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Updates to the Walt Disney Studios’ release schedule have revealed plans for a 2014 sequel to Planes and two mystery Marvel movies. Planes: Fire & Rescue, a sequel to the upcoming Planes spinoff of Pixar’s Cars, is now due for wide release July 18, 2014, in 3D. Produced by DisneyToons, [...]
I’m going to take a little detour this week out of the Toon Trenches to remember a person who was enormously important to the Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s, and whose passing was just was announced: Annette Funicello. Anyone of my generation knows both versions of Annette: the teenaged [...]
Disney is in the process of laying off around 150 employees at Walt Disney Studios today (March 10). Variety reports that employees began receiving pink slips on Wednesday morning. The layoffs hit the home entertainment, production, distribution and marketing, and music and theater division in New York City, with only [...]
Flying Bark Productions’ managing director Jim Ballantine has announced the director, producer and line producer for the CG-animated feature, Maya the Bee. Alexs Stadermann has been confirmed as director, Barbara Stephen will be the movie’s producer and Alexia Gates-Foale will be the line producer of the stereoscopic project. The trio [...]
Grab your lab coats, boys and girls! Discovery Science Center (DSC) is partnering with the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to host a Frankenweenie Science Fair, “Sparking an Interest in Science,” in conjunction with the October 5 release of the Disney stop-motion flick directed by Tim Burton. In the [...]
Walt Disney Studios will launch a touring exhibition featuring the art of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, the director’s upcoming stop-motion, animated feature film which comes out on October 5, 2012. The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition will premiere in Barcelona, Spain, at CineEurope, June 18-21, and in the U.S. at Comic-Con 2012 [...]
Former Warner Bros. president Alan Horn will take over as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios on June 11. Horn was tapped by Disney chief Bob Iger to replace Rich Ross, who left the studio in April. Horn was president of Warner Bros. for 12 years before leaving the studio [...]
Audiences kept the love strong for Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers, during the film’s second weekend at the U.S. box office. The film brought in an estimated $100.4 million Stateside, making its cume a total $373.2 million. James Cameron’s former record holder made $75 million in its second weekend at the box [...]
Disney Studios’ Chairman Rich Ross has resigned as what many believe is the direct result of the disappointing performance of John Carter at the box office. “I no longer believe the Chairman role is the right professional fit for me,” Ross said in a statement released by Disney on Friday. [...]
Walt Disney Studios will be releasing three hit traditionally animated features from Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli on Blu-ray May 22—The Secret World of Arrietty, Castle in the Sky and Whisper of the Heart. Released this past February in U.S. theaters, Arrietty is a modern take on Mary Norton’s classic [...]