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    Talking An "Animated Life" with Floyd Norman

    Floyd Norman's new book covers his career at the Disney studio, his work with Pixar, and some of his other endeavors in animation through the years. This is not just a straight biography, however. Animated Life also includes many great pieces of information, discovered during a lifetime of working i...

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    Amanda Visell's Amazing Ren & Stimpy and Disney Wood Sculpts

    You need to see these. Artist Amanda Visell recently created a set of uber-cool Ren & Stimpy wood figures for Nickelodeon and I am 8bit. These limited edition Acrylic on hand-crafted wood-sculptures are very expensive - but so cool to look at.

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    Trailer Watch: Booty-Shakin' Birdies in 'Rio 2,' Disney's Majestic 'Planes'

    Two new trailers have landed in the world of animation: The saucy teaser for Fox's "Rio 2," which features some raucously rump-shaking birdies, and the wordless trailer for Disney's "Planes" (a takeoff from the "Cars" franchise), which highlights the contraptions of the title flying through all mann...

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    CinemaCon: Disney Showcases Mighty Labels, 'Lone Ranger' Trailer and Q & A Live Stream, 'Monsters U' (VIDEO)

    It's hard not to be impressed with the Disney empire that Bob Iger has assembled at the movie studio. It's a label strategy that assumes that if you buy the best and the brightest properties and manage them well you will come out ahead--from John Lasseter's Pixar and Ike Permutter's Marvel to Steven...

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    Immersed in Movies: Disney Animation Lays Off Hand-Drawn 2D Vets

    How sad and ironic: A week after the wonderful "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" 25th anniversary celebration at the Academy, Disney lays off some key hand-drawn 2D animation vets as part of its studio-wide downsizing.

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    "Duck Tales" Video Game Returns in HD

    WayForward and Capcom have recently announced that they are releasing an HD remake of DuckTales, an asset for asset remastering of the original 1989 game, with high resolution imagery on the characters, backgrounds, and remastered audio.

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    Appreciating The Animated Annette

    Annette Funicello's passing has created a huge wave of emotional reaction, and it shouldn't be forgotten that Annette also made her mark in animation. Not in a Disney feature or even a cartoon short, but in a set of wonderful stop-motion sequences created by two other Disney Legends, X Atencio and B...

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    Disney Shuts Down LucasArts and Star Wars 1313, Lays Off 150 Employees

    After buying Lucasfilm 154 days ago, Disney has closed LucasArts, laying off 150 employees. This is on the heels of cancelling The Clone Wars animated TV series on Cartoon Network and laying off animators at Lucasfilm. This means we will not be seeing the darker and edgier next-gen shooter game, Sta...

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    Lost Disney Oswald Rabbit Cartoon Will Screen at UCLA's Royce Hall June 8th

    Auctioned by Bonhams in 2011, a rare 16mm print of a lost silent-era Oswald The Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Hungry Hobos (1928), has since obtained by the Walt Disney Company It's been digitally restored and is ready to be screened again after an 85 year absence.

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    Watch: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Opening Credit Sequence, Where All the World's a Stage

    As Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" makes its way towards $200 million at the domestic box office (and $400 million worldwide), check out the film's inventive opening credit sequence, which features CG pop-up cutouts that progressively become trippier and trippier.

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