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Disney researchers find a way to improve renderings of fabric

The most beloved of Disney characters are known as much for their outfits as they are for their stories, and now, the geniuses at the animation studio have found a more efficient way to render realistic fabrics.
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Netflix will stream Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Canada, not in U.S.

Netflix will stream the upcoming Star Wars film, but only in Canada. The video streaming giant hasn't been able to secure rights in the U.S. or in Europe because of the timing of other contracts. 
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Disney to launch streaming platform in the U.K. next month, snubs U.S. for foreseeable future

The major media company will launch DisneyLife, its own video and audio streamer next month, in the UK next month. The service will offer hundreds of books, music, and movies including the Pixar catalog, and classic Disney films but not the…
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The Force is strong with the new Star Wars trailer 2:35

Diving into the backstories of the new characters in the franchise, the new Star Wars trailer also features appearances from Han Solo, Princess Leia and everyone's favorite Wookie, Chewbacca.
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Disney opts for Fifty Shades of Grey writer to pen live-action Cruella de Vil movie

Going from Fifty Shades of Grey to a Disney movie isn't an obvious career move, but it's what Kelly Marcel reportedly plans to do. The screenwriter is attached to Cruella, a live-action story based on 101 Dalmatian's puppy-skinning…
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Disney and Pixar set release dates for Cars 3 and Incredibles 2, push back Toy Story 4

June will be a big month for Disney and Pixar fans for the next few years based on the release dates set for Cars 3, Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4. The studios shared their release calendar through 2019.
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Open Bionics just unveiled Star Wars, Marvel and Disney themed prosthetics for kids

UK limb maker Open Bionics is radically overhauling the artificial limb market by creating brightly colored, kid-friendly prosthetic hands that are branded after popular superheroes and movie characters.
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Disney casts its newest princess: Moana

While your kids wait for Frozen 2, Disney is hard at work on an adventure that takes place in a very different climate. Moana is set in the Pacific Islands and Disney recently revealed that it has found the voice of the eponymous princess

HP takes Star Wars branding to the Dark Side with this Empire-themed notebook

If you just can't get enough Star Wars stuff, HP has a special edition laptop that will have you feeling the force again in no time. The HP Star Wars notebook will be available for pre-order on October 8th.
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Marvel’s Black Panther is reportedly closing in on writer Joe Robert Cole

Marvel's Black Panther still needs a writer, but Joe Robert Cole is reportedly in talks to pen the movie. Cole was part of Marvel's in-house writing program and wrote and directed 2011's Amber Lake.
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Finding Nemo meets Land Before Time in the new trailer for Disney’s The Good Dinosaur

Disney/Pixar have released a second trailer to the studios' upcoming animated film The Good Dinosaur, which showcases new audio, and more of the same beautiful scenery we saw in the first preview.
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A whole new world: Disney app renders coloring book pages as 3D images

Using technology provided by the Unity game engine, the Disney Research project has developed an app that will allow you to see what your 2D drawings (or colorings, more precisely) look like as 3D animations.