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    TRAILER: "Walt Before Mickey"

    Here's an early peek at "Walt Before Mickey" the feature film based on the non fiction book by Timothy S. Susanin. Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie) portrays Walt Disney and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) is brother Roy. Colleagues Hugh Harman, Rudy Ising, Friz Freleng, as well as distributors Marga...

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    Disney's Maritime Disaster Thriller 'Finest Hours,' with Chris Pine & Casey Affleck, Sets Sail

    Walt Disney Studios will begin production this month on "The Finest Hours," director Craig Gillespie's book-based retelling of the February 1952 Coast Guard rescue of more than 30 stranded sailors on a sinking vessel off the New England Coast.

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    Immersed in Movies: Sneaking 'Big Hero 6': Disney Embraces the Marvel Superhero

    The timing for Big Hero 6 couldn't be better for Disney. It's not only completely different from Frozen but also captures the holy grail for animation in tapping the superhero genre. In fact, it shares a common theme with Marvel's latest hit, Guardians of the Galaxy: the loss of a loved one as soci...

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    Walt Disney Animation Studios in Spotlight at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

    The Ottawa International Animation Festival is celebrating the Walt Disney studio with a series of screenings, talks, and exhibitions. Jerry Beck and Leonard Maltin are curating programs of the studio's best cartoons, John Musker and Ron Clements will celebrate The Little Mermaid; and Patrick Osborn...

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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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