New TASCHEN Disney Book Is a Treasure Trove of Classic Disney Animation Art


TASCHEN, one of the world’s leading publishers of illustrated art books, has recently published a new book that Disney fans will definitely want to ask Santa for this Christmas. The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921 – 1968 is the latest book in the TASCHEN “Archives” series and it is a dazzler.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Returns to the Film Society of Lincoln Center for 25th Anniversary Celebration

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It was 25 years ago that a work in progress print of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Beauty and the Beast made its celebrated debut at the New York Film Festival. The completed film opened later that year to rave reviews, major box office, and ultimately an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture of the Year, a first for an animated feature. To celebrate the momentous occasion along with the release of the 25th anniversary edition on Digital HD and Blu-ray, the Walt Disney Studios and the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosted an anniversary screening along with a guest panel of some of the film’s great creative and vocal talent.
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Disney to Release Signature Collection Edition of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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The Walt Disney Studios’ next release in their new “Signature Collection” home entertainment series is the 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast. We got the scoop from Yahoo! Movies about the upcoming re-release and what to expect when it hits shelves and online retailers this fall.
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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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See the Original ‘Fantasia’ on the Big Screen This November

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Have you ever had the experience of seeing Walt Disney’s original animated classic Fantasia on the big screen? Well, now’s your chance. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the groundbreaking animated “concert feature,” The Walt Disney Studios is screening the film for a few days this November in select theaters across the U.S.A.

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Review: Disney Animation’s Beautiful ‘Short Films Collection’ Is a Must-Own for Fans

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new Short Films Collection is truly a stunner. The collection, which is now available on Digital HD platforms and will be available on Blu-ray August 18th, includes 12 of the studios’ animated short films made between the years 2000–2015. While some shorts are fairly new and have been recently seen in theaters, other titles are older and more obscure. Overall, it’s just great to have all of these beloved shorts in one combined and winsome collection.

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Happy Birthday, Donald Duck!

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Donald Duck, our favorite irascible web-footed friend, is celebrating his 81st birthday today. He made his debut in Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony short The Wise Little Hen in 1934 and he’s been making us laugh ever since.

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Watch This: New Compilation of Short Films from Walt Disney Animation Studios Coming in August

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We’re incredibly stoked about a newly announced collection of animated shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios that will be released this summer on Digital HD and Blu-ray. Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection, coming to Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 11th and on Blu-ray August 18th, contains 12 of the studios’ acclaimed animated shorts from the last decade and a half. Check out the new trailer.
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‘Tomorrowland’: See It Again!

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Disclaimer: Brad Bird is one of my favorite writers/directors OAT—I’m certainly not unique in that regard—so, YES, I wanted to love Tomorrowland long before I saw it. I think that when an artist I oh-so greatly admire believes as strongly in something they’ve created as Bird seems to, I am obligated to try and really grasp their vision before I dismiss it as “muddled” or “preachy,” which are some of the nicer criticisms being spewed about the film. Of course, it is also crucial in forming meaningful opinions to step back and take in the art as executed: the good, the bad and the Clooney.

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