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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 →
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DSC, El Capitan to Host ‘Frankenweenie’ Science Fair

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Disney to Open ‘Art of Frankenweenie’ Exhibit

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Former WB Head Alan Horn to Lead Walt Disney Studios

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 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Avengers’ Beats ‘Avatar’s’ Two-Week Record

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, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Chairman Rich Ross Steps Down

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Sets Three Ghibli Flicks for Blu-ray

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 ... Continue Reading →