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Peeking at Disney’s (Animated) Shorts with Producer Dorothy McKim

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2015
Dorothy McKim has been with Walt Disney Animation Studios since 1988, where she earned her first credit as Production Supervisor on Oliver and Company. Since then, she has worked her way up the ranks as Production Supervisor on Beauty and the Beast and The Rescuers Down Under, Director of Production on Hercules, Tarzan, and The […]


Review: “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection” – Small Wonders

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2015
Even the most stringent critics must admit that the Walt Disney Animation Studios has come a long way since the late 90’s and most of the 2000’s, with a string of critical and commercial successes restoring much of the studio’s lost luster. However, along with a healthy feature film division, Disney has also revived its […]


D23 2015 News Roundup: “Riley’s First Date?”, “The Good Dinosaur,” “Moana,” Finding Dory,” “Gigantic,” “Coco,” & More

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2015
SECRETS REVEALED! JOHN LASSETER WELCOMES FILMMAKERS, VOICE TALENT TO D23 EXPO 2015 STAGE TO REVEAL EXCITING NEW DETAILS ABOUT UPCOMING SLATE FROM WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2015) – Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 EXPO 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters—from […]


Review: Streaming Kidvid Roundup with “Wishenpoof” and “Dinotrux”

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2015
In a lot of TV and movies (for kids and adults alike), something with a male lead character is assumed to be “for all audiences,” but something with a female lead character is “for girls.” Kids cartoons “for girls” also don’t seem to have evolved much from the cartoons Lauren Faust described to Ms. magazine […]
Lion Guard Return of the Roar

“The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” Premieres in November 2015 on Disney Channel

by Ed Liuon August 13, 2015
THE EPIC STORYTELLING OF DISNEY’S “THE LION KING” CONTINUES WITH “THE LION GUARD: RETURN OF THE ROAR,” A PRIMETIME TELEVISION MOVIE EVENT DEBUTING IN NOVEMBER ON DISNEY CHANNEL Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union, Max Charles, Atticus Shaffer and Sarah Hyland Among Voice Cast; James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella Reprise Their Roles as Mufasa and Pumbaa, […]