Save the Date: Disney and Pixar Animation Presentation at D23 Expo Happening August 14th

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D23 Expo 2015 is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 14th-17th, 2015. One of the highlights of the every-other-year event is the Walt Disney Studios’ animation presentation which highlights the latest animated features coming from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Disneytoon Studios.

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New Trailer and Character Bios Released for ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’

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New character bios and a new trailer have been released for Disneytoon Studios’ upcoming sequel Planes: Fire and Rescue. The Disney Insider blog has the scoop on all of the new characters in the film.

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Shiver me Timbers! Hook Croons in New ‘The Pirate Fairy’ Clip

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Ahoy there! Your official The Pirate Fairy news coverage continues with a new clip of Tom Hiddleston (Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers) as Hook singing “The Frigate that Flies.” This clip may actually turn some away from what was beginning to look like an interesting addition to the Pixie Hollow treasury as the song isn’t exactly Frozen-esque in its awesomeness (or lack thereof.)  Singing pirates? Check it out for yourself.

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Arrrrrrr You Ready for ‘The Pirate Fairy’?

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We’re now only a few weeks away from the release of Disney’s newest addition to the successful Fairies franchise, The Pirate Fairy. As we reported in January, this installment will introduce a new character, Zarina, voiced by Christina Hendricks (TV’s Mad Men).  Disney has now released an extended clip showcasing the chief conflict in the movie—a scene in which Zarina steals the blue pixie dust and takes it to a band of pirates.

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Christian Siriano Designs New Character for Disney’s ‘The Pirate Fairy’

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Like it or lump it, the Disney Fairies franchise’s newest addition, The Pirate Fairy, which releases April 1st is the latest swashbuckling successor. Disney has enjoyed a good deal of critical and monetary success from the Fairy films, even though they have been direct-to-video releases. Tinker Bell, the first of the CG films based in Pixie Hollow, has an 89% Rotten Tomatoes rating. For The Pirate Fairy, Disney has something else to be proud of, having netted the highly acclaimed fashion designer Christian Siriano, who was the youngest winner of Project Runway and whose brand is worth millions in revenue to date, to work on character design.

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2014 Animated Feature Film Guide

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Coming to a theater near you in 2014—lots of animated films! 2014 looks to be a great year for animated motion pictures. Here is Animation Fascination’s guide to all of the new animated movies scheduled to be released in theaters this year.

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19 Films Submitted for Best Animated Film Oscar Race

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) recently released the names of the 19 films that are vying for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film award.  Continue reading

Disney 2013 Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide

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Our friends at Walt Disney Home Entertainment have shared with us their annual holiday gift guide featuring Disney’s latest Blu-ray and DVD releases. Are any of these animated titles on your shopping list this year?

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 51: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 1)

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In part one of a two-parter Stanford Clark tells Marc about all of the awesome experiences and news he learned from his trip to Disney’s 2013 D23 Expo.

Amongst things discussed are Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ slate of upcoming films. Geeking out in front of Disney legends, and the Waffle-inator!

We also cover a whole slew of new releases as well as a ton of news from around the Animation industry.

Listen to Part Two Here