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"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 […]

New "Princess & the Frog" Video Clips; Offers Discounted Preview Tickets

Walt Disney Studios has released two new video clips from the upcoming movie The Princess and the Frog, which will be the studio’s return to hand-drawn animated musical films. The first is a clip from the movie where the two title characters meet for the first time: The second clip is a video podcast delving […]

Two New "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" Video Clips, Stills Released (UPDATED)

On the eve of its release on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Warner Bros. Animation has released a second video clip from Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie based on the graphic novel by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness. The new clip pits Superman and Batman against the Silver Banshee, Mr. Freeze, Captain Cold, […]

"Leaf Men" to be Chris Wedge of Blue Sky's Next Project

It has been announced that the next feature to be directed by Chris Wedge for Blue Sky Studios and Fox Animation will be an adaptation of William Joyce’s children’s book, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. Wedge previously attempted to take the project to Pixar, although Fox prevented this move at the last […]

"Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf & Death" Full-Frame Folly, Blu-ray Better Bet

Twenty years ago, Nick Park finally finished “A Grand Day Out,” a stop-motion short film he had been working on for nearly six years, starring a good-natured, cheese-loving inventor named Wallace and his faithful, mute, and far more intelligent dog Gromit. The pair clearly had staying power, delivering three more short films, one full-length feature, […]

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