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Disney, UPA Animator Willis Pyle Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Celebrated Disney and UPA animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with a special private event Sept. 3 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Born on a small ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Hosts Tech Awards, Con-Tech Preview

Paramount Pictures and the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society will be hosting a one-day double event on Wednesday, September 24. Taking place at the Paramount lot, the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aladdin’ Helmers Mourn Death of Genie Actor Robin Williams

In the wake of the tragic death of celebrated actor and comedian Robin Williams on Tuesday, Walt Disney Studios has issued the following statements from the key creatives who worked ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Fairytales: ‘Alice’ in Production; ‘Into the Woods’ Trailer

Walt Disney Studios’s hearty slate of upcoming live-action takes and twists on some of popular fairytales and classic stories continues to ramp up, with a new trailer for the ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Canada Strikes Disney Deal

Netflix streaming service in Canada has reached a multiyear exclusive agreement with Walt Disney Studios that will bring first-run live-action and animated feature titles to subscribers ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Preps ‘Lion Guard’ TV Movie and Series

Disney Television Animation has kicked off production on The Lion Guard, a new animated TV movie and series that will continue to story of Walt Disney Studios’ Oscar winning 1994 ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Vet Troy Skabelund Joins Starburns Industries

Former Disney Interactive finance leader Troy Skabelund will join the ranks of toon house Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty, Anomalisa) as Chief Financial Officer. Skabelund brings ... Continue Reading →
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Bonhams Offers Rare Disney Animation Art

Bonhams will hold an auction May 4-5 of entertainment memorabilia featuring items representing the best of traditional animation, as well as original vintage comic and cartoon artwork. Walt ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toon Trivia Facts You Don’t Know (And With Good Reason)

When Howard Djadouin passed away last year at the age of 108, few in Hollywood mourned, chiefly because no one knew who he was. Howard Djadouin had nothing to do with film or animation ... Continue Reading →
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The True Tale of Br’er Oscar

Every year around Academy Award time, I think about a particular film, one that despite its polarizing controversy broke new ground for both Hollywood and Oscar: Disney’s semi-animated ... Continue Reading →