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Disney’s ‘Moana’ Rocks D23 EXPO 2015

Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, Disney’s ‘Moana’ to feature music from Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grammy-winning composer Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa’I, founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Disney Announces ‘Gigantic’ Animated Feature

Disney reveals plans for an animated feature based on the ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ story to be directed by Nathan Greno (‘Tangled’) and produced by ‘Get A Horse!’ producer Dorothy McKim.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Shakira Shaking Up Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

International pop star Shakira lends her Grammy-winning voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in Zootopia, teasing the all-new original song for the film, ‘Try Everything.’

Bill Plympton Headline News

Plympton’s ‘Cheatin’ Available on Blu-ray

Plympton recently contributed to the new compilation animated feature, ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,’ based on the world-famous book by the Lebanese poet; his latest short, ‘The Loneliest Stoplight,’ is also now in theaters.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Mytherapy Taps DaVinci Resolve for Simon Pegg’s ‘Absolutely Anything’

Mytherapy founder and chief colorist Dado Valentic worked closely with cinematographer Peter Hannan to develop the look and color of the new film directed by Monty Python’s Terry Jones and co-starring Kate Beckinsale and the late Robin Williams.

virtual reality Headline News

Unity Technologies Unveils Vision Virtual and Augmented Reality Summit

Vision Summit will feature talks and panels on Virtual and Augmented Reality hardware and software development such as Oculus, Qualcomm Connected Experiences Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment and Valve.

Awards Headline News

5th Annual Streamy Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees in the Animated Series category include Frederator’s ‘Bee and Puppycat,’ PBS digital studios series ‘Blank on Blank,’ webcomic ‘Cyanide & Happiness,’ Rooster Teeth’s ‘RWBY’ and YouTube animator ‘sWooZie.’

Original Force Animation Headline News

China’s Original Force Animation Launches into Int’l Feature Production

Veteran animation executives Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins to lead the Chinese animation company’s expansion into Hollywood with three features currently in production and an ambitious plan to complete a new feature every 18 months.

Disney Channel Headline News

‘The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar’ to Premiere November 2015

Disney's 'Lion King' spinoff, 'The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,' starring Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union and James Earl Jones, will premiere in November on the Disney Channel.

Shotgun Software Headline News

Shotgun Announces New Review, Pipeline Features at SIGGRAPH

 Shotgun 6.3 includes a new set of features and updates that will make it easier for teams to review, share and provide feedback on creative projects.

Angelina Jolie Pitt Headline News

Angeline Jolie Pitt Joins Animated Feature ‘The Breadwinner’

Angelina Jolie Pitt joins the filmmaking team of the animated feature film The Breadwinner, based on the internationally acclaimed young adult novel of the same name by Canadian author Deborah Ellis.

FuseFX Headline News

FuseFX Receives Emmy Noms for “S.H.I.E.L.D,” “Horror Story”

FuseFX artists are nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects for the Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.  episode “The Dirty Half Dozen” and for Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role for the American Horror Story episode “Edward Mordrake, Part 2.”