Daily News Bytes

Video: The Making of The Jungle Book A quick behind-the-scenes summary of Jon Favreau’s groundbreaking approach to digitally retelling a classic tale, which continues to kick box-office ... Continue Reading →

APOS News Round-Up

APOS 2016 has wrapped up in Bali, with some notable deals taking place at the international media conference: Viacom International Media Networks Asia agreed to a multi-year Nickelodeon ... Continue Reading →

Congress Adds 3 Toons to National Film Registry

Three animated animated films are among the 25 the Library of Congress inducted this year into the National Film Registry. This year’s animated inductees are George Pal’s ... Continue Reading →

Peanuts Special Cels Highlight Holiday Animation Art Auction

A group of production cels and the original key master pan production from a key moment in the classic animated special A Charlie Brown Christmas will be made available to collectors ... Continue Reading →

Lost Disney Oswald Short Uncovered in London

A researcher working at the British Film Institute in London has found in its archives the only known copy of a long-lost Walt Disney film starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit — Mickey ... Continue Reading →

Student-made ‘Small People,’ ‘Garden Wall’ Top Ottawa Awards

This year’s Grand Prizes went to Sarina Nihei’s Small People With Hats won Best Independent Short Animation, and Patrick McHale’s Over The Garden Wall took the Grand ... Continue Reading →
John Culhane

Disney Animation Historian John Culhane Dies

John Culhane, a Disney animation historian who penned numerous books, taught animation for many years and was caricaturized by animators in The Rescuers (Mr. Snoops) and Fantasia 2000 ... Continue Reading →
Blaine Gibson

Disney Legend Blaine Gibson Dies at 97

Animator, sculptor and Disney Legend Blaine Gibson, one-time head of the sculpture department at the precursor to Walt Disney Imagineering, died July 5. He was 97. Born in Rocky Ford, ... Continue Reading →

Pixar Presents First-Ever D23 Booth

Pixar Animation will have its first-ever booth presence at this year’s D23 Expo, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center August 14-16. Buzz Lightyear his heroic (giant balloon) ... Continue Reading →

PBS Premieres Walt Disney Special in September

PBS will premiere the two-part American Experience special dedicated to Walt Disney on September 14 and 15, 9 – 11 p.m. ET. The four hour film will offer an unprecedented look ... Continue Reading →