Disney’s animation teams rack up top nominations for Annie Awards

February 2nd, 2019 is the biggest night in animation as it marks the 46th Annie Award ceremony. The nominations for the big animation industry awards, hosted by The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, were just announced and on the list are the year’s very best in the field of animation. “From over 1,600 submissions, our […]

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Ralph Breaks VR experience now open at The VOID at Disney Springs and Downtown Disney

As a past participant in the Disney Accelerator program, the VOID VR Experience has Disney roots. Additionally, two of the big three VR experiences include partnerships with ILMxLAB and there are locations at both Disney Springs in Orlando and Downtown Disney in Anaheim. It’s practically a new attraction, of course…

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Another lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon found

Walt Disney made 26 animated shorts featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit before losing the rights to the popular character in a distribution deal gone wrong. Alas, only 19 of the original shorts are known to exist. Now, an 84 year old Disney fan in Japan has produced a copy of…

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Ed Catmull, Pixar Co-Founder, is stepping down as President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios

Big news in the animation world today. Ed Catmull, the big pioneer behind the entire computer animation industry, co-founder of Pixar, and current President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios has announced his retirement at the end of this year. At age 73, Catmull deserves whatever retirement he wants,…

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Ink & Paint documentary series will bring important Disney animation history to life

The fantastic book “Ink & Paint” by Mindy Johnson tells the mostly untold stories of the women of Walt Disney’s Animation studio. Without the work of these talented artists, the Disney we know today would never exist nor would any of the classics. A new eight-episode documentary series is being…

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Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson, age 108, shares stories about Walt

Ruthie Tompson knew Walt Disney at the beginning of his Los Angeles journey. She grew up on the same street where he lived in Hollywood while trying to grow his animation business with his brother Roy. Not too far away was the storefront that held the Disney Brothers studios. Walt…

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Pixar’s Incredibles 2 rockets passed $1 Billion worldwide

Pixar’s return to the world of The Incredibles has been a mega-hit for The Walt Disney Company. Incredibles 2 just leaped over the $1 billion barrier during its sixth week of release a record for animated films. So far the film has reeled in $574 million domestic and an additional…

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