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"Big Hero 6" Picks Up Chris Williams as Co-Director, Roy Conli as Producer

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that Chris Williams has joined Don Hall as co-director for Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Big Hero 6, and has also named Roy Conli as a new producer for the film. Williams co-directed and co-wrote 2008′s Bolt, and also has writing credits on Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Brother Bear. Conli was […]

Disney Announces 2014 Theatrical Release Schedule

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Disney has announced its full theatrical release schedule for 2014. Animated features include Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises in February, the sequel Planes Fire and Rescue in July, and the superhero film Big Hero 6 in November. May 30′s live-action Maleficent is also based on the villain of the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. The full […]

Lawsuit Roundup: "Robinson Curiosite" vs. "Robinson Sucroe", "Frozen" vs. "Frozen Land"

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The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Canadian animator Claude Robinson in a copyright infringement lawsuit against animation firm Cinar over Robinson’s proposal for a cartoon character titled “Robinson Curiosite.” After submitting his proposal to a number of production companies over 20 years ago, Cinar brought the extremely similar show Robinson Sucroe to […]

PR: English-Language Voice Cast Revealed for Studio Ghibli's "The Wind Rises"

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Peter O'Toole, Actor, 1932 - 2013

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Veteran actor Peter O’Toole passed away on December 14, 2013, at the age of 81. Obituaries are not mentioning a specific cause of death, but his daughter Kate O’Toole has stated that her father had been ill for some time. O’Toole was best-known for his role as Col. T.E. Lawrence in David Lean’s Lawrence of […]

Review: "Mary Poppins" 50th Anniversary Blu-ray - It's a Jolly Holiday with Blu-ray

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Like its title character, Mary Poppins is practically perfect in every way: its cast, its beautifully balanced blend of comedy and drama, its costuming and sets, and the catchy tunes by the Sherman Brothers. It’s a kids movie that runs nearly two-and-a-half hours, but also one that flies by, never dragging and never flagging once […]

Nominations for 2014 Golden Globe Awards Announced

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Nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced by the The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This year Globe rules limited the nominees for Best Animated Feature Film to three, with the following movies making the cut: Walt Disney Pictures’ Frozen, The Croods from DreamWorks Animation, and Despicable Me 2 from Illumination Entertainment.  […]

PR: "The Jungle Book 2" Comes to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on March 18, 2014

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The Timeless Tale of Adventure, Friendship and Fun Continues! THE JUNGLE BOOK 2 The adventure continues on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital on March 18th Synopsis: Experience the wonder of this timeless tale as you reunite with your favorite characters and meet new friends. Disney’s beloved movie classic continues in this new digital master of The […]

Saving Mr. Banks Multi-Touch Book Trailer

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“Saving Mr. Banks” – Disney’s upcoming feature film starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson as it details Walt Disney’s [Hanks] pursuit of British author P.L. Travers [Thompson] to get her Mary Poppins books brought to the big screen – has its own multi-touch book version that went live today. The multi-touch book details the story […]

Indiana Jones Lives Again At Disney

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When Disney purchased the Star Wars empire from George Lucas last year in a massive multi-billion dollar deal, they also purchased some of the rights to the “Indiana Jones” film franchise, which Lucas owned within his Lucasfilm Corporation. Disney essentially bought Lucasfilm and Indy but Lucas had previously cut a deal with Paramount for distribution […]

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