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Cool Stuff: ‘The Lion King’, ‘Hercules’ and More Expand Ben Harman’s Disney Dreamland Art Series

Throughout this year, artist Ben Harman has been fleshing out his Disney Dreamland art series, bringing to life beautiful images from Disney’s classic animated movies. Each of his prints is like a vertical widescreen image with meticulously recreated architecture, amazing landscapes, astounding skyscapes, and incredible detail. And more are arriving today. Bottleneck Gallery and Eyeland […]

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Sue Nichols Maciorowski, Disney Animation Artist for ‘Hercules,’ ‘Princess and the Frog,’ Dies at 55

Sue Nichols Maciorowski, a Disney Animation artist whose contributions in visual development and story art helped shape the Disney Renaissance, has died. She was 55 years old. Disney Animation artist Maciorowski, who legacy at the House of Mouse helped build its animation department into the titan it is today, died at 55, according to the […]

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‘Frozen 2’ Director of Story Marc Smith on Heading ‘Into the Unknown’ for Disney+ Documentary

Marc Smith has a storied history at Disney Animation. He began work as an intern at the Florida animation satellite studio, housed inside the Magic of Disney Animation attraction at what was then a young Disney-mgm Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios), working as a in-betweener on Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, before graduating […]

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Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Who Played Mr. Wilhelm, Dies at 87

Veteran character actor Richard Herd, best known for portraying Mr. Wilhelm on “Seinfeld,” died on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of complications from cancer. He was 87.The Boston native broke into show business as a stage actor in New York. He made his film debut in 1970’s “Hercules in New York.” Herd was hired […]

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‘Rampage’ Tops Weekend Box Office, but ‘A Quiet Place’ is Making the Most Noise

It was nearly an upset at the weekend box office, but Warner Bros. and New Line’s Rampage was able to hold off a strong second weekend from Paramount’s hit horror/thriller A Quiet Place to take the weekend’s #1 spot. But that doesn’t discount the fact A Quiet Place is less than $400k shy of topping […]

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Milli Vanilli Biopic Producers Hope End of Ratner Deal Could Revive Long-Gestating Project

The history of the Untitled Millie Vanilli movie has been almost as much of a byzantine roller coaster ride as the duo’s infamous career. The latest roadblock for the biopic, which dates back to a 2007 screenplay by fan Jeff Nathanson, who wanted to direct the film himself, was the demise of Brett Ratner’s $450 […]

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John Musker, Co-Director of ‘Aladdin,’ ‘The Little Mermaid,’ and ‘Moana,’ Retires After Four Decades With Disney

One of the Disney Renaissance’s key figures is stepping down. John Musker, who’s responsible for such classics as “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid,” has announced his retirement after a 41-year tenure. Musker joined the company in 1977 and, alongside creative partner, also co-wrote and -directed “The Great Mouse Detective,” “Hercules,” “Treasure Planet,” “The Princess and […]

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