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Marvel, Netflix Team Up for Four New Series

An unprecedented deal with Disney-owned Marvel TV will see four all-new live-action series and a mini-series based on the comic brands’ popular characters coming to Netflix beginning ... Continue Reading →
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Five New Members Added to Academy’s Tech Council

Wendy Aylsworth, Rob Bredow, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel and Bev Pasterczyk have joined the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Plans Interactive ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Event

Beginning October 18 in select theaters, The Walt Disney Studios will offer a special engagement of Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas, an interactive movie-going experience. Audiences ... Continue Reading →
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Disney to Bring Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to N.A.

Walt Disney Studios has announced that it will be handling North American theatrical distribution of Studio Ghibli’s latest animated film, The Wind Rises, directed by toon legend ... Continue Reading →
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Intl. 3D Society Picks a New Name

The International 3D Society has changed its name to the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society. “New advances in display technologies to enable features such as auto-stereoscopic ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Kicks off ‘Guardians’ Production

Marvel Studios has begun principal photography in the U.K. for its next epic film adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy, at Shepperton Studios. The film is slated for release by Walt Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Release Plans Include ‘Planes’ sequel, Marvel slots

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Annette

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Around 150 Staffers to Lose Jobs at Disney

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. ... Continue Reading →
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Stadermann to Direct ‘Maya the Bee’ Movie

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 ... Continue Reading →