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    Immersed in Movies: Eric Goldberg Talks Mickey Mouse and 'Get A Horse!'

    In honor of Mickey's 85th birthday today, I go deeper into Disney's "Get A Horse!" hybrid short with Eric Goldberg -- who served as the 2D supervisor and made the blueprint for staying true to the 1928 model -- and with a clip of the first minute of the film.

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Disney's 'Maleficent,' Starring a Wicked Angelina Jolie

    The first teaser trailer for Disney's "Maleficent" has arrived. As a first image released last year promised, and the film's new poster (below), Angelina Jolie is the spitting image of the gorgeous, wicked Sleeping Beauty villain, and seems to give a winningly scary performance, too. Watch below.

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    Disney and Netflix Team Up for Marvel Superhero Original Series Bonanza

    It's the end of Hollywood's analog age. As Blockbuster prepares to close down all its remaining brick-and-mortar stores, Twitter launches a sizzling IPO, Amazon Studios airs two original TV series, and exhibitors and distributors continue to wrangle over release windows, clearly the ground is shifti...

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    Animation Oscar Frontrunners--Will Pixar Skip This Round?

    Could this be an award season with no Pixar Oscar nominee? In a weak year for top animated features, enough have been officially submitted to the Academy for Oscar consideration to likely make a race with five nominees, even though several of the films have yet to qualify via a required Los Angeles ...

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    Early Review Roundup: Critics Warm to Disney's 'Frozen'

    The first reviews have arrived for Disney's "Frozen," the studio's animated spin on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ice Queen." So far, so good. Variety calls it "always enjoyable," while the Wrap claims the film is Disney's best animated musical since 1991 classic "Beauty and the Beast." More below.

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    Immersed in Movies: Pretty Females vs. the Bold Feminism of 'Frozen'

    Now that the "Frozen" "pretty female" controversy has thawed, let's take a look at how Disney shatters the fairy tale model with two strong female heroines.

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    Tom Hanks Talks His 'Life in Pictures,' Hair-Raising 'Captain Phillips' and Sugar-Coating Walt Disney at London Film Festival (CLIPS)

    During his 33-year career Tom Hanks has branched into writing, directing and producing, both in film and television. But it was as an actor that he was in London this month, performing a rare double as his films "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks" opened and closed the London Film Festival, re...

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    Watch: Disney Research Develops New 3D Tactile Features: Are Touch TV and Film Far Off?

    Disney researchers have developed a new technology which allows viewers to feel what they are watching on a screen by simulating textures. Could "textured" television and TV be far off?

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    Disney in the News, from 90th Birthday Bash to Controversial 'Escape from Tomorrow' and Oscar Contender 'Saving Mr. Banks' (VIDEO)

    Disney takes its 90th birthday celebration to Chicago, burnishes the animation mogul's legacy with "Mary Poppins" backstory and would-be Oscar contender "Saving Mr. Banks," and ignores controversial guerilla Disney filmmaker Randy Moore's "Escape from Tomorrow." Will they sue?

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    'Maleficent' Calls for New Opening by Disney Fave John Lee Hancock

    Director John Lee Hancock ("Saving Mr. Banks," "The Blind Side") has been brought in for re-shoots on Disney's "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie. Hancock, who penned "Snow White and the Hunstman," has written several new opening scenes for the reboot featuring the Sleeping Beauty villain. The fi...

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