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    Forgetting Mr. Hanks - Two Animators Revive Walt In "I Hate You Red Light"

    A pair of 2-D animators seemingly beat Tom Hanks and John Lee Hancock to it. Last year J.M Walter and M. R. Horhager produced (and released on the festival circuit) this short, I Hate You Red Light!, featuring co-director Walter as Mr. Disney himself!

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    John Canemaker organizing Mary Blair exhibit for Disney Family Museum

    The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco will be presenting a major exhibition devoted to Disney designer Mary Blair (1911-1978). On view from March through September, this installation explores the artistic process and development of one of Walt Disney’s most original and beloved art director...

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    Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'Monsters University'

    With Monsters University failing to snag a Golden Globes nomination (a first for Pixar), many are wondering how it will impact the Oscar race. But there's more than meets the eye in the Monsters, Inc. prequel. Director Dan Scanlon and global tech/research TD Christophe Hery explain how storytelling ...

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    Emma Thompson: Non-Twinkling, Non-Cavorting and Wonderful in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    The encouraging scene in the trailer for Saving Mr. Banks has Emma Thompson as the recalcitrant author P.L. Travers, telling her agent why she does not want Walt Disney to put her heroine on screen. "I know what he'll do to her -- she'll be cavorting and twinkling," she says, with great derision.

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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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    Why Disney Is At War With Its Own Image

    One of the most prominent storytelling factories in modern times has begun to grapple with its legacy in the public eye.

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    Diane Disney Miller (1933–2013)

    It is truly the end of an era. Diane died today of complications from a fall at age 79. She was the eldest daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney - and the person behind both the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

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    Catching Up With Two Disney Legends

    Yours truly plays m.c. for songwriter Richard Sherman and actor Jason Schwartzman, who plays him in Disney’s "Saving Mr. Banks." (Photo Courtesy of AFI) With the impending release of "Saving Mr. Banks" and the recent stage production of "The Jungle Book," Sherman has been busier than the Energizer...

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    Weekend Top Ten: 'Thor' Bashes Box Office, 'Ender's Game' Collapses

    Led by a strong performance by 3-D enhanced "Thor: The Dark World," overall grosses came in about equal to last year, keeping pace with the 2012 year-to-date total. (2013's top ten grossed $159 million against $161 million last year.) With $86,109,000 for the weekend, "Thor" came in just behind "Sky...

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    Review: Thompson Triumphs in 'Saving Mr. Banks,' which Adds Spoonful of Sugar to Backstage 'Mary Poppins' Tale (TRAILER)

    For 20 years, Walt Disney avidly pursued the film rights to "Mary Poppins," and for 20 years, author P.L. Travers rebuffed the mogul's tenacious advances, fearing the ways he might maul her beloved book and character. This is the tale that "Saving Mr. Banks," which had its world premiere at the BFI ...

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