In a familiar yet different world, a young student finds out they have a penchant for magic and go to school to learn more about it. No, this isn’t Harry Potter. While it may seem similar on the surface The Paper Magician series is actually quite different—and Disney just bought the movie rights to it.
These days, you can’t go anywhere without hearing about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway musical Hamilton. He also wrote the music in Maz Kanata’s bar in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And now, this multi-talented actor, musician and writer is about to book a major movie role.
This April, when audiences sit down to see Disney’s new live-action movie of The Jungle Book, they aren’t going to think about its technical achievements. Ideally, they’re going to get swept up in a story about a boy named Mowgli and his adventures in the jungle with a bunch of talking animals. But technical…
For the past several years the Walt Disney Company has been madly attempting to remake all the classic animated films into live action. One of the latest to move forward is Mary Poppins, the 1964 masterpiece that blended live action and animation. And now they may have the perfect lead actress: Emily Blunt.
For several years, Pixar’s animated films made Pixar’s parent company, Disney, look good. And meanwhile, Disney’s own in-house animation studio was going through a rough patch—the company wasn’t making the kind of films people expected from Walt Disney’s namesake.
Zootopia isn’t just Disney’s latest “talking animal” movie. It’s also co-directed and co-written by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, the guys behind Wreck-It Ralph. So we were excited to go to Disney Animation Studios and learn all about the making of Zootopia.
Disney is known for two things: animated movies and theme parks, both of which are coming together in a major way in the near future. While the Star Wars park news was the big headline at the D23 Expo Saturday, the second one is Disney opening a full, Toy Story Land section at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
When the toy army men rappelled from the ceiling to mark the end of Disney’s D23 Expo Animation and Pixar panel, it looked like an invasion. It sort of had been. An invasion of clips, stars and news from the upcoming slate of the company’s bread and butter genre.
At a certain point in life, you learn about pleasure in moderation. A lot of something is great, until you get sick of it. A slow, steady enjoyment has always worked though and as a Star Wars fan, the aggressive plan for the franchise may sound good—but it also scares the living shit out of me.
As the world waits for a fifth Indiana Jones film, there may be a new adventurer on his tail: Charles Darwin.
Behold the trailer for Walt Before Mickey, which shows the modest beginnings of the world's most famous animator. And no this isn't a Funny of Die video this is a real movie about Walt losing his shit and his money, a lot.
“Perhaps Madame Leota can establish contact,” the Ghost Host decides. “She has a remarkable head for materializing...the disembodied!” As the Ghost Host is speaking, the Doom Buggies make their way into a dim parlor and take their place around a large seance circle.
Four years before the Soviet Union's Luna 2 reached the surface of the Moon, and fourteen years ahead of the crewed Apollo 11 mission, Walt Disney introduced audiences to deep space exploration with a trio of fantastic space-themed featurettes.
Walt Disney may not actually be frozen underneath Disneyland, but that hasn't stopped a group of Brazilian animators from creating this creepy short film just in time for Walt Disney's 110th birthday (which was yesterday). In D. On Ice, the animation mogul returns to the present day, only to find himself at the whims…
Ever wondered where Gaston and Ursula the Sea Witch went after they died? Why, they almost certainly went to Walt Disney's cartoon Hell, as depicted in the 1929 Silly Symphonies short "Hell's Bells."
In 1946, Salvador Dalí collaborated with Walt Disney animators on Destino, a surrealist animation that was storyboarded but scrapped due to budgetary concerns. Destino wouldn't be finished until 2003, when Roy Disney resurrected the project. Melting clocks à la Disney!
In the wake of a rancorous national election, the future's sent us a savior: a cyborg Abraham Lincoln. CyberAbe will appeal to the better angels of our nature with rousing rhetoric and a stovetop hat that transforms into a bazooka.