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PBS Unveils New Two-Part Documentary on Walt Disney

New two-part, four-hour documentary, ‘American Experience: Walt Disney,’ offering an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers, premieres September 14-15.

Disney Headline News

Disney Planning Live-Action Feature Based on ‘Fantasia’s ‘Night on Bald Mountain’

Project continues Disney's recent trend of remaking its animated classics into live-action films, beginning with ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and now including ‘Mulan,’ ‘Winnie The Pooh,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Dumbo’ and a new movie starring ‘Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell.

Previs Headline News

Previsualization Society Announces New Open Membership

Non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and development of previs across disciplines including feature film, television, commercials, games, visualization and architecture announces the first of many planned initiatives.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Announces Four New Animated Kids Series

Streaming service will premiere four new animated shows: ‘Kulipari: An Army of Frogs’ and ‘Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and Jane’ along with preschool shows ‘Cirque du Soleil - Luna Petunia’ and ‘Puffin Rock.’ 

Cartoons Headline News

Jackie Chan Returns to ‘Toons with ‘Adventures of La & Zy’

Written by Randy Rogel of ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain’ fame, CG animated series produced by Dasym Media will be the martial arts icon’s first return to the small screen since ‘Jackie Chan Adventures.’

virtual reality Headline News

Cogswell Student Developing Virtual Reality Game Using Google Cardboard Technology

Game Design Engineering student Christian Sasso serves as lead engineer for virtual reality game ‘We R Ball’ for Google Cardboard using Unity and C#.

DQ Entertainment Headline News

DQ Entertainment Posts Year-End Earnings

India’s DQE shows adjusted pre-tax profits of $306.2 million, up from last year’s earnings of $299.9 million; operating profit before financing costs and foreign exchange rose to $964.2 million from $647 million. 

Licensing Headline News

Federico San Martin Joins Henson as VP, Global Consumer Products

Former DreamWorks Studios executive to oversee licensing activities for The Jim Henson Company’s celebrated fantasy and beloved children’s brands like ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Sid the Science Kid,’ and ‘Doozers.’

Disney Television Animation Headline News

Disney XD Debuts ‘Future-Worm!’ Shortform Series

Shortform series created and executive produced by Ryan Quincy to serve as teasers for full-length animated series on Disney XD slated for a 2016 premiere.

Licensing Headline News

‘Wild Kratts’ Expands Global Licensing Program

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group expand ‘Wild Kratts’ licensing program to include Halloween costumes, cake toppers and games and puzzles, with new products expected to hit shelves in the fall of this year.

Television Headline News

HBO Orders Two Seasons of The Duplass Bros.’ ‘Animals’

New animated adult television series ‘Animals,’ created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano and produced by Duplass Brothers Television, to debut exclusively on HBO in 2016.

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