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Animated "The Prophet of Mercy" in Production to Counter Negative Western Impressions of Islam

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The Egypt Independent reports on “Nabi al-Rahma” (“The Prophet of Mercy”) an Egyptian short film in production now about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, aimed at non-Muslim foreign audiences and intended to provide a counter-narrative to negative images of Islam in Western nations. Scriptwriter Alaa Thabet is quoted as saying, “It’s time to respond […]

LA Times on Disney Animation Building's Facelift

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The Los Angeles Times covers the renovations in progress at the Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, CA, which will take about 16 months and will result in a layout that will encourage greater interaction and interactivity between members in the studio. The article notes how this renovation is the pinnacle of changes instituted […]

"The LEGO Movie" Wins BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature

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The LEGO Movie won the 2015 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, beating out Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls in the category. The only other categories with an animated or live-action/animated hybrid film in contention was Paddington in Outstanding British Film in 2015 (which it lost to The Theory of Everything). In their remarks, […]

Disney's "Frozen" Takes 2 Grammy Awards; Pharrell Williams Also "Happy"

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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were handed out in a weekend ceremony, with Disney’s Frozen taking the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and the anthem “Let It Go” from that soundtrack taking Best Song Written for Visual Media. in addition, Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” (originally written for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack […]

SpongeBob Rules the Box Office with $56M in Premiere Weekend

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The second SpongeBob SquarePants movie crushed its competition at the box office in its debut weekend, taking in $56 million (estimated) in ticket sales. The total is more than double the estimated box office take of its nearest competition, American Sniper, which took in $24.16 million in its seventh week of release. The SpongeBob Movie: […]

Review: "101 Dalmatians" Blu-ray Hits the Spot

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Are you tired of princesses? Then adopt 101 Dalmatians! 101 Dalmatians is an interesting departure for Disney in a number of ways. Many of the previous Disney films before this were adapted from fairy tales. By contrast, 101 Dalmatians was based on a book that was written fairly recently (1956, to be exact), and was […]

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Review: "Porco Rosso" Soars High on Blu-ray

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso fits chronologically and thematically between the pre-teen Kiki’s Delivery Service and the very adult Princess Mononoke. The movie’s sense of magical whimsy is tempered by much more adult themes and the spectre of wars past and yet to come, all done with the same mastery of craft that we’ve come to […]

"Frozen Fever" Images and Details Released

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USA Today has posted details and stills from “Frozen Fever,” the new short film follow-up to Disney’s smash hit feature film Frozen, which promises a return to the kingdom of Arendelle and the royal sisters Queen Elsa and Princess Anna. The movie is set screen ahead of Disney’s live-action Cinderella, which opens on March 13, […]

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