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Huffington Post -- How Josh Gad almost missed out on the chance to voice Olaf the snowman for Disney "Frozen"
To be asked to participate in the first reading of a brand-new Disney animated feature was like a dream come true for Josh Gad. "You have to understand that -- when I was growing up -- I was absolutely obsessed with the animated films of Disney's Second Golden Age," Gad explained during...
2 Dec 2013
Huffington Post -- In honor of Mickey's 85th anniversary, check out this clip from Walt Disney Animation Studios newest short, "Get A Horse!"
Even though today is Mickey Mouse's 85th anniversary, this Disney icon looks like he hasn't aged a day. Especially if you watch this classic cartoon character capering in his newest ground-breaking theatrical short, " Get A Horse! " As you can see by the clip which accompanies today's...
18 Nov 2013
Countdown to Disney "Frozen" : The flaky design idea behind the look of Elsa's ice palace
For 84 years now, Walt Disney Animation Studios has been in the castle-building business. Whether it's that golden castle-in-the-clouds that we glimpse at the very end of " Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs " ... Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved ... or that shiny undersea...
9 Oct 2013
"Moving Innovation" is a ridiculously entertaining & informative look back at the history of computer animation
"Discover a new world with Epic the Movie by Blue Sky Studios , a brand-new 3D animated film from the people who brought you Ice Age ." That's the message that the folks who work in promotions at 20th Century Fox have been hammering home for the past few weeks. As they try & make sure...
13 May 2013
Huffington Post - Disney showcases its past & future with "Snow White" and "Paperman" screenings at New York Film Festival
Disney showcases its past & future with "Snow White" and "Paperman" screenings at New York Film Festival You'd think, given her previous dealings with poison apples, that Snow White would be somewhat hesitant when it comes to visiting the Big Apple. But Disney's very first...
27 Sep 2012
How Glen Keane & Mark Henn turned some of Disney's most popular Princesses into toddlers
Trish D. of Tallahassee, FL. wrote in to say: I enjoyed reading today's story about "Tangled Ever After" and how Disney used all of its divisions to make the most of that animated short . But what really intrigued about today's article was the final photo, which showed a shelf full...
11 Apr 2012
Building a better bunny (Rabbit) with master animator Eric Goldberg
In honor of Easter, I thought it might be nice to shine a spotlight on one of Disney's better-known bunnies: Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh . Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Now I don't know how many of you saw that full-length version of "Winnie the Pooh which Walt Disney...
7 Apr 2012
Toon Tuesday: Enjoy a little cheesecake from the Mouse
Here's an interesting bit of trivia for you film history buff out there. Grim Natwick - the animation legend who many in the industry credit with making the title character in Disney's " Snow White " seem so lifelike ... Snow White and Forest Animals Special Set-up from "Snow White...
9 May 2011
"Flyin' Chunks" looks back at Dorse Lanpher's 48 years at Disney & Don Bluth's animation studios
Dorse Lanpher has a real eye for detail. Which is just what you'd expect from one of the top effects artists in feature animation. But as it turns out, Lanpher was able to use his eye for detail for more than just creating all those fire, water and shadow effects that you've seen in most Disney...
28 Dec 2010
Terrific "Tangled" is the hair ... er ... heir apparent to Disney's fairy tale crown
I have been writing professionally about The Walt Disney Company for over 25 years now. Which is why I can tell you what it felt like to be in a theater on November 17, 1989. Which was the night that " The Little Mermaid " was first released to theaters. As the credits rolled, I remember turning...
30 Sep 2010
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