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Disney’s ‘The Traveling Lab’ Animation Workers Vote to Unionize

10 remote Walt Disney Animation Studios employees are seeking official unionization election, setting the stage for a potential shift in the animation industry's approach to remote work.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Production Workers Vote to Unionize

After the studio refused to recognize their organization efforts this past March because of issues with job titles, 63 employees, including coordinators, managers, and supervisors, have now successfully voted to join The Animation Guild.

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Disney to Purchase Remaining Stake in Hulu from Comcast

The company expects to spend approximately $8.61 billion by December 1 for Comcast/NBCU’s 33% stake in the streamer, minus the anticipated outstanding capital call contributions payable by NBCU to Disney, with final amounts to depend on assessment of fair equity value.

Toy Story Goes to Wembley Headline News

‘Toy Story Funday Football’ Heads to Wembley Stadium

Watch the NFL’s Falcons and Jaguars’ Week 4 matchup in Andy’s room, which will host an animated replica of on-the-field gameplay delivered by state-of-the-art tracking technology; game and alternate digital telecast set for October 1 on Disney+, ESPN+ and mobile with NFL+.

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Production Workers at Walt Disney Animation Studio Unionize

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 11:12am

IATSE Local 839 claims the studio has denied its request to voluntarily recognize the group of workers, preferring a NLRB election where it is attempting to exclude production supervisors and production managers from voting based on their job titles.

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Xilam Animation Announces New Senior Executive Promotions

Folks are on the move - Cécile Hergaux-Essame has been upped to General Manager of Cube Creative, Caterina Gonnelli-Linden to Chief Content Officer, and Guillaume Jallot to Chief Technical Officer.

100 Years of Disney Headline News

Watch ‘Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’ Return to Celebrate ‘Disney 100 Years of Wonder’

Created by Disney Animation’s storied hand-drawn animation team, the studio’s first breakout animated star is back in a new short, after a 94-year hiatus, marking the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.

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Bob Iger In, Bob Chapek Out as Walt Disney Company CEO

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 21, 2022 at 8:21am

The venerated former CEO returns to take the helm less than three years after giving up the reins, a period that has seen the company mired in controversy and a slumping stock price as it has navigated a global pandemic, employee walkouts, and political controversy.

Happy Birthday Mickey Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Mickey: The Story of a Mouse’ Teaser and Art

The Disney Original Documentary film examines the cultural significance of the nearly century old icon; movie includes new short, 'Mickey in a Minute,' and will hit the streamer on Mickey’s birthday this November 18.

100 Years of Disney Headline News

Full D23 Schedule for Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Revealed

The Disney100 event will showcase the company’s rich history and host a slew of talent appearances and first looks from Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.

It’s All Happening in June Headline News

Mifa 2022 Reveals Expansive Program Line-up

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 8:24am

Market highlights include pitch sessions, partner screenings and Talent Acquisition Recruitment Sessions and Talks; event runs June 14-17.

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OPINION: Disney’s Betrayal of its LGBTQ+ Fans

By Will Craig | Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 10:34am

The company’s financial support of Governor Ron DeSantis and other backers of Florida’s just-signed ‘Parental Rights’ Bill has helped normalize continued distrust and hatred of gay and trans people.

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Genius Brands Adds Zrinka Dekic as CFO, Head of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions

Entertainment industry and financial markets exec bolsters brands’ international operations following acquisitions of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc and stake in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment AG; previous CFO Bob Denton named executive vice president of finance and accounting.

Stretch Those Programming Muscles Headline News

Disney+ Unveils Extensive New Project Slate as it Celebrates 2 Years of Streaming

Streamer debuts dozens of first looks, new trailers, and exclusive clips from projects across The Walt Disney Company’s studios as it marks its first two years of operations; new animated series coming include ‘Frozen’ spin-off ‘Olaf Presents,’ ‘The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,’ ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,’ and Pixar’s ‘Win or Lose.’

Fit for a Princess Headline News

Celebrate Disney+ Day with All-New ‘The Simpsons’ Short

Party down in Springfield with ‘The Simpsons in Plusaversary!,’ as part of the global celebration of new content and fan experiences headed to the streamer.

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ASIFA India Celebrates International Animation Day 2021

The free event, running October 26-28, features masterclasses with industry leaders in animation, games and VFX; join Epic Game’s Arvind Neelakantan, DNEG, India’s Jigesh Gajjar and master of classical animation Glenn Vilppu for free online sessions.

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Frank Zhu Named Managing Director Riot Games' China Entertainment

Former CEO of Pearl Studio and executive producer of Netflix’s ‘Over the Moon’ will head up new division to develop and expand existing IP, building on relationships with key Chinese partners to launch entertainment products targeting Chinese audiences.

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Disney and Sony Ink Unprecedented Licensing Deal

Multi-year agreement covers theatrical releases from 2022-2026 following each films Pay 1 TV window; deal grants Disney rights to iconic library titles, including the ‘Jumanji’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania’ franchises.

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