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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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Kelly Asbury, ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Director, Dies at 60

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:40pm

The CalArts alum and well-respected animation veteran spent almost 40 years as a writer, story artist, and designer on some of the industry's most successful shows. 

VR Headline News

Disney’s ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ VR Short Released on Oculus Quest

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:22am

Jeff Gipson’s immersive cinematic exploration of the ‘Frozen 2’ world weaves together music and visuals to take viewers on a magical Arendelle forest experience.

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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.

VR Headline News

New Disney VR Short ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ Debuts Tonight at ‘Frozen 2’ World Premiere

Immersive cinematic exploration of the ‘Frozen 2’ world, from ‘Cycles’ director Jeff Gipson, weaves music and visuals together to take viewers on a magical Arendelle forest experience. 

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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.

D23 Headline News

Disney+ Reveals High-Profile Slate of Shows at D23 Expo

Splashy presentations of new series set within Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar franchise worlds teases both fans and industry with previously unannounced details about the studio’s aggressive new streaming platform programming plans. 

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WATCH: SIGGRAPH 2019 Interview with Disney’s ‘a kite’s tale’ Director Bruce Wright

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1:51pm

Filmmaker talks about his inspiration for Short Circuit program’s new VR experience and the differences between storytelling in virtual reality versus other media.

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Things Look Rather Grim in Disney’s First ‘Frozen 2’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:24am

Stormy seas and foreboding skies portend an epic, but as yet unrevealed adventure for Queen Elsa and company in the upcoming sequel to the 2013 box office juggernaut, ‘Frozen.’ 

Jennifer Lee Headline News

New Global Disney Project to Support 21 Young Women Making Inspirational Digital Shorts

Oscar-winning ‘Frozen’ writer-director Jennifer Lee is one of the talented women being featured in #DreamBigPrincess film series, part of UN Foundation Girl Up initiative.

Annecy 2017 Headline News

Glenn Keane to Deliver Keynote Address at Annecy 2017

Walt Disney Feature Animation veteran to present his latest short, ‘Dear Basketball,’ a collaboration with basketball star Kobe Bryant and Oscar-winning composer John Williams.

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WATCH: Disney Animation's Hank Driskill, Adolph Lusinsky and Brent Burley Talk Hyperion and 'Big Hero 6' at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 11, 2016 at 4:51am

Walt Disney Animation Studio's Hank Driskill, Adolph Lusinsky and Brent Burley discuss the impact their new rendering system, Hyperion, had on production of the animated feature 'Big Hero 6.'