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Ryan Lambie Jun 30, 2016
The multi-million dollar success of any movie will inevitably leave Hollywood executives clamouring for a sequel. And while there are plenty of movies whose stories are open-ended enough to warrant a return to the creative well, there are many times when coming up with a follow-up idea requires all sorts of imaginative leaps. Just look at something like Alien: Resurrection, which had to come up an elaborate reason why Ripley had (spoiler alert) managed to survive a swan-dive into a lead foundry in Alien 3.
Which brings us to this list, which is devoted to a few of the weirder sequel ideas that never made it to the big screen. An E.T. sequel in which little Elliott gets tortured by aliens? Forrest Gump dancing with Princess Diana? »
Disney Animation does it again with a story that treads familiar thematic ground but serves up a fresh, inventive plot that keeps viewers young and old engaged. This Blu-ray + DVD set also includes a satisfying set of bonus materials.
When Disney bought Pixar several years ago, I was among the fans who feared that the House of Mouse might squash Pixar’s innovative approach and turn the animation leader into a studio tasked with churning out endless sequels and rehashes. And then a funny thing happened: While Pixar is still capable of producing unique new stories like Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur, the studio has started to rely more heavily on sequels, and Disney »
- Brad Cook
“I am just a dumb bunny, but, we are good at multiplying!”
When I reviewed Zootopia here at We Are Movie Geeks, I wrote”, the beautifully designed, brightly-hued Zootopia is breezier and bouncier than most. The animation work is dazzling, lovingly detailed without being overdone. I felt like I could reach out and pet these furry critters, especially in eye-popping 3D.” (read all of my review Here)
Now you can own Zootopia on Blu-ray thanks to Walt Disney Animation Studios!
Zootopia has broken records worldwide earning more than $900 million at the global box office to date. The best reviewed movie of 2016, critics and audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of Zootopia and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years! »
- Tom Stockman
CinemaNerdz is proud to offer our readers a chance to win a digital copy of Zootopia when it comes to Blu-ray and DVD on June 7th. The film was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore and stars Bonnie Hunt, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Idris Elba, Alan Tudyk, Jason Bateman, Octavia Spencer, and Ginnifer Goodwin.
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Disney has had a dominant first half of the year at the box office, with the studio distributing three of the top 5 movies both domestically and worldwide. Captain America: Civil War currently leads both here in the states ($338.9 million) and overseas ($1.1 billion). Over the weekend, Disney's Zootopia also crossed $1 billion worldwide. However, Zootopia is currently fourth on the domestic charts with $337.2 million, behind the studio's third big hit this year, The Jungle Book ($347.7 million), 20th Century Fox's Deadpool ($362.9 million) and Captain America: Civil War.
Deadline reports that Zootopia earned an addition $4.4 million internationally to cross the $1 billion plateau. There have only been 26 movies in history that have crossed $1 billion, 11 of which have been distributed by Disney. Zootopia is also only the fourth animated movie to cross $1 billion, following Disney Pixar's Toy Story 3 ($1.06 billion), Universal's Minions ($1.1 billion) and Disney's Frozen ($1.2 billion). With Zootopia arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this week, »
Cars 3: The first official look at concept art from Cars 3 reveals a brand new character racing alongside Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson). Cruz Ramirez is a young Hispanic female race car (the yellow vehicle), employed to serve as a trainer for the veteran McQueen so the older car (in red) can compete more effectively against young sensation Jackson Storm. Voice actors Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin will also return; voice casting for Ramirez and Storm has not yet been revealed. Look for the movie in theaters on June 16, 2017. [USA Today] Justice League Part One: Jesse Eisenberg, who played Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, appeared to confirm that he will be reprising his villainous role in Justice League Part One...
- Peter Martin
Way back in March 2014, Disney Pixar announced that two long-awaited sequels were finally moving forward, Cars 3 (June 16, 2017) and The Incredibles 2 (June 21, 2019). Last August, we saw the first poster for Cars 3, but we haven't seen or heard much from this animated sequel since then. While we still don't know when the first trailer may debut, new concept artwork has arrived offering our first look at the iconic Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and a brand new character named Cruz Ramirez.
USA Today has the first look at this artwork, along with details about the story from director Brian Fee. Cruz Ramirez will serve as Lightning McQueen's new trainer, as he tries to stay competitive with up and coming racers like Jackson Storm, who is said to have "trounced" McQueen in a race. Here's what director Brian Fee had to say about this new character Cruz Ramirez.
"Cruz Ramirez is trying to »
Cars 3: The first official look at concept art from Cars 3 reveals a brand-new character racing alongside Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson). Cruz Ramirez is a young Hispanic female race car (the yellow vehicle) employed to serve as a trainer for the veteran McQueen so the older car (in red) can compete more effectively against young sensation Jackson Storm. Voice actors Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin will also return; voice casting for Ramirez and Storm has not yet...
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Jake Kasdan, who directed Black in comedy Orange County, is helming the new version of the film which has Dwayne Johnson locked in as the lead. Johnson’s Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart is also set to feature in the reboot, which is based on the 1981 book by author Chris Van Allsburg.
The original Jumanji was released in 1995 and grossed over $262 million worldwide. Directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), it starred the late Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth and David Alan Grier.
Jumanji is set for release on July 28th, 2017.
- Scott J. Davis
Variety also broke the news that Kevin Hart was in talks to star. Sources indicate that his deal is still being worked out.
The pic is set to bow on July 28, 2017.
- Justin Kroll
Disney's Zootopia has become a box office sensation, taking in over $318 million domestically and $910.2 million worldwide since its release in early March. In case you didn't get a chance to see it in theaters, or just want to relive this animated comedy over and over again, Disney has announced that this blockbuster will be released on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD formats June 7. The studio has also released a new preview that breaks down several of the Disney Easter Eggs featured in this hit movie.
The preview comes from the Disney Movies Anywhere YouTube page, which shows the Zpd "investigating" the numerous Easter Eggs and references to other Disney movies featured within Zootopia. This video reveals that the city of San Fransokyo, from Disney's 2014 hit Big Hero 6, is featured as the "City of the Month" on Chief Bogo's (Idris Elba) calendar. Big Hero 6's Baymax is »
It’s Official: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO’s #ballers to this summer’s #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job. But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #Baywatch and #Rampage and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor. It’s official. We’ll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There »
- Scott J. Davis
In accordance with previous reports, it’s been confirmed that Dwayne Johnson has been tapped to headline Sony’s Jumanji remake. However, there’s no word of his Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart closing a deal at this time.
Word of Johnson’s addition to the embryonic overhaul comes via the actor’s ever-active Instagram – which also brought word of Baywatch enlisting Pamela Anderson earlier today – revealing that Johnson’s Seven Bucks production banner will help shepherd Jumanji into development, with plans in place to start shooting in fall of this year.
Expect casting to hit up over the next few months, then, with producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan also on board to steer the project from behind the scenes. Perhaps in an effort to allay fears that a Jumanji reboot is arguably unnecessary, Johnson noted that the team “promises to deliver something cool and special.. and not »
- Michael Briers
Sony is getting closer to rebooting a Robin Williams classic with two of the busiest actors in town, looking to build on what is already an impressive slate at the studio.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are in early talks to star in Sony’s “Jumanji,” sources tell Variety. Schedules are still being worked out, as both actors have heavy production loads ahead, but insiders say things are moving toward a deal.
Johnson has an opening this fall with his New Line pic “Rampage” possibly shifting to 2017. The plan would be to shoot “Jumanji” before the third season of his HBO series “Ballers.” Johnson will also shoot “Fast 8” this summer, reprising his role of Agent Hobbs.
The pair showed great »
- Justin Kroll
Featuring the voice talents of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Octavia Spencer, Tommy Chong, Alan Tudyk, Maurice Lamarche, J.K. Simmons, and Shakira.
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
I keep falling in love with animated anthropomorphic bunnies. Babs Bunny in Space Jam, the rabbit in the Cadbury’s advert, and now Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) from Zootropolis. It’s a pure, romantic love. Nothing sexual (yet). The weird thing is, I never got the appeal of Hugh Hefner’s ‘Playboy Bunnies’. The whole costume-on-a-human stuff comes off a bit creepy. They’ve gotta be a full animated, anthropomorphic bunny or I’m out.
Zootropolis is really good. It’s a film about »
- Oli Davis
For the past six weeks, just two movies have dominated at the box office. First it was 20th Century Fox's Deadpool, whose three-week reign at the top was ended by Disney's Zootopia. According to the estimates from Box Office Mojo, the animated comedy has won its third week in a row, fending off two two new releases, Lionsgate's The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Miracles from Heaven. The Divergent Series: Allegiant was projected to come out on top, but its lackluster opening and a strong third week for Zootopia kept Disney's winning streak alive.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant was projected to take in $37 million in its opening weekend, which would normally result in an easy win, but it all depended on how much Zootopia dropped in its third frame. Last weekend, the animated blockbuster only dropped 31.9%, but this weekend, it only dropped 25.9%, passing the $200 million domestic milestone with $201.8 million. It has »
Zootropolis review by Paul Heath. Disney load up their gun and fire their first animated film of the year. Strangely for the animation studio side of the massive Disney empire, excluding anything from Pixar, they are choosing to release two movies this year. Later we’ll get the Moana, the Hawaii-set adventure, but first, here’s Zootropolis, an original tale that is going by different names across the planet (it’s being referred to as Zootopia in the Us).
The story revolves around the character of Judy Hopps, an energetic bunny from the suburbs who is intent on moving to the bright lights of Zootropolis to become a police officer. There are many hurdles in her way, and the budding cop must overcome them all to become the first rabbit to join the police force. With the »
- Paul Heath
After a three-week stint atop the box office, 20th Century Fox's Deadpool was finally taken down by Disney's Zootopia earlier this month, which is putting together a solid run of its own. The animated comedy will go up against two new releases, Lionsgate's The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Miracles from Heaven in theaters this weekend, but, unlike the Merc With the Mouth, Zootopia isn't expected to reign supreme for a third week in a row. According to the projections at Pro.BoxOffice.com, The Divergent Series: Allegiant should come out on top in its first weekend in theaters. But perhaps not by a strong margin.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant is projected to take in $37 million in its opening weekend, which would normally result in an easy win, but it all depends on how much Zootopia drops in its third frame. Last weekend, the animated blockbuster only dropped 31.9%, and if it drops that much again, »
ComScore has announced the worldwide box office results for this past weekend with the number one film again going to Disney's "Zootopia." The animated feature grossed nearly $133.1 million internationally for a second weekend in a row. The voice cast includes Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, Bonnie Hunt, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira.
20th Century Fox's and Dreamworks Animations' "Kung Fu Panda 3" came in second place with $30.2 million. Lionsgate's action/adventure film, "Gods Of Egypt", starring Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Geoffrey Rush settled for third place with $28.9 million.
In the domestic weekend box office results, Disney's "Zootopia" came in first place after grossing an impressive $50.0 million. Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot's mystery film, "10 Cloverfield Lane", starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead claimed second place with $25.2 million. 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool" starring Ryan Reynolds settled for third place with $10.8 million.
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, »
- J.B. Casas
After dethroning 20th Century Fox's Deadpool at the box office last weekend, Disney's Zootopia was easily expected to remain on top during its second frame in theaters. The animated comedy faced Paramount's low-budget thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, Sony's R-rated comedy The Brothers Grimsby, Focus Features' historical drama The Young Messiah and Lionsgate's The Perfect Match, none of which were expected to take down Zootopia. Box Office Mojo reports that Zootopia did in fact come out on top for the second weekend in a row, earning a healthy $50 million.
Zootopia only dropped an impressive 33.4% in its second weekend, with its current domestic tally at $142.6 million and an international total of $288.7 million for a global take of $431.3 million. The movie is a huge hit with critics, scoring a 99% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Zootopia should do well with repeat viewing. Zootopia earned a healthy $13,065 per-screen average, with the movie playing in 3,827 theaters. »
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