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Broken Easter Eggs, Deleted Scenes: Disney Filmmakers Made Hard Choices for ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 4:29pm

From evolving story points to deleted scenes, directors Rich Moore & Phil Johnston and producer Clark Spencer delve into some of the tough decisions they made on their Oscar-nominated feature, now available on Movies Anywhere, Blu-ray and DVD.

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Ron Clements and Mark Henn Reminisce About ‘The Little Mermaid’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

30 years after its initial release, the film’s co-writer/director and supervising animator discuss the groundbreaking musical’s unique spot in Disney’s pantheon of classic animated features.

Oscars Headline News

91st Oscars: ‘Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Bao’ Win Academy Awards

‘First Man’ wins Oscar for Best Visual Effects; ‘Black Panther’ wins three awards including Costume Design, Production Design & Original Score.

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From Story to Screen: Trisha Gum Tackles ‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:23pm

Everything is awesome with animation director Trisha Gum’s collaboration on the long-awaited sequel with director Mike Mitchell, creative duo Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, and animation studio Animal Logic.

ITFS Headline News

ITFS Announces 2019 Program

Highlights from 26th event edition include GameZone interactive installations, a new immersive media and pop culture conference, a special track on Science, Games and Animation and numerous premieres and screenings.

Awards Headline News

Finalists Revealed for 2nd Annual Quirino Awards

25 animation projects from seven countries will vie for honors in nine categories at the April 6 ceremony, being held on the island of Tenerife, Spain.  

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Pixomondo Integrates VFX and Sound for Explosive ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Finale

To produce believable looking and sounding fireworks for director Jon Chu’s final shot, VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran broke new ground with his ‘Crazy Niche Equations.’   

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Things Look Rather Grim in Disney’s First ‘Frozen 2’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:24am

Stormy seas and foreboding skies portend an epic, but as yet unrevealed adventure for Queen Elsa and company in the upcoming sequel to the 2013 box office juggernaut, ‘Frozen.’ 

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‘Loose and Wild’: Mike Mitchell Pulls Out All the Stops for ‘The LEGO Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 11, 2019 at 4:53pm

The director of Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s long-awaited ‘LEGO Movie’ sequel didn’t dial back a thing, encouraging crazy ideas from anyone and everyone when it came the film’s gags, cameos and brand-new characters.

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2019 Irish Animation Awards Nominations Announced

‘Late Afternoon,’ ‘Danger Mouse,’ ‘Space Chickens in Space’ and ‘Angela’s Christmas’ lead nominees for 3rd biennial ceremony taking place in Dingle on March 23th. 

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch Alan Menken and Jodi Benson Talk ‘The Little Mermaid’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:47am

Pair share memories honoring film’s 30th anniversary as part of new Disney Signature Collection digital and DVD release rolling out February 12. 

Awards Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Best Animated Feature at 46th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:46pm

Studio Chizu’s ‘Mirai’ takes Best Independent Animated Feature; Past Lives Productions’ ‘Weekends’ wins Best Animated Short.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Little Mermaid’ Joins Disney’s Signature Collection

New release in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary with bonus sing-along mode arrives on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on February 12 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on February 26.

Annie Awards Headline News

Watch the 46th Annual Annie Awards LIVE on February 2!

This Saturday’s black-tie ceremony recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation to be streamed live on the Annie Awards website.

Guru Studio Headline News

FIRST LOOK: ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’ Returns to Netflix with Special Valentine’s Day Episode

‘True: Happy Hearts Day’ the first release in a lineup of new content which includes all new episodes, seasonal specials, a 44-minute movie and a mix of comedic shorts and musical content rolling out on the service throughout 2019 and 2020.

Oscars Headline News

91st Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

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MPSE Announces Nominees for 66th Golden Reel Awards

Animation and games featured in seven outstanding achievement in sound editing categories, while VFX-driven film and TV take spots in eight others.

Festivals Headline News

GLAS 2019 Unveils Signal Film and First Special Guest List

Signature short film promoting 4th annual Berkeley, CA-based animation festival is directed by visual artist Manshen Lo, with music and sound by Skillbard.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Black Panther’ Take Home Critics’ Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:11am

Marvel superhero films awarded for both Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects; Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ wins for Best Animated Series.

ReelFX Headline News

China’s Alibaba to Partner with STX Entertainment on UglyDolls Franchise

New deal includes previously announced ‘UglyDolls’ animated feature film directed by Kelly Asbury along with an animated TV series, digital and print publishing, mobile and educational games, soundtrack and music, and merchandising and licensing programs.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Unveils New Title Sequence & Theme Song for ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Reboot

New theme song for the upcoming Netflix reboot of the classic animated series was written by Jared Lee Gosselin and sung by Raquel Castro.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

VIDEO: Pollen Creates Cinematic Score for Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Age of Sail’

Pollen Music Group’s Scot Stafford employs a modern, minimalist approach to creating the score for director John Kahrs’ sweeping new short film and VR experience for Google Spotlight Stories, ‘Age of Sail.’

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