Annecy is taking over San Diego Comic-Con as the place for Hollywood to preview its major projects.
Animation historian John Canemaker talks about the process and challenges of creating the monumental new biography “The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic.”
Before I got hired at Disney Features, I sold a few magazine articles and developed a love of writing for print, where there was nothing between writer and reader but words on a page. When I became a Disney employee, I realized I was surrounded by animation veterans with vivid memories of the rambunctious days at the old Hyperion studio, and the creative struggles that went into making “Snow White,” “Pinocchio,” and the other early features. Talking to older Mouse House staffers, it dawned on me they could provide great source material for articles.
Dickie Jones, the voice of Pinocchio in the 1940 Disney film, died on July 7, 2014. He was 87 years old.
Animation legend Don Lusk, who animated on nearly every Disney classic between “Snow White” and “101 Dalmatians,” turns 100 today.