Think, act, draw, pitch — How to bring a Disney Animated Story to life! #SDCC
Jul25

Think, act, draw, pitch — How to bring a Disney Animated Story to life! #SDCC

We got the chance to sit in on a fun panel (where video was unfortunately not allowed) to get the inside scoop on the story development process from the story artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Not quite recognized with the glory of doing the animation or the writing, these key individuals in the process work as a bridge that help square away the building blocks and general visual flow of an animated feature. When you see those...

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Radio Disney Music Awards will bring must see performances from your favorite stars
Apr21

Radio Disney Music Awards will bring must see performances from your favorite stars

The 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS, adds some Disney magic to its lineup with must-see moments from DESCENDANTS 2 and MOANA. Also, opening up the awards will be the world premiere of  WAYS TO BE WICKED, featuring Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart. Then,taking the stage together for the first time, Auli’Cravalho, Alessia Cara and Jordan Fisher will perform a medley of fan-favorite songs from MOANA China...

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Lin-Manuel, Jordan Fisher studio version of “You’re Welcome” from MOANA gets music video
Mar24

Lin-Manuel, Jordan Fisher studio version of “You’re Welcome” from MOANA gets music video

Jordan Fisher and Lin Manuel Miranda feature in a new music video released for the “You’re Welcome” song from Disney’s animated feature MOANA. Shot on location in New York City and London, the clip was directed by Declan Whitebloom (James Blunt, Taylor Swift, Leona Lewis, One Direction). Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by Dwayne Johnson in the film, “You’re Welcome” showcases the colorful...

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REVIEW: MOANA sails home with impressive assortment of extras
Mar07

REVIEW: MOANA sails home with impressive assortment of extras

Although MOANA did not get any Oscar love at the recent Academy Awards, it’s no secret that we absolutely adored this film. We have a soft spot for Disney Princess films and while Disney has certainly found a certain magic with castles and magic, they’ve broken the mold here with this tale of a Polynesian princess whose kingdom is the far reaches of the entire Pacific ocean. Auli’i Cravalho is the perfect Disney princess....

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WATCH: Relive beautiful performance of “How Far I’ll Go” by Auli’i Cravalho with intro by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Feb26

WATCH: Relive beautiful performance of “How Far I’ll Go” by Auli’i Cravalho with intro by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Auli’i Cravalho had her moment in the spotlight on the 89th Annual Oscars stage tonight when she sang the big solo from Disney’s Animated Feature MOANA. Auli’i voiced the titual princess and brought to life a practically flawless performance of the song that sounded like it was straight from the soundtrack. Even an unplanned brush across the head by one of the dancer’s fabric waves didn’t shake the...

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DISNEY AT THE 2017 OSCARS: 4 wins including ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper,’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ 
Feb26

DISNEY AT THE 2017 OSCARS: 4 wins including ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper,’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ 

The 89th Annual Academy Awards have come and gone and Disney has once again earned itself some worthy acclaim this year. The house that Walt built continues to be a Hollywood heavy hitter in the entertainment business earning a total of FOUR Academy Awards. The shine on ZOOTOPIA remains bright bringing home Oscar gold for the House of Mouse, edging out sister film MOANA. Animation was well represented by Disney with another win for...

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Live the ISLAND LIFE with Moana, now on mobile devices
Feb03

Live the ISLAND LIFE with Moana, now on mobile devices

Disney announced the launch of MOANA ISLAND LIFE, a free-to-play mobile game that lets players create and build their perfect, custom island paradise with the help of beloved characters Moana, Maui, Pua and HeiHei. Inspired by the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film, MOANA, fans will be able to revisit Motunui and go on new adventures throughout Oceania to see vibrant, mythical islands. MOANA ISLAND LIFE is now available for free...

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OSCAR TIME! Disney gets 9 #OscarNoms for 89th annual event
Jan25

OSCAR TIME! Disney gets 9 #OscarNoms for 89th annual event

The 89th Academy Awards are nearly upon us and Disney this year has earned itself 9 nominations once again! Last year, INSIDE OUT brought home the Oscar gold continuing to show that the House of Mouse still excels where it all started… in animation. This year Disney has TWO animated films up for the Animated Feature Oscar for MOANA and ZOOTOPIA. The latter won the Golden Globe award for this year which may be a strong indicator...

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MOANA sails home with impressive list of extras
Jan16

MOANA sails home with impressive list of extras

As early as next month, you can bring home the high-flying fun and adventure of Walt Disney Animation’s MOANA. It’s no secret that the film was unsurprisingly one of our biggest obsessions this year and now it’s sailing home with a demi-god sized assortment of extras. RELATED POST Working in paradise: MOANA is a carefully crafted work of art and culture The film will be issued in both 2D and 3D formats and, as...

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MOANA SING-ALONG to amp up home release, awards buzz
Jan11

MOANA SING-ALONG to amp up home release, awards buzz

In celebration of the upcoming home-release (and perhaps to bait a little during the upcoming award season) Disney is re-issuing their latest animated romp MOANA to theaters in a new SING-ALONG version. The special engagement is launching in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide on January 27 and exclusively at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre on January 20. Tickets are available at El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), by calling...

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