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"Marvel's Avengers Assemble" is looking to bring some of the big fun of the "Marvel's The Avengers" movie to the small screen
So what's the deal with " Marvel's Avengers Assemble ," that new animated series that premieres tomorrow morning, July 7th at 11 a.m. ET/ PT on Disney XD ? Didn't XD already an animated series (i.e. " The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! ," which aired on this cable...
6 Jul 2013
SEGA showcases its remastered, reimagined version of Disney Castle of Illusion at E3 2013
So what can gamers expected from Disney Castle of Illusion when it finally hits store shelves later this year? Photo by Shelly Valladolid Omar Woodley from SEGA took time yesterday to show us the remastered, re-imagined version of this classic Genesis title. According to Omar, the collaboration between...
13 Jun 2013
Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con served up San Diego-style fun without the crowds & the hassle
When people talk about how much fun San Diego Comic-Con used to be, you know what I picture? Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con . The aisles were pretty full this past Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center. Photo by Shelly Valladolid Oh sure. Sometimes you might have to fight your way through a particularly...
3 May 2011
Bruce Boxleitner tells Garrett Hedlund: "TRON is MY legacy ... so don't screw it up"
For the past six days or so, TRON fans around the world have been dissecting those 23 minutes of footage that they saw last Thursday on TRON Night . As they try to determine whether this Joseph Kosinski film will actually be a worthy follow-up to the 1982 original. But me? I prefer to get my info straight...
3 Nov 2010
Toon Tuesday: The Wow Factor
I’ve often been asked this goofy question. “How would you run an animation studio if you were in charge?” Questions like this come from young people who assume I have answers. The truth is, I’m not in that position, and I don’t expect to be. However, I once ran my own business...
1 Jun 2010
Sherman Brothers honored with their very own Window on Main Street at Disneyland
Given the strong positive reaction that Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman ’s Window on Main Street ceremony received this past Thursday morning, Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis remarked “ … we should open the Park like this every day.” But – then again -- how could you not love an event...
16 Mar 2010
When you work in animation, there’s just no avoiding those Pink Slip Blues
It was late summer 1958 and things had been going well. The mad rush to wrap the animated feature film, “ Sleeping Beauty ” was finally succeeding, and the film was well on its way to completion. Taking a break from the drawing board, I headed up to the second floor of the Animation Building...
1 Mar 2010
Toon Tuesday: Funky Warehouse Syndrome
Some years ago, I watched helplessly as Walt Disney's animation department was moved out of their old building on the Burbank lot. You see, the new management needed room to expand, and animators took up space. So clearly somebody had to go. The Animation Building on Disney's Burbank Lot. You can wait...
12 May 2009
Toon Tuesday: Looking Back on Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" -- Part Un
Though not an overwhelming success, I think " The Hunchback of Notre Dame " was one of the most sophisticated animated films I've ever worked on. I actually went to my old pal, Gary Trousdale when I got word that he and his co-director Kirk Wise might be adapting this Victor Hugo novel for the screen...
11 Nov 2008
ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive fundraiser shines spotlight on how modern animated features are actually made
Are you confused about where animation is going these days? If so, join the club. What with the rise of performance capture, the revival of hand-drawn animation over at Disney, not to mention CG going 3D, animation students aren't sure what they should be doing these days in order to properly prepare...
23 Oct 2008
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