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John Lasseter to Leave Disney at the End of the Year

John Lasseter, co-founder of Pixar and chief creative officer for Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, will be leaving the Walt Disney Company at the end of 2018. Lasseter began a 6-month leave of absence back in November after coming under fire due to allegations of unwanted advances, including his trademarked hugs. While he won’t have […]

Disney Considers Allowing John Lasseter to Return to Pixar After Leave of Absence

John Lasseter, Co-Founder of Pixar Animation Studios, took a voluntary six-month leave of absence back in November 2017 after accusations were brought forward on unwanted workplace hugging and other missteps. According to The Wall Street Journal, executives at the Walt Disney Company have had a discussion on bringing Lasseter back to work in a capacity […]

Review: “Lady and the Tramp” Walt Disney Signature Collection Blu-ray

Disney has opened up their vault once again and this time it’s for the sixth title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Blu-ray – Lady and the Tramp. This Disney classic has been charming audiences since 1955 and includes one of the most cherished moments in any Disney movie, which is the spaghetti scene during […]

Connecting with Walt: Disney Legend Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle was inducted as a Disney Legend in the category of Animation in 2015. Disney fans and film critics regard Evyind’s work on the 1959 feature film Sleeping Beauty as his most important contribution to The Walt Disney Studio and to the art of animation. To fully appreciate Eyvind Earle’s art and legacy we […]

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Teaser Trailer Released

Disney has released a brand new teaser for much-anticipated Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 to ring in 2018. The teaser is short and doesn’t reveal very much other than a hint of Ralph breaking into 2018 and unwittingly leaving 2017 in disorder behind him. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman […]

Walt Disney Animation Cancels ‘Gigantic’

Gigantic, Walt Disney Animation’s update to the Jack and the Beanstalk story, has been shelved indefinitely due to creative difficulties. The film, featuring Jack encountering a female giant, was to have been directed by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nathan Greno (Tangled), with music by Frozen‘s Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The studio had scheduled […]

Painting A Complete Picture: “Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation”

In the early part of the twentieth century, women had a limited choice of occupations. If they were not working as dressmakers, teachers, domestic service workers or nurses, they were housewives and mothers. However, in Hollywood, California, another option was available – working in animation. “As artists, women could find professional roles within Ink & […]

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer Made its Debut and Will Feature all the Disney Princesses

The Walt Disney Feature Animation panel gave us a first look at “Wreck-It Ralph 2” with a lengthy clip of the new film. Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, the film’s directors, came on stage with Sarah Silverman who portrays Vanellope Von Schweetz to present the first trailer for the film together. A new character named […]

Review: “Pinocchio” Available on Signature Collection Blu-ray

The cycle of the Disney Vault continues, and this time the doors have opened back up for Pinocchio, Walt Disney’s second full length animated feature. This release is part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection and is the first time Pinocchio has been released digitally. Pinocchio was previously available on Blu-ray in a Platinum Edition, but was left off […]

“Moana” is Disney’s next big hit

If the late 1980s through the 1990s was the Disney Renaissance, then we must be currently living in the Disney Age of Enlightenment. In 2009, Disney made a big move and returned to hand-drawn animation with The Princess and the Frog and they haven’t looked back. Since then, we have had Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Zootopia. […]