Tag Archives: Walt Disney Animation Studios

Pixar, Disney Animation to Reveal ‘Never-Before-Seen’ Footage in September

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On Thursday, July 14, D23 announced that Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios would share some first looks and sneak peeks into their upcoming feature films and Disney+ Original shows. According to the announcement, On Friday, September 9, thousands of Disney fans will be welcomed to Hall D23 for a special look at upcoming films and series. Pixar ...

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Theaters or Disney+? Disney Remains Silent in ‘Strange World’ Trailer

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On Monday, June 6, Disney dropped the trailer for its upcoming computer-animated feature film, and as it says in the title, it is strange. Disney teases Strange World as an adventure like no other, taking viewers along with the Clades family as they embark on big adventures through a bizarre world outside of space and time filled with fantastical creatures. ...

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Legendary Animator Discusses His Disney Princesses

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“Legendary Disney animator” Mark Henn has been creating amazing characters for Walt Disney Animation Studios since 1980, and the animator of many Disney princesses (including Ariel, Princess Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas Belle, and Tiana) just spoke to D23 about his experience! Henn revealed that he’s always had an “affinity” with women due to his close relationship with his sisters and the ...

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Animator Describes Meeting Princess Diana During Her Disney Tour

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Disney animator Mark Henn (who began his Disney animation career in 1980) is a “legendary animator” who recently spoke to the D23 Podcast and revealed volumes about not only his Walt Disney Animation Studios career path and his favorite characters, but also the many perks that come with a Disney role. Apparently, one of those Walt Disney Animation Studios perks ...

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Disney Revitalizing Hand-Drawn Animated Features? Genie’s Creator Says Yes!

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Does anybody know what that last 2-D animated feature film to be released from Walt Disney Animation Studios was? It was Winnie the Pooh in 2011. What was the last hand-drawn Disney Princess movie? The Princess and the Frog in 2009. With the success of Pixar’s feature films and Disney’s own successful ventures with features like Tangled (2007), the moviemaking giant that championed ...

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Director of ‘Encanto’ Confirms Fan Theory, Hints at Possibility of a Sequel

The latest hit from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Encanto (2021) has taken Disney fans by storm leading to the film becoming one of the most rewatched titles on Disney+, spawning a number of social media trends based on the movie’s soundtrack, and even sparking conversations about a sequel or place within Walt Disney World theme parks. Recently, Encanto director Jared ...

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Video: Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Sketchbook,’ Coming Soon to Disney+

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Calling all artists (or animators in training)! Sketchbook, the newest series announced for Disney+ provides a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of favorite Disney animated characters, and it will give viewers at home the opportunity to draw their very own versions of them! Sketchbook will be released on April 27, 2022, on Disney’s streaming platform. Check out the official trailer ...

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‘Encanto’ Animators Discuss the Details Behind Bruno

The Oscar-nominated animated feature Encanto has been breaking records left and right, particularly when it comes to the hit song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (which has actually surpassed the popularity of both “Let It Go” and “A Whole New World”), and Walt Disney Animation Studios animators have just shared some insight into how they designed the song’s namesake! Disney ...

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“Awkwafina’s Very Expressive”: How the Actress Inspired Sisu in ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

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Disney animators are known for taking inspiration from the actors who voice the characters being animated (with one notable example being the distinct mannerisms that were copied from actress Eartha Kitt and used for her Emperor’s New Groove character Yzma), and that pattern apparently continued behind the scenes on the animated Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon from 2021! Awkwafina, the ...

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