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Animation legend Dale Baer passes away at 70

A beloved and prolific animation legend who remained active for 50 years, Baer’s work included animating Yzma in The Emperor’s New Groove, Alameda Slim in Home on the Range, Wilbur Robinson in Meet the Robinsons, and Owl in Winnie The Pooh.

New image and details from Pixar’s upcoming feature Luca
Demon Slayer movie still aiming for U.S. theatrical release
R-Rated Deadpool 3 confirmed, will be part of MCU
Soul filmmakers discuss alternate endings
Marvel news from Disney Investor Day 2020

Here is some of the Marvel news announced today at the Disney Investor Day meeting. (Tweets may take a few seconds to load.) "We are an unusual couple." Marvel Studios' @WandaVision, an Original Series, starts streaming Jan. 15 on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/rBIygqUGsw — Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 11, 2020 A visionary new age of television begins. […]

Lucasfilm news from Disney Investor Day 2020

Here is some of the Star Wars and other Lucasfilm news announced today at the Disney Investor Day meeting. (Tweets may take a few seconds to load.) Rangers of the New Republic, a new Original Series set within the timeline of @TheMandalorian, is coming to @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/YKlWJpvhAW — Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020 Ahsoka, a […]

Pixar news from Disney Investor Day 2020

Here is some of the Pixar news announced today at the Disney Investor Day meeting. (Tweets may take a few seconds to load.) First up, a reminder that their latest film #PixarSoul is premiering only on @DisneyPlus this Christmas! — Disney (@Disney) December 11, 2020 Accompanying Soul is @Pixar's latest SparkShort, "Burrow." Burrow follows a […]

Disney animation news from Disney Investor Day 2020

Here is some of the Disney animation-related news announced today at the Disney Investor Day meeting. (Tweets may take a few seconds to load.) The live-action film franchise Diary of a Wimpy Kid comes to @DisneyPlus in 2021 as an all-new animated film! — Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020 The Ice Age Adventures of Buck […]

Canadian Eric Bauza behind the voice of Bugs Bunny
Joe Ruby, co-creator of Scooby-Doo, has died at 87
Netflix announces cast for Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion animated musical Pinocchio

PRESS RELEASE Hollywood, Calif. – August 19, 2020 Netflix announced today the cast of Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming stop-motion animated musical feature Pinocchio. Newcomer Gregory Mann will star as Pinocchio with Ewan McGregor as Cricket and David Bradley (Harry Potter franchise, Game of Thrones) as Geppetto. Other cast includes Academy Award winner […]

The return of Puppetoons

When 1987’s The Puppetoon Movie was finally released to Blu-ray in 2013, it was met with wide acclaim. It was both an animation event and a much-deserved, loving tribute to film pioneer George Pal. Now, prepare for the second volume of these amazing Pal creations, coming soon in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack!

Animaniacs reboot set to premiere in November on Hulu
Walt Disney Company posts first quarterly loss in almost 20 years
Mulan coming to premium VOD via Disney+ on September 4th
Pixar unveils upcoming film Luca

Walt Disney Studios has announced details on an upcoming Pixar film titled Luca. “Directed by Enrico Casarosa & produced by Andrea Warren, the film will introduce a boy named Luca as he experiences an unforgettable summer in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera. Luca opens in theaters summer 2021.”

2020 Primetime Emmy nominations revealed

The 2020 Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced today. Animation-related categories are listed below. You can check out the the full list to find out how other shows of interest (such as The Little Mermaid Live and Star Trek: Picard) fared, as well as see how many additional nominations some of the titles listed below […]

West End production of Aladdin reportedly coming to Disney+