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Broken Easter Eggs, Deleted Scenes: Disney Filmmakers Made Hard Choices for ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 4:29pm

From evolving story points to deleted scenes, directors Rich Moore & Phil Johnston and producer Clark Spencer delve into some of the tough decisions they made on their Oscar-nominated feature, now available on Movies Anywhere, Blu-ray and DVD.

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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.

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From Story to Screen: Trisha Gum Tackles ‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:23pm

Everything is awesome with animation director Trisha Gum’s collaboration on the long-awaited sequel with director Mike Mitchell, creative duo Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, and animation studio Animal Logic.

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Where Have All the Dragons Gone? Dean DeBlois Concludes His Spectacular Trilogy with ‘The Hidden World’

‘How To Train Your Dragon’ series writer and director Dean DeBlois reflects on his ten years with the beloved franchise, detailing how new technologies helped bring ‘The Hidden World’ to the screen.

Awards Headline News

2019 Irish Animation Awards Nominations Announced

‘Late Afternoon,’ ‘Danger Mouse,’ ‘Space Chickens in Space’ and ‘Angela’s Christmas’ lead nominees for 3rd biennial ceremony taking place in Dingle on March 23th. 

Awards Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Best Animated Feature at 46th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:46pm

Studio Chizu’s ‘Mirai’ takes Best Independent Animated Feature; Past Lives Productions’ ‘Weekends’ wins Best Animated Short.

Pearl Studio Headline News

Pearl Studio Memorializes Screenwriter Audrey Wells with $100K UCLA TFT Scholarship Fund

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to establish ‘Say Yes!’ MFA scholarships in the name of ‘Over the Moon’ screenwriter. 

Visual Effects Society Headline News

‘Game of Thrones’ Creators to be Honored at 17th VES Awards

Visual Effect Society names award-winning creators-executive producers-writers-directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recipients of the VES Creative Excellence Award.

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Visual Effects Society Names Jonathan Nolan Recipient of VES Visionary Award

Acclaimed writer-producer-director teamed with Cristopher Nolan on ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Interstellar,’ and is the co-creator of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’

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‘The Breadwinner’ and ‘The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe’ Take Home Emile Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 10, 2018 at 4:48pm

Director Nora Twomey and co-directors Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg among animation artists honored at second annual ceremony in Lille, France.  

Sony Headline News

Sony Planning Sequel and All-Female Spinoff for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Sequel will be directed by Joaquim Dos Santos of ‘Voltron’ fame; Lauren Montgomery in negotiations to direct untitled project assembling all the female heroes from the Spider-Man universe in one adventure.

In Passing Headline News

Fred Patten, Noted Anime and Manga Historian, Dies at 77

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 4:39pm

Prolific writer and collector was a pioneer in U.S. fandom, helping introduce previously obscure Japanese animation and comics to a new generation of consumers. 

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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.

Netflix Headline News

Mark Osborne Helming ‘Escape From Hat’ for Netflix

Two-time Academy Award-nominated director joining ‘Artemis Fowl’ screenwriter Adam Kline and ‘The Little Prince’ producer Jinko Gotoh for new animated feature.

In Passing Headline News

Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies at 95

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:17pm

Prolific writer, editor and publisher co-created many of the industry’s most iconic characters, including Spider-Man, Iron-Man, the Hulk and Black Panther. 

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