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Turner Classic Movies (TCM), in collaboration with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will present a 75th anniversary screening of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Disney’s first hand-drawn feature-length animated film. In addition, legendary actor Kirk Douglas will present the first general public screening of the [...]
Pixar alum Andrew Stanton’s first live-action feature John Carter delivers a stunning blend of cutting-edge CG visual effects and gritty images that are grounded in the real world. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars novels have long been an inspiration for animators. In 1935, Bob Clampett famously tried to turn A Princess [...]
French graphic artist Pascal Witaszek has caused a bit of a stir by creating a poster for a nonexistent biopic of Walt Disney that a lot of people wish was really happening. Here it is: What do you think, Animag readers? Is this a good idea? Is Ryan Gosling?
The passing this week of songwriter Robert B. Sherman at age 86 brings an end to one of the great creative teams of the twentieth century. Bob and his brother Richard were known as “Walt’s songwriters,” having composed not only the Oscar-winning song score for Mary Poppins, but songs for [...]
A new musical based on the Rudyard Kipling book and 1967 Disney adaptation of The Jungle Book will premiere at Chicago’s Goodman Theater, reports Variety. The new production will be written and directed by acclaimed theater visionary and Tony-winner Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphosis) and will incorporate famous tunes by Richard B. [...]
Every aspect of creating an animated feature takes time, except, arguably, for one: the greenlighting of an idea. Back in the days when the Walt Disney Studio was just about the only game in town for animated features, it promoted an idea-pitching process known as “The Gong Show,” in which [...]
Several years before Mickey Mouse, little Virginia Davis was the first star of the operation that would become the Walt Disney Studios. That’s not news, of course; before her passing in 2009 at the age of 90, Virginia, who played the live action lead in Disney’s Alice cartoons of the [...]
The late Roy E. Disney ranks very high on the short-list of people who worked to make the animation industry what it is today. He was born into the business, of course: his father was Roy O. Disney, Walt’s older brother and business partner, the man who found the financing [...]
Disney’s landmark 1942 animated feature Bambi was one of the 25 new movies added to the National Film Registry this week. Every year, the org chooses 25 titles that are deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically” significant to add to the registry. As the NFR describes the film, “One of Walt [...]
One often hears animators described as actors with pencils. You also hear Walt Disney Feature Animation legend Glen Keane described as “the Laurence Olivier of animation.” Anyone who doubts that should take a look at Pocahontas (1995), for which Keane supervised the animation of the title character, and “dracted”—a combination [...]