Dave Filoni

Animated People: Dave Filoni, EP & Supervising Director, ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Dave Filoni has been a staple of the extended Star Wars animated universe since 2008. Writer Cameron Koller checked in with the executive producer and supervising director to discuss ... Continue Reading →
Carl Barks "Family Portrait

Carl Barks “Family Portrait” Helps Heritage Animation Auction Clear $1.5M

A painting by one of the most famous Walt Disney Studios artists of all time helped Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 9-10 Animation Art Auction in Beverly Hills, California clear more ... Continue Reading →
Bob Givens

Bugs Bunny Designer Bob Givens Dies at 99

Robert “Bob” Givens, an animator whose long and celebrated career brought him through the gamut of 20th century animation milestones from Walt Disney’s Snow White, to the first ... Continue Reading →

Women in Animation Awards Two Phyllis Craig Scholarships

Women in Animation announces that, for the first time, it has selected two recipients for the Phyllis Craig Scholarship: Heather Forlong and Esther Tejano. The annual award for student ... Continue Reading →

Disney Axes Its ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Movie

Disney is abandoning Gigantic, its upcoming feature adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk, according to Deadline.com. The project, which was slated for a Thanksgiving 2020 release date ... Continue Reading →
Rick & Morty

McDonald’s Aids Rick Sanchez’s Quest for Szechuan Sauce

It looks like fans of Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty and/or “the year’s most talked-about dipping sauce” will need to mark October 7th on their calendars. Originally ... Continue Reading →

Rediscovering Oswald

Like many in the animation industry, I was very aware that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was an early and popular animated character that ... Continue Reading →
X Atencio - Photo by Annie Wells (Getty Images)

Disney Legend X Atencio, Animator & Imagineer, Dies at 98

Official Disney fan club D23 has announced that former Imagineer, animator and Disney Legend Xavier Atencio died September 10 at the age of 98. “X”, as he was known to friends, ... Continue Reading →
Last Day of June

Daily News Bytes: Toy Story Land Unboxed, ‘Last Day of June’ Arrives, ‘Breadwinner’ at BFI & More

Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort in Summer 2018 Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek set the opening date for Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ new 11-acre zone. ... Continue Reading →
Roy Williams / Ginni Mack

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 →