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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.

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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 Launching New Animation Studio in Vancouver

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 3:06pm

Set to open next January, facility will focus on long-form shows and projects for Disney+, starting with the ‘Moana’ musical series; Burbank studio plans to increase staff and remain exclusive home of feature film projects and shorter form series such as recently announced ‘Zootopia+.’

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Disney Drops ‘Encanto’ Teaser Trailer and Images

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature stars Stephanie Beatriz as the voice of Mirabel, a 15-year-old girl living in a magical Columbian town; film hits theaters November 24, 2021.

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Zach Parrish Talks Disney's ‘Us Again’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:53pm

For the director of the studio’s vibrant and lively new 7-minute film, now playing theatrically in front of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ yearning for what you had in the past can prevent you from enjoying what you have in the present.

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Disney Announces ‘Us Again’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:58am

Studio’s first new theatrical short in five years will front upcoming ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ which debuts worldwide March 5, before hitting Disney+ in June.

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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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Disney’s ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ VR Short Released on Oculus Quest

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:22am

Jeff Gipson’s immersive cinematic exploration of the ‘Frozen 2’ world weaves together music and visuals to take viewers on a magical Arendelle forest experience.

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New Disney VR Short ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ Debuts Tonight at ‘Frozen 2’ World Premiere

Immersive cinematic exploration of the ‘Frozen 2’ world, from ‘Cycles’ director Jeff Gipson, weaves music and visuals together to take viewers on a magical Arendelle forest experience. 

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Andrew Millstein and Clark Spencer Lead Disney Animation Executive Shakeup

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:59pm

Management changes at Walt Disney Animation and Blue Sky Studios signal Disney’s effort to more fully integrate former Fox film and TV assets is gaining strength.

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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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WATCH: Exclusive ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Storyboard Clip

Look behind-the-scenes as Ralph and Vanellope prepare to say goodbye; Movies Anywhere digital film release set for February 12, with Blu-ray and DVD coming February 26.

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On the Road to the 91st Oscars: The Animated Feature Nominees

Leading up to Oscar Sunday on February 24th, catch up on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.

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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Barely Edges 'The Grinch’ to Remain Box Office Champ

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 10, 2018 at 12:27pm

Disney’s ‘Wreck-it Ralph’ sequel holds off Illumination’s Christmas tale to take top spot for third straight week.

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Breaking the Rules: Phil Johnston and Rich Moore Return for 'Wreck-It Ralph 2'

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 19, 2018 at 4:20pm

Re-teaming as co-directors, Johnston and Moore push every boundary they can in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ the long-awaited sequel to Disney’s 2012 hit animated comedy adventure.

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CLIP: Meet Your Search Bar in Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ celebrates Internet Day with a brand-new clip, ‘KnowsMore,’ a new video featuring Sarah Silverman called ‘Happy Birthday Internet,’ and an international poster rollout on Disney.com and Oh My Disney.

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WATCH: New Trailer, Poster and Images for Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Latest trailer for the upcoming ‘Wreck-it Ralph’ sequel, which opens in theatres November 21, introduces fierce crew of racers from online Slaughter Race game.

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How Disney Designed the Retro-Meets-Modern Digital World of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 4:12pm

Production designer Cory Loftis and head of animation Renato dos Anjos discuss 60s-inspired character designs in the studio’s new ‘Wreck-it Ralph’ sequel.

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CLIP: Meet Shank, See Disney Princesses in Sneak Peek of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

‘Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot voices the tough and talented racing driver Shank in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ arriving in theaters on November 21, 2018.

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