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Waking Sleeping Beauty world premiere

Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of attending the World Premiere of the groundbreaking documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty (IMDb page) at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film chronicles the revival of Walt Disney Animation beginning in 1984 and the start of the decade-long Disney Renaissance. Without rambling on, Waking… Read More »Waking Sleeping Beauty world premiere

Exclusive Preview of The Princess and the Frog at Cartoon Brew

For those animation fans anxiously awaiting the return of Hand Drawn Animation (although now drawn on tablets instead of paper) to Walt Disney Animation Studios, check out Cartoon Brew TV where an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of The Princess and the Frog is available courtesy of… Read More »Exclusive Preview of The Princess and the Frog at Cartoon Brew

Comic-Con Panel Profiles Walt Stanchfield, legendary Disney animator

We’re about a month away from the glorifious geek fest that is Comic-Con. Sadly, I’ve never been able to make it myself. But for those out there in The Disney Blog-land who are going, make sure you catch this session on Disney’s legendary animator and teacher of the craft Walt Stanchfield.

The panel will be moderated by Don Hahn of the Walt Disney Studios and features Glen Keane, Eric Goldberg, Tom Sito, and Ruben Procopio as expert panelists. The panel discussion will celebrate the launch of the new book, Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes, the complete series of animation lectures by Walt Stanchfield. Catch it Thursday July 23rd at Noon.

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Floyd Norman has a blog

Legendary animator Floyd Norman has a blog (and a good website to boot). His post this weekend contrasts Walt Disney’s management style with the modern CEO. Walt Disney kept his visits short. Well aware his very presence might affect the work being done. He gave… Read More »Floyd Norman has a blog

An Opera based on Walt Disney’s life

Famed composer Philip Glass has been comissioned to compose an Opera based on novel “The Perfect American”. That novel by Peter Stephan Jungk examines the last few months of Walt Disney’s life as seen through the eyes of a fictional animator who worked for him.… Read More »An Opera based on Walt Disney’s life