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Mickey Mouse to Star in New Disney 2D Shorts

Watch out all you young whippersnapper toons. Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks’s 85-year-old character, Mickey Mouse, is coming back in a new short-form series of 2D cartoons. You can sample ... Continue Reading →
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Classic Disney Cels Make a Killing at Heritage Auctions

Original cels from Disney classics such as Fantasia, Snow White and Lady and the Tramp are continuing to draw huge sales at Heritage Auctions’ Animation events. At the Feb. 21 Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Animation People: Enzo D’Alò

Italian director Enzo D’Alò serves up a faithful new animated feature based on the original Adventures of Pinocchio. Although Italian author Carlo Collodi wrote his hugely influential ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vinni Puh’ Creator Fyodor Khitruk Dies

The Russian Animated Film Association announced on its website that Fyodor Khitruk, creator of the acclaimed and still beloved Vinni Puh (based on A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh) cartoons ... Continue Reading →
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Tyrus Wong Documentary Launches on Kickstarter

A new documentary about legendary animator Tyrus Wong has launched a new fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com. Produced and directed by Pamela Tom, the project is titled Tyrus Wong: ... Continue Reading →
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Google Pays Homage to Winsor McCay

Fans of Winsor McCay’s classic Little Nemo got a lovely present today (October 15) on the 107th anniversary of the comic-strip. The famous Google Doodle paid homage to the influential ... Continue Reading →
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London Phil to Offer Live ‘Fantasia’ Concert

The London Philharmonic Orchestra will offer a live concert accompanied by High-Def footage from Walt Disney’s original 1940 Fantasia and Disney’s Fantasia 2000 at the Royal Albert ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Lost Oswald Short Surfaces at Telluride

Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short Hungry Hobos at the Telluride Film Festival ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Awakens ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in 70 MM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the 1959 Disney classic Sleeping Beauty as part of its “The Last 70mm Film Festival” series on Monday, July ... Continue Reading →
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The Dwarfs are Back in Disney Jr.’s ’7D’

Heigh ho, heigh ho, Disney Jr. has started production on a new animated series featuring radically new designed versions of Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs. Slated to premiere in 2014, ... Continue Reading →