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Earliest Oswald cartoon unearthed?!

Actual footage of Mickey’s predecessor; Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, is hard to come by. Disney lost the rights to the character in 1928 and Universal, his new owners, soon had to watch Mickey’s popularity greatly eclipse the Oswalds. Add to … Read more ⇒

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Paperman – Disney’s new short

With their latest short from director John Kahrs, Disney have shown that they are once again at forging the way forward for animation. When Walt Disney died, he left a studio that was the very best at 2D animation. No … Read more ⇒

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Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Well technically, Steamboat Willie was the third cartoon made by Walt Disney starring the mischievous mouse, but as it was the first to find a distributor and therefore general release, it’s normally considered the cartoon that gave birth to the head of … Read more ⇒

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Walt Disney’s House For Sale!

That’s right. Walt Disney’s actual house is up for sale. This is where the animation legend lived from 1932 (about when he was starting Snow White) to 1950 (when Cinderella came out). We can’t tell from the listing, but if … Read more ⇒

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A Day in the Life of John Lasseter: Review

John Lasseter is a hero to most animators. He worked at Disney in the 80s, but decided (a little earlier than most people) that they were no longer necessarily the industry innovators that they had been during the life of … Read more ⇒

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Disney Royal Wedding Photos

In my circle of friends, there are people of great skill, wit and intelligence. There are people who spend their weekends doing the cryptic Times Crossword, yell at the stupid contestants of University Challenge for being too slow, and are … Read more ⇒

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Making of Disney’s Tangled

Regular readers of this blog might remember my gushing over Disney’s Tangled a few months ago. It wasn’t gushing on the level of my Mary and Max review (which was in serious danger of embarrassing Niagra at one point) but … Read more ⇒

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Truly Awesome Pixar Artwork from Eric Tan

In decorating our new studio (did we mention we had a new studio? – oh, we did? Sorry.) we have been desperately trying to source some original Disney film posters. Not poster designed recently to promote a new edition of … Read more ⇒

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Tangled – Disney’s back!

In all honesty I’ve been completely dreading Tangled. When it started production 8 years ago it was called Rapunzel and seemed like Disney were no longer ashamed of their fairy story roots. They had my favourite animator of all time … Read more ⇒

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Princess and the Frog Film Review

Most of my feelings about Princess and the Frog were those of relief that at last Disney had returned to what Disney do best (hand drawn animation telling heart-warming stories, preferably with the occasional song thrown in for good measure) … Read more ⇒

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