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Kids' Animation Headline News

More ‘Bluey’ Coming to Disney Jr. and Disney Channel

The Emmy Award-winning animated kids' series returns in November with 10 all-new Season 3 episodes featuring the unpredictable and hilarious adventures of the young Blue Heeler pup; celebrity cameos include Lin-Manuel Miranda and Rose Byrne.

Favorable Tides Headline News

Official Character Posters Revealed for ‘The Little Mermaid’

Check out the first official still images of Flounder, Scuttle, Sebastian, Prince Eric, King Triton, Ursula and Ariel just in time to grab pre-sale tickets before the film swims into theaters May 26, 2023.

SVOD VFXWorld

Getting Lots of Painting Practice on ‘His Dark Materials’

The Cardiff-based design studio, led by co-founders Joel Collins and Daniel May, along with company creative director Erica McEwan, produced visdev, previs, artvis, and UI design, along with virtual scouting, on HBO’s fantasy drama, based on Philip Pullman’s award-winning book trilogy of the same name.

The Ship Finally Sails Headline News

‘The Little Mermaid’ Official Trailer Makes Oscar Telecast Debut

Witness the impressive shot-for-shot trailer for the faithful upcoming adaptation of Disney’s classic animated musical starring Halle Bailey as Ariel; the film swims into theaters May 26.

And Your Crab Can Sing! Headline News

Was First Look at Sebastian Discovered by Eagle-Eyed ‘The Little Mermaid’ Fans?

The feisty crab with a Jamaican accent appears to be modeled after his real-life counterpart in the live-action adaptation, departing from the cartoony style of the animated film.

The Sea Witch Returns! Headline News

New ‘The Little Mermaid’ Teaser Reveals Ursula First Look

Melissa McCarthy is all cackles as the evil sea witch in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s classic animated musical that stars Halle Bailey as Ariel and swims into theaters May 26.

Awards Headline News

'Encanto’ Wins Big at the 2023 Grammy Awards

The colorful Colombia-inspired Disney animated film won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, while composer Germaine Franco won Best Score Soundtrack and Lin-Manuel Miranda won Best Song Written for Visual Media for ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno.’

Musical Joyrides! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Jam Van’: Living Postcards, Hybrid Animation, and Music-Loving Best Friends

Global Mechanic’s Bruce Alcock discusses YouTube’s all-new, ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’-inspired preschool series – mixing stop-motion, motion graphics, 2D, and live-action - about besties Lamb and Anne the Alligator on their musical travels around the U.S.; series premieres January 19.

Musical Joyrides! Headline News

YouTube Originals Drops ‘Jam Van’ Trailer

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Brandi Carlile among the guest stars in the all-new animated / live-action preschool series that features best friends Lamb and Alligator, who meet up with musical talents each week; the first two episodes debut January 19.

Under the Sea Headline News

Walt Disney Studios Reveals ‘The Little Mermaid’ Poster

Helmed by Oscar-winning director Rob Marshall, the live-action adaption of Disney’s classic animated musical stars Halle Bailey as Ariel and arrives in theaters May 2023.

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘Snow White’ Teased at D23

Trailers, key art, imagery, and title treatments for remakes of the two famed Disney animated films, along with ‘Hocus Pocus 2,’ ‘Disenchanted,’ ‘Peter Pan & Wendy,’ ‘Haunted Mansion,’ and ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ were unveiled this past weekend to the delight of fans.

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.

Awards Blogs

‘Encanto’ Wins for Best Animated Feature at 79th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:19am

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest musical, which tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one, beats out ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘My Sunny Maad,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ to win the season’s first big animation award.

Home Entertainment Headline News

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.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 79th Golden Globe Awards

Disney’s ‘Encanto,’ Neon’s ‘Flee,’ Pixar’s ‘Luca,’ Totem Films’ ‘My Sunny Maad,’ and Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ snag best animated feature nominations.

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.

Animated Features Headline News

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.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Maluma Joins Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Voice Cast

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature taps the hugely popular Latin singer as the voice of Mariano, the film’s handsome heartthrob – check out his character’s image and shout-out on Twitter; film hits theaters November 24, 2021.

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.

Music Videos Headline News

Watch ‘My Own Drum Remix’ Video with Missy Elliott from ‘Vivo’ Soundtrack

Atlantic Records, Netflix, and Sony Pictures Animation drop vibrant remixed dance video of ‘My Own Drum’ from the just released ‘Vivo’ official soundtrack; the animated musical adventure feature all-new songs written and performed by the award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda.

A Celebration of Life and Love ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Vivo’ – the Magic of the Mambo

Fueled by a cascade of original Lin-Manuel Miranda songs, Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix’s animated musical adventure is a celebration of life and love powered by energetic music and dance.  

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