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VIDEO: ‘Voltron 84’ Trailer On Fri., March 24, Netflix is presenting 12 classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe episodes hand-picked by the creative team behind DreamWorks’ ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Disney Fan Expo Heading to Japan in 2018

The Walt Disney Company (Japan) has announced it will hold a D23 Expo Japan in 2018. The special event created by the the Official Disney Fan Club will run February 10-12 at Tokyo Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Margaret Loesch Named Kids Genius Cartoon Channel Exec Chair

Genius Brands International has brought onboard children’s and family media executive Margaret Loesch as Executive Chairman of its Kids Genius Channel. Loesch will provide counsel ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Taps Jon Favreau to Helm Live-Action ‘Lion King’

After the incredible success of The Jungle Book this year — both at the box office and in terms of creative tech wizardry — Disney is teaming back up with director Jon Favreau ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Dates ‘Force Awakens’ Disc & Digital Release

The Walt Disney Company’s chairman and CEO Robert Iger announced at Thursday’s annual shareholders meeting that the box office record-smashing Star Wars: The Force Awakens will ... Continue Reading →
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James Pitaro Takes Over Disney Consumer Products

James Pitaro, current co-chair of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and president of Disney Interactive, will be stepping up as chairman of DCPI following the departure ... Continue Reading →
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’Winx Club’ to Get Big Screen & Live-Action Treatment Via Hollywood Gang Rainbow’s smash hit animated property will be adapted for live-action by Gianni Nunnari’s in-demand ... Continue Reading →
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Lost Oswald Short Emerges in Norway

A long-lost short film created by Walt Disney back in 1927 has been uncovered in the National Library of Norway. Titled Empty Socks, the newly rediscovered toon features Oswald the ... Continue Reading →
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Hires, Promotions at CN, Henson, 9 Story, Guru

A flurry of hires and promotions has put a bunch of new faces in new roles at various animation-related companies. Here’s the latest: Michael Ouweleen Michael Ouweleen has been ... Continue Reading →
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DiSalvo Named Creative Director of Paramount Animation

Veteran animator Lino DiSalvo has joined Paramount Animation as its new creative director. The announcement came from Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Film Group, who oversees ... Continue Reading →