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"it's a small world" dolls are among the big surprises unveiled at Disney Consumer Products' annual Holiday Preview Party
It was brutally hot in New York City earlier this week. As I inched my way down the entrance ramp to the Lincoln Tunnel this past Monday afternoon, the exterior temperature gauge in my rental car said that it was 98 degrees outside. Yikes! Well, no wonder I could barely see the nearly-completed One World...
29 Jun 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
Get ready for JHM's most difficult Disney trivia challenge yet
My apologies to those of you who have been waiting for over five weeks now for me to finally post the results of JHM's "Once Upon a Time" -themed trivia contest . But ... purple smoke?! Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) and Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) meet the purple smoke. Copyright American...
25 Jun 2012
"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
"Tale as Old as Time" may make you fall in love with Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" all over again
It is arguably the best-loved film of that trio of fairy tales that Walt Disney Animation Studios produced during its Second Golden Age. The first hand-drawn animated feature ever to be nominated for Best Picture, " Beauty and the Beast " has been discussed, dissected and written about so often...
1 Sep 2010
“The Art of The Princess and The Frog” takes you behind-the-scenes on Disney’s return to hand-drawn animation
Okay. I know. It’s verging on panic time when it comes to holiday gifts. Especially if you’re still looking for something for the Disneyana fan on your Christmas list. You know, the one who’s always so difficult to shop for? Not to worry, though. The always reliable Jeff Kurtti (i.e. the guy behind ...
21 Dec 2009
Toon Tuesday: Glen Keane goes back to the drawing board
He’s ba-a-ack. After taking a six month sabbatical from the Mouse House, master animator Glen Keane is back. Keane – who stepped down from his directorial position on “ Rapunzel ” last October due to health-related reasons – is now back supervising animation on that project. Master animator Glen Keane...
11 Aug 2009
"The Archive Series: Story" features a stunning selection of art from Disney's Animation Research Library
In response to last week's review of Jeff Kurtti 's newest book , " Walt Disney's Imagineering Legends and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park ," I got the following e-mail: Not everyone who reads JimHillMedia is interested in the Disney theme parks. Some of us come to your site because we want to learn...
10 Dec 2008
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