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Last month’s announcement that the Walt Disney Company would no longer pursue traditional feature animation brought some mixed responses among toon heads. For many it was the final death knell for hand-drawn animation. For others, though, the announcement was déjà vu all over again. Like the Western movie, traditional feature [...]
Disney has released a new Toy Box trailer for its upcoming Disney Infinity game, which will be unleashed on Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, and PC on August 18. The platform will allow players to create stories and enjoy games starring a wide variety [...]
As I sat in my seat at the Newark Museum auditorium, I realized that I was spending an afternoon ogling lost Ferdinand Horvath sketches from the ’30s and also singing along with a TV show theme song from the ’80s. This, in essence, is what the D23 Fanniversary is all [...]
The Walt Disney Company Japan has announced it will put on the first-ever D23 Expo Japan; a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. The first Expo to be held outside the U.S. will feature presentations hosted by senior Disney creative execs which will [...]
Super Bowl fans who tuned in last Sunday solely for the commercials were treated to an “extended look” at the upcoming summer tentpole blockbuster Iron Man 3, on which Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Company are dropping gazillions of dollars. Paradoxically, watching it, I was instead reminded of Iron [...]
Disney Interactive has unveiled a new ambitious gaming initiative titled Disney Infinity. This platform, which will kick off in June, will allow players to create stories and enjoy games starring characters from The Walt Disney Company (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Pixar Animation Studios (Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles) Disney Infinity [...]
The Walt Disney Company has re-upped its distribution agreement with Charter Communications, delivering customers content across TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and other Internet-enabled devices. As part of the multi-year deal, Charter customers gain access to a range of services, including WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH [...]
The big news in showbiz over for the last week has, of course, been the Walt Disney Company’s purchase of Lucasfilm for some four-billion-dollars and change. In many quarters the news was greeted with the same sort of stunned disbelief that would greet the announcement of a new afternoon talk [...]
Nickelodeon has named former Disney’s director of series animation Jill Sanford as its new VP of animation development. Sanford will be responsible for all aspects of development from concept to pilot, including all creative and production. The announcement was made by Jenna Boyd, senior VP of animation development, Nickelodeon Group, to [...]
Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from 100% owner, chairman and founder George Lucas. Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock [...]