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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
Throwback Thursday – The Journey Of Mickey Mouse

Throwback Thursday – The Journey Of Mickey Mouse

Animation, Top Stories
Tomorrow Mickey Mouse turns 88-years-old, and to cherish and celebrate his life we take a flashback of his journey so far. Mickey Mouse is undoubtedly the most popular and loved animated character of all. He has evolved through the years from The Steamboat Willie to what we see him today on our screen. He is also one of the figures which are instantly recognized by all even surpassing Santa Claus. With this little character, Walt Disney created a cult figure which continues to entertain children, even today. Mickey Mouse first appeared on the screen in the short film Steamboat Willie (1928), the first animation to feature synchronizes music and sound effects. It premiered on November 18, 1928 and proved to be an instant hit. Mickey went on to appear in over 130 short films. In honor
Ranbir Kapoor Wishes Mickey Mouse ‘Happy Birthday’

Ranbir Kapoor Wishes Mickey Mouse ‘Happy Birthday’

Animation, Channels, Comics
Watch Bollywood’s favourite actor Ranbir Kapoor wishes Mickey Mouse for his birthday With Mickey Mouse birthday coming up on the 18th of November, everyone is set to wish and celebrate our very own and lovable Mickey Mouse. Cartoon’s most adorable Mickey Mouse is turning 89 years old this year  and just like all of us, even the Bollywood stars are excited to wish him a very happy Birthday. Watch the cute birthday wish right here and even comment below your wishes:   Watch Ranbir Kapoor's special birthday wish for Mickey Mouse! #18DaysOfMagic #HappyBirthdayMickey pic.twitter.com/VrsdEqt7qj — Disney India (@DisneyIndia) November 3, 2016

Disney’s Q2-16 shows 9.8% hike with $340 million revenue growth

Animation, Headlines, Studio
Comparing to the last year’s quarter, the Walt Disney Company Inc. (Disney) reported 9.8% year-over-year (y-o-y) growth in the operating income, i.e., $3,822 million  for the second quarter ended on 2nd April, 2016 (Q2-16, current year). Disney witnessed a growth of $340 million in the operating revenue in its current quarter versus the corresponding quarter of previous year. (more…)

1927 ‘Empty Socks,’ starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Discovered in Norway

Animation, Top Stories
A copy of a 1927 Walt Disney cartoon which was thought to be lost has been found in northern Norway, according to a report by The Guardian in the U.K. Empty Socks, Disney's first Christmas short, was reportedly found during an inventory of one the facilities of Norway's National Library near the Arctic Circle. The film starred Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a precursor to Mickey Mouse, and has been authenticated by Disney cartoonist David Gerstein. (more…)