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D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center from July 14 to 16

D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center from July 14 to 16

Events
The famous Walt Disney fan event D23 Expo will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in southern California from July 14 to 16. As part of the jam-packed programming, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will be presenting unique experiences for kids and families in celebration of some of their most buzzed-about new and upcoming series. Highlights include Q&A panels featuring the voice casts of the rebooted DuckTales (Disney XD) and Tangled: The Series (Disney Channel) as well as star appearances from many of the channels’ live-action projects such as the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 2. While the panel discussion on Disney XD’s DuckTales  is set for July 15 from 4:15-5:15 p.m, panel discussions of Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series will take place
Academy celebrates 75th anniversary of Disney’s Bambi

Academy celebrates 75th anniversary of Disney’s Bambi

Events
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Walt Disney classic Bambi with a screening and reunion of the film’s stars on 15 May at Beverly Hills, California. Special guests at the event included Donnie Dunagan (voice of young Bambi), Peter Behn (voice of young Thumper), Disney legend and animator Andreas Deja  and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ production designer Paul Felix. The occasion also saw a tribute being paid to the famous Disney artist Tyrus Wong who was the original artist who created the minimalist background painting style used in Bambi. Host Leonard Maltin gave the audience a behind the scenes look into the Studio’s process and passion behind the animated feature while Felix said how Wong had inspired him as an artist. Bambi
Hackers demand ransom from Disney or would release an unreleased movie

Hackers demand ransom from Disney or would release an unreleased movie

Headlines
Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed that hackers claiming to have access to a Disney movie have threatened to release it unless the studio paid a ransom. He however did not disclose the name of the film. But he sternly said that Disney has turned a deaf ear to this call. The studio is now working with federal investigators. Iger was speaking to ABC employees in New York City, it is reported. Disney's upcoming theatrical release slate include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales that opens this Friday and Cars 3 that is to release on June 16. It may be noted that last week rumors had circulated online that a work print of Star Wars: The Last Jedi had been pirated and was being held for ransom. But days later it was claimed that rumor was a hoax. The ransom demand from Di

Throwback Thursday: Why do cartoon characters have four fingers while reason of some wearing gloves

Animation
As a fan of animation movies and serials, I have keenly noticed that my favourite characters have four fingers. And I have wondered what could be the reason of them having only four fingers? May be the cartoonists chalk it up to tradition or didn't give it much of a thought. But very recently when I talked on the subject with an animation professional, he said there was very good reason for it and that goes back to the old days of animation. Much before the introduction of computers, artists drew cartoons by hand. By sketching characters with only four fingers, it saved both time and money. For more basic figures like Mickey Mouse, animators worked mainly with circles. Not just for the iconic mouse's main shape, but for his hands and body too. By drawing just a thumb and three finge...
Throwback Thursday: Six best animated war movies

Throwback Thursday: Six best animated war movies

Animation, Uncategorized
One must have noticed with awe that not a lot of animated war movies have been made as yet.  The simple reason for this, we feel, is that cartoons are meant to be for children while war movies are supposed to be for adults. But it’s not that there have been no animated war movies made. There have been a few over the years but all with very adult content. Each of which have been near exceptional films. The choice to animate these movies, as opposed to film with live actors is a peculiar one but one that is also effective.  Something about the illustration of combat makes these films seem all the more surreal and nightmarish. Find below the best six animated war movies: Victory Through Air Power (1943)   In 1943, Walt Disney released Victory Through Air Power, a full-on propagan
Throwback Thursday – 5 Not-so-known Disney Animated Movies You Should Watch

Throwback Thursday – 5 Not-so-known Disney Animated Movies You Should Watch

Animation, Top Stories
Walt Disney has always been the King of classic animated movies with their absolutely beautiful films. Some of the animated movies deserve to be known more and we tell you about the not-so-known movies you should watch. Disney has produced over 50 animated films and we sure do expect much more entertaining animated movies from them each time. They have been as innovative and important as they have been cherished by children all over the world. Movies like Frozen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast are the commonly known and seen movies of Disney. There are few Disney Movies which are not so common to hear about or have been watched before. This week we tell about 5 Disney animated movies which you may have not seen but you certainly should. The Fox and th...
Disney’s Dumbo Live-action remake could star Tom Hanks and Will Smith

Disney’s Dumbo Live-action remake could star Tom Hanks and Will Smith

Animation
"Dumbo" live-action remake is now on the talks and might include popular actors on the planned Disney movie adaptation. The movie "Dumbo" has long been waited by the Disney fans and finally it is now showing signs of pushing through. On the upcoming remake of the movie, two actors are expected .Tom Hanks and Will Smith are both eyed to play the antagonist and the protagonist in the movie. The film is expected to be a combination of live action and animation as it will also continue Disney's project of re-imagining the animated films into a live-action genre, says a report. If the deal will be closed, Smith will be playing a father to children who will develop friendship with the lovable elephant after he sees it into a circus. On the other hand, Tom Hanks has also been offered with a r...
Animation in 2016: A Flashback of the Indian Animation Stories

Animation in 2016: A Flashback of the Indian Animation Stories

Animation
From the very first animated movie ‘The Banyan Deer’ to creating one of India's biggest animation blockbuster ‘The Roadside Romeo’, the animation industry in India has not only undergone an evolution but also witnessed unprecedented growth in the recent years. We had all many movies, which men and women who shined well in their movies but not to forget the animated movies. Animated movies were a class apart.  They outshined everything! Join us in taking a flashback trip of the magical animation industry in India and its journey so far: #1 Hyper Tygers – First Cricket based Graphic Comic Launch Graphic novels are not new to India. What is new is the themes they depict. With the success of events such as Comic Con 2016, people have come to view the genre of graphic novels in a differen
Disney to create Mini-TV series for Snapchat

Disney to create Mini-TV series for Snapchat

Animation, Channels, Headlines, Latest News
The Walt Disney Company’s U.S. television arm will create shows for Snap Inc’s Snapchat, Disney announced on Wednesday, in Snapchat's latest deal with a major U.S. media company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Snap, which is preparing for next year's initial public offering, has signed a variety of advertising and content agreements this year with Viacom, Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Time Warner Inc’s Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Media companies such as Disney partner with Snapchat in an effort to reach the type of younger viewers the social media company targets, which increasingly eschew traditional television. The two had previously worked together for a special Live Stories, a Snapchat feature that curates user-submitted photos and videos tied to a specific event, around ABC
Disney’s Zootopia leads most nominations for Annie Awards

Disney’s Zootopia leads most nominations for Annie Awards

Animation
Walt Disney Animation’s Zootopia scored the most number of nominations with 11 noms for the animation industry Zootopia with 11 nomimations and Focus Features/Lakia’s Kubo And The Two Strings was second with 10 noms. Both are in the marquee Best Animated Feature race with Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory, DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 and Disney Animation’s just-released Moana. The Annie Awards will be held February 4th at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Overall, Disney/Pixar dominated with 21 movie noms, with “Moana” nabbing six and “Finding Dory” getting three (including best feature for both) and Pixar’s lovely “Piper” leading the shorts category. Meanwhile, DreamWorks Animation scored eight noms , four each for Kung Fu Panda 3 and Trolls. Juried Awards include three Winsor McCay Awards r