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Hopp To It! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Zootopia+’ Revisits a Smiling Sloth, Con-Artist Weasel, and Other Colorful Characters

Josie Trinidad, Trent Correy, and Nathan Curtis discuss the new Disney+ series of six animated shorts that take deep dives into many of Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s 2016 Oscar-winning film’s most intriguing mammal metropolis residents.

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Disney+ Drops ‘Zootopia+’ Trailer and Images

Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s Oscar-winning 2016 animated action-comedy gets its own spin-off series streaming later this week; six new stories return to the mammal metropolis for a deep dive into the film’s characters.

Immerse Yourself Headline News

‘Disney Animation: Immersive Experience’ to Launch in Toronto December 2022

In collaboration with ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ exhibit creators Lighthouse Immersive Studios, the experiential exhibit will deliver music and artistry from Disney Animation’s iconic canon of films to live audiences as never experienced before.

Animated Features ANIMATIONWorld

‘Encanto’ Pushes Animation Boundaries While Celebrating the Fundamentals of Family

Director Byron Howard, director/co-writer Jared Bush, co-director/co-writer Charise Castro Smith, and producers Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer offer their filmmaking insights on Disney’s new computer-animated musical, now in theaters.

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How Choreography and Color Helped Shape the Vibrant Characters of ‘Encanto’

For Renato do Anjos, Kira Lehtomaki, and Lorelay Bové, early attention to culturally authentic details in design and movement made for a unique, magically expressive family, and house, in Disney’s enchanting, animated musical, coming to theaters Wednesday, November 24.

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Short Circuit Revealed: 14 Diverse New Animated Shorts Now Playing on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 24, 2020 at 6:46pm

Disney’s innovative experimental short film program that began in 2016 has just premiered its inaugural set of distinctly different films from 14 first-time directors. 

People Headline News

Walt Disney Animation Announces Four New Films and Directors

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:52pm

Carlos Lopez Estrada, Josie Trinidad, Suzi Yoonessi and Marc Smith will all develop new animated films as the company continues to expand its commitments to diversity and inclusion.

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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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Bold, Expanded Production Slate at Annecy 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:04am

Two Genndy Tartakovsky films, including ‘Fixed,’ the studio’s first R-Rated film, plus a new ‘Boondocks’ TV series and anthology based on Anthony Bourdain graphic novel, among new projects just announced. 

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Rich Moore Exits Disney for Sony Pictures Animation

Oscar-winning director of Disney’s ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ to develop, produce and direct original animated features for Sony Pictures Animation.

Oscars Headline News

CalArts Dominates 2019 Best Animated Feature Oscar Category

Three Oscar-nominated animated features – ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ were directed or co-directed by CalArts alumni.

Disney ANIMATIONWorld

Breaking the Rules: Phil Johnston and Rich Moore Return for 'Wreck-It Ralph 2'

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 19, 2018 at 4:20pm

Re-teaming as co-directors, Johnston and Moore push every boundary they can in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ the long-awaited sequel to Disney’s 2012 hit animated comedy adventure.

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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.

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Reel FX and Seriously Team Again for New Animated Short, ‘Baby Slug’s Big Day Out’

All-star voice cast of Pamela Adlon, Kate Walsh, Mark Hamill, David Herman and Maurice LaMarche return in latest ‘Best Fiends’ franchise animation produced by creators of ‘The Book of Life.’

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ITFS Announces ‘Animation without Borders’ Theme for 2017

Twenty-fourth International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart to feature screenings of ‘Zootopia,’  ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 3,’ ‘Ice Age: Collision Course,’ ‘Storks,’ and Japan’s ‘When Marnie Was There,’ as well as German productions ‘Die Häschenschule – Jagd nach dem goldenen Ei,’ ‘Ritter Rost 2 – das Schrottkomplott,’ ‘Mullewapp – eine schöne Schweinerei,’ and a tribute to ‘The Little Polar Bear’ filmmaker Thilo Graf Rothkirch.

2017 Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

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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In the Running: An Independent Look at the Oscar Nominees for Best Animated Feature

AWN’s Chris Robinson suits up to present his arguments for and against a range of conceptually and aesthetically formidable contenders for best animated feature at the 89th Academy Awards.

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Creating a Modern World of Animals: Byron Howard on the Story and Directing Challenges of ‘Zootopia’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 20, 2017 at 3:09pm

As part of AWN's Professional Spotlight Series recorded during VIEW 2016, the Oscar-nominated director of Disney’s hit, ‘Zootopia,’ talks about the decision to make significant story changes well into production on the animated feature film.

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