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Fans can enter the modern mammal title metropolis in Disney’s upcoming animated comedy, ‘Zootopia,’ with the release of the adventure film’s new trailer and images. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, which will distribute the movie in U.S. theaters on March 4, 2016, has released the new clip and photos for it’s 55th animated feature. ‘Zootopia’ features an ensemble voice cast that includes Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti and John Dimaggio. The animated movie was helmed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and Jared [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Last week, Walt Disney Animation Studios unveiled a new poster for Zootopia, which featured both of the main characters, rookie cop Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). Today, the studio has released a new trailer, which showcases one of the stumbling blocks Judy runs into on her latest case: the Department of Mammal Vehicles (Dmv), which is run entirely by sloths. Anyone who has spent time at the human Dmv can relate to the agonizingly slow pace of this facility, as Nick introduces Judy to the "fastest" sloth at the Dmv, Flash (voiced by Raymond S. Persi).
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together-a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, »
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Check out the new trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 55th animated feature Zootopia.
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything.
But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, »
- Michelle McCue
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new trailer for its upcoming early 2016 animated feature "Zootopia". Byron Howard and Rich Moore helm the story which us set in a world in which animals have evolved into human behavior.
Ginnifer Goodwin follows an optimistic rabbit cop who is determined to prove herself and finds herself partnered with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox (voiced by Jason Bateman). Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Nate Torrance, Jenny Slate, Alan Tudyk, Bonnie Hunt, Raymond Persi and Don Lake also star.
- Garth Franklin
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new international poster for their upcoming movie Zootopia, featuring the tenacious rookie cop Judy Hoops (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) trying to track down con artist Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman). The studio has also announced that award-winning composer Michael Giacchino marks his first-ever feature collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios for next spring's big-screen adventure. Featuring an 80-piece orchestra and conductor Tim Simonec, Giacchino's score is being recorded this week. Here's what director Byron Howard had to say about Michael Giacchino coming aboard to provide the score.
"In a world as vast as Zootopia, we needed someone who could deliver a score that can feel exotic and powerful, but also provide that same emotional intimacy. We tell stories with images, Michael tells stories with music. Zootopia is a massive film with deep emotional themes running throughout the story, and Michael was the »
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) has entered talks with Disney and Pixar for a role in the voice cast of the 2018 sequel Toy Story 4, where she’d voice “a laid-back mom who’s described as a hippie.”
Toy Story 4 is being directed by John Lasseter, who previously revealed that the film will be a love story revolving around a romance between Woody (Tom Hanks) and Bo Peep (Annie Potts). Also set to return to the voice cast are Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear), Joan Cusack (Jessie), Bonnie Hunt (Dolly), Don Rickles (Mr. Potato Head), Estelle Harris (Mrs. Potato Head), Jodi Benson (Barbie) and Blake Clark (Slinky).
Toy Story 4 is set for release on June 15th 2018.
- Gary Collinson
· Idris Elba (Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation,” BBC’s “Luther”) provides the voice of Chief Bogo, head of the Zootropolis Police Department. A tough cape buffalo with 2,000 lbs of attitude, Bogo is reluctant to add Judy Hopps, Zootropolis’ first bunny cop, to his squad of hardened rhinos, elephants and hippos.
· J.K. Simmons (“Juno,” Oscar® winner for “Whiplash”) lends his voice to Mayor Leodore Lionheart, the noble leader of Zootropolis, who coined the city’s mantra that Judy Hopps lives by: “In Zootropolis, anyone can be anything.”
- Gary Collinson
Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed the roster of voice talent tapped to help bring a voice, snort and a roar to the animal residents of the modern-day mammal metropolis of Zootopia, which opens in theaters March 4, 2016.
“We had so much fun casting this film,” said director Byron Howard. “‘Zootopia’ features such a large and diverse range of characters – one of our biggest casts ever for a Disney Animation film. We needed talented actors who could help bring these animals to life.”
Adds director Rich Moore, “Everyone in this incredible cast is bringing something special, something unexpected to their characters, which really takes our story to a whole new level.”
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Joining Ginnifer Goodwin, who provides the voice of Zootopia’s first bunny officer Judy Hopps; Jason Bateman, who lends his voice to con-artist fox Nick Wilde; and Shakira, who voices international superstar Gazelle, are the following members of the “Zootopia” voice cast. »
- Michelle McCue
Walt Disney Animation Studios has rounded out the voice cast of its animated feature “Zootopia,” with Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate and Tommy Chong among the stars joining the film.
“Zootopia” is set in a civilization led by animals devoid of human interference, complete with habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown. Disney opens the film on March 4.
Previously announced voice cast members include Ginnifer Goodwin as Officer Judy Hopps, who partners with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) to crack a case. Shakira will voice superstar singer Gazelle.
Elba provides the voice of Chief Bogo, head of the Zootopia Police Department and tough cape buffalo with 2,000 lbs of attitude. He’s also lending his pipes to Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book,” in »
- Dave McNary
Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed the roster of voice talent tapped to help bring a voice, snort and a roar to the animal residents of the modern-day mammal metropolis of Zootopia. The animated adventure opens in theaters March 4, 2016. About choosing the cast, said director Byron Howard had this to say.
"We had so much fun casting this film. Zootopia features such a large and diverse range of characters, one of our biggest casts ever for a Disney Animation film. We needed talented actors who could help bring these animals to life."
Adds director Rich Moore.
"Everyone in this incredible cast is bringing something special, something unexpected to their characters, which really takes our story to a whole new level."
Disney today unleashed the full list of actors, characters and some new images of the denizens of Zootopia, the animated tail, er tale, of a “modern mammal metropolis” where animals from across the food chain coexist. Idris Elba and Oscar winners J.K. Simmons and Octavia Spencer are among the newly announced voices for the project from Walt Disney Animation Studios, along with such familiar names as Bonnie Hunt, Tommy Chong, Alan Tudyk and Jenny Slate. Also set for the… »
Not much intel had been revealed before about Disney's "Zootopia," the animation studio's next big flick, due out in the spring. But now, we finally know just who will be starring in the film's voice cast, and the list is filled with big names.
USA Today has unveiled both the movie's main characters and the actors behind them, and they include Oscar winners (Octavia Spencer and J.K. Simmons), action stars (Idris Elba), comics (Tommy Chong and Jenny Slate), and seasoned voice actors (Alan Tudyk and Bonnie Hunt) alike. Here's a rundown of who's who in the ensemble: Idris Elba plays Chief Bogo (pictured above), a no-nonsense cape buffalo in charge of the Zootopia Police Department. Octavia Spencer plays Mrs. Otterton, an otter whose search for her missing husband sparks the film's plot. J.K. Simmons plays Mayor Leodore Lionheart, a noble lion who leads the city of Zootopia. Tommy Chong plays Yax the Yak, »
- Katie Roberts
Columbia Pictures is moving forward with its "Jumanji" reboot and has hired Scott Rosenberg to do a re-write. Rosenberg is a writer behind such films as "High Fidelity," "Con Air" and "Gone in Sixty Seconds." The project is a high priority for the studio and is said to be a re-imagination of the original book by Chris Van Allsburg about a board game that comes to life. The first "Jumanji" film was released in 1995 and starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt. The upcoming reboot already has a release date of Christmas (December 25th), 2016. A director has yet to be hired. »
The Jumanji remake is getting rewritten - but it's still on track to land next Christmas.
The film will apparently be a new version of Chris Van Allsburg's 1985 book about the board game that comes to life and wreaks havoc on the players' lives.
Back in August, Sony Pictures issued release dates for a number of high-profile projects, all set to hit theaters between 2016 and 2017. One of those movies is their Jumanji remake, which has been in development for several years, with Zach Helm coming aboard to write the script back in 2012. Today, Deadline reports that the studio has hired screenwriter Scott Rosenberg (Con Air) to rewrite the script in hopes that it makes its announced holiday release next year.
The remake is said to be a high priority for the studio, described as a "re-imagination" of the original 1995 blockbuster Jumanji, which starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt and Bebe Neuwirth. The original movie was spawned from the board game and book by writer Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express, Zathura). The movie earned a whopping $262.7 million worldwide at the box office, from a $65 million production budget.
Jumanji will hit theaters on Christmas »
“Anchorman” star David Koechner is set to guest star in an upcoming episode of “Sofia the First” on the Disney Channel, voicing the leader of an invading group of gargoyles, TheWrap exclusively learned Wednesday. The episode, titled “Minding the Manor,” sees Sofia unknowingly bring a group of invading gargoyles to life while minding her Aunt Tilly’s manor. Bonnie Hunt also guest stars in the episode in her recurring character of Sofia’s Aunt Tilly. Koechner will appear in the Halloween-themed episode, set to air Friday, Oct. 2. Also read: Raven-Symone Reunites With 'That's So Raven' Co-Star to Sing »
- Reid Nakamura
45 years ago today, BBC viewers first saw Monty Python’s series of Spanish Inquisition sketches, in the second season of “Flying Circus.” Featuring Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam as three incompetent and unintimidating Inquisitor cardinals, the 1970 sketch remained one of the comedy troupe’s most iconic and most quotable (“Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” “The comfy chair?!”). Other notable happenings in pop culture history from Sept. 22 (which turns out to be a big day in TV history): • 1958: Elvis Presley, a private in the U.S. Army, departed for an 18-moth tour of duty in Germany. • 1964: “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” premiered on NBC. • 1964: The musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. In 1972, it became Broadway’s longest-running musical, before it was overpassed by other shows in the coming decades. • 1972: American audiences got their first glimpse of Ziggy Stardust, »
- Emily Rome
Dean Jones: Actor in Disney movies. Dean Jones dead at 84: Actor in Disney movies 'The Love Bug,' 'That Darn Cat!' Dean Jones, best known for playing befuddled heroes in 1960s Walt Disney movies such as That Darn Cat! and The Love Bug, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Tue., Sept. 1, '15, in Los Angeles. Jones (born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Decatur, Alabama) was 84. Dean Jones movies Dean Jones began his Hollywood career in the mid-'50s, when he was featured in bit parts – at times uncredited – in a handful of films at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer In 2009 interview for Christianity Today, Jones recalled playing his first scene (in These Wilder Years) with veteran James Cagney, who told him “Walk to your mark and remember your lines” – supposedly a lesson he would take to heart. At MGM, bit player Jones would also be featured in Robert Wise's »
- Andre Soares
Hugh Bonneville, Eric Stonestreet, Bonnie Hunt, Cary Elwes, Dean Norris and Ruth Connell have been summoned to Sofia The First‘s court to lend their voices to a special story arc that is set to debut October 12 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Hunt and Stonetreet will reprise their roles as Aunt Tilly and Sofia’s flying horse Minimus, respectively, in the four episodes, which will feature an appearance from the latest Disney princess to guest star on the hit series, Br… »
“Sofia the First” is welcoming special guest star, Princess Merida from Disney Pixar’s “Brave.” She will appear on the Oct. 12 episode of the animated series, Disney Junior announced Tuesday.
In the episode, Sofia’s Aunt Tilly returns to give the little princess a gift that will unlock a secret world and appoint her as the storykeeper of magical books in “Sofia the First: The Secret Library,” the first installment of a four-part story arc, which kicks off on Oct. 12 with Merida.
Bonnie Hunt returns to voice Aunt Tilly, and Eric Stonestreet reprises his role Sofia’s flying horse, Minimus, reuniting with his “Modern Family” costar Ariel Winter who plays the title character, Sofia. “Breaking Bad’s” Dean Norris is a guest voice actor on the episode, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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