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Olaf Gets His Bambi Moment in ‘Once Upon a Snowman’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 23, 2020 at 3:20pm

Written and directed by Dan Abraham and Trent Correy, the new animated short confirms that behind Olaf’s bouncy silliness is a character filled with optimism, joy, and concern for others.

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Olaf Returns with an Identity Crisis in All-New ‘Once Upon A Snowman’ Animated Short

Discover the origins of the irascible, playful, summer-loving snowman from Walt Disney Animation Studio’s award-winning ‘Frozen’ franchise; Josh Gad returns to voice everyone’s favorite snowman in search of more than just a nose, now streaming on Disney+.

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New Trailer and Images for Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7:37am

Set in the fictional land of Kumandra, a lone warrior must find the last dragon that can help her save humanity in the studio’s upcoming animated feature release, helmed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada and scheduled to hit theatres next March.

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Olaf Stars in ‘Once Upon A Snowman’ Short Coming to Disney+

New animated video reveals the origins of the playful, summer-loving snowman from Disney’s award-winning ‘Frozen’ franchise.

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Osnat Shurer to Present Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ at VIEW 2020

The Oscar-nominated ‘Moana’ producer will discuss Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada’s upcoming animated feature at the 21st edition of annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

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New Directors, First Look and Release Date for Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada take the helm, sans Dean Wellins, with Paul Briggs now co-directing on the highly anticipated animated feature set for March 12, 2021 theatrical release. 

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VIEW 2020 Announces Ed Catmull to Deliver Keynote

Pixar co-founder and CG pioneer will speak at the 21st edition of annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

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Ron Clements and John Musker’s Annecy 2020 Masterclass Set for June 19

Live-streamed presentation by famed directors of ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Aladdin,’ and ‘Moana’ will feature their Disney history and views on animation, past, present and future; event presented by ASIFA-Hollywood.

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15th International Summit Animayo Virtual Edition Coming May 15 -17

Oscar qualifying Spanish animation festival embarks on virtual journey, offering free masterclasses with an international line-up of artists and creators.

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Kabillion Promotes Stevan Levy to President of Programming and Operations

Company veteran to continue streaming network’s expansion by securing quality programming and cementing strategic partnerships.

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Art Directors Guild Announces Noms for Excellence in Film and TV Production Design

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:51am

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Abominable,' Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ are nominated in animated film category. 

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Nominations Announced for 77th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:14am

Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’ LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link’ and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for best animated feature.

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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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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.

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Disney Animation Archive Founder Dave Smith Passes at 78

Named a Disney Legend in 2007, chief archivist dedicated his four-decade career at the studio to preserving Disney’s precious treasures from film, television, theme parks and beyond.

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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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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. 

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‘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.

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Disney Details 2019 Feature Slate

Ten new Disney releases set for 2019 include super hero blockbusters, sci-fi adventures, live-action remakes of classic animated films, and the highly anticipated animated sequels ‘Frozen 2’ and ‘Toy Story 4.’

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