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Journey to a Futuristic Nigeria Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Iwájú’ Official Trailer and Poster

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African entertainment company Kugali’s 6-part original animated series begins streaming February 28; a ‘Disney Iwájú: Rising Chef’ series-inspired game debuts the same day.

What Me Worry? Headline News

June Squibb Joins A-List Voice Cast of ‘Inside Out 2’

The veteran actress, who lends her voice to an undisclosed role, joins Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, and Lewis Black, as well as newcomers Tony Hale, Liza Lapira, and Maya Hawke; the Disney and Pixar film hits theaters Summer 2024.

96th Oscars Short List Headline News

Disney Animation Shares ‘Once Upon A Studio’ Oscar Shortlisted Film

Highlighting an animation legacy like no other, the animated short pays tribute to over 10 decades of artists and artistry; watch the film and check out the behind-the-scenes clips.

Free Virtual Events Headline News

‘Autodesk University 2023: The Design and Make Conference’ Free Digital Pass Available

Running November 13-15, the M&E-focused virtual event invites artists and creative professionals to learn about emerging technology, master cutting-edge techniques, and participate in live portfolio reviews – free!

They Met the Challenge Headline News

The 2023 24 HOURS Animation Contest Winners Announced

Over 2,100 students met the challenge, producing a 30-second animation in under 24 hours; teams from 90 colleges and 14 high schools participated, with winners receiving over $165k in prize packs and cash.

An Animation Legacy Like No Other ANIMATIONWorld

Disney’s Short ‘Once Upon a Studio’ Honors Animation's Creative Greats

The studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration adds the ‘ultimate love letter to animation,’ with 543 characters from more than 85 Disney features and short films highlighting a century of remarkable projects and the incredibly talented people who made them; watch it October 15 on ABC.

Living in a Material World ANIMATIONWorld

Neysa Bove Dives Into the Very Fabric of Animation Costume Design

As head of the industry’s first official studio-designated ‘Costume’ department at Skydance Animation, the former Disney visual development artist no longer jumps between outfits one day and props the next, and that welcome change allows her to bring a focused human touch and feel to designs that machines cannot match.

Promoting a New Generation of Animation Artists Headline News

CTN Launches the Andreas Deja Scholarship

The initiative, honoring the legendary Walt Disney Animation Studios animator, supports emerging talent through financial support, mentorship, and networking opportunities; open to non-professional animation students 16 years and up worldwide, the deadline to enter is October 20.

100 Years of Disney ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Releases Remastered ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

As part of Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration, the restored animated feature special 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release includes a collectible Steelbook edition at Best Buy, and Disney100 slipcovers with a collectible pin at Walmart.

Listen to Elsa and Anna Headline News

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Universe Gets New Podcast

The 12-part audio series ‘Frozen: Forces of Nature’ takes place between ‘Frozen 2’ and ‘Frozen 3’ as sisters Anna and Elsa attempt to stop mysterious copper machines from disrupting the natural order of the Enchanted Forest; the series launches later this year.

In-Passing Headline News

Randy Fullmer, Disney Feature Animation Veteran, Dies at 73

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 12:13pm

The multi-talented effects animator, VFX supervisor, artistic coordinator, and producer on films including ‘The Lion King’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame,’ also renown as a master guitar builder for top musicians, passed away July 10.

We Want More Old Disney Shorts! Headline News

Disney+ Releasing 28 Newly Restored Classic Shorts Starting in July

The streamer will debut a trove of films featuring iconic Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as part of its 100-year anniversary celebration.

Bringing the Magic to CinemaCon Headline News

Walt Disney Studios Dazzles at CinemaCon 2023

The star-studded presentation included highlights from an upcoming theatrical slate featuring titles from Disney Live Action, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and 20th Century Studios.

Technology Headline News

Pixar Releases RenderMan V25

Newest version includes enhanced technology features such as advanced denoising powered by machine learning, reaching new milestones in support for volumes, secondary passes, and performance for feature film animation and VFX.

Has it Only Been 100 Years? Headline News

‘Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts – Volume2’ Release Announced

The collection includes new animated interstitials introducing the shorts featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Pluto; Digital drop set for April 4, with Blu-ray on June 27.

Live-Action Dragons? Headline News

Dean DeBlois to Write and Direct ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Live-Action Feature

The award-winning filmmaker returns to the franchise he made famous with DreamWorks Animation to helm a new ‘Dragons’ adaptation set to fly into theaters in 2025.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Mickey & Minnie’ Animated Short Collection Celebrates 100 Years of Disney

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new compilation, including ‘Steamboat Willie,’ which first introduced Mickey Mouse, along with ‘Brave Little Tailor,’ ‘Mickey’s Delayed Date,’ ‘Hawaiian Holiday,’ ‘On Ice,’ and 5 others, comes to Blu-ray and DVD February 7.

Animation to be Proud Of! ANIMATIONWorld

Bruce Smith and Ralph Farquhar Talk ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ Season 2

According to the executive producers, the sophomore season is even ‘louder and prouder,’ with new characters and deeper stories centered on culturally significant experiences within the Black community such as interracial dating and Juneteenth; new season debuts February 1 on Disney+.

All Eyes on Torino! Headline News

2022 VIEW Award Winners Announced

Top honors went go ‘BusLine35A,’ directed by Elena Felici, winner of the Grand Prize, with special jury awards going toCanary’ and ‘Code Rose;’ save the date for VIEW Conference 2023, October 15-20 – see you in Turino!

Watch Disney Animation This Christmas! Headline News

Disney’s ‘Strange World’ Coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD

After hitting Disney+ and all major digital platforms on December 23, the animation studio’s newest feature, about a family of explorers as they attempt to navigate a treacherous new land, comes to home entertainment with a slew of bonus features on February 14.

Animation to be Proud Of! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder – Guest Cast’ Featurette

Season 2 of the popular animated series, based on the Disney Original ‘The Proud Family,’ debuts on the streamer in February.

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