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

Review: Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars – with Exclusive Clip!

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So, how good is Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, the first crossover between a Disney cartoon and the Star Wars universe? Does it lean more towards The Empire Strikes Back or towards The Phantom Menace? Read about it and see an exclusive clip from the special!
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The Guardians of the Galaxy Visit Ultimate Spider-Man Tomorrow Morning – With Exclusive Image and Clip!

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If you’re like most of us at GeekDad, you can’t wait for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie to hit theaters on August 1. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait that long to get a taste of the… eclectic team of heroes on screen. Tomorrow morning, the Guardians of the Galaxy will make a new appearance on the TV show Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. Check out our exclusive image and clip from the episode! Continue reading

Sneak Peek: Pixar’s Inside Out

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Pixar provided a behind-the-scenes look at their next film, Inside Out, for a small audience in Los Angeles, exactly one year prior to its scheduled premiere date of June 19, 2015. The preview included a look at the opening five-minute sequence (much of it in the form of storyboard images), character and set designs, concept drawings, and some brief scenes from the film. The audience was also treated to a preview screening of Lava, the animated short that will accompany Inside Out in the theaters. Continue reading