Watch This: Opening Sequence for Disney’s New Series ‘Wander Over Yonder’

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Craig McCracken, one of my favorite TV animation directors and the guy responsible for such great shows as The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, has a new series set to debut this month on Disney Channel.

Wander Over Yonder tells the tales of Wander, “an overly optimistic intergalactic traveler who, along with his loyal but bullish steed Sylvia, goes from planet to planet helping people to live free and have fun, all against the evil reign of Lord Hater and his army of Watchdogs.”

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Watch This: Trailer for ‘Mary Poppins’ Coming to Blu-ray December 10th

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One of the most beloved films in the Walt Disney Studios’ canon, Mary Poppins is getting a full HD transfer and coming to Blu-ray on December 10, 2013. The release commemorates the 50th anniversary of the film’s theatrical release (the film had its world premiere in 1964 at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood).

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New Images from Disney’s ‘Get a Horse!’ Short

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Are you getting stoked for next week’s D23 Expo 2013? We are! One of the myriad of cool things happening there will be the North American debut of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new short Get a Horse!. The short will be screened during the “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios” arena presentation with John Lasseter at 10 a.m. PT, Friday, August 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

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Disney Channel Renews ‘Gravity Falls’

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Good news for fans of Dipper, Mable and Grunkle Stan–Disney Channel has announced that the hit series Gravity Falls has been renewed for a second season. Created by Alex Hirsch (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Fish Hooks), the show has become television’s number one animated series according to Nielsen with kids ages 2-11 and 6-12 along with tweens ages 9-14.

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Animation Panels and Appearances Announced for Disney’s D23 Expo 2013

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As previously announced, the animation presentation happening at Disney’s D23 Expo 2013 sounds like it’s going to rule.  Disney has just announced more details of who will be appearing during the presentation along with other animation-related events happening throughout the weekend. The D23 Expo 2013 takes place August 9 -11, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

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Logo and Concept Art Revealed for New ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Series

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At the recent Star Wars Celebration: Europe fan convention held in Essen, Germany, attendees were treated to a look into the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels TV series currently in production at Lucasfilm Animation. Dave Filoni, executive producer, unveiled the show’s new logo along with some never before seen concept art.

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New Releases – Week of Tuesday July 30th, 2013

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This week’s new animated releases bring us a vast variety from  beavers with anger issues to talking vegetables. Amongst these new releases we’re treated to The Angry Beavers: The Complete Series, Another: The Complete Collection, VeggieTales: MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese, Meet the Small Potatoes and our featured release Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 49: In the Pacific Rim with Hal Hickel

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Join Marc and guest host Jon Hueber as they head to the Pacific Rim to talk with returning guest Hal Hickel, of Industrial Light and Magic.

Hal discusses in-depth the production of the film and what it was like to work with Guillermo del Toro, who he’d co-pilot a Jaeger with, what Kaiju was his favorite, and where he’d like to see the story go in a sequel.

So sit back and enjoy, because today we are cancelling the apocalypse!

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Selick Admits to Industry Challenges at SIGGRAPH

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SIGGRAPH 2013 is well underway in Anaheim, CA, and Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented a keynote panel, which included many of feature animations best and brightest.

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