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James N.

Oscar Nominated Shorts and Features

February 28, 2014 in Featured Posts, News, Reviews

This year’s Oscar nominations have a pretty good crop of hand-drawn animated films in both the shorts and features categories. There are two hand-drawn features, one fully hand-drawn short, and one hand-drawn/CG hybrid. Here’s a little more information: Hand-Drawn Shorts: Feral  Feral is a very interesting hand-drawn short film in a painterly style by Daniel […]

Lavalle Lee

Disney Favorites First Time on Blu-ray this Summer

May 22, 2013 in Featured Posts, News

For the first time you can own these Disney classics on Blu-ray and Blu-ray DVD combo packs. These titles are being released this summer. Be sure to pick these up, they are a great addition to add to your collection. In the future we will have Aladdin, Hercules, The Black Cauldron, The Jungle Book, The […]

Lavalle Lee

Tom Bancroft Interview – Character Mentor Workshops

January 24, 2013 in Featured Posts, Interviews

Tom Bancroft is a world renowned artist, director, traditional animator, author, and mentor. His credits include Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, Tarzan, and many more. He has authored instructional books on character design and animation, and he also has his own hit comic called “Outnumbered.” In this interview we learn about […]

James N.

“The Act” iPad Release!

June 21, 2012 in Featured Posts, News, Trailers

So this is great news… The Act, a beautiful hand-drawn game that I never thought would see the light of day, has finally been released on the iTunes store! If you have an iPad and love traditional animation… GET THIS GAME. The Act – an exciting new interactive comedy that makes gaming feel like playing […]

Les Carpenter

Sneak Peek at Disney’s New “Art of Animation Resort”

May 22, 2012 in Featured Posts, News

Today was an “Open Mouse” for Walt Disney cast members to get a sneak peek of the brand new “Art of Animation Resort” opening this summer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The grand opening will be on May 31st 2012. The resort will open with Finding Nemo and Cars inspired rooms and pools. Later […]

Les Carpenter

Winnie the Pooh now available on Blu-Ray/DVD

October 25, 2011 in Feature Films, News, Trailers

Do yourself a big favor and go buy Disney’s latest traditionally animated film Winnie the Pooh directed by Stephen Anderson & Don Hall.

Lavalle Lee

Robert Iger to step down as Disney CEO in 2015

October 11, 2011 in Featured Posts, News

Robert Iger was named president of Disney in 2000. Then in 2005 he succeeded Michael Eisner as chief executive. He also oversaw the acquisition of Pixar in 2006. He has brought a lot to Disney and 65 is a good age for retirement. If one plans to retire that is. I know some who want […]

James N.

Disney to Release More Classic Animated Films in 3D!

October 4, 2011 in Feature Films, News

UPDATE: Yes, it’s official, Disney is going through with this! In the wake of the success of “The Lion King 3D,” which has earned $80 million in the U.S. in the last three and a half weeks, Disney has announced theatrical re-releases for four of its animated catalog titles in 3-D — “Beauty and the […]

Lavalle Lee

Dumbo Blu-ray: 70th Anniversary Special Edition

September 20, 2011 in Feature Films, Featured Posts, News

Finally, after a long delay, Disney finally released Dumbo on Blu-ray filled with great bonus features, behind the scenes and more! Dumbo has such a great story, and great moments.

James N.

Lion King 3D – Box Office Takeover!

September 16, 2011 in Feature Films, Featured Posts, News, Reviews

Hey look! A traditionally animated film is #1 in the box office again… so much for the “hand-drawn animation is dead!” logic eh? I’ve seen it in 3D twice and I must say it looks GREAT! It’s the first time in many many years that I’ve seen it on the big screen (I was five […]