Posts Tagged ‘disney’

Time for Your Peabody Award, Doc McStuffins

by Ed Liuon April 23, 2015
DISNEY JUNIOR’S “DOC MCSTUFFINS” WINS PEABODY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffins” has won the Peabody Award in the Children/Youth category. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding storytelling in electronic media. The acclaimed animated series for kids age 2-7, which was recognized for its “disarming, inspiring storytelling,” depicts a young girl who […]
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Disney Orders Second Season of “Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2015
DISNEY XD ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF PENN ZERO: PART-TIME HERO — Returning Star-Studded Voice Cast Includes Thomas Middleditch, Adam DeVine, Alfred Molina and Larry Wilmore — Disney XD has ordered a second season of Disney Television Animation’s out-of-the-gate hit series “Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.” It was announced today by Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming […]


Details Of “Star Wars: Rogue One” Revealed

by Peter Paltridgeon April 19, 2015
Today is the final day of Star Wars Celebration, a fan convention that has brought us many a revelation and many a new trailer. To cap things off, spinoff director Gareth Edwards took the stage to reveal the first public details of Star Wars’ first official spinoff movie. Perhaps the most interesting thing revealed about […]

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Bob Walker, “Brother Bear” Director, 1961 – 2015

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2015
Disney artist and director Robert “Bob” Walker passed away on April 1, 2015, at the age of 54 in California, with a heart attack being the likely cause of death. The Toronto native grew up in Ottawa and graduated from Sheridan College’s animation program, going to work Atkinson Film-Art after graduation where he worked on […]

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Judge Dismisses Animation Workers’ Anti-Trust Lawsuit Over Wage-Fixing Practices

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that claimed that several animation companies (including the Walt Disney Corporation, DreamWorks Animation, and Sony ImageWorks) violated anti-trust laws by fixing wages of animators in a non-poaching arrangement between numerous tech firms. The ruling relied on the statute of limitations […]


“An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI” in NYC from April 24 – May 29, 2015

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2015
THE ACADEMY PRESENTS “AN ANIMATION SHOWCASE: FROM CELLULOID TO CGI” TO TAKE PLACE IN NEW YORK APRIL 24 – MAY 29 Animation Series To Feature Panel With LAIKA & Sneak Peek of Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” New York, NY – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to […]