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Walt Disney Animation Studios' Newest Short, 'Inner Workings', Explores The Importance Of Mixing Work With Pleasure

Jim Hill | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Inner Workings is the delightful new short from Walt Disney Animation Studios which had its world premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market earlier today.

Three Screenwriting Lessons that Disney's Zootopia Can Teach Screenwriters

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin Talk About Voicing Nick Wilde and Officer Judy Hopps for Disney's 'Zootopia'

Jim Hill | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

To hear the directors of Zootopia talk, it was Ginnifer's emotionally grounded voice-over work as Officer Judy Hopps that really made that scene in this Walt Disney Animation Studios production work.

Lily's Driftwood Bay -- Starring the Adorable Lily and an Unlikely Cast of Characters

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 05.07.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This adorable new show certainly charmed our KIDS FIRST! reporters. It follows the life of the adorable Lily, a five-year-old who lives with her dad and she creates a cast of characters in her imagination that live in Driftwood Bay.

The Little Prince: The Planet of Bamalias - Not Your Average Fairytale!

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.27.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

On Planet Bamalias, the Little Prince will go through a terrible experience - he loseshis memory. And can't remember where and why he is there! Planet...

Alisa Knows What to Do: The Mystery of the Last Truenox

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.26.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Based on the supremely popular stories by Soviet science fiction writer Kir Bulychov, Alisa Knows What to Do is a 3D series produced by Russian studio...

Jon Favreau's 2016 Adaptation of The Jungle Book Reigns Supreme

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.23.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

From Disney animation comes the live action film, The Jungle Book, based on the classic books by Rudyard Kipling. A contemporary reboot of the beloved...

The Adventures of Gumby: The Complete 60s Series - A Step Back in Time

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.25.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This 1960s Gumby claymation series is perfect fun for young children.

Guess How Much I Love You: The Song of Spring -- Wonderfully Cute and Perfect for Spring

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.23.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Join Little Nutbrown Hare and his father, Big Nutbrown Hare, as they romp through more charming adventures!

Disney Animator Shares the Secrets for Constructing the World of "Zootopia"

Leah Singer | Posted 03.07.2016 | Entertainment
Leah Singer

Every kid has that moment of awe when they're sitting in the movie theater watching their favorite animated movie come to life before their eyes. From...

Zootopia: Welcome to the Urban Jungle!

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.01.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Zootopia is a mystery movie, but it is also a comedy. The mystery part of this movie could be scary to little kids because there are dark scenes with intense action and it shows some animals going savage.

Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre gets ready to celebrate its 90th anniversary

Jim Hill | Posted 02.28.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Tonight, all eyes are on the Dolby Theatre and the 88th Academy Awards. But tomorrow morning -- after that 500 foot-long red carpet (which gets rolle...

The Good Dinosaur's Production Design Presented Many Challenges to Harley Jessup and His Team at Pixar

Jim Hill | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Once upon a time, Harley Jessup worked on Twice Upon a Time.

'Snowtime' -- Beautiful Animated Film With Great Characters and a Serious Message

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 02.20.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

At first glance, this film might seem to simply be about a bunch of kids entertaining themselves on winter school break with a major snowball fight. But, it is packed with some very powerful life lessons and messages.

The Little Prince: The Planet of Bubble Gob -- Fun, Exciting, Vibrant Animation, Bit of Suspense

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 02.03.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

The universe is in grave danger of extinction! The evil Snake extinguishes the stars as he passes through the galaxy, causing chaos and plunging the planets into darkness. The Little Prince must leave his Asteroid home and beloved friend, Rose, in his quest to outsmart the Snake and save the universe from doom.

Here's What Happens When You Mashup 'Star Wars' And 'Calvin And Hobbes'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.07.2016 | Good News

An artist created a magical world by putting an adorable twist on our favorite "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" characters. Brian Kesinger, a story arti...

The Secrets to Writing Successful Movies for the Whole Family

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.21.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Four-Quadrant scripts and movies are Hollywood's bread and butter. These are the projects that have the most outreach in regards to which audiences embrace them most.

Academy Award-Winning Disney Animation Producer Kristina Reed On Oscar Experience, Animation, and Short Films

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

How Eric Goldberg Created the Genie Outtakes for Disney's Diamond Edition of "Aladdin"

Jim Hill | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Here's an interesting tidbit for all of your animation fans out there: An excerpt from the screenplay for Disney's Aladdin. To be specific, the scene where the Genie makes his dramatic entrance in this motion picture.

There's Something Fishy About Asher Blinkoff's Voice Work in Hotel Transylvania 2

Jim Hill | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

And why did Tartakovsky opt to cast Asher as the voice of Dennis, Dracula's half-human, half-vampire grandson? Basically because Blinkoff -- unlike so many child actors working in Hollywood today -- still actually sounded like an authentic six-and-a-half, almost seven-year-old boy.

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider's Adventures Continue With Tangled Animated Series

Jim Hill | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As part of today's official announcement of Disney Television Animation's Tangled series, Gary Marsh -- President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide -- was quick to praise the talented team that has come together to make this new TV show possible.

What Is It Like to Be the Voice of a Disney Character?

Quora | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

What little girl doesn't dream of being a princess, especially a DISNEY princess? Ever since I watched The Little Mermaid as a child, I've been singing to lobsters, and calling forks and spoons, "gizmos and gadgets."

It Takes More Than Movie Magic to Pull Off 'Disney Night' on ABC's Dancing with the Stars

Jim Hill | Posted 06.13.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So how long does it take to add some Disney magic to Dancing with the Stars ? Would you believe 9 months?

When It Comes to Disney's 101 Dalmatians, the 'de Vil' Is in the Details

Jim Hill | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It was actually Marc Davis' masterful work on the Mistress of All Evil for Sleeping Beauty that led to his being assigned Cruella de Vil. But given that 101 Dalmatians was Walt Disney Animation Studios' first film to be set in a contemporary setting, well, Davis wanted Cruella to be a real departure from everything that he'd done with Maleficent. He wanted her to be the first modern-day Disney villain.

Dear Disney, Please Cast These Undiscovered Teens As Your Next Princess

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment

It's only been three months since Disney announced the 2016 release of "Moana," its next animated film, but we're already expecting success of "Frozen...