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Ginni Mack, Disney Ink & Paint Artist and Tinker Bell Model, Dies at 90

Ginni Mack, one of Walt Disney Studios’ ground-breaking “Ink & Paint Girls” who moved up the department ranks and was immortalized as the original model for Tinker ... Continue Reading →
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2017 World Animation Celebration Judges Announced

The official judges panel for The World Animation Celebration 2017 international short film animation festival have been announced, with pros from across the animation and visual effects ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: D23 Expo Edition!

As has become a proud annual tradition, Disney (and its assorted studio brands) spent the weekend laying down a veritable carpet of official announcements during the D23 Expo. Here ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Keynote SIGGRAPH ’17

World-leading computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH 2017 announces that Floyd Norman, the tenacious and trailblazing artist who bears the distinction of being the first African-American ... Continue Reading →
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Schedule for 1st Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy Revealed

Next month, the first ever Women in Animation World Summit will be held in conjunction with the Annecy International Festival and MIFA. Presented by Women in Animation and Les Femmes ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen 2,’ Marvel & Star Wars Flicks Get Dates from Disney

Walt Disney Studios’ feature release schedule for the next four years has been revealed. On top of 2017’s lineup of titles detailed in January (view here), we finally have debuts ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Gives Early 2nd Season Order for ‘Tangled: The Series’

Disney Channel has taken the initiative to order a second season of animated spinoff show Tangled: The Series ahead of the season one premiere, with Chris Sonnenburg as executive producer ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Announces 2017 Board, Record Memberships

Women in Animation (WIA) announces new developments for the new year, with 2017 bringing the organization a fresh Executive Committee and board, as well as a new record for membership ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Channel Orders Third Season of ‘Elena of Avalor’

Disney Channel has placed a third season order for Elena of Avalor, announced by Nancy Kanter, EVP Content & Creative Strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide and GM, Disney Junior ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nomination Reactions: The Class of 2017 Checks In

The nominees are in! Read what the finalist filmmakers have to say about being recognized by the Academy, below. The 89th Oscars will take place February 26. Best Animated Feature Kubo ... Continue Reading →