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Daily News Bytes: D23 Expo Edition!

As has become a proud annual tradition, Disney (and its assorted studio brands) spent the weekend laying down a veritable carpet of official announcements during the D23 Expo. Here ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Keynote SIGGRAPH ’17

World-leading computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH 2017 announces that Floyd Norman, the tenacious and trailblazing artist who bears the distinction of being the first African-American ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain Planet’ Gets First-Ever Digital Release April 10

If you admire the Planeteers, feel you could be one, too, and know that saving our planet is the thing to do, we have great news: Captain Planet and the Planeteers, The New Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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‘StoryBots’ Premiere on Netflix August 12

After racking up more than 400 million online views for their short-form videos, JibJab Bros. Studios’ Ask the StoryBots will debut on Netflix on August 12. The original series ... Continue Reading →
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‘Miles from Tomorrowland’ Charts Star-Studded Season 2

Season two of its Emmy-nominated animated series Miles from Tomorrowland will launch on Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel (9 a.m. ET), and the intergalactic CG adventures will be packed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bugs Bunny at the Symphony’ Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Warner Bros. Consumer Products will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the film-meets-orchestra concert series Bugs Bunny at the Symphony with a special 20-city U.S. and Canada ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Cowabunga, dudes! Fans of the heroes in a half-shell are surely getting ready for the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, due in theaters Aug. 8. And now they have ... Continue Reading →
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‘The 7D’ Report for July 7 Disney XD Premiere

The 7D, Disney’s contemporary, animated comedic take on the world of the Seven Dwarfs, will premiere July 7 at 10 a.m. ET/PT on Disney XD, with airings on Disney Channel and Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Anybody Here Seen Our Old ‘Friend, Martin?’

I am writing this blog on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and I know what a lot of you are thinking: this is very likely the only national holiday for which there is no animated film. Sorry, ... Continue Reading →
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Kracov’s Toons: A Career with Legs

I’ve interviewed a lot of people over the past quarter-century and have heard a lot of stories about how individuals found their ways into the Toon Trenches, but none have been ... Continue Reading →