"Snow White" Diamond Edition: Still One of the Fairest After 70 Years

The first animated feature film in history was El Apóstol, a political satire made in 1917 that does not seem to have been screened widely outside its native Argentina and which has not survived to the present day. (Or even past 1926, when all known copies were destroyed in a fire). Even if it had, […]

Briefly: Cricket 'Toon for India; Kong Maquette for Sale; "Up" Still Up Overseas

* Cartoon Network Asia and Animasia are teaming up for a cricket-themed animated series to air on the network’s Indian feed in the second half of this year. [World Screen] * An original stop-motion maquette used to bring King Kong to life in the 1933 movie King Kong will be going up for auction on […]

No "Simpsons" Movie Sequel Yet, "Several Years" Left for Series

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, stated at a TV industry event at Cannes that, “someday there might be a sequel” to The Simpsons Movie, “but not yet.” At a press conference later, executive producer Al Jean stated that he felt the series “has at least several years left” and noted the so-far unsuccessful quest […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition Article Round-Up

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, restoring the first animated feature film in high-definition video and sound. In conjunction with this release, WDSHE has released several video clips, pieces of artwork, and news articles about Snow White and the restoration process, and […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition: An Interview with Marge Champion

Marge Champion has had a lengthy and renowned career as a dancer, actress, and choreographer on stage and screen. Her first dance instructor was her father, the noted ballet master Ernest Belcher who was one of the first dance directors for the cinema and also dance instructor for both the stars and their children in […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition: A Legacy of Firsts

In conjunction with the release of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released “Legacy of Firsts:” a collection of stills and videos about the ways Snow White blazed a trail more than 70 years ago for feature animated films to follow. The article […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition: A Look at Disney View & Gustav Tenggren

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released several pieces of artwork and video clips to promote the “Disney View” feature of the newly released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray combo pack. As on the Pinocchio Blu-ray release, Disney View uses painted artwork by artist Toby Bluth to convert the full-frame movie […]

"Monsters vs. Aliens": "3D" Means "Dull, Dismal, and Disposable"

From the local Department of Wishful Thinking: I really would like to believe that there are actual talented people working at DreamWorks Animation. I would, further, like to believe that they are given very large paychecks with which to salve their lacerated consciences. It’s a nicer little fantasy than what a film like Monsters vs. […]

NY Times on Development of 3-D Versions of "Toy Story"

The New York Times has taken a look at the development of the 3-D versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 (free registration required). Disney Chief Creative Officer and director of both movies John Lasseter again described the process as “digital archaeology” to get the older movies running on the studio’s current hardware. The […]

Two New Videos on Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"

Disney has released two new video featurettes about The Princess and the Frog, the upcoming animated movie that will introduce Tiana, Disney’s first black princess, in a revamped version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale that has been moved to early 20th century New Orleans. The Princess and the Frog opens in New York and […]

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