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12 items from 2014


Disney Television Animation Celebrates 30 Years: ‘These Characters Are Like Diamonds’

6 November 2014 4:04 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The mood was jovial and nostalgic at Wednesday’s Disney Television Animation’s 30th anniversary fete at Burbank’s Walt Disney Studios’ main theater.

The event, hosted by the International Animated Film Association (Asifa) and Disney’s official fan club D23, featured an enlightening panel discussion moderated by D23’s Jeffrey Epstein with the studio’s award-winning creative talent: Bill Farmer (the voice of “Goofy”), Paul Rudish (executive producer of “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts); Jymn Magon (writer of “Duck Tales” and “Darkwing Duck”); Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (co-executive producers of “Phineas and Ferb”); Rob Laduca (executive producer of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”); and Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle (co-creators/executive producers of “Kim Possible”).

“Disney has perhaps the greatest animation legacy in the world,” said Eric Coleman, senior vice president, original series, Disney Television Animation. “We are so proud to take a sneak peek into the »

- Malina Saval

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Emily S. Whitten: Bill Farmer Is Goofy!

21 October 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Bill Farmer, possibly best known to most of us as the voice of Disney’s Goofy for the past twenty-seven years, is an amazing talent, a hilarious person and an all-around nice guy. Bill, who was named a Disney Legend in 2009, and in 2011 was the first voice actor to receive the prestigious Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation, began his career as a radio DJ and stand-up comedian before landing the role of Goofy in 1987. He has gone on to voice a myriad of other well-known characters as well, including Disney characters such as Pluto, Horace Horsecollar, and Doc.

Bill’s also voiced Looney Tunes characters such as Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Foghorn Leghorn, and other fun and memorable roles such as Secret Squirrel in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Stinkie in Casper: A Spirited Beginning and Casper Meets Wendy, Willie Bear in Horton Hears a Who! »

- Emily S. Whitten

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Emily S. Whitten: Convention Catch-up, Part 2

14 October 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Dragon Con

Dragon Con is always a blast (and a place where many photos are taken. Check out those taken by ComicMix photographer Jason Ward and me here). The first thing I have to mention is my favorite part of this year’s Dragon Con, and that was spending time with several excellent friends, and particularly with a couple of friends who’d never experienced Dragon Con (or any con, in Cleolinda’s case) before. Getting to experience the fun with them while they took it in for the first time, and then declared that they’d definitely like to come back next year, just made everything that much better for me. I can’t even really express how cool it was to see friends getting to fully be themselves as they enjoyed the con geekery. But let me assure you: it was very cool!

It was also cool this »

- Emily S. Whitten

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Emily S. Whitten: A Female Gamer in the Maelstrom of #Gamergate

9 September 2014 6:06 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

For today’s column I was going to write about fan conventions. I’ve been covering fan conventions pretty non-stop since the con season really kicked into gear, and I’ve still got a plethora of great pictures, videos, and interviews to share. I’ve got interviews from Dragon Con with Bill Farmer, the cast of Arrow, and Mary McDonnell. I’ve got a report on the Harvey Awards and Baltimore Comic Con and all the great comics creators who were there. Heck, I’m not even done writing about Sdcc panels, even though July seems like a distant memory now.

But instead of writing about all of that fun stuff, I’m going to be writing about something entirely different and much more distressing. And that is my thoughts as generated by the current state of the gaming community, in the wake of a series of events and attacks that is so widespread, »

- Emily S. Whitten

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Disney Classics Getting Blu-Ray Release August 12th – Tarzan, Hercules, And More

6 August 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

A slew of classic Disney movies are hitting for the first time on Blu-Ray, including one double-pack release, and you’re going to want to make sure to pick these up. You haven’t paid attention to some of these titles for a while, and it’s about time you got the chance to catch them on Blu-Ray. The best part is that there’s a great mix of releases hitting. Bedknobs and Broomsticks is all but lost in the cultural consciousness, and it deserves a return. The Academy Award-winning movie from the year I was born is filled with a lot of fun and adventure, and like most Disney films, holds up well for a whole new generation.

The rest of the group covers a great spectrum, including two animated “big” titles, and a 10th Anniversary release. There’s a lot to expose your family to here, so check out all the info below, »

- Marc Eastman

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Devilish Fun: Sid Kotian talks about Apocalypse Al

16 July 2014 2:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with Sid Kotian about encountering a chicken library, superheroes and a smoking hot redhead known as Allison Carter

My uncle was interested in art,” recalls Sid Kotian who is an illustrator from Mumbai, India.  “There were always books lying around; they focused on works by the old masters like Goya and Turner so I was exposed to art at an early age.  Also I used to steal his watercolours to paint stuff.”  Kotian delved into the world of comic books.  “Archie comics, Tintin and Asterix were always available plenty so that was what I thought comics were. I became aware of superhero comics in school and completely by accident. Back then we didn’t have the Internet or chain book stores. But there were a few lending libraries around the neighbourhood. This particular one was right behind the school I used to go to. I called it »

- Trevor Hogg

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We dig deeper into the rumored schedule of Warner Bros' 'Justice League' films

13 June 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday was a long travel day for me, featuring an eleven-hour flight from London to Los Angeles, and the most memorable part of the day was when we touched down at Lax last night, turned on our phones, and saw that Nikki Finke had blown up the internet with a rumor about the schedule that Warner Bros. will be following for the next few years as they try to ramp up their own DC Films division with as many as seven films between now and 2017. We'll know at Comic-Con if Nikki's report was right. Let's assume it is for the time being, and break down the plan that she laid out, film by film. It sounds extraordinarily ambitious by any standards, and I'm fascinated by the idea of three DC movies a year. Even Marvel must look at that and think, "Hey, slow your roll there, Warner." "Batman vs Superman: »

- Drew McWeeny

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Warner Bros has found their writer for the big-screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman'

27 February 2014 3:35 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I'll bet Neil Gaiman was a fan of "The Fades." I would bet an equal amount that Jack Thorne is a big fan of "Sandman." Well, Warner Bros just got all "You got my chocolate in my peanut butter!" when they hired Jack Thorne to write the screenplay for the in-development feature film version of one of the greatest comic stories ever told. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to star in the film, and he's producing the movie with David Goyer. According to Deadline, Goyer's pitch for the film is what Thorne will be working from as he tries to crack a project that any number of writers have failed at for over 15 years now. If you want to read the second draft of the Terry Rossio/Ted Elliott approach to the film, it's online at their website, complete with an intro about their time working on the film. If you »

- Drew McWeeny

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Frozen Wins Big at the 41st Annie Awards

3 February 2014 7:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Walt Disney Animation's Frozen took top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA's Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to Chipotle Scarecrow (Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios); Best Animated Short Subject Get a Horse (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial Despicable Me 2 (Cinemark-Illumination Entertainment/Universal); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children Disney Sofia the First (Disney Television Animation); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children's Audience Adventure Time (Cartoon Network Studios); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production Futurama (20th Century Fox Television); Best Animated Video Game The Last of Us (Naughty Dog); and Best Student Film Wedding Cake (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg - Viola Baier, Iris Frisch).

Often a predictor of the annual Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in »

- MovieWeb

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‘Frozen’ took top honors as Best Animated Feature

2 February 2014 10:10 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Walt Disney Animation’s ‘Frozen’ took top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to ‘Chipotle Scarecrow’ (Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios); Best Animated Short Subject ‘Get A Horse!’ (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial ‘Despicable Me 2’ (Cinemark-Illumination Entertainment/Universal); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children ‘Disney Sofia the First’ (Disney Television Animation); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children’s Audience ‘Adventure Time’ (Cartoon Network Studios); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production ‘Futurama’ (20th Century Fox Television); Best Animated Video Game ‘The Last of Us’ (Naughty Dog); and Best Student Film ‘Wedding Cake’ (Filmakademie Baden- Wuerttemberg – Viola Baier, Iris Frisch). Often a predictor of the annual Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as »

- Josh Abraham

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Frozen Wins Best Animated Feature At 41st Annual Annie Awards

2 February 2014 8:28 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Walt Disney Animation’s ‘Frozen’ took top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to ‘Chipotle Scarecrow’ (Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios); Best Animated Short Subject ‘Get A Horse!’ (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial ‘Despicable Me 2′ (Cinemark-Illumination Entertainment/Universal); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children ‘Disney Sofia the First’ (Disney Television Animation); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children’s Audience ‘Adventure Time’(Cartoon Network Studios); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production ‘Futurama’ (20th Century Fox Television); Best Animated Video Game ‘The Last of Us’ (Naughty Dog); and Best Student Film ‘Wedding Cake’(Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg - Viola BaierIris Frisch).

Often a predictor of the annual Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as »

- Michelle McCue

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Frozen Tops 41st Annual Annie Awards with Five

2 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Walt Disney Animation's Frozen , for which a sing-along version was released in theaters on Friday, took top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA's Royce Hall. Often a predictor of the annual Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in a total of 30 categories ranging from best feature, production design, character animation, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music, editing and voice acting. Patrick Warburton, television, film and voice actor, lent his humor and talent as the ceremony's host. Joining him on stage were animation legend June Foray, voice actors Bill Farmer who portrayed animation great Winsor McCay, doing his »

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