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Christian Actress Naomi Scott Cast as Jasmine In Disney’s Live-Action Adaption of ‘Aladdin’

The role of Jasmine in the upcoming live-action "Aladdin" film has been announced, and the actress happens to be a Christian. (more…)

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‘Lion King’, ‘Zootopia’, ‘Moana’ Animator Says Technology and Animation Industry Have ‘Blown Up Like Crazy’

Animator Dale Baer, 66, who will receive a Winsor McCay Award for career achievement (along with indie legend Caroline Leaf and anime pioneer Mamoru Oshii) at the 44th annual Annie Awards, has spent decades at the Walt Disney Studios, working on everything from The Lion King to Zootopia and Moana.

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Kobe Bryant Leads All-Star Lineup of Presenters at 44th Annual Annie Awards

The 44th Annual Annie Awards will kick off on Saturday, February 4 with a ceremony honoring the year’s best in animation. ASIFA-Hollywood has announced that this year’s presenters will include a mix of glittering names from within and without the animation community. (more…)

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‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez to Create Virtual Reality Animated Short Film With Google

The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez is making his first foray into virtual reality with a 360-degree animated short that he describes as a “continuation of the idea of Book of Life … to make you laugh, cry, and punch you in the stomach and make you throw up

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Ice Cube Inks Deal With 20th Century Fox TV and Fox 21 TV Studios

Ice Cube’s Cube Vision has signed a wide-ranging first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV and its division Fox 21 Television Studios for TV projects targeting broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Under the two-year pact, Cube has teamed up with his longtime manager Jeff Kwatinetz of The Firm to run

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Documentary Honors Floyd Norman, Disney’s First Black Animator

In 1956, Floyd Norman broke barriers in the film industry by becoming Disney’s first Black animator. Despite working on iconic films like Sleeping Beauty and The Sword in the Stone, his contributions were swept under the rug. Sixty years later, a documentary is paying homage to Norman’s legacy. (more…)

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Federal Tech Innovation Service to be Led by Former Pixar Executive

A former Pixar executive who won the first ever Oscar for software is taking over a U.S. government agency responsible for improving federal digital technology. (more…)

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“Zootopia”: Disney’s Movie About White Supremacy and the War On Drugs

Zootopia, the 55th animated Disney film, debuted in theaters to critical appraise and a huge box office. The previous 54 were mostly about either plucky young girls or talking animals, and Zootopia is no different in that regard, except this time it’s a plucky young girl who happens to be

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Michael Jackson’s Chimp ‘Bubbles’ to Receive Stop Motion Animated Movie

The Black List-topping Isaac Adamson script Bubbles, about Michael Jackson’s famed Chimpanzee companion, has been acquired to be turned into a stop-motion animated feature in the spirit of Anomalisa. The acquisition was made by Andrew Kortschak and End Cue, and Dan Harmon and his Starburns Industries production company will produce the

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DreamWorks and AwesomenessTV to Make Original Shows for Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc will offer more than 200 hours a year of original online programming from DreamWorks Animation and its AwesomenessTV unit in a bid to reach families and younger viewers who increasingly watch video on mobile devices, the companies said on Wednesday. (more…)

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LISTEN: Disney Animator, Mark Henn, is Grateful that God has Blessed him to Live Out his Boyhood Dream (Gospel Light Minute with Daniel Whyte III)

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