Countdown to ‘Moana’: Ron Clemens and John Musker Film Festival at the El Capitan this October

Ron Clements and John Musker, one of the great animation directing teams at Walt Disney Animation Studios, are getting ready to release Moana, their seventh film for the studio. To celebrate, Walt Disney Animation Studios is having a retrospective of the films of Ron and John this October at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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New ‘Moana’ Poster Arrives; Teaser Trailer Dropping this Weekend

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Walt Disney Animation Studios, via Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s social media channels, has just released the first teaser poster for its upcoming animated motion picture Moana.

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Review: Our Wishes Came True–Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Is Finally Available on Blu-ray in the U.S.A.

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After what has seemed like 10,000 years (which can give you such a crick in the neck, as you know), Aladdin, one of our favorite film’s from Disney Animation’s second golden age, has finally been released in the U.S.A. in glorious HD.

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New Art Released and Lead Role Announced for Disney’s ‘Moana’

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We’re excited about the news from Walt Disney Animation Studios today announcing their selection of the actress who will voice the title character of their 56th animated motion picture Moana.

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2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival Wraps Up Another Successful Event

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This year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, just completed another successful event full of screenings, lectures, and networking along with an animated feature and short film competition. Held September 17-21, 2014, the OIAF is one of the largest animation festivals in North America. Over 28,000 attended the this year’s festival.

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Rumors Floating About Disney’s ‘Moana’

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We’ve been piecing together some different rumors along with some new art that could be from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming feature Moana. As we previously posted this past summer, Blue Sky Disney reported that directors Ron Clements and John Musker will be directing the film and that it’s an original story set in Polynesia. The prevailing rumor is that Moana is Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “untitled” release set for March 9, 2018.

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Disney Trying New Theater Viewing Concept with ‘The Little Mermaid –Second Screen Live’

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In conjunction with the upcoming Diamond Edition release of the Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid, Disney is trying something new. It has created an event called The Little Mermaid – Second Screen Live where you are actually encouraged to bring your Apple iPad to the movie theater and then watch the movie while interacting with live streaming content on your iPad.

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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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New Films from Walt Disney Animation Studios?

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When Disney announced most recently their upcoming animation slate through 2018  for both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, there were multiple release dates with “untitled” films attached to them. Courtesy of the fantastic Disney blog Blue Sky Disney, we have some information about what the upcoming films from Walt Disney Animation Studios most likely will be.

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