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BLU-RAY REVIEW: Disney’s “Pinocchio” Signature Collection

No less than three of this year’s Oscar- and Annie-nominated animated features boast spectacular action sequences set upon roaring oceans: Moana, The Red Turtle and Kubo and the Two Strings. Astonishing as those sequences are, a look at the Monstro sequence on the new “Signature Collection” Blu-ray still takes one’s breath away over 75 years […]

Disney Channel Announces Dates for “Tangled: The Series” and Movie “Tangled Before Ever After”

Set between the stories told in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed film Tangled and its short film Tangled Ever After, the Disney Channel Original Movie Tangled Before Ever After makes its debut on Friday March 10th (8:00 p.m. EST) leading to the highly anticipated premiere of Tangled: The Series on Friday March 24th (7:30 p.m. […]

Tyrus Wong 1910-2016

Tyrus Wong, a Hollywood production artist and designer, most notable for his delicate work that inspired Walt Disney’s Bambi (1942), has passed away at age 106. A Disney inspirational sketch artist from 1938 through 41 – and later a career film production illustrator for Warner Bros. from 1942 through 1968 – Wong’s work establishing the […]

Disney Reveals New “DuckTales” Cast With Tribute Theme Song Video

Top-billed actors will bring the characters of McDuck Manor to life in the all-new animated comedy series DuckTales, premiering in summer 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. Leading the quack pack on globe-trotting adventures are: David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of mischief-making Huey, […]

CREATOR’S SPOTLIGHT: A Chat with the Producers of Disney Channel’s “Elena of Avalor” and “Milo Murphy’s Law”

Two of Disney Channel’s newest animated series, “Elena of Avalor” and “Milo Murphy’s Law”, recently picked-up Annie Awards nominations. I spoke with “Elena” creator/executive producer Craig Gerber and co-producer/story editor Silvia Olivas, along with “Milo” co-creator and EP Dan Povenmire, about the recognition and the success of their shows: Jackson: How did you get the […]

Mickey Shorts Go Prime Time: “Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special”

From all of us – to all of you… A modern Disney Christmas special that even your own Uncle Scrooge will like. The latest of the new Mickey Mouse shorts series, Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special, premiering Friday December 9th (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and Disney […]

Disney’s Pre-School “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” To Debut January 15th

Disney Junior’s animated Mickey and the Roadster Racers, a madcap car-racing adventure series for preschoolers led by Disney’s #1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald, will make its television debut in a simulcast Sunday January 15th (9:00 and 9:25 a.m., EST) on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Two more […]

Mickey Mouse News: 88th Birthday “Mickey and the Roadster Racers”

To celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 88th Birthday (this Friday, Nov. 18th) Fathom Events held a sneak preview this past Saturday of the upcoming Disney Junior animated series Mickey and the Roadster Racers. The show debuts in January and centers on Mickey and pals Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, Pluto and Pete as race car drivers. Rob LaDuca […]

MAKING MOANA: An interview with the film’s Art Director of Characters Bill Schwab

Disney’s new release, Moana, has been a long labor of love by the production team headed by directors Ron Clements and John Musker. The artistic braintrust behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Princess and the Frog brought together a group of passionate animators and artists to build the movie from the ground up. One of […]

SPOTLIGHT: Disney’s Healthy Living Interstitials – “The Adventures of Papachu and Dr. Kapatoo”

Check these out! Disney Channels Worldwide has introduced a series of cool short-form programming, way below-the-radar, to inspire, inform and motivate kids on nutritious food choices and encourage physical activities. They are part of Disney’s company-wide Healthy Living Commitment, an initiative designed to help make healthy living simple and fun. Showcasing the work of notable […]

Disney Announces Voice Cast For “Big Hero 6” XD Series

Disney XD’s upcoming animated series Big Hero 6, based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, will reunite much of the original cast for its 2017 debut. Reprising their roles are: Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Jamie Chung as no-nonsense, speed genius, Go Go; […]

Disney Begins Production on New “Muppet Babies” Series for 2018

Disney has begun production on a reimagined Muppet Babies television series, which chronicles the playroom antics of the beloved Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Miss Nanny. A co-production between Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media’s (DCPI) Content & Media group, and The Muppets Studio, the CG-animated series is slated […]

FIRST LOOK TEASER: Disney’s “Tangled: The Series”

The debut teaser trailer for Disney’s Tangled: The Series dropped online today. The show premieres on Disney Channel in 2017. This teaser spot will debut tonight, during the premiere of Disney Channel Original Movie The Swap (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). Here’s our first look:

“Milo Murphy’s Law”: Disney XD Hopes for Years of Bad Luck

If a calamity can possibly happen, it happens to Milo Murphy, the protagonist of the new animated Disney XD series from Jeff “Swampy” Marsh and Dan Povenmire, who have a tough act to follow after setting the bar so high with Phineas and Ferb. Milo Murphy’s Law, which premiered this week, has a similar look, […]

TONIGHT: Disney XD Goes “Kapow!”

Warner Brothers animation irreverence makes itself at home on Disney XD tonight with the premiere of Right Now, Kapow, a lightning-paced animated sketch comedy series blending the eclectic, throw-it-at-the-wall-and-see-if-it-sticks approach of TV blackout sketch comedy and the limitless canvas of animation. Like Saturday Night Live, Laugh-In, All That and Key and Peele, the new series […]