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A decree from the countess of cartoon storytelling: a book review of Animating Short Stories by Cheryl Briggs

Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after. The reason for such everlasting bliss is that they – ambitious, upstart animation pros – have devoured Cheryl Briggs’ newest publication entitled Animating Short Stories: Narrative Techniques and Visual Design (Bloomsbury Academic).

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Disney is Rebooting the Proud Family?

A lot of the young Toonbarn readers probably won’t remember The Proud Family (2001-2005), but it is one of the best family-friendly cartoons to have come out of a network full of family-friendly shows. The series lightly addressed issues related to the life of an African American family in the US, while still remaining light […]

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Marvel

The Guardians of the Galaxy Turn 8-Bit Retro in Mission Breakout!

As part of a multi-episode story arc airing back to back on DisneyXD and DisneyNOW, the Guardians of the Galaxy will give fans a taste of how to save the universe in 8-bit pixelated RETRO style. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! kicks off on Sunday, May 5 at 9:30 to 10:30PM EDT/PDT. In […]

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Toy Story

New TV Spot for Toy Story 4

Disney-Pixar has just released a new TV spot for its highly anticipated sequel to Toy Story 4. The movie is due in theaters on June 21, so we still have a lot of time for promotional material. There’s already a lot of info about the movie, including the presence of new characters (such as Bo […]

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Disney Channel Orders 3rd Season of Big Hero 6

Disney Channel recently ordered a new set of episodes from the Emmy Award-winning Big Hero 6: The Series. The new order will consist of the animated show’s 3rd season, which is impressive. It shows that Disney has a lot of confidence in the series, because season 2 of Big Hero 6: The Series is only debuting […]

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Disney+ to Adapt Marvel’s What If Series

According to a report by SlashFilm, Marvel Studios will adapt Marvel Comics’ “What If…” series of comic books into animated series format. The series will debut on their upcoming Disney+ streaming platform. The adaptation will be overseen by MCU visionary Kevin Feig. And staying true to the comic books, the stories featured in the What […]

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Star Wars

Disney Orders Second Season of Star Wars Resistance

Star Wars Resistance will be returning to the small screens in Fall 2019. According to a recent announcement, Disney Channel has recently ordered a second season of the high-flying space adventures of Resistance pilot Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, who was sent on a secret spy mission in the First Order. Season 1 of the series will […]

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Trailer: Kim Possible Gets a Live Action Movie

It’s a long time coming, but Disney Channel is dusting off their treasure trove of 90s/early noughts properties, and out come a new live-action Disney Original Channel Movie based on Kim Possible. Slated to premiere on February 15 at 8PM EST/PST, the new comedy action adventure will star newcomer Sadie Stanley as the iconic teen […]

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Disney Starts Production on Mira, Royal Detective

Disney has recently announced the start of production on a new series titled Mira, Royal Detective. This animated mystery adventure series is targeted towards preschoolers. It is scheduled to debut on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks all over the globe in 2020. Mira, Royal Detective is said to be focused on the magical Indian-inspired […]

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Disney and Jam City Partner for Mobile

According to a recent announcement, Disney has entered into a multi-year mobile game development partnership deal with mobile entertainment company Jam City. The deal will allow Jam City to helm the popular match game Disney Emoji Blitz. They will be joined by people from Disney’s Glendale games studio. The partnership will also see the two […]

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Frozen 2 Release Date Moves Up

Disney is breaking tradition this year – instead of going through with a Thanksgiving Eve release, the upcoming Frozen sequel has been moved up to a November 22, Friday premiere. In the previous years, Disney-Pixar followed a Thanksgiving Eve release for the films Coco, Moana, and The Good Dinosaur. However, that does not mean there […]

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LEGO Star Wars: All Stars Makes a Splash on Disney Digital

Disney XD’s Youtube channel and DisneyNOW has just recevied a new CG animated series from the LEGO Star Wars franchise. Titled LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars, the new CG animated series spans all eras of the iconic Lucasfilm and LEGO collaboration, consisting of eight shorts and four half hour episodes. The series will see fan favorite […]