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    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Disney's "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad / Fun and Fancy Free / The Reluctant Dragon"

    When The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Blu-ray was announced, there was no mention of Fun and Fancy Free being paired with it, much less the entire The Reluctant Dragon feature (not just the animated segment). But this Tuesday all three features will be available on one Blu-ray and one DVD. Her...

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    Disney Launches Muppets Digital Series, And What This Means For The Characters

    Over the past decade or so, Disney has had uncanny success in terms of acquiring companies that expand and strengthen their brand: they absorbed creative partners Pixar, leading to greater synergy and more output from the Emeryville, California-based animation studio, and bought both Marvel and Luca...

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    'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Looks Forward -- and Back

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the most irreverent Marvel departure, and, thanks to writer-director James Gunn ("Slither"), we're reminded that sci-fi can be fun. What's old is new again. But even though it wasn't his intention to give us a nostalgia trip while creating his own colorful galaxy of rogu...

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    Immersed in Movies: Filoni and Kinberg Talk 'Star Wars Rebels' at Comic-Con

    A year before Star Wars: Episode VII, we get the animated series Star Wars Rebels as a bridge between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope (premiering in October on Disney Channel as a one-hour special before commencing on Disney XD). I spoke with exec producers Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars) and Sim...

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    CTN to Sneak Peek "Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Rennaissance Man"

    This Saturday CTN and Disney's Animation Reasearch Library are hosting a book launch, three months early, to toast and celebrate Disney Legend Marc Davis with amazing guests. This is the first sneak peek at “Marc Davis, “Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man”, a lavish new book being published by Disney thi...

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    Books For Disney Diehards

    Two recent books, ‘The Lost Notebook’ and ‘Inside the Whimsy Works,’ present fresh fodder for serious Disney buffs…

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    Watch: Composer Parry Gripp is 'The Luckiest Guy in Jollywood,' Talks Music of Disney's 'The 7D'

    Brought in to craft the music for Disney's "The 7D", including opening score, for the new series is Parry Gripp, most known for novelty and satire jingles.

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    Film Industry's List of 100 Favorite Films in The Hollywood Reporter Is Same Old Story

    This week, The Hollywood Reporter published a list of Hollywood's 100 favorite films, according to 2,120 film industry insiders that included actors, writers, directors, agents and executives. The results? Nothing new.

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    Immersed in Movies: Pixar Provides Early Look at 'Inside Out' and Sneaks 'Lava' Short

    Pixar's Inside Out is a year away, but on Thursday at the DGA Pete Docter gave a sneak peek and we were also treated to the premier of the next short, Lava, a lovely Hawaiian-themed musical directed by animator James Murphy. They're a good match and will screen together on June 19, 2015, but I belie...

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    Discuss: Is 23 Super Hero Movies Over The Next 4 Years Too Much?

    A simple, but terrific (and possibly frightening) observation has been made by our friends over at Rope Of Silicon: over the next four years, if everything goes according to plan for every studio, we're going to see twenty-three (count ‘em) super hero films. Because, as you know, the comic book movi...

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