The window between theatrical releases and home entertainment distribution continues to shrink. Disney is releasing the HD version of “Frozen” on iTunes today, February 25th, while the film still remains in the top ten at the American box office.
In this special Cartoon Brew series, we asked the five nominees of the 2013 Best Animated Short Academy Award to discuss the artwork of their films. Today we conclude this exclusive look at the short contenders with “Get A Horse!,” a Walt Disney short directed by Lauren MacMullan.
In October, Disney Editions will release “Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man,” a 208-page portfolio of artwork dedicated to Disney Nine Old Man Marc Davis.
Disney’s chipmunk duo, Chip ‘n’ Dale, may soon be revived in a live-action/CG hybrid, according to trade paper reports.
This new trailer for the Angeline Jolie-starring “Maleficent” debuted last night during the Grammy Awards broadast.
After all of the recent Walt Disney mudslinging, it’s nice to see a positive mention of the man, even if that positivity happens to be in the form of a TV commercial trying to sell you a luxury automobile.
The personal styles of individual animation artists will be front and center in a new book series being prepped by Disney Publishing.
Did Tom Hanks’ performance as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks wet your whistle for another depiction of Mr. Disney on the big screen? Then 2014 just might be your year, because two independent biopics are scheduled to be released later this year.
Mickey Mouse and Damien Hirst are strange bedfellows. Hirst (b. 1965) is a multidisciplinary artist foremost in the group dubbed Young British Artists (YBAs). He burst onto the scene in the 1980s, a very promising maker of paintings, sculptures, and more. He has become extraordinarily successful, which does not necessarily mean that his promise has been fulfilled.
While we’ve already debunked Meryl Streep’s accusations that Walt Disney was a “gender bigot,” let us use her commetns as an opportunity to dig even deeper and find out what actions Disney actually undertook to encourage the advancement of women at his studio.
“Smoking: The Choice is Yours…” is a 1981 Disney educational short directed by John Ewing, who worked on “Sleeping Beauty,” “Sword in the Stone,” and “The Jungle Book.” Ewing, however, did not make this cartoon while at Disney.
The voluminous amount of Disney fanart demands that a project be truly unique to stand out from the pack. These clever Disney villain perfume bottle illustrations fit the bill .
There’s a reason that Disney CEO Bob Iger made $34 million last year, and that’s because he knows how to commodify every nook and cranny of the Disney enterprise, including but not limited to the facial hair of the company’s dead founder.
Children’s characters inspiring adult lingerie lines? Standards are different in Japan where Disney’s Consumer Products has transformed the dresses of Disney characters like Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, and Rapunzel into bras and panties.
With today’s wide release of the fabricated and manipulative Saving Mr. Banks, it is an appropriate time to take a look at a different and more authentic side of the man, Walt Disney. These incredible photos, which came to my attention a few years ago, completely altered my perception of his personality.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who is very popular in Japan, is the star of Disney Japan’s animated holiday greeting this year.
French animator David Besnier who was featured here last week for his impressive Flash website banner returns again with a humorous short revealing how he listens to music from Disney’s “The Lion King.”
IN THE EARLY 1980S, CARDON WALKER JR. AND I produced the “Disney Family Album” series for The Disney Channel. It was one of the very first series funded by the Channel, and the first to get any kind of critical acclaim thanks to our nomination for a Cable Ace Award for Best Documentary Series. But we had an even bigger ambition, and that was to land the Great White Whale of Disney myths, the life story of Walt himself.
Was Bambi Jewish? It sounds like the setup to an unfunny “Family Guy” joke, but it’s actually the fascinating argument put forth by Paul Reitter, an author and professor at Ohio State, in a newly published “Jewish Review of Books” piece entitled “Bambi’s Jewish Roots.”
Some artists create their artwork using a pencil and paper, others use a mouse and a monitor, and my favorite kind uses flour, sugar, and eggs. This insanely huge and probably delicious “Frozen” cake featuring sculpures of Olaf and Sven was made by UK-based cake-making wizard Laura Miller.
Eagle-eyed viewers of “Frozen” may have noticed a split-second cameo in the film by Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from “Tangled.” The “Tangled” easter egg surprised even Nathan Greno, the co-director of the film, who