THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS PRESENTS UPCOMING FILM SLATE FROM DISNEY, PIXAR, MARVEL, AND LUCASFILM AT D23 EXPO 2017

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The Walt Disney Studios will present an exclusive look at its film slate at D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California, taking place July 14-16. At two marquee Hall D23 presentations, the Studio will give fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at its upcoming releases, with animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios showcased on Friday, July 14, and live-action projects from Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm taking the stage on Saturday, July 15.
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Animal kingdom in Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ needed fresh perspective, filmmakers say

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It’s no industry secret that Hollywood films undergo test-audience trials during production to see what works and what doesn’t. With Disney’s latest animated feature film, a mid-production analysis really seems to have helped elevate the film creatively and help it better grapple with some serious topics. Disney’s newest animated movie, “Zootopia,” wasn’t always going to … Continue reading "Animal kingdom in Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ needed fresh perspective, filmmakers say"
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Mark your calendars: New holiday special ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ airs Dec. 2

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It’s almost December, and that means it’s about time for beloved Christmas specials to begin airing on television stations. New ads this week reminded us that among the classics is a new Disney-Pixar show, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” that is sure to join the ranks of must-see holiday programming. The official description of “Toy … Continue reading "Mark your calendars: New holiday special ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ airs Dec. 2"
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BOOK REVIEW: Tinker Bell: An Evolution

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Tinker Bell: An Evolution By Mindy Johnson with a Foreword by John Lasseter Disney Editions has recently published a lavish tome dedicated to the development and history of the beloved, but slightly naughty, fairy Tinker Bell, designed in collaboration with the Animation Research Library. The book traces the history of the sparkly sprite from her … Continue reading "BOOK REVIEW: Tinker Bell: An Evolution"
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Review: Disney’s ‘Planes’ movie doesn’t really get off the ground

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Disney's animated "Planes" movie is one that its creators say will take viewers "above the world of Cars." But how high it flies toward that goal just might depend on your age. Unlike Disney-Pixar's "Cars," this new film has little humor for adults to enjoy. And, given its uninteresting or original story line, there's little chance that "Planes" will have the widespread appeal of the 2006 John Lasseter production that introduced us to Lightning McQueen and Mater.
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Disney CEO Bob Iger to Open D23 Expo Followed by John Lasseter!

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D23 EXPO 2013 TO OPEN AUGUST 9 WITH WELCOME FROM DISNEY CEO BOB IGER……. FOLLOWED BY ANIMATION PRESENTATION HOSTED BY JOHN LASSETER THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS RETURNS AUGUST 10 WITH LIVE ACTION PRESENTATION HOSTED BY STUDIO CHAIRMAN ALAN HORN Disney Studios Is Proud To Host Two Arena Presentations At D23 Expo 2013, Featuring Celebrity Appearances … Continue reading "Disney CEO Bob Iger to Open D23 Expo Followed by John Lasseter!"
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Get in the game with Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

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Expect to be immersed in another world from your childhood when you see Walt Disney Animation Studios' newest animated film, "Wreck-It Ralph." Much like the clever and funny "Toy Story" series, "Wreck-It Ralph" allows audiences a look at what goes on with our playthings when the kids aren't around. Yet this time it's a view behind the screens of video games to expose what happens after the kids leave the arcade. The story is about Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), the bad guy in the Fix-It Felix, Jr. game. As his name indicates, Ralph's job is to destroy things that the other residents of Niceville, especially hero Fix-It Felix Jr. (voiced by Jack McBrayer), have built. After 30 years of being an outcast, Ralph is fed up and decides to try to prove he, too, can be one of the good guys so that he will be accepted by the other game characters.
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