—originals, adaptations and franchise sequels—that it is starting to remind one of the ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s Naughty Bits, Real and Imagined

Just when you start to think the old rumors about hidden dirty jokes in Disney animated features have died down, they get passed on to a new generation. This was proven to me recently ... Continue Reading →

A Conversation with Bill Damaschke, CCO of DreamWorks

Bill Damaschke first joined DreamWorks in 1995 as production coordinator on Prince of Egypt. He quickly rose through the ranks and became head of production and development in 2005 ... Continue Reading →