Sorcerer Radio Q&A with Lion King Animator Tony Bancroft

I recently had an opportunity to chat with Tony Bancroft, supervising animator of “Pumbaa” for Disney's animated classic, The Lion King. He was a blast to interview and after all this time he still has very fond memories of working at Disney during this second golden age of Disney animation.Upon graduating from high school, Tony was accepted into the exclusive, Disney sponsored, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 1987, where he thrived artistically and developed a lifelong passion … [Read more...]

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, where Disney IS school!

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse

MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE is a unique blog that plusses the homeschool experience and prompts home educators to think outside the textbook. Our bi-weekly posts expose teachable moments in Walt Disney entertainment, from the history of Walter Elias Disney to Audio-animatronics, from theme park attractions to Disney conservation efforts. Each article leaves readers creative ways to learn while they play when Disney IS school. Here’s a sampling of what you might find:Watch Dumbo and learn … [Read more...]

Disney Moves Forward with ‘Lone Ranger’!

It looks like the public duel between Disney and director Gore Verbinski, actor Johnny Depp, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer has finally reached it's end. After Disney pulled the plug on the trios project, a public battle over the budget heated up the news and the fate of the project looked bleak. Depp went public and said he wouldn't do the project without Verbinksi, which put the project, and Disney, in a corner. But it looks like all parties have come to a mutual agreement, and Disney is … [Read more...]

Chris Evans Says ‘Captain America 2′ Won’t Hit Until 2014

Marvel is on a role lately with their movies. Yesterday, we learned that they had set their sites on Patty Jenkins on to direct 'Thor 2', and now it looks like Chris Evans is expecting to gear up as Steven Rogers again in 'Captain America 2' by 2014.  … [Read more...]

Have Dinner with Lucas and Lasseter and Stand Up To Cancer

George Lucas - VW - Stand Up To Cancer

In celebration of the September launch of Star Wars The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, Lucasfilm is asking fans to Use the Force for Good to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2C funds groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. As part of that campaign, Lucasfilm has partnered with eBay to create this exclusive auction, allowing fans to bid on rare and exciting Star Wars items and experiences. We invite you to participate to help us Use the Force … [Read more...]