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‘Strange World’ Review: Jake Gyllenhaal and Gabrielle Union Lead Voice Cast in Disney Charmer

The animated adventure film is about three generations of explorers who chart unknown territory in order to save their city.

Disney Animation Creating Immersive Experience Highlighting Titles Ranging From ‘Snow White’ to ‘Encanto’

As Disney Animation moves toward its 100th anniversary, the studio is collaborating with the producers of Immersive Van Gogh to create Disney Animation Immersive Experience, set to open this December in Toronto. “A combination of an art exhibit and movie theater” is how Oscar-winning producer J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water), who is leading the […]

Behind Disney’s Jules Verne-Inspired ‘Strange World’

Disney Animation’s Strange World — for which a new trailer dropped Wednesday — was created to capture the adventure of pulp novels, with inspiration from stories such as Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth as well as King Kong. But it’s ultimately a story about family, director Don Hall (an Oscar winner […]

Jennifer Lee, Michel Ocelot to Be Honored at Annecy Animation Festival

Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot will receive the Annecy International Animation Festival’s Honorary Cristal during the upcoming festival, which will be held June 13-18 in Annecy, France. “The return of the Annecy Festival to its pre-pandemic state is the reason behind awarding two Honorary Cristals, one each to two exceptional personalities who have marked the […]

Oscars: ‘Encanto’ Team Celebrates “Beautiful, Diverse Characters” With Best Animated Feature Win

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Colombian-set musical Encanto won the Academy Award for best animated feature, delivering Oscars to directors Byron Howard and Jared Bush, and producers Yvett Merino, the first Latina nominated and winning in the category, and Clark Spencer. Merino said she was so proud to work on a film that “put beautiful, diverse […]

‘Encanto’: Film Review

A Colombian teenager has to save her extended family’s magic although she has no special gift of her own in Disney’s animated musical adventure with original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

‘Encanto’ Cast Talks Colombian Culture, Importance of Latinx Representation

Magic was in the air on Wednesday evening at Hollywood Boulevard’s El Capitan Theater for the premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto. Set on a purple carpet, the Encanto voice cast and crew — many of whom were meeting in-person for the very first time — gathered for a celebration of family, music and […]

Walt Disney Animation Studios to Open Vancouver Facility

Walt Disney Animation Studios is opening a new facility in Vancouver, which will focus on its growing slate of long-form series work and special projects for Disney+. The company is currently recruiting talent (Vancouver already has a robust VFX and animation community) and is expected to have an official opening in January. Additional details were […]

Disney Debuts Stephanie Beatriz as “Not Special Special” Heroine in Enchanting ‘Encanto’ Trailer

In the first teaser trailer for Walt Disney Animation’s upcoming animated feature Encanto, being powerless doesn’t mean you can’t be powerful. Released Thursday, the music-driven peek at the studio’s 60th animated feature introduces the magical Madrigal family, who live in an enchanted village in the mountains of Colombia. Unlike other families, having special abilities and […]

CAA Acquires Tandem Entertainment to Expand Branded Partnerships

The deal gets the Hollywood talent agency deeper into digital media partnerships and branded content.

Kevin Mayer Joins Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries as Media Adviser

Kevin Mayer, the former Walt Disney exec who recently resigned as CEO of TikTok amid the threat of a ban over the popular social media app, has been named a senior media adviser for Russian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik's Access Industries.

Spyglass, Propagate Content Launch Artists Road Comedy Joint Venture

Gary Barber's Spyglass Media Group, Ben Silverman's Propagate Content, Artists First and Off-Road Productions are joining forces to form a new comedy film joint venture, Artists Road.