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Early Test Footage Reveals Very Different Roger Rabbit

The movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” went through a couple of development cycles before landing on the final 1988 version that was a collaboration between Speilberg’s Amblin Entertainment and the Walt Disney Studios. Some new test footage from the version … Continue reading

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Disney testing Second Screen App with The Little Mermaid Re-Release

It’s safe to say that movie studios feel under siege these days. Poor box office performances from supposed blockbusters, more families downloading movies and watching them at home, and competition for attention with that omnipresent handheld internet device are challenges … Continue reading

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Un-seen Disney Animation: My Peoples, plus the saga of Disney’s Florida Animation Studio

Before a film can enter production at Disney animation, it first has to be pitched. A small number of those films make it into pre-production, and then an even smaller number actually make it into full production. At that point, … Continue reading

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Former Disney Animator Speaks Out Against Management

In 2006, Animator Chris Sanders was forced out of Walt Disney Animation Studios when John Lasseter removed him as director of the American Dog movie, which eventually became Bolt. Sanders had previously directed the beautiful and touching Lilo & Stitch … Continue reading

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See “Waking Sleeping Beauty” this week in Orlando

The Florida Film Festival will have two showings of the documentary – “Waking Sleeping Beauty” this week in Orlando. A great chance to see this award winning look at the second golden era of animation at Walt Disney Studios. It’s … Continue reading

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