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J.J. Sedelmaier and Tommy Stathes

How New York City Launched the Animation Industry - An AMPAS Event with Tommy Stathes and J.J. Sedelmaier

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2015
On May 19, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a screening of some of the earliest animated short films ever made, hosted by early animation archivist, collector, and historian Tommy Stathes with renowned animator J.J. Sedelmaier. Academy director of New York programs and membership Patrick Harrison introduced the event by noting […]
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Review: "Sleeping Beauty" Diamond Edition

by Todd "GWOtaku" 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 […]

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Walt Before Mickey Trailer

by Alex Beanon September 10, 2014
A trailer has been released for the upcoming feature film “Walt Before Mickey” based on the book of the same name about the early years of animation icon Walt Disney before his 1937 breakout animated feature film “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs” propelled him on a legendary career path. The film stars Thomas Ian […]
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Mary Poppins Turns 50

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
The original release date of “Mary Poppins” was August 27, 1964 – if you were lucky enough to be at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles and had a ticket to the star-studded event – but for the rest of the country, its nationwide release came a couple days later and the film went on […]

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It’s A Jolly Holiday For Saving Mr. Banks

by Alex Beanon March 17, 2014
Three months after being released to positive reviews, Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” is coming to Blu-ray and DVD. The story of how Walt Disney [Tom Hanks] convinced “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers [Emma Thompson] to allow Disney to make a feature film out of her book also has bonus material consisting of deleted scenes, a […]
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Vanity Fair on the CalArts Alumni that Changed the Animation Business

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2014
Vanity Fair has examined a set of alumni from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) whose work has defined animation for a generation through work for Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, Laika, and other studios. The list of the alumni include John Lasseter, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, John Musker, Brad Bird, Gary Trousdale, and Genndy Tartakovsky, […]

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Saving Mr. Banks Multi-Touch Book Trailer

by Alex Beanon December 10, 2013
“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 […]