Posts Tagged ‘Disney Animation’

“Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Collection” Coming to Digital HD August 11, 2015; Blu-ray August 18, 2015

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2015
Together For the First Time! 12 Animated Short Films WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS SHORTS COLLECTION Available Early on Digital HD/Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on August 11, 2015 Bring It Home on Blu-ray™ on August 18, 2015 Fans Can Now Enjoy The In-Home Debuts of the Beloved Animated Shorts “Frozen Fever,” “Lorenzo,” and “Tick Tock Tale.” […]

NY Times on Anti-Aging Efforts for Vintage Disney Animation

by Ed Liuon May 8, 2015
The New York Times covers a major initiative between the Disney Animation Research Library and the Getty Conservation Institute to preserve some of the studio’s oldest animation artwork, many of which are deteriorating. Tiny samples from animation cels will be exposed to a battery of lab tests to simulate long-term exposure to conditions like extreme […]


Disney Announces the Development of “Frozen 2”

by Todd DuBoison March 12, 2015
Walt Disney Animation has officially begun the development of a sequel to its smash hit 2013 film Frozen. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting with Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter and Frozen actor Josh Gad (Olaf the snowman). Frozen 2 reunites directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee […]

Background Noise – Examining “Big Hero 6”

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2015
Welcome to Background Noise, where we get totally obsessive about stuff and reveal things you might have missed in your favorite animated entertainment. This entry will take a look at Disney’s Big Hero 6, now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and via iTunes, Disney Movies Anywhere, and other digital services. These are the kinds of observations I’d have hoped […]


New “DuckTales” Series to be Televised in 2017

by Todd DuBoison February 25, 2015
A brand new DuckTales series has been greenlighted and is planned for television broadcast in 2017, Disney has announced today. The cartoon is being produced by Disney Television Animation and will run on Disney XD channels worldwide. The original show premiered from 1987 to 1990 and combined comedy with adventure throughout its 100 episode run, […]

Disney Sets 2016 Release Dates for “Zootopia” and “Moana”

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2014
Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced release dates for their next two animated feature films. Zootopia will be released on March 4, 2016; the movie will be directed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and will center on a fast-talking fox framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Moana will be released on November 23, 2016; co-directed […]


Review: “Sleeping Beauty” Diamond Edition

by Todd DuBoison October 20, 2014
It is fitting that the last film of Disney’s early golden era should also be its crown jewel and so it is with 1959’s Sleeping Beauty, a late but ideal choice for Disney’s Diamond Edition line. These days a lot of digital ink gets spilled about Disney’s “princess movies” as if they were a genre onto […]

NYCC 2014: Vanessa Marshall on Hera and “Star Wars Rebels”

by Todd DuBoison October 17, 2014
NY Comic Con was once again the host of a panel focused on Star Wars Rebels this year, and this event was rather unique in that it treated the massive and full room at Empire Stage to extensive commentary from a single guest: voice actress Vanessa Marshall, the voice of Hera Syndulla, the Twi’lek pilot […]


Disney’s “Frozen” Becomes the 5th Highest Grossing Film Worldwide

by Todd DuBoison May 25, 2014
Box office returns for this weekend have propelled Disney’s award-winning 2013 film Frozen past Iron Man 3 to become the 5th highest grossing film worldwide. Box Office Mojo measures the film’s worldwide total of $1,219,242,546, compared to Iron Man 3’s $1,215,439,994 gross. With these earnings, Frozen is behind only the box office revenue of Avatar, Titanic, […]

New Disney Blu-rays Listed for August 12 Including “Tarzan”, “Hercules”

by Todd DuBoison May 19, 2014
Product listings on online retailer, and High Def Digest indicate that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment plans new Blu-ray releases for several of its animated films this Summer on August 12th, 2014. “Special edition” releases are planned for Disney’s Tarzan and Hercules that include both a Blu-ray and DVD disc as well as […]