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Walt Disney Company Currently Not Developing Any Hand-Drawn Animated Features

The studio that helped pioneer 2D, hand drawn, theatrical animation is currently at a crossroads with the process. At Wednesday’s Walt Disney Company shareholder’s meeting, CEO Bob Iger revealed none of Disney’s animation companies, which includes Disney Animation, Pixar and Disney Toons, are currently developing, or have plans to develop, any 2D, hand drawn animation…

Once and for all, the Pooh belongs to Disney

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (the Board) dismissal of a challenge to Disney’s trademark rights in A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and other characters. Stephen Slesinger, Inc. v. Disney Enterprises, Inc., Case No. 11-1593 (Fed. Cir., Dec. 12, 2012) (Rader, J.)…

Disney hits the comeback trail

Oscar is smiling on the Mouse House this season, bestowing no fewer than four nominations on Disney-branded animated films. A nod to Pixar’s “Brave” isn’t surprising, given Pixar’s track record, and “Frankenweenie’s” inclusion echoes the love the Academy showed Tim Burton’s “The Corpse Bride.” But the nominations for Disney Animation’s inhouse efforts, “Wreck-It Ralph” and…