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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 […]
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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, […]

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

by Todd DuBoison May 19, 2014
Product listings on online retailer Amazon.com, Blu-ray.com 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 […]
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Hollywood Reporter Interviews Disney Animation’s Andrew Millstein on “Frozen,” “Big Hero 6”

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has interviewed Walt Disney Feature Animation executive VP and GM Andrew Millstein about the studio’s recent string of critical and box-office successes, focusing heavily on Frozen, followed by the upcoming Big Hero 6. Among other topics, Millstein discusses the development of Frozen (and some of the surprises along the way), the popularity […]

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Video Game Review: “DuckTales Remastered” Recaptures A Classic’s Charm

by on August 23, 2013
If you’re a child of the 80s, you are well aware the city life in Duckberg’s like a hurricane.  What with its race cars, lasers, and aeroplanes, it is usually described to be, in a non-scientifically based term: a duck blur.  It’s a place where you might solve a mystery or rewrite history. DuckTales! Woo-oo. […]
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Review: Whimsical Wizardy and Fun Reign in “The Sword in the Stone”

by Todd DuBoison August 16, 2013
Although overshadowed by the fine company it keeps among other Disney classics, The Sword in the Stone ranks among the most whimsically fun movies produced by the Walt Disney Company nearly fifty years after its 1963 debut. The film is a light-hearted take the classic Arthurian novel by the illustrious T.H. White, chronicling the education […]

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Release Details For Diamond Edition Of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

by Todd DuBoison May 3, 2013
Walt Disney Home Entertainment recently publicized release details for the upcoming Diamond Edition remastered release of its 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, The Little Mermaid premiered in theaters in 1989 and won Academy Awards for Best Original Score (Alan Menken) and Best Original Song (“Under the […]
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“Brave” Wins Best Animated Feature Oscar, “Paperman” Wins Best Animated Short

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2013
The Walt Disney Company won big in the animated sector of the 55th Academy Awards, with Disney/Pixar’s Brave taking the Best Animated Feature Academy Award and Disney’s short “Paperman” winning the Best Animated Short Oscar. Co-directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman accepted the award for Brave, marking the first Oscar win for each and the […]

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Disney Showcases Oscar-nominated Short “Paperman” Online

by Todd DuBoison January 31, 2013
Walt Disney Animation Studios has uploaded director John Kahrs’ animated short Paperman onto Youtube. The short is noted for utilizing a new technology called “Meander” that Disney created in-house, which renders the characters and backgrounds digitally and layers hand-drawn art over those shapes to create 2D animation with a unique appearance of depth. Paperman was […]
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Review: Disney Delivers Delight With “Wreck-It Ralph”

by Todd DuBoison November 5, 2012
If The Princess and the Frog and Tangled were earnest attempts by Walt Disney Animation Studios to invoke the past virtue of the “Disney Renaissance” of the late 80s and the 90s, Wreck-It Ralph represents its own take on the current trend of reimagining some element of pop culture for a family comedy. Few will […]