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    Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Part Ways After Almost Two Decades

    Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer have opted to not to renew their first-look deal, which will expire next year. The Disney-Bruckheimer relationship goes back to the 1990s, and marks one of the most successful Hollywood partnerships of the last two decades.

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    Disney & Jerry Bruckheimer Will Part Ways In 2014, Producer & Studio Say 'Lone Ranger' Not To Blame

    Few producers in Hollywood have shaped the landscape of mainstream cinema as much as Jerry Bruckheimer, and there have likewise been as rare of a successful partnership as him and Disney. Struck up in 1990 with an exec producer role on “The Ref,” Bruckheimer has delivered a slate of successful franc...

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    Disney Moves 'Ant-Man' Up To The Insane Clusterf*ck Summer Of 2015

    The summer of 2015 is already a crowded one: in addition to "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and the seventh "Star Wars" movie, there's the as-yet-untitled "Man of Steel" sequel that pits the Man of Tomorrow against the Dark Knight, not to mention "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," a n...

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    Oscar-Winning Animator John Kahrs Departs Disney

    Things have been a little rocky over in the animation departments of Disney the last few days. No sooner was it officially announced that Oscar-winning director Bob Peterson taken was off of Pixar’s summer 2014 joint “The Good Dinosaur,” than came word that John Kahrs, the inventive animator behind ...

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    Director Bob Peterson Officially Off Pixar’s ‘Good Dinosaur’ But Remains At Studio

    Well, it’s official: earlier this week we reported on the rumors that Pixar director Bob Peterson (who had won an Oscar for co-directing “Up” with Pete Docter) had left what would have been his big debut as a standalone director, “The Good Dinosaur,” a tale of what would have happened if the asteroi...

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    Disney Reveals Official Synopsis For Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland,' Plus What We Learned About The Film At D23

    Disney has finally revealed a little something about "Tomorrowland," their big budget, beyond top-secret sci-fi project being directed by Brad Bird (from a script by Bird and "Prometheus" lightning rod Damon Lindelof) and starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. While announcing the official start o...

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    What D23 Says About The State Of Disney Feature Animation

    The big news out of last weekend's D23 Expo in Anaheim, a kind of Comic-Con for Disney, was the lack of news relating to the studio's highly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VII." There wasn't any kind of announcement—no release date or subtitle or confirmation of actors who are scheduled to return (...

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    Notes on the D23 Presentation

    Disney gave a helluva 2-and-a-half-hour presentation yesterday at D23 to tout all its upcoming animated films. Bill Desowitz wrote about it all in the previous post, but I thought I share a few of my my thoughts on the good stuff.

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    Immersed in Movies: D23 Touts Disney DNA

    The big takeaway at Friday's D23 Expo presentation of Disney and Pixar animation was that hand-drawn is still very much a part of the evolving aesthetic.

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    D23 Reviews: 'Monsters' Short 'Party Central' & Rediscovered Mickey Mouse Cartoon 'Get A Horse!'

    As part of the lavish, seemingly endless presentation today on Walt Disney Animation at D23, we were treated to two brand new short film screenings: the North American premiere of the rediscovered, almost lost Mickey Mouse classic "Get A Horse!" (which had its lavish world premiere recently at Annec...

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