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Walt Disney’s Disneyland presentation map sold for $708,000

Walt Disney’s Disneyland presentation map sold for $708,000

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At an auction in Los Angeles, Walt Disney’s Disneyland presentation map was sold for a whopping $708,000. But it has not been revealed who the buyer is. The auction featured nearly 1,000 other iconic, exceptional Disney artifacts. “As we had expected, this extraordinary Disneyland map sold for an outstanding price. After some pretty exciting bidding, the map sold for $708,000,” said Mike Van Eaton, Co-Owner of Van Eaton Galleries. “We are beyond thrilled that the map will continue to be appreciated and cherished just like it has been for all these years,” he added. Though it fell short of the $900,000 it was expected to fetch, it’s still believed to be the most expensive Disneyland map ever sold. The highly anticipated Walt Disney’s Disneyland auction was held by Van Eaton Galleries o
Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 launched with screening of My Neighbor Totoro

Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 launched with screening of My Neighbor Totoro

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, a six-film, monthly series of films directed by Hayao Miyazaki, launched yesterday with the screening of the 1988-made iconic film My Neighbor Totoro. Presented in partnership by GKIDS and Fathom Events, one of Miyazaki’s films will be screened in over 550 U.S. theatres on a Sunday and a Monday each month. All Sunday presentations will be dubbed and shown at 12:55pm local time, while Monday showings will be subtitled and shown at 7pm local time. The line-up for the series are as follows: Kiki’s Delivery Service: July 23 and 24, Castle in the Sky: August 27 and 28, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: September 24 and 25, Spirited Away: October 29 and 30,  Howl’s Moving Castle: November 26 and 27. As part of each screening, GKIDS will also present GKIDS Minif
Vintage Disney and Walt Disney World costumes and fashions up for auction

Vintage Disney and Walt Disney World costumes and fashions up for auction

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Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s premier animation artwork and collectibles galleries located in Sherman Oaks, California is now home to a collection of vintage Disneyland and Walt Disney World costumes and fashions that are to be auctioned soon. Among these, there are some items that are expected to sell for as much as $9000,000. The gallery had announced the sale as part of their upcoming Walt Disney’s Disneyland auction due to take place on June 25. The auction will feature approximately 1,000 rare items including many that has not come into the public eye before. For over 60 years, c has influenced popular culture and built generations of loyal fans. The extraordinary auction is devoted to the history of Disneyland and features rare and remarkable items from some of the fin
Asian chapter of Annecy Asia International Animation Festival to debut in South Korea in 2019

Asian chapter of Annecy Asia International Animation Festival to debut in South Korea in 2019

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Last Saturday,  the curtains were wrung down on the Annecy Animation Film Festival in France. Before the event came to an end, the organisers announced that a second major animation event bearing the Annecy trademark and named the Annecy Asia International Animation Festival will be held in Seoul, South Korea. The inaugural event will take place September 2019 at the Digital Media City, a high-tech complex spanning over six million square feet that includes theaters, museums, exhibition spaces, and conference rooms. The new Asian festival would represent a partnership between CITIA (the French organization that runs the Annecy festival) and SBA Animation Center (organizers of SICAF, Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival), in addition to Korean telecommunications company
PAW Patrol! live on  stage soon

PAW Patrol! live on stage soon

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As PAW Patrol keeps on boosting the bottom line of  Spin Master Entertainment and bring in a swell in viewership numbers of Nickelodeon’s, the pre-school brand is gearing up for a brand-new live-stage production courtesy of the US kidsnet and VStar Entertainment Group. PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure will follow the heroes from the animated pre-school series as a secret treasure map leads them on an epic adventure. The music-ridden live show will begin touring in the US in October and will roll out internationally in 2018. The North American tour will travel to more than 135 cities and tickets for the production will go on sale beginning June 16. The IP’s first live show PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue will also continue to tour through 2018. Earlier this year, Nickel
Loving Vincent to premiere at the Annecy International Film Festival on June 13

Loving Vincent to premiere at the Annecy International Film Festival on June 13

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Besides other important and informative events at the Annecy International Film Festival, the world will be witness to the premiere of the world’s first fully painted feature film Loving Vincent. Loving Vincent brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Each and every of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from around the world to work on the film. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death. The Film Festival will go on from June 12 to 16.
Celebrities attend In the Night Garden 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Celebrities attend In the Night Garden 10th Anniversary Celebrations

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Green-fingered celebrities including actors Jaime Winstone, Ben Caplan and Harry Hadden-Paton, singers Tina Barrett and JB Gill, TV presenter Charlotte Jackson and media personality Danielle Lloyd picked up their trowels this weekend to help Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy celebrate In the Night Garden’s 10th anniversary at the Family Gardening Show at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Wisley. “We are thrilled that celebrities and their families have joined us to take part in our 10th anniversary celebrations,” said Deborah Walker, Brand Manager, DHX Brands. “The activities perfectly reflect In the Night Garden’s themes of firing imaginations and encouraging discovery, and we have been delighted to collaborate with the RHS to bring the show to life for children around the country in this
DHX Media co-founders Donovan and DeNure individually honoured

DHX Media co-founders Donovan and DeNure individually honoured

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Co-founders of DHX Media, Michael Donovan and Steven DeNure were individually honoured recently at galas held in recognition of their significant contributions to the film and television industry. DHX Media is a leading global childrens content and brands company. While Donovan, (executive chairman of DHX Media) was inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame at a celebration in Halifax, DeNure, President and Chief Operating Officer was awarded the outstanding achievement award by the Youth Media Alliance (YMA), at an event in Toronto. “Eleven years ago, Michael and Steven had a vision to bring together a strong group of people and build a company that could showcase the power of children’s and family entertainment content in a digital world,” said Dana Landry, Chief Executiv
Marvel to make its presence felt at D23 Expo in July

Marvel to make its presence felt at D23 Expo in July

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With presentations and an epic pavilion, Marvel will make its presence felt at D23 Expo from 14 to 16 July celebrating the upcoming film titles from Marvel Studios and all-new console and mobile games coming from Marvel Games. For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favourite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Marvel Heroes Omega, MARVEL: Future Fight and Marvel Puzzle Quest are some of the games that guests will get to experience at the Expo. With D23 taking place just few days prior to San Diego Comic-Con (20 to 23 July), seems like attendees of D23 are in for a treat. With th
For a first, Hasbro organises convention for its fans in September

For a first, Hasbro organises convention for its fans in September

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As part of the brand immersion for fans continuing to grow at major entertainment conclaves like Comic-Con and Disney’s D23 Expo, Hasbro, for the first time ever has organised a convention from September 8 to 10 called HASCON FANmily at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The three-day celebration of Hasbro’s most iconic properties include My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. Joe and NERF that will feature in a number of panels, interactive experiences, exclusive products and talent meet-and-greets. Among the people who would take part in the event are Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, original Transformers voice actors Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) and Frank Welker (Megatron), sports YouTube group Dude Perfect, Transformers and G.I. Joe producer Lorenzo Di Bonavent