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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 →
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HIT Ent. Adds to Senior Exec Roster

HIT Entertainment is continuing its expansion efforts with the new appointments of Karen Davidsen as Director of Production – Global Content, Phil Molloy as Senior Creative Manager ... Continue Reading →
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Universum Buzzes with Studio 100′s ‘Maya the Bee’

Studio 100 Media GmbH has signed a major deal with Universum Film GmbH to distribute several of the company’s film projects into the German-speaking territories. Munich-based ... Continue Reading →
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Tales from the Toon Trenches: Jobs in Animation

Not since Richard Nixon was seen leaving on a jet plane in 1974 has one man’s resignation created the kind of hoopla that Steve Jobs’ stepping down as CEO of Apple has generated. ... Continue Reading →