With every passing day, we get closer and closer to Disney and Lucasfilm finally announcing that they’ve found the actor who will play young Han Solo. Right now, all signs point to the relative newcomer Alden Ehrenreich.
Hey, Hollywood. Did you learn nothing from Warner Bros. box-office bomb Pan? The answer is clear, because now we’ve got news of yet another Peter Pan adaptation. This time, it’ll be a live-action entry from Disney, the studio that made the iconic animated version of J.M. Barrie’s tale, back in 1953.
I guess Disney’s pretty happy with the The Jungle Book, which comes out this week, because they’re already working on a sequel.
Making a live-action remake of a beloved animated classic—a remake that nobody asked for—is a tough position to be in. You have to win over fans of the original, but also convert a whole new audience. For Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, the key to that challenge was capturing the right feeling.
We’re still two years away from Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, but we’re slowly but surely figuring out which characters from the massive Marvel cinematic universe are going to show up. And we now know that Star-Lord is one of them. Probably.
For almost 10 years, Finding Nemo was Pixar’s most successful film. And yet, other movies kept getting sequels while our favorite fish story didn’t. At last, in 2010, writer/director Andrew Stanton got inspired. Five years later, on June 17, Finding Dory is coming to theaters.
Okay, so a lot of the CG animals we’ve seen in the live-action Jungle Book movie venture a bit too far into the uncanny valley (uncanny jungle?), but Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa is looking great in this extended look at the movie, right down to the trippy hypnotic eyeballs.
If there’s one thing animators love, its sneaking visual references into movies, and Disney’s geniuses are some of the best at it.
Go home, Disney. You’re drunk.
The news first leaked out a month ago so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but today Lego officially revealed its next Minifigure collection that exclusively features characters from the world of Disney, including Mr. Incredible and Syndrome making their first Lego appearances.
I really think The Jungle Book, apart from the problems presented by its source material, may be in trouble. From what we’ve seen in clips, a lot of the talking animals just aren’t working.
This week’s season finale of Star Wars Rebels promises to pack an emotional punch for fans waiting to see Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano duke it out, but on top of that, it may show that Disney’s Star Wars canon is accepting elements from a part of the old Expanded Universe many dearly miss: Knights of the Old Republic.
When Walt Disney was at his best, his movies worked on many levels. As family entertainment, they were brilliant. But the subversive themes and winks to the adult audience were there too, and this Disney art by Heather Theurer is in the same vein.
With Idris Elba voicing Shere Khan, it would be hard to deny the character’s power and charisma. However, there’s a bit of an uncanny valley in these CGI-ed animals.
Long before Harry Potter, long before countless other fantasy coming-of-age stories, there were Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain novels. I read these as a kid and my head just exploded. And now, Disney is trying (again) to make them into movies.
If you were wondering just how far Marvel’s infamous secrecy goes—well, it extends to not telling actors what their cameos even mean until the movies actually come out. That’s why Anthony Mackie learned that Falcon was becoming an Avenger in the movie theater.
Disney XD has released the first image from its reboot of DuckTales, presenting one of the first cases of a single still getting a song stuck in my head with no prompting. “Life is like a hurricane, here in Duckburg!”
In November 2014, the team behind Disney’s Zootopia had a very bad day. After years of development and production, they realized a huge aspect of their movie didn’t work. There were two main characters, one primary and one secondary— and they had to be flipped for the film to make sense.
In other news, a bear shits in the woods and the Pope is Catholic.