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The Fantasia 2-Movie Collection Coming November 30th

Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 are coming to Blu-ray and DVD November 30th. Although the films were originally going to be released under Disney’s Diamond Edition line, it would seem those plans have been scrapped along with the advertised Fantasia World that was believed to contain recent unavailable Disney shorts. The Oscar-nominated Walt Disney/Salvador Dali collaboration […]

"Tangled" Documentary Featurette Goes Online

Slashfilm has posted a three-minute documentary featurette on the making of Disney’s upcoming Tangled CG-animated movie. The focus is on the settings and the inspiration the designers found in Walt Disney’s own theme parks.

"Alice in Wonderland": Down a Very Shallow Rabbit-Hole

Poor Walt Disney. He loved Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, and for years tried to put them onto the big screen. The Alice Comedies, which more or less launched his company, took a clear inspiration from Carroll’s classics. In the 1936 short “Thru the Mirror,” Disney sent Mickey Mouse through the looking glass, to grow and […]

"Waking Sleeping Beauty" to Screen at Annecy Fest on June 8, 2010

The documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty will screen in Europe for the first time at the Annecy International Animation Festival on June 8, 2010, in the Bonlieu Petite Salle, at 2:00 PM. The movie will be introduced by its director, Disney’s Don Hahn, who will also host a panel after the screening with guests Ron Clements […]

"The Great Mouse Detective": Of Mice and Mysteries

I suppose I’m confessing to a form of thought crime when I say so, but there it is: I was never much of a fan of Disney’s Katzenberg-era animated features. I liked The Little Mermaid well enough. But I thought the admittedly lavish Beauty and the Beast an odious perversion of the original fairy tale; […]

Onion A.V. Club Interviews Don Hahn on "Waking Sleeping Beauty," More

The Onion A.V. Club has posted a lengthy interview with Don Hahn, longtime producer for Walt Disney Studios (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King), about his new documentary movie Waking Sleeping Beauty, which documents the period from 1984-1994 at the Walt Disney Feature Animation studios (read Toonzone’s review of the movie here). Among the […]

This "Sleeping Beauty" Isn't Just Another Princess

Disney is practically synonymous with children’s animation, but there was a time when Disney’s animation department wasn’t an unstoppable juggernaut. These days we can expect popular voice actors, top-notch animation, and award-winning music in a Disney cartoon, but just like any company, Disney has experienced ups and downs. Waking Sleeping Beauty, which chronicles the Walt […]

"The Princess and the Frog": The Beignets and the Bogged-Down

Everyone knows the story of the frog prince. A prince was turned into a frog, and it took a kiss by a princess to turn him back to human. Disney has turned the classic fairy tale on its tail (as well as moved it to New Orleans) by having the kiss turn the princess into […]

Disney Releases Interview with Ron Clements & John Musker on "Princess & the Frog"

In conjunction with the release of The Princess and the Frog on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following press release interview with Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of The Princess and the Frog as well as many of Disney’s recent animated classics such as The Little Mermaid […]

Disney Releases Bonus Video Clips from "Princess and the Frog" DVD/Blu-ray

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released several clips and videos from the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of The Princess and the Frog. PRINCESS KISS MONTAGE MUSIC OF NEW ORLEANS (Bonus Feature) FEATURETTE: THE RETURN TO THE ANIMATED MUSICAL (Bonus Feature) WDSHE has also released the following “Fun Facts” about the movie: FUN FACTS […]

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