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"Sleeping Beauty" to Screen at El Capitan Theatre from Aug 29 - Sep 18, 2008

Disney will be screening the newly restored Sleeping Beauty at the historic El Capitan Theatre from August 29 – September 18, 2008. A special gala event will take place on opening night, hosted by veteran Disney producer Don Hahn and a panel of animation cast and crew, including Mary Costa (voice of Princess Aurora), animator […]

Disney's "Bolt" Moves to November 21, 2008, after "Potter" Move

Warner Brothers has moved the release date of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film from November 21, 2008, to July 17, 2009, claiming that the Writers Guild of America strike earlier this year has impacted production and that the film is better suited for a summertime release. In response, Disney has moved the […]

DisneyAnimation.com Opens Doors with "Princess and the Frog," "Home Theater"

Walt Disney Animation Studios has unveiled DisneyAnimation.com, which will showcase their current and upcoming projects. The page for The Princess and the Frog links to several new pieces of production artwork, as well as a clip from the new short film “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater.”

First Looks at Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" and "Up"; Docter Talks Up "Up"

New video clips are available for the upcoming Disney movies The Princess and the Frog and Up. The Princess and the Frog trailer is at the movie’s official website. A brief clip of Up is at the Animation Guild’s weblog. The Animation Guild weblog has also posted a video interview with Up director Pete Docter, […]

"The Sword in the Stone": Disney's Camelot Is a Silly Place

If you are the parent of a small child, you should definitely have Disney’s The Sword in the Stone in your DVD collection. If you are a Disney completist or are otherwise interested in the history of the studio, you should also make sure that you own this movie. And if you’d just like to […]

"The Jungle Book 2": Bungle in the Jungle

Normally, I try to let the bad movies—even the bad sequels to beloved classics—roll off my back. After all, what with Sturgeon’s Law and all (“Ninety percent of everything is crud”) it’s rarely any use getting worked up. And you have to be a little forgiving: animators and directors and writers have mortgages and tuitions, […]

Disney Announces Next 10 Animated Movies Through 2012

Walt Disney Studios has announced the next 10 animated movies coming from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. The movies will be released between now and 2012, and all Disney and Pixar animated features will be released in Disney Digital 3-D starting with Bolt, coming later this year. Two Pixar movies will be getting sequels: […]

PR: Walt Disney Studios Rolls Out Slate of 10 New Animated Movies Through 2012

The Walt Disney Studios Rolls Out Slate of 10 New Animated Motion Pictures Through 2012 – DISNEY’S ‘FAIRIES’ DIRECT-TO-DVD FRANCHISE WILL ALSO DEBUT NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire/ — The Walt Disney Studios unveiled a diverse and ambitious slate of 10 new animated feature films from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios to be released […]

"101 Dalmatians" Platinum Edition DVD Easily Wins Best in Show

On the surface, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians seems rather similar to Lady and the Tramp, which had been released 6 years earlier. Both films break from the Disney tradition of adapting fairy tales. Both films center on a pair of dogs who stray off for a variety of adventures before finally returning to the safety of […]

Animated Views Interviews Disney Animator Floyd Norman

Animated-views.com has interviewed veteran Disney animator Floyd Norman, who began working with the studio in the mid-1950’s and has worked on movies ranging from Sleeping Beauty to The Jungle Book to The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Monsters Inc. The interview spans Norman’s entire career, and also touches on his recent naming as a Disney […]

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