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Henry Selick returns to Disney

Henry Selick, director of “Coraline,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “James and the Giant Peach,” will be making his way back to Disney, setting up shop at Pixar’s studio in Emeryville, CA.

Selick plans to write and direct original features along with adapting books. While he may be set up at Pixar, his films will continue to be produced as stop-motion animation.

No word on whether or not the films will be released under the Disney or Pixar name.


‘Beauty and the Beast’ coming to Blu-ray Oct. 5th

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray high-definition debut of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, scheduled to arrive on store shelves on October 5, 2010.

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ debuts at No. 1

DreamWorks Animation’s latest film, How to Train Your Dragon, managed to rake in $43.3 million over its first opening weekend, easily taking the No. 1 spot, pushing last week’s top film, Alice in Wonderland, down to the the No. 2 spot with $17.3 million for a cumulative domestic total of $293.1 million.


‘Shrek Forever After’ Posters

In theaters May 21, 2010


Check out a second poster after the break.

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‘Despicable Me’ Trailer #4

In theaters July 9, 2010

Wallace & Gromit’s Energy Conservation Commercial

‘The Illusionist’ Russian Trailer

In French and German cinemas now. Coming soon to other territories.

Short film spotlight: The Crane Machine

Created by Vancouver Film School student Leonardo Cubeddu through the VFS 3D Animation & Visual Effects program.

Short film spotlight: Rebirth

Created by Vancouver film School Student Azam Kotadia through the VFS Classical Animation program.

Short film spotlight: The Longest Date

Created by Vancouver Film School student Tae Joon Park through the VFS Classical Animation program. It was nominated for “Best Classical or Stop Motion Animation” at the 2006 CAEAA awards.

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