Sleeping Beauty Battle Royale

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In just a few short days (11/04), the alternate version of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, will be released on home video. It has been a long time since a movie has been so polarizing with an audience as Maleficent is to Sleeping Beauty. If you have not seen this new telling, then I urge you to go ahead and get ready by picking up a copy of the original Disney classic first. Continue reading

Alexander and the Pretty Good Movie

Science class goes awry for Alexander in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
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Judith Viorst’s 1972 children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, has been transformed into a new film from Disney, and the adaptation actually works pretty well. Continue reading

Meet the Cast of Alexander

The cast of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day assembles to meet the press.

The cast and producers of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day assembled at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills last week to discuss their film. Director Miguel Arteta, Producers Dan Levine and Lisa Henson, Writer Rob Lieber and actors Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Ed Oxenbould and Bella Thorne answered questions about their work on the film. Continue reading

The Technology of Big Hero 6

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Disney’s Big Hero 6 is set in an alternate reality that differs from our world in two major ways: the culture is a melding of American and Japanese influences, and the technological development is slightly more advanced than ours. Let’s take a look at some of that technology. Continue reading

Big Hero 6 Challenge Asks Kids What Big Problem They Want to Solve

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In anticipation of the release of Big Hero 6, Disney has teamed with partners XPRIZE, LittleBits, FIRST LEGO League, and the USPTO to create a contest for kids. Continue reading

Disney Recreates DuckTales Title Sequence With Real Ducks

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If you remember Disney Afternoon of the ’90s, you’ll love this. Disney has redone the title sequence to the great show that was DuckTales, only using actual ducks instead of cartoons. If you need a smile, this is just about guaranteed to provide one. Continue reading

Behind the Scenes With Big Hero 6

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Continuing the streak that began with Tangled, Disney Animation’s next feature is also their first animated adaptation of a Marvel property, Big Hero 6. Not long ago, I was invited to spend a day at the studio with the artists behind this new film. We met the producer, directors, designers and artists, many of whom also worked on Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled. We saw storyboards, concept art and several extended sequences of the heroes in action and spoke with the animators who put it all together. Continue reading

Donald Duck Announced for Disney Infinity 2.0 Originals

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Following up the recent announcement of Aladdin characters for Disney Infinity, the number of Disney Originals has further been bolstered today by Donald Duck. So far though these are all Toy Box characters, fingers crossed for a playset still. Continue reading

Disney Demonstrates Its Fear of Kermit-ment: What’s to Become of the Muppets?

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It’s been more than 24 years since Jim Henson’s untimely death. It’s been more than ten years since The Walt Disney Company acquired the Muppets. This year’s Muppets Most Wanted was a mostly-mediocre movie and didn’t do so hot at the box office. Following that relative failure, it looks like Disney is losing interest in investing much more time and money in the franchise. Continue reading