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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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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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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“Animation Fascination” Episode 61: AF News – Week of February 9th, 2014

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Everything is Awesome!

In this bricktastic episode Marc and Stanford discuss The LEGO Movie and share your input on the film as well. We also talk about ideas for the already in the works sequel to the film and how well it did at the box office this past weekend. In addition, Stanford interviews Floyd Norman in celebration of The Jungle Book coming to Blu-ray this week.

Also Discussed: Arthur Rankin Jr.’s passing, a recap of the Annie Awards winners, a live-action/CG Rescue Rangers film, Pixar’s Party Central preview, the trailer for Postman Pat, and the voice cast for Sausage Party.

(Recorded on 02/10/14)

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See Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ on the Big Screen This Weekend

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The Walt Disney Studios along with Cinemark Theatres are bringing two Disney animated classics to the big screen in select markets over Presidents’ Day weekend. The recent “Diamond Edition” titles The Little Mermaid and The Jungle Book will be shown on the big screen at a discounted price of $5.00 per ticket per film.

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D23 Announces 2014 Events

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D23, the official Disney fan club, has announced their members-only events happening in 2014. Of particular interest to our loyal readers and animation fans are the screenings of classic Disney animated films in the historic Studios Theater located on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 53: Jessica Forer – DreamWorks Animation

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Listen Now!!

For the first time on the podcast we’re joined by an employee of DreamWorks Animation! Jessica Forer, a production coordinator at the studio joins us to co-host the entire episode as well as discuss her career.

Amongst things discussed are: Ms. Forer’s love of classic animation, the Mickey Mouse short “Get a Horse!”, and the closure of Pixar Canada.

(Recorded on 10/20/13)

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New Releases – Week of Tuesday December 3, 2013

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Hello, animation lovers! This week’s new releases give us a wide variety of animated entertainment, from little blue creatures to our favourite Springfield residents! We’re treated to The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition, Transformers: Prime – Season 3, The Smurfs 2, and our featured release, The Simpsons: Season 16.

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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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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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