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After “missteps”, John Lasseter to leave Disney

Can “King John” return to Disney? The dark side of John Lasseter…

Oriental DreamWorks inevitably sold, rebranded as Pearl Studio to Chinese buyer

Oriental DreamWorks up for sale? Warners interested…

Disney Legend Imagineer Marty Sklar dies aged 83

Paul Feig to helm female-lead Back To The Future reboot?

John Hurt, screen veteran and prolific animation voice actor, passes away aged 77

PBS Walt Disney documentary gets BBC revision, UK airing

Is it Throwback Thursday? The new Pete’s Dragon is now available…on VHS!?

The Paranormal Action Squad hits YouTube Red

Record 27 animated features to compete for Oscar slots

Now DreamWorks India operation is to close in “early 2017”

Well that was quick: 200 DreamWorkers lose jobs under NBCUniversal

Alan Menken discusses Sausage Party‘s super-serious music in new featurette

Suicide Squad “all flash, no fun” according to first review

Mad Magazine founder, cartoonist and movie poster artist Jack Davis dies aged 91

Rocketeer to fly again at Disney

Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer now online

Is the Dream over? NBC/Universal to acquire DreamWorks Animation

It’s official – Comcast owned NBC/Universal will acquire DreamWorks Animation, the sale bringing DWA back under the same fold as its original parent DreamWorks/Amblin, whose films are now distributed by Universal. Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DWA will finally compete with Disney on a massive scale, from television to theme parks and, while he will stay on in […]

How Disney’s original Jungle Book remains Germany’s biggest film!

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s recipe for “the perfect family movie”

Magic In The Air: looking back on the making of The Muppet Christmas Carol

Wart, Robin, Oliver and more Pan come to Disney Blu-ray

In what is shaping up to be an exciting (and expensive!) summer for high-def Disney fans, the Studio has just announced new additions to its already busy Blu-ray catalog releases. Joining the June 11 release of Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Emperor’s New Groove and Lilo & Stitch, and the August 27 release of The […]

Ray Harryhausen RIP

In news that will sadden many in the animation community, legendary stop-motion and visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen has died aged 92, The Hollywood Reporter has announced. Starting out under the supervision of George Pal (on his Puppetoon series) and original King Kong animator Willis O’Brien on the 1949 edition of the similarly themed Mighty […]

From Paris to home video: A Monster finally arrives!

Fans of offbeat animated movies rejoice: Bibo (Shark Tale) Bergeron’s Euro-animated feature A Monster In Paris is finally headed to the US, when Shout! Factory unleashes the film on Blu-ray and DVD this April 16th, 2013! Mirroring the international disc release, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will also include the 3D and DVD editions of the […]


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