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Annecy Festival Releases Complete Schedule

If you are planning to attend next week’s jam-packed edition of the Annecy Animation Festival in France, you will have a chance to take in some of the most anticipated features ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Painter Edward Levitt Has Died

Edward Levitt, a background painter for Walt Disney Animation Studios during animation’s Golden Age and a key influence on the Cartoon Modern movement of the 1950s, died April 2 in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Arrives on DVD/Blu-ray in March

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit animated feature Wreck-It Ralph gets an early release on HD Digital and HD Digital 3D on February 12, 2013, followed by the 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo ... Continue Reading →
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Jonathan Groff Joins Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Cast

Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced that its extreme mountain man character Kristoff from the upcoming animated comedy-adventure Frozen will be voiced by Tony Award nominee ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Releases ‘Paperman’ Single

Walt Disney Records’ soundtrack for the award-winning short Paperman is now available digitally. Christophe Beck (The Muppets, The Hangover Part 1 & 2) composed the uplifting ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Gets Early Raves from Critics

The first reviews of Wreck-It Ralph are in, and everybody seems to be in love with Disney’s charming pic about an 8-bit video game bad guy who decides to make some changes in his ... Continue Reading →
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Visual Effects Society Inducts Seven New Fellows

The Visual Effects Society announced today that it has inducted seven Fellows based on their contributions to the art and science of visual effects. The new Fellows include visual effects ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Lost Oswald Short Surfaces at Telluride

Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short Hungry Hobos at the Telluride Film Festival ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Launches Open-Source BRDF Explorer

Walt Disney Animation Studios is making its BRDF Explorer, a shading and rendering toolset, available to the industry through a new open-source site. BDRF stands for bidirectional ... Continue Reading →
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Siggraph Movie Panels Announced

CG-animated and vfx-packed blockbusters will have a big presence at this year’s Siggraph confab, taking place in the L.A. convention center August 5-9. The show organizers have released ... Continue Reading →