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Animated Features Headline News

New Directors, First Look and Release Date for Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada take the helm, sans Dean Wellins, with Paul Briggs now co-directing on the highly anticipated animated feature set for March 12, 2021 theatrical release. 

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WATCH: New Behind-the-Scenes ‘Mulan’ Featurette

Director Niki Caro shares how she found the perfect actor to play Mulan, with commentary from Yifei Liu, Tzi Ma and Yoson An; film will be available as a premium purchase starting September 4 on Disney+.

Business Headline News

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Postponed Indefinitely Due to Pandemic

Another major summer theatrical release gets swallowed whole by COVID-19, as the $200 million animated-feature remake is delayed once again, following on the heels of recent postponements for ‘Tenet’ and ‘Avatar 2.’

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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Huge ‘Peter Pan’ Artwork Collection Being Auctioned June 19-21

73 lots of featured art includes collections of rare production cels, animation drawings, and concept artwork, David Hall and Mary Blair pieces, and a variety of memorabilia signed by Walt Disney.

box office Headline News

‘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. 

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Locksmith Animation and Richard Curtis Developing Christmas Feature, ‘The Empty Stocking’

Bonnie Arnold joins Sarah Smith and Julie Lockhart to oversee film based on series of children’s books by writer / director known for ‘Yesterday,’ ‘Four Weddings and A Funeral’ and ‘Love Actually.’

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Lucasfilm’s New ‘The Mandalorian’ Trailer and Character Art

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 8:11am

With Jon Favreau at the helm, the first ever ‘Star Wars’ live-action series, about a deadly gunfighter in the galaxy’s outer reaches, launches November 12 on the new Disney+ streaming service. 

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Pixar’s First Intern, Scott Clark, Talks ‘Toy Story 4’ Challenges and Easter Eggs

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 3:12pm

With today’s 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release, the film’s supervising animator sheds light on both humorous and touching hidden gems. 

Disney Headline News

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. 

People Headline News

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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