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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“Animation Fascination” Episode 56: The Best of 2013 and What to Look Forward to in 2014

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Stanford Clark joins Marc to discuss their personal top five animated films of 2013. Which of your favorites from last year made their lists? They also look towards the future and discuss all of 2014’s upcoming animated films.

Also discussed: Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary and Christmas Specials, The Lone Ranger, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Mary Poppins.

(Recorded on 01/06/14)

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Disney Screens ‘Monsters University’ at CinemaCon, Makes Other Cool Announcements

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Attendees at The Walt Disney Studios’ CinemaCon presentation yesterday were treated to a screening of a full, unfinished cut of Pixar’s Monsters University. Director Dan Scanlon was in attendance and told the audience that they were some of the first people outside of Pixar to see the film. While I’m sure they’ve been embargoed from saying much, those attendees who did comment on Twitter and on their various news sites and blogs all had positive things to say about the film. Needless to say, all of us at Animation Fascination wished we were in attendance, but we’ll have to wait along with the rest of the U.S. to see Monsters University when it arrives in theaters on June 21.

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