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Morale down but Pixar not seeing red as Turning Red goes to D+
Jennifer Lee on the future of Disney Animation
Disney’s Encanto digital soundtrack release now available!

Walt Disney Records has digitally released the Encanto Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The album features eight original songs by Tony and Grammy-winning songwriter/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and an original score by Germaine Franco, who is the first-ever woman composer of a Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film. Available now from Walt Disney Records, the Encanto Original […]

Iconic “voice of Disney” in the 80s and 90s Mark Elliott dies aged 81
The Croods: A New Age

Everyone’s favorite stone-age family — no, not that one! — are back for more of the same.

Oscar-winning Munro animator Gene Deitch, also of infamous 1960s low-budget Tom & Jerry cartoons, dies aged 95

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gene-deitch-dead-oscar-winning-animator-filmmaker-was-95-1290806

Reflections on a Black Hole — Disney’s sci-fi voyage 40 years on
Legendary animator Richard Williams RIP aged 86
Watership Down editor Terry Rawlings, RIP aged 85. Read AV interview in tribute here

In the 40th anniversary year of animated classic Watership Down, we sadly report the news that the film’s editor, Terry Rawlings, has passed away today ages 85. Terry sat for a lengthy career interview to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary in an exclusive discussion with Animated Views: now a fitting tribute, read that here.

After “missteps”, John Lasseter to leave Disney

The Hollywood Reporter has the story on the pioneering Pixar director and Disney Animation executive producer switching to a consulting role before exiting the company at the end of the year, following a six-month sabbatical after recent allegations.

Can “King John” return to Disney? The dark side of John Lasseter…
2017: Animated Views’ Review Of The Year!

As the Oscars bring awards season to a close, we take our own look back on the good, the bad and the ugly of 2017 in film, television and animation, plus your picks of the year!

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
Tangled: Before Ever After

The Tangled television series kicks off with this debut movie, whose job is simply to restore Rapunzel’s golden locks for the ongoing show in an entertaining enough fashion.

The Road To Broadway And Beyond: Disney’s Aladdin – A Whole New World

As opulent as the film and current stage smash it documents and celebrates, Michael Lassell’s book is a wish come true for fans.

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

Fun and funny, with a killer, wide-ranging soundtrack that overcomes its cartoon karaoke concept, and some great character animation, Sing turns out to be the best singing contest on screens right now.

Moana: Ultimate Collectors Edition

Disney’s second animated smash of 2016 is this brilliant action adventure musical from masters of the craft John Musker and Ron Clements, and this disc presentation is as solid as they come!

Pinocchio: Walt Disney Signature Collection

Walt Disney’s epic masterpiece joins the Signature line, with a typically light treatment where the (lack of new) supplements can’t hold a candle to the brilliant feature.

John Hurt, screen veteran and prolific animation voice actor, passes away aged 77
Disney announces Moana to set sail for Blu-ray combo pack and 3D edition March 7

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Epic Comedy-Adventure Moana Sails Home on Digital HD Feb. 21 and Blu-ray March 7 Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana”, the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, starring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne […]