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Disney Giants To Be Gigantic


Disney's Gigantic

Disney’s planned feature film for 2018 is getting bigger, with a new title and more information. Now retitled Gigantic (formerly Giants), the film will be another retelling of the classic Jack and thew Beanstalk fairy-tale (Bryan Singer made a live-action/CGI version in 2013).

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Good Dinosaur Gains A Director


good dinosaur- pixar

Pixar’s troubled feature The Good Dinosaur has taken a new turn, and is hopefully sailing on calmer waters. In late October, Pixar announced- via Twitter- that  Pete Sohn has been promoted to the director’s chair. Previous, Sohn had manned the co-directors position under Bob Peterson, before he was removed from the project in 2013. Related…

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Jennifer Lee joins Chris Buck to direct Disney’s Frozen


Frozen

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced Thursday that it has tapped Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature, Frozen, which is slated for the big screen on November 27, 2013.

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Michael Hefferon Appointed President of Rainmaker Animation


Rainmaker Entertainment

Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. has appointed feature film and TV executive Michael Hefferon as president and executive producer, Craig Graham, newly appointed chairman and CEO of the Vancouver-based CGI animation production studio, announced.

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Wallen New CTO at DreamWorks Animation


Lincoln Wallen

DreamWorks Animation has announced they have promoted Lincoln Wallen as their new CTO, replacing current CTO Ed Leonard. DreamWorks Animation has juts released Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and is releasing the highly anticipated Rise Of The Guardians next month.

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Alan Horn named chairman of Walt Disney Studios


Alan Horn

Former Warner Bros. Entertainment president Alan Horn has been named chairman of the Walt Disney Studios effective June 11, Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced Thursday.

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Disney movie studio chairman Rich Ross resigns


Rich Ross

Blame it all on an embarrassment of Rich’s. After less than three years in the job, Rich Ross has quit as chairman of the Walt Disney Company’s movie studio.

Under his watch, the Mouse House released this spring’s partly animated John Carter, one of Hollywood’s biggest bombs in recent years. The big-budget science-fiction saga had been years in the development, with costs zooming to over $250 million.

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