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Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot to Receive Honorary Cristals at Annecy 2022

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Oscar-winning chief creative officer and the BAFTA-winning French director to be awarded at the upcoming festival, which runs June 13-18.

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Stella Meghie to Write and Direct Disney’s Animated ‘Tiana’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 15, 2021 at 8:45am

‘The Photograph’ writer/director to helm upcoming musical series about the life and adventures of the first Black Disney princess, coming to Disney+ in 2023.

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Walt Disney Animation Taps Cinesite for ‘Iwájú’ 3DCG Work

Directed by Kugali co-founder Ziki Nelson, the new animated series will feature authentic stories inspired by African culture; show is set to premiere in 2023 on Disney+.

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Disney’s ‘Once Upon a Snowman’: How Olaf Became Olaf

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1:42pm

For writers / directors Trent Correy and Dan Abraham, discovering the source of heart, humor, and empathy in the ‘Frozen’ franchise’s irascible, loveable optimist was a passion project that began almost a decade ago; nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program, the film is available on Disney+.

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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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Special Events Set for Annecy Festival’s 60th Celebration

At Annecy 2021, first time screenings, masterclasses, and keynotes include a look back with ‘Mémoire d’une minute,’ a shorts collection for Annecy award-winning directors; a masterclass presented by Walt Disney and Kugali animation studios; and a keynote by Terrence Malick about VR ‘Evolver – Prologue.’

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World Premiere of Disney’s ‘Far From the Tree’ Set for Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:21am

Studio’s latest animated theatrical short, about a raccoon whose frustrated parent tries to keep them both safe, will run alongside upcoming musical comedy, ‘Encanto,’ later in 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 and Comic Book Publisher Kugali Team Up on ‘Iwájú’ Animated Series

Premiering on Disney+ in 2022, the original sci-fi series, set in Lagos, explores themes of class, innocence, and challenging the status quo.

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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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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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New Book Chronicles Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of Chris Buck’s Son Ryder

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:25pm

‘Leave Your Light On,’ by Shelley Buck, artist and wife of the Oscar-winning Frozen and Frozen 2 director, shares the story of her son’s valiant battle against an unrelenting illness, the rich life he lived, and the love he shared with his family and friends.

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Jennifer Lee, Henry Selick and Dean DeBlois Headline Annecy 2020 Masterclass Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11:09am

Bruno Coulais, Chris Buck, Ron Clements, John Musker, Nick Park and Eric Darnell join a host of industry leaders headlining online festival’s selection of WIP, PREVIEW and Making Of presentations, running June 15-30.

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‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Take Home Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society honors outstanding achievement in immersive storytelling using advanced visual technology at their 11th annual awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios.

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‘Frozen 2’ Passes ‘Frozen’ to Become Highest-Grossing Animated Feature of All Time

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:14am

Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck’s hit sequel passes $1.32 billion at the worldwide box office; Disney/Pixar now holds top three spots on list of most successful animated feature films in history.

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LISTEN: ABC Audio Trailer for Upcoming ‘Inside Frozen 2’ Podcast

Six-part audio series goes behind-the-scenes of the ‘Frozen’ sequel; first episode, with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, debuts November 20.

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Walt Disney Animation Announces Four New Films and Directors

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:52pm

Carlos Lopez Estrada, Josie Trinidad, Suzi Yoonessi and Marc Smith will all develop new animated films as the company continues to expand its commitments to diversity and inclusion.

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New ‘Frozen 2’ Trailer Only Deepens the Mystery of Elsa’s Powers

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:07pm

While the voice that calls her may hold answers, the Queen’s journey of discovery puts her kingdom in peril in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming sequel to its 2013 smash hit, ‘Frozen,’ hitting theatres November 22.

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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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