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Re-Forging the Bonds that Connect Us ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Encanto’ - Seeking Beauty in Truth

Experiencing life as the underdog - an outsider - teaches us empathy and a greater understanding of ourselves, our loved ones, and the critical connections that bind us together.

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The Magical Casita Comes Home - ‘Encanto’ Hits Digital December 24th

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 60th animated feature will soon be available to enjoy at home starting tomorrow for digital and February 8th for 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD; includes all-new animated short, Far From The Tree, plus sing-along version with on-screen lyrics and never-before-seen bonus features.

Animated Features ANIMATIONWorld

‘Encanto’ Pushes Animation Boundaries While Celebrating the Fundamentals of Family

Director Byron Howard, director/co-writer Jared Bush, co-director/co-writer Charise Castro Smith, and producers Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer offer their filmmaking insights on Disney’s new computer-animated musical, now in theaters.

Animated Features ANIMATIONWorld

How Choreography and Color Helped Shape the Vibrant Characters of ‘Encanto’

For Renato do Anjos, Kira Lehtomaki, and Lorelay Bové, early attention to culturally authentic details in design and movement made for a unique, magically expressive family, and house, in Disney’s enchanting, animated musical, coming to theaters Wednesday, November 24.

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Head Behind-the-Scenes on Disney’s New ‘Encanto’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 1:55pm

Directors Jared Bush and Byron Howard, co-director Charise Castro Smith, producer Yvett Merino, songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, and stars Stephanie Beatriz and John Leguizamo share with viewers a look at the making of the studio’s 60th animated feature film, coming to U.S. theaters November 24.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! Headline News

View 2021: Don’t Miss Free ‘Encanto’ Virtual Presentation

The in-person and virtual conference is off and running - highlights include SideFX’s software reveal, talks by Epic Games, educational workshops and coming Friday, a virtual making-of panel about Walt Disney Animation Studio’s latest animated feature – and registration is free.

Animated Features ANIMATIONWorld

The Creative Harmony Behind Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Director Byron Howard, director/co-writer Jared Bush, and co-director/co-writer Charise Castro Smith discuss their collaborative process and the making of a magical musical, opening in theaters November 24.

Animated Features Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Encanto’ Official Trailer and Poster

The new animated musical feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one; John Leguizamo joins the cast as Bruno, the uncle no one talks about – film opens in theaters November 24, 2021.

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Disney Animation Unleashes Aggressive New Project Slate

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 11, 2020 at 6:14am

Investor meeting announcements by CCO and 'Frozen' film franchise director Jennifer Lee reveal both original and spin-off projects releasing in theatres and on Disney+ through 2023.

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Rich Moore Exits Disney for Sony Pictures Animation

Oscar-winning director of Disney’s ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ to develop, produce and direct original animated features for Sony Pictures Animation.

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Disney's 'Day of Listening' May Decide Lasseter's Fate

Insiders tell 'The Hollywood Reporter' a return is increasingly unlikely for Disney and Pixar chief, on sabbatical after admitting 'missteps' in his treatment of women. 

2017 Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

Backstage at the 89th Academy Awards

AWN celebrates Hollywood’s biggest night out backstage at the 89th Academy Awards, gathering remarks from the Oscar-winning teams behind best animated feature ‘Zootopia,’ best animated short ‘Piper,’ and best visual effects for ‘The Jungle Book.’

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‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper’ & ‘The Jungle Book’ Win Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards

Oscar gold: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Zootopia’ wins Best Animated Feature, Pixar’s ‘Piper’ wins Best Animated Short, and Disney’s live-action remake of ‘The Jungle Book’ wins Best Visual Effects at the 89th Academy Awards.

Academy Awards ANIMATIONWorld

In the Running: An Independent Look at the Oscar Nominees for Best Animated Feature

AWN’s Chris Robinson suits up to present his arguments for and against a range of conceptually and aesthetically formidable contenders for best animated feature at the 89th Academy Awards.

Disney ANIMATIONWorld

Creating a Modern World of Animals: Byron Howard on the Story and Directing Challenges of ‘Zootopia’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 20, 2017 at 3:09pm

As part of AWN's Professional Spotlight Series recorded during VIEW 2016, the Oscar-nominated director of Disney’s hit, ‘Zootopia,’ talks about the decision to make significant story changes well into production on the animated feature film.

Academy Awards ANIMATIONWorld

89th Academy Awards: The Oscar Nominees React

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

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Nominations Announced for 89th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:42am

Abstract: Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini,’ ‘The Red Turtle,’ and ‘Zootopia.’

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Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

Named film of the year by the American Film Institute, CG-animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios has also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Animated Film and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature.

VIEW Conference ANIMATIONWorld

It’s October – That Means VIEW Time!

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 1:46pm

The 2016 VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy promises once again, as it does each year, an inspirational week spent watching the best work from animation, VFX and game industry greats.

VIEW 2016 Headline News

Full Program for 2016 VIEW Conference Now Online

Italy’s VIEW Conference celebrates its 17th anniversary with full program of keynote presentations, production sessions, workshops, talks and more.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Blogs

Review: Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Lands on Blu-ray

By Joe Strike | Monday, August 15, 2016 at 12:03pm

Blu-ray release of what may be Walt Disney Animation Studios’ best all-animal animated feature ever is packed with extras, including roundtable chats with the character design, environments and animation teams.

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VIEW Conference Announces 2016 Workshops & Talks

Talks and workshops at the 2016 edition of Italy’s largest computer graphics conference to include ‘Finding Hank’ with Pixar supervising technical director John Halstead, The Visual Design of ‘The Good Dinosaur’ with director of photography Sharon Calahan, and The Making of ‘Open Season: Scared Silly’ with director David Feiss.

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VIEW Conference Announces 2016 Keynote Speakers, Call for Entries

Byron Howard, director of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Zootopia,’ to deliver keynote address; deadline for entries to 2016 VIEW Awards is September 15.

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Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ Roars to Life with $291M Globally

Jon Favreau’s CG re-imagining of the animated classic swings past expectations to score the number-two opening of all time for the month of April, and is widely expected to cross $300 million mark on Monday.

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