Tag: Walt Disney

Celebrating Walt Disney’s 116 th Birth Anniversary!

Celebrating Walt Disney’s 116 th Birth Anniversary!

Animation, Uncategorized
It was Walt Disney’s 116th birth anniversary yesterday and let’s walk down the memory lane.Who doesn’t know this master animator, voice actor and film producer? Even today, it’s difficult to escape the draw of his movies, the lure of his theme parks and the morals laid into some of the films he made. Now, without any hiccups let’s start paying homage to the great man.Firstly, lets start by saying that “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was the first full-length animated movie he produced. Disney still holds the world record of winning more Academy Awards than anyone else. It is he, who as an individual holds the record for an individual honoured with the most Oscars(26), according to the Academy. He selected the Florida site for Disneyland by flying over central Florida’s swamplands i
Walt Disney Pictures & 21st Century Fox in serious discussions again

Walt Disney Pictures & 21st Century Fox in serious discussions again

Studio, Uncategorized
Among the flip flops time and again, Walt Disney Pictures and  have re-started serious discussions about Disney acquiring Fox’s entertainment assets. Any deal, it it comes through, is expected to include 20th Century’s Fox film and TV studio, the FX Networks and National Geographic cable group, Fox’s 30% stake in Hulu, and international TV platforms including Star India and its  39 % interest in European satellite broadcaster Sky. The combined value of the assets believed to be for sale is estimated at around $48.5 billion while the 20th Century Fox film and TV production operation and library on its own is valued at around $15 billion at its highest. The Murdoch family hopes to determine whether to pursue a transaction by the end of the year. Comcast reportedly also remains interest
Walt Disney’s Disneyland presentation map sold for $708,000

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

Events
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
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
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

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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

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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...