9 items from 2011
Bad things happen to damaged people (and dogs) in this sparse kitchen-sink drama – almost too many bad things for one film to take, between Mullan's volatile drinker, Colman's abused wife and their vicious social circles. There's a redeeming spiritual dimension to the misery, thank God, and as you'd expect of an actor-turned-director, Considine gets incredible performances from his leads.
Midnight In Paris (12A)
Not finding modern-day Paris to his romantic liking, Allen sends Wilson's tourist back to the fantasy 1920s version, and recruits familiar faces to play familiar cultural legends: (Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, etc). It's so unapologetically wistful, he gets away with it. The French will love it.
As formulaic as the »
- Steve Rose
Chicago – While “The Lion King” is one of the best Disney movies of all time, “The Lion King 3D” is a manipulative exploitation to bring paying parents back with their kids merely through the sexiness of today’s 3D fad.
Disney’s 1994 version, which has and will continue to stand the test of time, was the highest-grossing animated film ever until 2003’s “Finding Nemo” from Disney and Pixar. That said, its 2011 release is lazy, underwhelming and a missed opportunity to up its already epic ante with more vivid colors, etc. Just making it 3D isn’t enough.
Many people don’t know the film is out now, and upon finding out, you’ll wonder: Is this an entirely new “The Lion King,” is it a rerelease without anything new or is this a reboot? Answer: Nothing’s new except that it’s being rereleased for the first time in 3D. »
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The Lion King comes roaring back to life on the big screen this weekend in a way you've never seen it before, in 3D. The animated classic will be in theaters for a two-week limited run starting on September 16 before making its debut on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on October 4. Recently I was invited to chat with some of the filmmakers behind The Lion King, and the last interview in this series is with animators Tony Bancroft and Mark Henn. They were primarily responsible for two of the main characters in The Lion King, with Tony Bancroft animating Simba and Mark Henn animating Pumbaa. Take a look at what they had to say about their experiences on this beloved Disney tale, and the new 3D conversion below.
Can you talk about your first involvement with The Lion King? »
Disney is opening its prized vault once again to re-release the animated classic The Lion King with a brand new 3D conversion, for a limited two-week run starting on September 16. The theatrical run will lead up to the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D release on October 4, along with an eight-disc trilogy hitting the shelves as well. During the press day for this re-release, we were able to speak with the man most primarily responsible for the 3D conversion, stereographer Robert Neuman. He also served as the stereo supervisor on Disney's Bolt and Tangled before adding a third dimension to The Lion King. Here's what he had to say below.
Robert Neuman: We all know that 2D cinema has a rich history spanning more than a century, but 3D cinema has been around much longer than most people think. »
Children from the Los Angeles After School Enrichment program pose with actor Robert Guillaume at “The Lion King” Los Angeles 3D Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on August 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
In Theaters September 16th and homes October 4th
Hollywood, CA – Saturday, August 27, 2011 . The Lion King.s voice talent Robert Guillaume (Rafiki), Moira Kelly (Adult Nala), Jim Cummings (Ed) and Niketa Calame (Young Nala) were joined by legendary Disney producer Don Hahn, co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, animators Tony Bancroft, Mark Henn, and Andreas Deja, to celebrate the Premiere of The Lion King 3D at the historic El Capitan Theatre. They were joined by a variety of guests including Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Melora Hardin (The Office), Melissa Joan Hart, Ali Landry, Gilles Marini, Antonio Sabato Jr., Rick Schroeder, Monet Mazur, Rj Mitte (Breaking Bad), Shaunie O.Neal, Adam Irigoyen (Disney Channel »
- Michelle McCue
Last month, I got to see one of the greatest animated movies of all time in a way I had never seen it before. Back in May, Disney announced that the 1994 classic The Lion King will be re-released in theaters with a brand new 3D conversion, for a limited two-week run starting on September 16. The Lion King will then make its debut in Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on October 4, along with an eight-disc trilogy set as well. I was invited to a special early screening of The Lion King 3D, and a press day where we were able to speak with some of the filmmakers and artists responsible for this classic, and the new 3D conversion. While I'll hold off on my reaction to this new 3D experience, I thought I'd share »
The D23 Expo 2011 is proud to announce the Arena schedule for The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. From August 19 - 21, Expo guests will have exclusive access to presentations from The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Channel and Marvel Comics - plus they will be able to experience the 2011 Disney Legends Ceremony. In addition to the spotlight arena presentations, this year's Expo will feature screenings, celebrity panels and autograph signings, eye-popping pavilions, exclusive insights into TV shows, theme parks, animation, Disney history and more, to be announced in the coming weeks. Arena presentations will include:
Friday, August 19, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 2011 Disney Legends Ceremony
Hosted by Tom Bergeron. Honorees Regis Philbin; Jim Henson; Disney Princesses Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara, Lea Salonga, Linda Larkin and Anika Noni Rose; Bo Boyd; Jack Wrather and Bonita Wrather; Guy Williams and Ray Watson will be inducted as Disney Legends for »
Those venturing out to see Cars 2 in 3D this weekend will be treated to a special preview of The Lion King 3D. Starting tomorrow, June 24th, the first four minutes of Walt Disney's timeless classic will play before the all-new animated Pixar short Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation.
A special two-week theatrical extravaganza kicks off Sept. 16, 2011, showcasing the Oscar- and Golden Globe- winning film on the big screen in Disney Digital 3Dtm for the first time ever, and its highly anticipated home entertainment debut kicks off October 4, celebrating the Diamond Edition release of the epic movie "The Lion King" in high-definition Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray.
The Lion King 3D is in theaters September 16th for two weeks only.
Cars 2 was released June 24th, »
Walt Disney Studios announced today that The Lion King will be released in theaters once again, this time in 3D, for a two-week run starting on September 16. The Lion King will then be released on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and an eight-disc trilogy set on October 4. We have the new Blu-ray trailer along with artwork for all three releases below. Read on below the trailer and artwork for the full press release announcing the theatrical re-release and Blu-ray.
Click to watch The Lion King Blu-ray Trailer!
Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are back and better than ever this fall when Disney's The Lion King roars into theaters and homes in breathtaking 3D. A special two-week theatrical extravaganza kicks off Sept. 16, 2011, showcasing the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning film on the big screen in Disney Digital 3D for the first time ever, and its highly anticipated home entertainment debut kicks off October »
9 items from 2011
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