Gigantic

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 →
Oswald-150

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 →
Tyrus Wong

Tyrus Wong Documentary Premieres on PBS September 8

Tyrus, the first dedicated documentary on pioneering Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong — who made an indelible impact on the history of animation with his work on Walt Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
Kariem Saleh

Director Kariem Saleh Talks About the Making of ‘Song of a Toad’

Director Kariem Saleh’s inventive and poignant CG-animated short Song of a Toad was picked as the 2017 SIGGRAPH festival’s Best of Show. The talented animator and vfx artist, ... Continue Reading →
Marty Sklar

Disney Legend, Imagineer Marty Sklar, Dies at 83

Martin A. “Marty” Sklar, a key creative force in Disney Parks who worked closely with Walt Disney, died at his home in the Hollywood Hills on Thursday at age 83. Sklar was named ... Continue Reading →
Coco

D23: Disney & Pixar Reveal Film Slate Details

Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios convened at D23 Expo 2017 on Friday, revealing new details about their upcoming movie slates and introducing key voice talent. ... Continue Reading →