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Art Directors Guild Announces Noms for Excellence in Film and TV Production Design

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:51am

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Abominable,' Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ are nominated in animated film category. 

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Nominations Announced for 77th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:14am

Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’ LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link’ and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for best animated feature.

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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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Ron Clements and Mark Henn Reminisce About ‘The Little Mermaid’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

30 years after its initial release, the film’s co-writer/director and supervising animator discuss the groundbreaking musical’s unique spot in Disney’s pantheon of classic animated features.

In Passing Headline News

Disney Animation Archive Founder Dave Smith Passes at 78

Named a Disney Legend in 2007, chief archivist dedicated his four-decade career at the studio to preserving Disney’s precious treasures from film, television, theme parks and beyond.

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Watch Alan Menken and Jodi Benson Talk ‘The Little Mermaid’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:47am

Pair share memories honoring film’s 30th anniversary as part of new Disney Signature Collection digital and DVD release rolling out February 12. 

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‘The Little Mermaid’ Joins Disney’s Signature Collection

New release in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary with bonus sing-along mode arrives on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on February 12 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on February 26.

Disney Headline News

Disney Details 2019 Feature Slate

Ten new Disney releases set for 2019 include super hero blockbusters, sci-fi adventures, live-action remakes of classic animated films, and the highly anticipated animated sequels ‘Frozen 2’ and ‘Toy Story 4.’

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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Barely Edges 'The Grinch’ to Remain Box Office Champ

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 10, 2018 at 12:27pm

Disney’s ‘Wreck-it Ralph’ sequel holds off Illumination’s Christmas tale to take top spot for third straight week.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 76th Golden Globe Awards

Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2,’ Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai,’ Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ receive nominations for best animated feature.

Disney Headline News

CLIP: Meet Your Search Bar in Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ celebrates Internet Day with a brand-new clip, ‘KnowsMore,’ a new video featuring Sarah Silverman called ‘Happy Birthday Internet,’ and an international poster rollout on Disney.com and Oh My Disney.

Pixar Headline News

Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull Retiring After 40 Years

Catmull transitioning to an advisory role to end in summer 2019; Pixar president Jim Morris and Walt Disney Animation Studios president Andrew Millstein to continue in Catmull’s place.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Disney Animation to Debut First VR Short, ‘Cycles,’ at SIGGRAPH 2018

Directed by Jeff Gipson, first-ever Virtual Reality short from Walt Disney Animation Studios can be experienced at this year’s SIGGRAPH Conference, running August 12-16 in Vancouver.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Announces 2018 Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH 2018 production sessions to offer inside look at making of ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Game Of Thrones,’ ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and sneak peeks of ‘Wreck It Ralph 2’ and LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link.’

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Walt Disney Animation Studios Unwraps ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’

First trailer arrives for new Disney holiday featurette to debut in front of Pixar’s ‘Coco’ on November 22, 2017.

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Backstage at the 89th Academy Awards

AWN celebrates Hollywood’s biggest night out backstage at the 89th Academy Awards, gathering remarks from the Oscar-winning teams behind best animated feature ‘Zootopia,’ best animated short ‘Piper,’ and best visual effects for ‘The Jungle Book.’

2017 Oscars Headline News

‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper’ & ‘The Jungle Book’ Win Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards

Oscar gold: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Zootopia’ wins Best Animated Feature, Pixar’s ‘Piper’ wins Best Animated Short, and Disney’s live-action remake of ‘The Jungle Book’ wins Best Visual Effects at the 89th Academy Awards.

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‘How Far I’ll Go’: The Incredible Journey Behind Disney’s ‘Moana’

‘Moana’ producer Osnat Shurer details the meticulous process of bringing Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Oscar-nominated Polynesian adventure to the big screen.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Moana’ Sails Home on Digital HD February 21 and Blu-ray March 7

Continue the journey of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ epic comedy-adventure with hours of fun-filled extras showcasing an all-new mini-movie, the charismatic cast, famed filmmakers, dynamic musical team, the beautiful people and cultures of the Pacific Islands, a deleted song, deleted scenes, and more.

Disney Headline News

Sing-Along Version of Disney’s ‘Moana’ Sails into Theaters January 27

All-new sing-along version of 'Moana' launching at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre on January 20, and in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide on January 27.

Awards Headline News

Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

Named film of the year by the American Film Institute, CG-animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios has also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Animated Film and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature.

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