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Disney Renews Charter Distribution Deal

The Walt Disney Company has re-upped its distribution agreement with Charter Communications, delivering customers content across TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles ... Continue Reading →
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When You Wish Upon a ‘Star Wars’

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Hires Jill Sanford as VP of Animation Development

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 2015 ‘Star Wars 7'

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Influential Animation Producer Buzz Potamkin Passes

We are sad to report that animation producer Buzz Potamkin (1945-2012) passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. The much-liked and talented Potamkin founded many animation ... Continue Reading →
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Disney China Part of Development Initiative

The Walt Disney Company in China, the Ministry of Culture’s China Animation Group and the country’s largest ISP Tencent have formed a partnership to advance China’s ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Returns to Anaheim and Vancouver

International computer graphics and interactive techniques confab SIGGRAPH will return to Anaheim, Calif, July 21 to 25 in 2013 to celebrate the 40th International Conference and Exhibition ... Continue Reading →
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Acting 101 with Don Bluth

How many of these blogs have begun with the phrase, or even the thought: As hard as it may be to imagine today, back then it was like this…? And “back then” wasn’t all that ... Continue Reading →
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Academy’s Tech Council Adds Four New Members

Denny Clairmont, John Hora, Bob Lambert and Milt Shefter have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Extends Igers’ Contract Through 2016

Disney’s Board of Directors has extended Robert A. Iger’s contract through June 2016 as part of the company’s ongoing succession planning. Under the new agreement, Iger will assume ... Continue Reading →