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Silent Cartoon Restorations highlight “Animatus Eventus”

On Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 2:00pm the Riverside Philharmonic Presents “Animatus Eventus” – an all animation program with live musical accompaniment by the Riverside Philharmonic. It will feature the premiere of Mark Watters’ original score for a newly restored Walt Disney’s silent short, Alice’s Little Parade (1926). […]

Beyond The Simpsons: What Animation Assets Disney Will Own by Acquiring Fox

It’s not just The Simpsons, Family Guy or Bob’s Burgers. If the rumored Disney buyout of 20th Century Fox goes through, Disney will end up with a fortified cartoon library that will probably double their animation assets. For starters, they will be acquiring the rights to Crusader Rabbit – the first cartoon series created for […]

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Disney’s “Aladdin”

“Ten thousand yeeeeears will give you such a crick in the neck!” So said the Genie in the character’s now iconic first appearance on screen in Disney’s animated blockbuster “Aladdin.” With that character’s appearance, animated films changed forever- all of them from all studios wanted to copy “Aladdin’s” knowing, whiz-bang, pop-culture humor and sensibility. Few, […]

Debunking Disney Urban Myths

Walt Disney is a larger-than-life figure, almost mythological in stature like Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill. When I was an official Media Representation for the 100 Years of Magic celebration in 2001 at Walt Disney World, I went through some intensive training to be able to field in a “Disney way” questions from the media […]

INTERVIEW: “Big Hero 6: The Series” Director Nick Filippi

Disney’s Big Hero 6 won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2015. Big Hero 6: The Series gets its launch this Monday November 20th at 8pm on Disney Channel and Disney XD with the one-hour movie “Baymax Returns.” Animation veteran Nick Filippi is the series’ executive producer and supervising director. Jackson Murphy: “Baymax Returns” […]

Season Three “Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil” Advance Clip

Calling all fans of Star Butterfly! To kick-off season three, a two-week strip of all-new Star vs. The Forces of Evil episodes will premiere beginning Monday November 6th and run through November 16th (Monday-Thursday), including a one-hour mid-season finale on November 16th. Each episode will premiere at 7am and encore same day at 11am, 5pm […]

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” Series Sets Debut With Primetime Movie

Disney XD’s animated Big Hero 6 The Series is set to launch Monday Bovember 20th (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), with a one-hour primetime television movie, Baymax Returns, simultaneously on Disney XD and Disney Channel, and available on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD. Immediately following the TV movie, two special full-length preview episodes of “Big […]

Exclusive Clip: “The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular”

Take a look at this exclusive clip and images from the 22-minute Mickey Mouse Halloween special – that premieres this Sunday October 8th at 8:00pm on Disney Channel. In The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular, Mickey is challenged by his nephews to tell a scary story on Halloween night. The extended episode […]

Ginni Mack, Disney Ink & Paint Veteran and “Tinkerbell” Model Passes Away

Ginni Mack, a veteran Disney studio ink and paint artist – and the original model for Tinker Bell – has passed away. Disney historian and Mack family friend, Mindy Johnson, has reported that Mack passed on Wednesday August 23rd at age 90. Mack made numerous contributions to the studio – and the classic films they […]

INTERVIEW: Disney’s “DuckTales” reboot

Executive Producer Matt Youngberg and Story Editor/Co-Producer Francisco (Frank) Angones are well aware that they have big duck shoes as they reboot the classic animated TV series, DuckTales. But if from the initial response at ComicCon is any indication (the panel at ComicCon was well over capacity), they’re off to an encouraging start. Their show […]

Oh Deer: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Disney’s “Bambi”

The late, great animation historian John Culhane vividly remembered seeing Bambi when he was a young boy. The movie’s most impactful scene (maybe one of the most impactful scenes in all movie history), the death of Bambi’s mother was playing out on the screen. “Bambi’s screaming ‘Mother!’ ‘Mother!’,” Culhane recalled in a 1998 interview. “A […]

Comic Con Sneak: First-Look Season 3 clip of “Star vs. The Forces of Evil”

Star Butterfly and Marco are back in a third season Star vs. The Forces of Evil which has just begun airing on Disney XD. Today at Comic-Con, series exec producer/creator Daron Nefcy debut an exclusive clip from season three, in which Star and Tom (the hot-headed three-eyed demon from the Underworld who is Star’s ex-boyfriend) […]

D23: Mickey Shorts Ride Planned for Disney’s Magic Kingdom

I love any news relating to do with those new Mickey Mouse shorts. I’ll post even sketchy information about further plans for these shorts and this crew. Disney announced today at D23 that their are plans for Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida for a ride using the designs from the current Paul Rudish shorts series. […]

D23: “Big Hero 6: The Series” Opening Credits

Disney XD has ordered an early second season of the highly anticipated Big Hero 6 The Series before the first season premieres this fall, with Emmy Award-winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi (the team behind the global hit Disney Channel series Kim Possible) as executive producers. The announcement was made today by Marc […]

Disney To Reveal Upcoming Film Slate At D23

The Walt Disney Studios will be presenting an exclusive look at its unparalleled film slate at D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California, taking place July 14–16. At two marquee Hall D23 presentations, the Studio will give fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at its upcoming releases, with animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation […]