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    WATCH: Kermit and the Gang Sing the Sequel Song in New 'Muppets Most Wanted' Trailer

    A clever new trailer has arrived for Disney's upcoming "Muppets Most Wanted," wherein Kermit et al put on a song-and-dance routine to the ditty "We're Doing a Sequel." Though they admit while crooning, "that's what we do in Hollywood, though everybody knows the sequel's never quite as good," it beat...

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    Disney's Oscar Nominee 'Frozen' Gets Jazzy at Live Musical Performance (VIDEO)

    Sunday night I attended a special "Frozen" musical performance at Vibrato Grill Jazz club with cast members Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Josh Gad (Olaf), and Santino Fontana (Hans) singing the songs of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by ...

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    Disney And Google Premiere Stop-Mo Short "Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story"

    Move over, Lego. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Disney Interactive and Google are teaming up to launch “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story,” an original animated short film. The film will be available exclusively on Google Play, and will be screened starting Friday at the El Capitan Theatre in Holl...

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    'Frozen' Puts Chill on 'Lion King,' Longest Running No. 1 Film Soundtrack Since 2003

    "Frozen" has beaten Disney's highest grossing animated blockbuster "The Lion King." The film's mighty soundtrack has held at No.1 on the charts for its fourth non-consecutive week, the first theatrical film album to do so since 2003's "Bad Boys II."

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    Immersed in Movies: Adam Green Talks Oscar-Nominated 'Get A Horse!'

    Quite simply, if the CG Mickey couldn't match the hand-drawn model refashioned to look like the 1928 original, the Oscar-nominated Get A Horse! short wouldn't have worked. And that was the responsibility of CG supervisor Adam Green (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled), who worked side-by-side with 2D ...

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    Adam Sanderson To Oversee D23 and The Walt Disney Archives

    Adam Sanderson has been named senior vice president, corporate communications of The Walt Disney Company, a role that includes oversight of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and The Walt Disney Archives. He fills a slot left vacant since the departure of Stephen Clark last September.

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    Chris Williams signs as co-director of Disney's "Big Hero Six"

    Chris Williams has joined Don Hall as co-director of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated adaptation of Marvel comics' Big Hero 6. Williams previously co-wrote and co-directed Bolt andWinnie the Pooh for Disney. More recently, Williams voiced Frozen's gentle giant, Oaken.

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    5 Favorite Disney Memories From 'Saving Mr. Banks' Star Jason Schwartzman

    John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks" dramatizes the creative struggle to get "Mary Poppins" adapted for the big screen. And while much of film is devoted to the contentious relationship between Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks) and 'Poppins' author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), there were people at...

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    Things I Learned at the 'Saving Mr. Banks' Premiere; Hanks, Thompson, Sherman & More Talk Disney, Travers and 'Mary Poppins'

    The Disney company wasn't sure they were ready to jump on board "Saving Mr. Banks," admits motion picture chairman Alan Horn. He wasn't sure it was the right thing to do, but production head Sean Bailey lobbied hard, and they finally decided that having some control by financing this Australian/Brit...

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    Disney Cracks The Whip, Nabs Rights To Future 'Indiana Jones' Films

    "I would do it in a New York minute, yes," Harrison Ford said earlier this year about returning for another "Indiana Jones" sequel. "I don’t think there is any barrier to Indiana Jones being an old fart. I’m old enough that we don’t need (Sean) Connery any more. I’m old enough to play my own father!...

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