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Another D23 has come to a close and this one packed quite the emotional punch when it came to both Disney/Pixar Animation Panel’s. First up, Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Walt Disney Animation Studios lineup includes next year’s ‘Zootopia’ and ‘Moana’, along with 2018’s ‘Gigantic.’ After a warm introduction from Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Office John Lasseter got the crowd pumped by launching out exclusive D23 Hawaiian shirts into the poised fans. What a blast! First up was ‘Zootopia,’ Disney’s next animated feature film scheduled for March 4, 2016. Directors Byron Howard (‘Tangled’) and Rich Moore (‘Wreck-it-ralph’) and producer Clark [ Read More ]
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- Jonathan Graves
Shakira has joined Disney's 'Zootropolis'. The 38-year-old 'She Wolf' singer has revealed she will voice a gazelle in the upcoming Disney movie - which is set to be released in March 2016 - and will also sing a song titled 'Try Everything' in the much-anticipated film. Announcing the news to her 34 million followers on Twitter, she wrote: ''I am thrilled to announce that I will be playing Gazelle in @DisneyAnimation's #Zootopia ''I'll be singing a brand new song for the movie called ''Try Everything''! Shak'' The movie - which will be known as 'Zootopia' outside of the UK - will reimagine a world in which humans have never existed, with other stars confirmed for the animated film including Jason Bateman who will play a friendly fox and 'Once Upon A Time' actress Ginnifer Goodwin who will take the role of Lieutenant Judy Hopps. The film is a »
Walt Disney Animation Studios has a new musical in the works - and it's all about Jack And The Beanstalk...
Just because Frozen may have taken the lion's share of the acclaim aimed at Walt Disney Animation Studios in recent times, it'd be remiss to overlook the terrific Tangled too. A retelling of the Rapunzel story, it was directed by Byron Howard and Nathan Greno, and remains a strong piece of work.
Howard is one of the directors of Walt Disney Animation Studios' next film, Zootropolis. And as for Greno? Well, after making a significant contribution to Big Hero 6, his new project has now been confirmed. He's directing an animated, musical take on Jack And The Beanstalk for the studio.
It goes by the name of Gigantic (having previously been known as Giants), and it's going to centre on an 11-year old giant girl by the name of Imma, »
International superstar Shakira is lending her Grammy-winning voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in Disney's Zootopia, D23 Expo fans learned via a taped message from Shakira today. Ginnifer Goodwin (ABC's Once Upon a Time, Something Borrowed, Walk the Line), the voice of the film's rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps, saluted fans alongside directors Byron Howard (Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph), and producer Clark Spencer (Wreck-It Ralph). Hilarious new scenes from the film were unveiled, plus a tease of the all-new original song, "Try Everything," written by singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate, and performed by Shakira. Here's what director Byron Howard had to say about the casting in a statement.
"For the role of Gazelle, Zootopia's most beloved superstar, there was only one person on our wish list: Shakira. Luckily for us, she said yes. Her immense talent and charm bring Gazelle and her song, 'Try Everything, »
With Pixar releasing two movies in 2015, Walt Disney Animation Studios is taking the year off from the big screen. but they will quickly be back in action in early 2016. This is when the brand new feature Zootopia is set to come out around the world, and from the look of the footage we saw this past Friday, it.s a movie for which we should all be very excited. The upcoming animated film, directed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph), is set in a fantastical world filled with a whole variety of anthropomorphic animals, and it took center stage this past Friday during the animation presentation at Disney.s biennial D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. The filmmakers, along with actress Ginnifer Goodwin and producer Clark Spencer, gave the convention center crowd an in-depth look at what to expect from Zootopia, and the presentation generated a great deal »
Shakira is the latest name to join the cast of Disney's upcoming animated movie Zootropolis.
The singer will voice Gazelle, who is described by The Hollywood Reporter as the biggest popstar in Zootopia - which, incidentally, is what the film is called in the Us.
Shakira fans will be even happier to hear that she will perform a new song for the film, which is titled 'Try Everything'.
Zootropolis will be released in March 2016. »
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 Expo 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters—from a lost dinosaur to a master wayfinder, a scheming fox to a forgetful fish.
The audience of 7,500 was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others.
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, led the presentations, calling on a host of filmmakers from both studios to introduce the upcoming slate of films. “We really have an unbelievable range of movies in production at our studios right now,” said Lasseter. “The stories are dynamic, fresh and so much fun; the characters new and old are so appealing. I’m excited to share some of our long-held »
- Michelle McCue
International superstar Shakira is lending her Grammy-winning voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in Zootopia, D23 Expo fans learned via a taped message from Shakira today. Ginnifer Goodwin (ABC's Once Upon a Time, Something Borrowed, Walk the Line), the voice of the film's rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps, saluted fans alongside directors Byron Howard (Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph), and producer Clark Spencer (Wreck-It Ralph). Hilarious new scenes from the film were unveiled, plus a tease of the all-new original song, "Try Everything," written by singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate, and performed by Shakira.
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. »
Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed a look at Shakira’s character, Gazelle, in their upcoming animated feature “Zootopia” at the D23 Expo panel for Pixar today. The “biggest pop star” in “Zootopia” Gazelle looks to have been inspired in both look and mannerisms by the international sensation that voices the character. Take a look below! “Zootopia” also stars Ginnifer Goodwin (ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” “Something Borrowed,” “Walk the Line”) as the voice of the film’s rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps. The film was directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph”), and producer Clark Spencer (“Wreck-It Ralph”). “Zootopia” opens nationwide March 4, 2016. »
- Roth Cornet
Shakira announced Friday that she will be a part of the new Disney animated film “Zootopia,” voicing the character of Gazelle. Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore, along with producer Clark Spencer, welcomed the singer via video at Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, and also gave the audience a sneak peek of “Try Everything,” Shakira’s song from the movie. “Zootopia” is a first for the Grammy-winning artist, who has worked on the soundtrack for various TV shows including “Pretty Little Liars” and “Silicon Valley,” but has never voiced a character for a feature film before. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia, directed by Rich Moore and Byron Howard, was the first film to get a presentation during the animation panel at the D23 Expo today, with John Lassetere explaining “one of the things I’ve always loved about Disney Animation is talking animal movies,” with Mr. Toad being a favorite character. So, “what if we […]
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- Peter Sciretta
I really, really cannot wait for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Is anyone with me? Oh, all of you. We’re edging closer and closer to that December 18th release, and we’re hoping that Disney and Lucasfilm are going to show us more online in the coming weeks. It looks like the company have something up their sleeves for the middle of August though, as a press release reveals that Disney plan to show off footage from Star Wars as well as their other upcoming properties including Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Pixar slate at their huge fan event, D23 Expo 2015.
Marvel didn’t pack for San Diego this year, and we not present at Comic-Con to present anything from their upcoming slate, or make any kind of announcements – so are they holding out for their parent company’s Expo? We certainly hope so.
- Paul Heath
Just a heads up -- in case you can't get to Walt Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA from August 14-16 -- heaps of new Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel and Disney movie intel will be coming out of the event, so put yourself on standby for cool previews.
Disney just shared a press release with the 2015 schedule. You'll see it's noted that "a bevy of special guests will be on hand to offer a look at an unparalleled slate that includes Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens-and much, much more." Also, "Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar's upcoming The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory and Disney Animation's Zootopia and Moana." So if those movies, and all Disney/Pixar projects, are of interest to you, just know some good teases should be coming out of this.
Here's the »
- Gina Carbone
Walt Disney Studios offers an exclusive look at its upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at D23 Expo 2015, taking place August 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Studio will unveil its animation and live-action film slates via two huge Hall D23 presentations featuring surprise guests and many unforgettable moments. Other not-to-be-missed events include a Frozen FANdemonium musical celebration with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney Pixar's Toy Story with John Lasseter and the original Pixar crew.
Hall D23 Presentations:
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to "let it go, »
Disney has announced its full schedule for the D23 Expo, which is set to take place next month at the Anaheim Convention Center in California and will feature big upcoming releases such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America: Civil War, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Zootopia and Moana, along with much, much more.
Here’s the main presentations…
Friday, August 14, 3 p.m.—Hall D23
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to “let it go,” come see where Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios plan to take you next. In what has become a D23 Expo must-see, »
- Gary Collinson
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
What “Tangled” and “Frozen” did for animated fairy tales, “Zootopia” aims to do for talking-animal toons — at least, that’s the take-away from Disney’s side-splitting Tuesday afternoon presentation at the Annecy Intl. Animated Film Festival.
After an oddly timed walk-through of the creative thinking that went into “Frozen” from director Chris Buck (odd considering the fact the film opened more than 18 months earlier), followed by a screening of already-seen spinoff short “Frozen Fever” (which screened theatrically attached to “Cinderella” last spring), the Mouse House delighted the crowd with a forward-looking glimpse of its first-quarter 2016 release “Zootopia.”
Co-directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph”) — who ran out on stage dressed in furry rabbit and fox costumes — the film recalls the anthropomorphic style of Disney’s 1973 hand-drawn “Robin Hood,” taking place in an elaborate society where humans don’t exist, but all the different creatures speak, wear clothes »
- Peter Debruge
Annecy – Annecy attendance has The Big Mo. And Hollywood and U.S. animation at large is driving that surge as the U.S. industry reaches out to the world for talent and markets.
Five days out from the June 15 launch of is 2015 fest edition, France’s Annecy Animation Film Festival and Market were on track for a ovrall 10%-15% accreditation boost, a near dramatic boost. U.S. fest/market participants were up a remarkable 60%, Canada’s by 40%.
Including the Festival’s International Animation Film Market (Mifa), registrations – industry professionals and accredited film school students – look set to come in around 8,000 vs. 7,100 in 2014, reported Patrick Eveno, CEO of Citia, the Annecy Fest’s organizer.
At Mifa, by Thursday, market registrations were over 10% up year-on-year. Mifa will begin its 30th edition on June 17 with more participants than it finished last year’s, Mifa head Mickael Marin confirmation.
Put that down to globalization, often driven by a digital revolution. »
- John Hopewell
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the first teaser trailer from its animated feature “Zootopia” nine months before its March 4 release.
“Zootopia” is a civilization led by animals devoid of human interference, complete with habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown. The story follows Officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) to crack a case.
The trailer promises that the film will be “like nothing you’ve seen be-fur.”
- Dave McNary
A world where humans never existed looks downright fun in Disney's first trailer for Zootropolis.
In this world without humans, animals have evolved to use technology, build cities and, of course, have disagreements among species.
Disney will release Zootropolis next spring. »
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