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Actor Anton Yelchin of Star Trek Films Dies in Freak Accident Actor who played Russian starship navigator Chekov in franchise reboot dies at age 27. Finding Dory Blows Animation Record ... 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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WIA Welcomes Disney as First Corporate Sponsor

Women in Animation announces that Walt Disney Animation Studios has been named the organization’s first official corporate sponsor. “While Disney Animation has long supported WIA, ... 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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‘Big Hero 6’ Series Coming to Disney XD

A new animated television series based on Disney’s Oscar-winning feature film Big Hero 6 is now in production, heading for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD. Emmy-winning producers Mark ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Announces Same Day China Release for ‘Zootopia’

Disney has announced that its spring release Zootopia will get a theatrical release in China on March 3, day-and-date with the film’s release in the U.S. and U.K. — although ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer Teases Wild Time in ‘Zootopia’

Disney is gearing up to take audiences on a trip to Zootopia with the release of a new trailer for the feature film. Here’s how Disney describes the feature, which opens March ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Giacchino Composing for Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino is embarking on his first-ever collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios to produce the score for the upcoming CG feature Zootopia, out ... Continue Reading →
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Lost Disney Oswald Short Uncovered in London

A researcher working at the British Film Institute in London has found in its archives the only known copy of a long-lost Walt Disney film starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit — Mickey ... Continue Reading →