Dick Jones, Voice of Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’, Dies at Age 87

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Dick Jones, the voice of Pinocchio in Walt Disney’s revered animated film of the same name, passed away on July 7, 2014, at his home in Northridge, California. He was 87 years old. The cause of death has been undetermined.

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Watch This: New ‘Big Hero 6’ Baymax Character Interstitial

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Have we mentioned lately that we at Animation Fascination are stoked to see Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming feature Big Hero 6? More goodness is coming from the Disney marketing team, including this cute little interstitial now playing on the Disney Animation YouTube Channel.

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Check Out the Cool Behind-the-Scenes Set Visit of ‘The Box Trolls’

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Stop Motion Magazine got to do something very cool and finally were able to publish the tale. They went on a behind-the-scenes set tour at LAIKA in Portland, Oregon to watch the filmmakers work on their upcoming feature The BoxTrolls.

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Watch This: Meet Agent Kallus from ‘Star Wars Rebels’

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It’s time to meet another new character from the upcoming Star Wars Rebels TV series. Meet baddie Agent Kallus, an ISB (Imperial Security Bureau) agent who is a no-nonsense enforcer for (and upwardly mobile member of) the Empire. According to Rebels director Dave Filoni, Agent Kallus is “a poster boy for the Empire and its success and efficiency.”

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Meet the Cast and Creators of ‘Black Dynamite’ on July 15th in Hollywood

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For our loyal readers in Southern California (or for anyone who’s going to be in Southern California today), a cool opportunity awaits. You can meet the cast and creators of the hit Adult Swim animated TV series Black Dynamite on Tuesday, July 15th in Hollywood. The team is celebrating the release of Black Dynamite: Season One on Blu-ray and DVD as well as the return of the show to Adult Swim in October 2014.

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Alice is Now IN Wonderland at Disneyland

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This is a brief update from your resident Disneyland Cast Member!

We just reopened the Alice in Wonderland attraction in Fantasyland, which had been closed for nearly six months, and the reception has been understandably great. Even as CM’s, we don’t know what the heck is really going on while an attraction is down—no matter how much one of our coworkers claims to have heard “backstage.” We all thought Alice was undergoing basic fall-protection work, like It’s A Small World recently received, but they really went all out in updating Alice, much to the surprise and delight of myself and my fellow FL CM’s. (Get used to abbreviations, cause DL is AAT).

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New Still Released from Pixar’s Upcoming ‘Lava’ Short

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Check out this cool new still from Pixar’s upcoming short Lava that was published this past week in the Los Angeles Times. The picture is of the volcano Uku, one half of the volcanic love duo of Uku and Lele whose romantic story is told in the short.

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‘Big Hero 6’ Cast and Character Bios Revealed!

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Our friends at Walt Disney Animation Studios dished out some big news to today–we finally have a first official look at the six heroes of the upcoming animated feature film Big Hero 6 along with confirmation of the voice cast and character synopses for the film!

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Disney’s Legacy Collection CDs Are a Must-Have for Music and Film Collectors

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Walt Disney Records has begun rolling out their newly created line of collectible CDs entitled Walt Disney Records The Legacy CollectionStarting first with Disney’s The Lion King, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, 15 new CD sets of classic Disney film and theme park music have been announced to be released through 2015 with hopefully more to be announced in the future.

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