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4:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Ian McKellan to play Cogsworth in live-action Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is a very close forerunner for my favorite Disney movie (perhaps mostly thanks to the mere existence of Gaston) so any news about this upcoming live-action adaptation has certainly caught my attention so ...

John-Charles Holmes

9:00 AM on 04.10.2015

Ryan Gosling in talks to star in Guillermo Del Toro's Haunted Mansion

Good news, everyone! It looks like Guillermo Del Toro's Haunted Mansion, based on the Disney ride of the same name, is finally back on track with Ryan Gosling in talks to star.  Del Toro first revealed Haunted Mansi...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

1:00 PM on 04.09.2015

Disney also making a live action Pinocchio

Cartoons are getting live action remakes so often, we're going to need a new term for it. I'm thinking "live-actioning." Not the easiest word to say, but I'll just keep using it until someone suggests a better one (do so in t...

Nick Valdez



Tron 3 is in the works and will be bringing back Oliva Wilde photo
Tron 3 is in the works and will be bringing back Oliva Wilde
by John-Charles Holmes

After the huge success with the recent reboot/sequel, Tron: Legacy, Disney has announced that another sequel is in the the works. The unnamed Tron 3 will be bringing back a lot of the same crew who worked on Legacy, including main leads Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund.

There's no details yet about any sort of plot or premise, but shooting is already set to begin sometime this fall, so more news will probably begin to surface as we get closer to the end of the year.

Response to Tron: Legacy seemed to be mixed from many viewers, especially depending on whether or not you were a fan of the original Tron. So what do you think? Are you excited to see more of the modern Tron franchise or are you ready for Disney to move on to the next big franchise?

...which I guess would just be all those live action animated adaptations they've also announced.

[via Hollywood Reporter]

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1:00 PM on 04.03.2015

Winnie the Pooh is now getting the live-action Disney treatment

Hot off the heels of Beauty & the Beast, Mulan, and Tim Burton's Dumbo, Disney has announced yet another property to give a live-action adaptation-- Winnie the Pooh. The film will be written by Sundance film maker, Alex R...

John-Charles Holmes

12:00 PM on 03.17.2015

Live-action Beauty and the Beast has a release date

If Cinderella is anything to go by, Disney has made a good decision in greenlighting live-action adaptations of its own animated classics. Perhaps Cinderella's box office success over the weekend spurred the company to make a...

Matt Liparota



Disney announces Frozen 2 in production photo
Disney announces Frozen 2 in production
by Matthew Razak

Buzzing has been non-stop about Disney releasing a sequel to Frozen, but we've never received word that it was actually going to happen. Now we have it. On the same call that delivered plenty of Star Wars details it was revealed that Frozen 2 is in the works. You probably knew that already, though, from the giant squeeee noise you heard being uttered by every child under the age of 10.

Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will be returning to develop the film, and Josh Gad confirmed to reprise the role of Olaf, which of course is the least important person we wanted to know about returning.

It'll be interesting to see Disney actually do a direct sequel to a princess film that isn't a straight to video release. Makes sense, of course, since Frozen was both a big hit in terms of money and social spread. Let's all get ready for another round of lip syincing YouTube videos. 

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1:00 PM on 03.12.2015

Gareth Edwards's Star Wars spinoff titled; Episode VIII dated

There's a Disney meeting going on a long time ago, right this second, and with it comes Star Wars news! Ben Fritz tweeted it out, and the news is here for us to read, saving us all from sitting through Disney's financial meet...

Jackson Tyler

12:00 PM on 03.11.2015

Rumor: Tron 3 to star production in the Fall

When TRON: Legacy was released it was announced that it was the launch of a new franchise, and usually when a film is highly successful and is part of a franchise the rest of the movies come out pretty quick (disregardin...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 03.10.2015

Tim Burton set to direct live-action Dumbo remake

Disney has announced yet another in its long line of recent live-action adaptions of classic animated films. The upcoming project this time is Dumbo, the classic tale of a big-eared circus elephant who eventually learns to fl...

John-Charles Holmes

2:00 PM on 03.10.2015

New Inside Out trailer shows ins and outs of Pixar's next film

  Surprisingly, it's been about two years since we've last had an actual Pixar movie in theaters, so it's pretty exciting to get our first solid new look at their next feature, Inside Out. All previous looks so far gave...

John-Charles Holmes





2:00 PM on 03.09.2015

Newest Tomorrowland Trailer is only a day away

Brad Bird's upcoming Tomorrowland is Disney's second attempt at turning one of their park attractions into a big film, but unlike the Pirates of the Caribbean series (which is starting work on the fifth one), Tomorrowland lo...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 03.06.2015

Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast gets its Gaston and Beast

Live action Beauty and the Beast stories are a dime a dozen. Disney hopes you'll forget about all those other ones and support their latest live action take on one of their animated stories. Bill Condon (Chicago, Twilight: Br...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 03.06.2015

Toy Story 4 might be a romantic comedy separate from original trilogy

In a recent interview with Disney Latino, Pixar's president, Jim Morris discussed some of the earliest details about the upcoming Toy Story 4. According to Morris, the sequel to the original trilogy won't continue the story, ...

John-Charles Holmes

4:00 PM on 02.17.2015

ReAction Tomorrowland toys teases characters

Toy company Funko recently showed off some of its newest line of retro-styled ReAction action figures based on Disney's upcoming reboot of Tomorrowland.  So far, not much is known about the film other than its starring c...

John-Charles Holmes



Super Bowl TV spot for Tomorrowland photo
Super Bowl TV spot for Tomorrowland
by Nick Valdez

Through its trailers and how little story we've been given so far, Tomorrowland is shaping up to be one of the more interesting movies this year. Like Pirates of the Caribbean, it's a film adapted from Disney parks, but unlike Pirates, it's being handled by a good team. This Super Bowl spot shows a bit of new footage (though it's missing the cool robots from the Comic-Con stuff) and more Clooney monologue, so it's all good in my book. 

Directed by Brad Bird, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson, Tomorrowland opens May 22nd. 

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3:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Disney confirms Star Wars trilogy's release years

In case you were wondering when we were getting more Star Wars after Force Awakens takes over the decade, we're getting at least one a year so far. After Episode VII releases at the end of this year, and the first spin-off in...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 01.21.2015

Star Wars standalone testing some awesome female leads

I'm not very interested in the main Star Wars series, but what has gotten my attention are the standalone spin-off films releasing in between the trilogy. With cooler directors, and possibly cooler stories, it's only natural ...

Nick Valdez



Nick's Top 5 Animated Movies of 2014 photo
Nick's Top 5 Animated Movies of 2014
by Nick Valdez

2014 was a pretty good year for animated films. But unlike the year before, which featured a huge Disney film with headlining women and lots of family friendly features, 2014 was a complete boy's club. While there were a few small steps here and there (women in these films were characterized a bit better and given more autonomy), it's nothing revolutionary. But despite the testosterone, animated films were pretty great last year (but I do hope for more varied voices in 2015). 

2014 treated animation with the respect it deserves. Cartoons aren't just for throwaway comedies (although some did try to squeeze through), and the five films here were the best examples of studios allowing animated films to explore different kinds of narrative opportunities. While the list won't feature some of the smaller releases (because they haven't released near me) like Song of the Sea and When Marnie Was There, I'm pretty confident that this list is set in my mind. 

Here are my choices for the Top Five Animated Films of 2014. 

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1:00 PM on 12.30.2014

New image and logo from Pixar's The Good Dinosaur

For a Pixar film we've heard relatively little about The Good Dinosaur. That may be because it's run into so much trouble in production. It was delayed from a 2014 release to a November, 2015 release, but things seem to be ro...

Matthew Razak



Review: Into the Woods photo
Review: Into the Woods
by Nick Valdez

For a Disney adaptation of a popular musical, Into the Woods has flown surprisingly under the radar. Coming out of practically nowhere, and with all of the early advertising hiding the fact that it is a musical, you'd think Disney was somehow afraid of Into the Woods' oddball nature. But maybe flying under the radar was a good thing as it gets away with way more than you'd expect.  

Into the Woods gets away with being a full blown musical, and it awesomely does not care what you think of it. 

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10:00 AM on 12.17.2014

International trailer for Cinderella works them shoes

I'm caught in a pickle, folks. While I want Disney's live action version of Cinderella to be different from its animated counterpart (so it has a reason to exist other than money), I don't like the changes. Thus the latest t...

Nick Valdez