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Watch What Happened to Walt Disney Before He Created Mickey Mouse

15 September 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  In Timothy S. Susanin’s book Walt Before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, readers are treated to a portrait of the famous animator from age 17 through his rise to international stardom. Directed by first-time filmmaker Khoa Le, Walt Before Mickey reveals the struggles Disney faced in the early days at his animation studio in Kansas when it was known as “Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists.” Disney’s most popular character, Mickey Mouse, didn’t appear on film until 1929’s Plane Crazy, so when we say “early days,” we mean it. Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie portrays Disney, while Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder (whoa) takes on the role of brother Roy. According to Design Taxi, this is a straight-to-video affair...

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Trailer for the Walt Disney Biopic - Walt Before Mickey

12 September 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I'm surprised that we haven't seen a really good biopic based on the life of Walt Disney. The closest thing we've gotten is his portrayal by Tom Hanks in the movie Saving Mr. Banks. There is an independent film coming though called Walt Before Mickey, which chronicles the early days of Walt's animation career. The film was directed by Juilliard graduate Khoa Le, and it's based on a 2011 book by Timothy Susanin called Walt before Mickey: Disney’s Early Years, 1919-1928. The feature stars Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie) as Walt, Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) as his brother Roy, David Henrie plays an animator, and Jodie Sweetin (Full House) as Charlotte Disney. 

This may seem like the kind of made for TV movie biopic that you'd see on Lifetime, but it's what we've got for now. I'm sure someday fans of Walt will get the amazing biopic we've all be waiting for. »

- Joey Paur

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First trailer: Walt Before Mickey

11 September 2014 10:05 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The story of the young Walt Disney is coming to the screen - and here's the first trailer...

Digging way back into the story of Walt Disney is the upcoming movie, Walt Before Mickey. Based on the book of the same name, the film is focusing on the early struggles of Disney, back in the days when he was an animator and businessman, rather than the head of a hugely successful company. In fact, Walt Before Mickey is likely to focus on the studios he launched before he struck gold, eventually, with Disney.

Khoa Le has directed this one, from a script by Arthur L Bernstein and Armando Gutierrez. Playing Disney? That'd be Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) playing his brother, Roy.

It's still unclear when we'll get this one, as it's yet to find a distributor. But here's the first trailer...

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Walt Before Disney Trailer Offers A Poignant Look At The Man Behind The Legend

10 September 2014 8:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While audiences were served up a fantastic portrayal of a 1960s Walt Disney in last year’s Saving Mr. Banks, Khoa Le’s Walt Before Disney is set to serve up another helping of the legendary animator, only this time with a particular interest in the early, defining years of the artist’s career.

The period drama — largely based on Timothy S. Susanin’s nonfiction novel, Walt Before Mickey: Disney’s Early Years, 1919-1928 — will be situated in the 1920s, a time where Walt’s nascent career was hampered by several false starts and crushing disappointments.

Labelled as the “missing decade”, the film is set to chart Walt (played by American Pie’s Thomas Ian Nicholas) as he ventures from Missouri to California in the search of his dream — setting up four mediocre film studios along the way.

Joining Ian Nicholas for the tale is Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder »

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'Walt Before Mickey' Trailer: The Early Years of Walt Disney

9 September 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While fans got a glimpse of 1960s Walt Disney in last year's Saving Mr. Banks, the upcoming Walt Before Mickey gives fans a whole new perspective on the animation legend. The first trailer has been released, starring Thomas Ian Nicholas as a young Walt Disney, who was struggling to survive for 10 years, before the creation of Mickey Mouse. Deadline also reports that the filmmakers are closing in on a distribution deal, with a fall release being planned.

Based on Timothy Susanin's book Walt before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928, this adaptation shows how Walt Disney honed his early animation style while working for a number of different companies before creating Walt Disney Studios and the character that would define his legacy, Mickey Mouse. Take a look at the first trailer, which also features Jodie Sweetin, David Henrie and Jon Heder, then take a look at the official description »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Walt Before Mickey’ Shows Down-On-His-Luck Disney

9 September 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Before he created Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney was an animator and businessman who spent a decade shrugging off failure in order to build the studio that would turn him into an icon. The indie period drama Walt Before Mickey chronicles nine years worth of these early struggles, with American Pie‘s Thomas Ian Nicholas playing the young and ambitious Disney and Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jon Heder as his brother Roy. Check out the trailer exclusively on Deadline.

Disney fans got a peek at the 1960s-era Walt in last year’s Saving Mr. Banks, but Walt Before Mickey offers up the pre-Depression Era “missing decade” during which he launched four studios and moved from Missouri to California, with varying degrees of success. Jodie Sweetin (Full House) and David Henrie (Wizards Of Waverly Place) also star for first-time feature helmer Khoa Le, who directs a script by Arthur L. Bernstein and Armando Gutierrez. »

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Watch: Red Band Society (2014) Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot [Fox]

25 August 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Watch Red Band Society Pilot. Fox‘s Red Band Society: Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot stars Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Griffin Dunne, Ciara Bravo, and Thomas Ian Nicholas. Red Band Society‘s plot synopsis: “Red Band Society is a provocative, inspiring and, at times, comedic young ensemble drama told through the eyes of a [...]

Continue reading: Watch: Red Band Society (2014) Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot [Fox] »

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Rookie of the Year Star Thomas Ian Nicholas Throws First Pitch at Wrigley Field

13 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Henry Rowengartner returned to Wrigley Field Saturday night. Thomas Ian Nicholas, who starred in 1993's beloved baseball flick Rookie of the Year, threw out the first pitch for the Cubs vs. Braves game in Chicago. Nicholas, who has been more visible lately as Kevin from the American Pie series (the most recent of which was 2012's American Reunion), was helping the Cubs celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary, which is this season. Nicholas, 34, and wife Colette Marino have a 2½-year-old son, Nolan River. Though Nicholas continues to act, he's focused more on his music lately - his most recent release is the Ep Security. »

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15 American Pie quotes that got us through high school

10 July 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Start to feel very old, because American Pie celebrates its 15th anniversary this week. The '90s comedy classic was an instant box office hit and helped launch the careers of its leading cast.

Sequels followed, but none of them quite managed to recapture the magic of that glorious first time. There was always something vaguely comforting about American Pie - no matter how bad we had it in school, it was never quite as bad as the experiences of Jim, Oz, Finch and the gang.

To mark American Pie's birthday, Digital Spy has collected 15 of our favourite quotes from the 1999 movie below.

Jim (Jason Biggs)

1. "You realise we're all going to go to college as virgins. They probably have special dorms for people like us."

2. "Guys, uh, what exactly does third base feel like?"

3. "I would like to make an announcement - there is a gorgeous woman masturbating on my bed. »

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Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray Set Will Feature New Jamie Lee Curtis Commentary Track

30 June 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated home video release of this year is Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set, which contains every single film in the franchise and is jam-packed with bonus content both new and old.

Today comes word that the set will come equipped with a newly-recorded commentary track with Jamie Lee Curtis and Halloween H20 director Steve Miner. Included with the exciting press release was a picture of Curtis and Miner recording the track, a reunion that's sure to bring a smile to your face.

Check it out below, and read on for all the information you need to know about the September 23rd release!

Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement outlining all the great newly produced interviews, featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage, and more that will be included in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.

Halloween Box Set Release Details

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- John Squires

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Miner Record New Commentary for Anchor Bay/Scream Factory’s Halloween: The Complete Collection!!

30 June 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Anchor Bay/Scream Factory’s announcement of their joint mega-release of Halloween: The Complete Collection Bluray boxset single-handedly broke the internet when news hit, specs and goodies concerning the Bluray set, hitting shelves September 23rd, are slowly starting to come in. Today we were sent a photo that confirms that not only will there be a brand new commentary for 1998‘s Halloween: H20, but that it will feature none other than the film’s star (and scream queen of the original) Jamie Lee Curtis and director Steve Miner!

Moderated by Sean Clark, the commentary is sure to give H20‘s fans some interesting new facts and tidbits.

“For the legions of Halloween fans, the Deluxe Edition boasts 15 discs and contains all the Halloween feature films – HalloweenHalloween IIHalloween III: Season of the WitchHalloween 4: The Return of Michael MyersHalloween 5: The Revenge of Michael MyersHalloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, »

- Jerry Smith

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Jamie Lee Curtis and Steve Miner Record New Commentary Track for Halloween H20

30 June 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans are anxiously awaiting the September release of the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set, which will contain all new bonus features. While the full list of special features have not yet been revealed and are still being finalized, it has been announced that Jamie Lee Curtis and Steve Miner got together for a brand new Halloween H20 commentary track:

“Work continues on the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set. Bonus features continue to be added on a daily basis, and an announcement is forthcoming outlining all the great newly produced interviews, featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage and more that will be included in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.

So, as we near our nation’s birthday, please enjoy the attached behind-the-scenes photo of the actress who helped launched the historic franchise — Jamie Lee Curtis, as she sat down with Halloween H20 director Steve Miner (r) and moderator Sean Clark (c) for a new commentary »

- Jonathan James

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Malek Akkad Talks New Halloween Film

29 June 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

So the big question everyone has been wondering since the announcement of the next Halloween film was whether or not it would continue on in the universe set up by Rob Zombie. Recently Collider caught up with Malek Akkad at the Saturn Awards, who shed some light on the subject.

“I can’t talk about it too much right now," says Akkad. "It will definitely keep elements and bring in new elements. But I really want to bring it back to kind of like, the classic – because the last one got a little dark – I want to bring it back to the classic Friday night horror film that people will really like.”

When asked about the ill-fated Halloween 3D, which was announced a couple of years back...

"Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier did a script. The next day after the last one came out, we were back in production for Halloween 3D. »

- Steve Barton

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'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Art and Full Details

13 June 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Happy Friday the 13th! In celebration of this infamous and terror-inducing date (and with all due respect to that other masked fellow associated with today), Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly unveil the official art for the September 23rd release of the Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray. Please see artwork below of the 15-disc Deluxe Edition and the 10-disc set. Stay tuned for more details, including updates on the bonus features and photos taken from behind the scenes!

For the legions of Halloween fans, the Deluxe Edition boasts 15 discs and contains all the Halloween feature films - Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween: H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II. The set includes the never before released producers cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers »

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Artwork Premiere - Scream Factory and Anchor Bay's Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Box Set

13 June 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Get ready to feast your eyes and glut your soul on the sexiest thing to hit the Halloween franchise since P.J. Soles bared her breasts and beckoned to a ghost-sheet-wearing Shape. See anything you like? Indeed!

From the Press Release

Last year the horror classic Halloween celebrated 35 years of terror for those willing to partake in its vision of unrelenting horror. But that was only the beginning of the celebration.

What producers Moustapha Akkad, Debra Hill, and Irwin Yablans; writer/director John Carpenter; and stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence started in 1978 has transformed into one of the most durable, iconic – and copiously studied -- horror film franchises ever created. Before Jason, before Freddy, and before Jigsaw, there was… Michael. Over the years audiences have lived and relived the terrors of Michael Myers through ten feature films as well as various re-edits and alternate versions; yet, to date, the »

- Steve Barton

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Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Box Set Artwork Revealed

13 June 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory and Anchor Bay recently announced that they’ve teamed up for Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray box set. The 15-disc collection that includes all of the Halloween movies together for the first time, including the rare producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, and we now have a look at the new artwork created for the set:

“Beverly Hills, CA – Last year, the horror classic Halloween celebrated 35 years of terror for those willing to partake in its vision of unrelenting horror. But that was only the beginning of the celebration. What producers Moustapha Akkad, Debra Hill and Irwin Yablans, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started in 1978 has transformed into one of the most durable, iconic – and copiously studied — horror film franchises ever created. Before Jason, before Freddy, and before Jigsaw, there was…Michael.  Over the years, audiences have lived »

- Jonathan James

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Red Band Society (2014) TV Show Trailer: Teens Living in a Hospital

27 May 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Red Band Society Trailer. Fox‘s Red Band Society (2014) TV show trailer stars Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Griffin Dunne, Ciara Bravo, and Thomas Ian Nicholas. Red Band Society‘s plot synopsis: “Red Band Society is a provocative, inspiring and, at times, comedic young ensemble drama told through the eyes of a [...]

Continue reading: Red Band Society (2014) TV Show Trailer: Teens Living in a Hospital »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Scream Factory/Anchor Bay Partner Up to Announce Halloween: The Complete Collection, Includes Long-Awaited “Producer’s Cut” of Halloween 6!

19 May 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Ok, so Halloween fans, get ready to change your pants. While a complete boxset of the franchise seemed virtually impossible, due to a handful of issues including distribution rights, and the longtime fan-bootlegged “Producer’s Cut” of Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers seemed like it would never be released, the time is finally coming. The always on top of their game Scream Factory, is teaming up 50/50 with Anchor Bay Entertainment to release Halloween: The Complete Collection September 23rd, in two very awesome editions.

Personally, it’s not everyday that something as huge for a franchise happens, so this is definitely one to look out for. The rumor of the boxset sparked a lot of fans talking, and now that it’s officially been confirmed, what do you guys/gals think? Will you be getting this one? For the official press release, keep reading!!

“Beverly Hills, CA – Last year, »

- Jerry Smith

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'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Debuts September 23rd

19 May 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last year, the horror classic Halloween celebrated 35 years of terror for those willing to partake in its vision of unrelenting horror. But that was only the beginning of the celebration. What producers Moustapha Akkad, Debra Hill and Irwin Yablans, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started in 1978 has transformed into one of the most durable, iconic - and copiously studied -- horror film franchises ever created. Before Jason, before Freddy, and before Jigsaw, there was...Michael. Over the years, audiences have lived and relived the terrors of Michael Myers through ten feature films, as well as various re-edits and alternate versions. Yet to date, the complete saga of Michael Myers could only be told in pieces, in individual DVD and Blu-ray releases, with the rights spread across multiple home entertainment studios.

Until now...

Through the unprecedented collaboration of rival home entertainment companies Anchor Bay Entertainment »

- MovieWeb

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Scream Factory and Anchor Bay Announce Halloween Box Set; Halloween 6 Producer's Cut Included

19 May 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Ladies and gentlemen... We now present to you reason number 89,098,0127,091 to Love The Scream Factory and Anchor Bay... the long talked about, highly demanded Producer's Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers is hitting Blu-ray with a whole lot more!

From the Press Release

Last year, the horror classic Halloween celebrated 35 years of terror for those willing to partake in its vision of unrelenting horror. But that was only the beginning of the celebration. What producers Moustapha Akkad, Debra Hill and Irwin Yablans, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started in 1978 has transformed into one of the most durable, iconic – and copiously studied -- horror film franchises ever created. Before Jason, before Freddy, and before Jigsaw, there was…Michael. Over the years, audiences have lived and relived the terrors of Michael Myers through ten feature films, as well as various re-edits and alternate versions. »

- Steve Barton

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