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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

24 November 2014 2:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch! »

- Leo Barraclough

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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

24 November 2014 2:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch! »

- Leo Barraclough

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Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

13 November 2014 6:17 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

You may think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty, but Maleficent dares to opt for changing your mind about that. The story starts long before you imagined, with a young fairy who meets a young human thief. By way of impressive visuals, and surprisingly “normal” events, young Maleficent and Stefan become the best of friends. When Maleficent comes of age, she becomes the protector of her magical forest, which means when the King comes calling, and doesn’t fare well, she is the target of his rage. A now very ambitious Stefan sees an opportunity.

This naturally leads to a great betrayal, and Stefan becoming King. This gives us the opening to sell us the story that Maleficent isn’t just the evil witch who comes to curse Aurora, but is instead the largely justified, though perhaps overzealous, wronged fairy looking to exact revenge.

Though the »

- Marc Eastman

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Angelina Jolie's Maleficent Gets An Honest Trailer

11 November 2014 9:28 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent is being directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, »

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Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

4 November 2014 7:57 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Maleficent Walt Disney Studios Director:Robert Stromberg Writer: Linda Woolverton Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlito Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Leslie Manville Running Time: 97 minutes, Rated PG Special Features: Aurora: Becoming A Beauty [4:53]; From Fairy Tale to Feature Film [8:12]; Building an Epic Battle [5:42]; Classic Couture [1:33]; Maleficent Revealed [4:43]; 5 Deleted Scenes [6:37] Available November 4th Warning: Thar be spoilers. The live-action story of Sleeping Beauty with a twist. The evil fairy Maleficent was not always evil. Young fairy Maleficent (Isobelle Molloy)  is the designated law keeper in the woods. All of the woodland folk go to her for dangers and curiosities that  [ Read More ]

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Review: Maleficent

2 November 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Gregory Maguire had no idea what he was unleashing when he wrote Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West in 1995. Since then, a tremendous amount of energy has been spent on revisiting the antagonists from fairy tales to modern fiction in an effort to explain their motivations. Quite often, the opponent is more interesting than the protagonist so there’s an appetite to understanding what made them “evil”.

Another trend has been taking the classic fairy tales and first making them into palatable Disney animated fare followed by live-action adaptations and stage editions. By combining the above, we arrive this year with Maleficent. Perhaps the single most arresting visual in the Disney rogues gallery, this cunning sorcerer has given generations nightmares since the cartoon version arrived in 1959.

With Angelina Jolie as the title character, this had the making of a fascinating character story hidden under layers of action, »

- Robert Greenberger

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Exclusive Maleficent Blu-ray Clip Reveals How Linda Woolverton Developed the Iconic Villain’s Backstory

15 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Maleficent is one of the most iconic Disney villains we’ve got, but she can’t carry a feature film on reputation alone.  Maleficent scribe, Linda Woolverton, had to figure out a way to turn her into a main character that the audience could connect to and care about, and in order to do that, she had to come up with a convincing reason for why Maleficent would place a curse on an infant child. Hit the jump for an exclusive Maleficent Blu-ray clip detailing how Woolverton came up with the idea to turn the character into a fairy and then strip her of her wings.  The movie stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imedla Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley and Brenton Thwaites, and hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 4th. [complextv contentid="Bja2Q0cTo9eJNaBgCBFLSEaN1fJ3K-Of" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Here’s the official synopsis for Maleficent: “Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Maleficent Comes Home On Blu-Ray And DVD Nov. 4th Packed With Extras

7 August 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Maleficent managed to take the world by storm, and the Disney effort is hitting on Blu-Ray November 4th with a lot of bonus features for fans.

Despite the fact that the movie eventually started catching varying degrees of backlash, it still won over audiences everywhere, and most critics, and fans are getting the treat they deserve with the release. Check the full release info below for the full list of extras.

Disney’S Greatest Villain Comes To Life

In The Wickedly Fun, Fantasy Adventure Starring

Academy Award®-Winner Angelina Jolie Disney’S “Maleficent

Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere,

DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!

Disney’s most iconic villain “Maleficent” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, »

- Marc Eastman

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The 'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' Cast Is Finally Complete

4 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The long-anticipated sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 version of "Alice in Wonderland" has finally begun production, with much of the original cast returning.

"Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass," is now shooting in England, and once again features Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Johnny Depp (the Mad Hatter), Helena Bonham Carter (the Red Queen), and Anne Hathaway (the White Queen), as well as the voices of Alan Rickman (the Blue Caterpillar), Stephen Fry (the Cheshire Cat), and Michael Sheen (the White Rabbit). Joining the ensemble are Rhys Ifans, playing the Mad Hatter's father, Zanik Hightopp, and Sacha Baron Cohen, who's playing a villain named Time.

An official press release from Disney notes that the film is "an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland-and back in Time," where Alice is on a quest to help the Mad Hatter.

Director James Bobin ("The Muppets," "Muppets Most Wanted") takes over from Burton, »

- Katie Roberts

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‘Alice in Wonderland 2′ Gets an Official Subtitle as Filming Begins

4 August 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Principal photography is now underway on Walt Disney Pictures’ sequel to its live-action Alice in Wonderland movie, which grossed more than $1 billion worldwide in theaters back in 2010. Previously rumored to be titled Through the Looking Glass, the project’s official title (unsurprisingly) is one with greater brand recognition – namely, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.

Disney’s first Alice live-action installment, as directed by Tim Burton, blended elements of Lewis Caroll’s two Alice novels (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There) in combination with original material that was cooked up by screenwriter Linda Woolverton. James Bobin, who served as helmsman on the last two Muppet movies, is ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' Begins Filming with James Bobin Directing

4 August 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. James Bobin (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Most Wanted”) helms the film, which revisits Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time.

Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” is produced by Joe Roth (“Maleficent,” “Alice in Wonderland”), Jennifer Todd (“Alice In Wonderland,” “Memento”), Suzanne Todd (“Alice In Wonderland,” “Memento”) and Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Frankenweenie”). John G. Scotti (“Muppets Most Wanted,” “The Muppets”) is the executive producer; Linda Woolverton (“Maleficent,” “Alice In Wonderland,” “Beauty and the Beast”) penned the screenplay. Shooting on location and at Shepperton Studios in England, the film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.

The all-star ensemble »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass Kicks Off Production

4 August 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At long last, the sequel to Disney’s massively successful, if narratively weak, Alice in Wonderland is starting to roll cameras, with James Bobin replacing Tim Burton in the director’s chair. It took a suprisingly long time for this next chapter of the planned franchise to get off the ground, considering the first film broke $1 billion at the box office, but a press release indicates that filming is now underway.

Officially titled Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, the follow-up finds the original actors returning to their roles, with a bevy of new stars joining both the live-action and voice casts. What the sequel is exactly about is still foggy, but the story is said to “revisit Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time.”

Check out the official press release below:

Disney’S “Alice In Wonderland »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"Alice in Wonderland" Sequel Begins Filming

4 August 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filming begins this week on Disney's "Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass," the follow-up to Tim Burton's 2010 "Alice in Wonderland" which made over $1 billion at the worldwide box-office.

James Bobin ("The Muppets") takes over the helm of the follow-up which will shoot on location and at Shepperton Studios in England ahead of a May 27th 2016 release.

Returning from the previous film are Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Johnny Depp (The Mad Hatter), Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen), Anne Hathaway (The White Queen), Matt Lucas (Tweedledee and Tweedledum), Stephen Fry (Cheshire Cat), Alan Rickman (Alan Rickman), Michael Sheen (White Rabbit), Timothy Spall (Bayard), Paul Whitehouse (the March Hare) and Barbara Windsoe (Dormouse).

Joining them for this outing are Rhys Ifans as the Mad Hatter's father, Ed Speleers as 'James Harcourt', Sacha Baron Cohen as 'Time' and Toby Jones as 'Wilkins'.

Much of the same production crew behind »

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Disney Firms Up 'Alice in Wonderland' Sequel Cast, Begins Production

4 August 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following news of Bill Murray joining the cast of Disney's The Jungle Book from director Jon Favreau, the studio has just announced the start of production on Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 box office hit. This time it's The Muppets director James Bobin at the helm with a script from the first film's writer Linda Woolverton. Disney has also confirmed the full cast which includes the return of Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as Red Queen Iracebeth and also Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum in a story that travels back to Underland—and back in Time. So that sounds epic, we suppose. More below! In addition, the major voice cast players are back including Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat, Alan Rickman as the Blue Caterpillar, Michael Sheen as the White Rabbit, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' Begins Shooting in England

4 August 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney's Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. James Bobin (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted) helms the film, which revisits Lewis Carroll's beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland-and back in Time.

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass is produced by Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland ) Jennifer Todd (Alice in Wonderland), Suzanne Todd ("Alice in Wonderland) and Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland). John G. Scotti (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted) is the executive producer; Linda Woolverton (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) penned the screenplay.

Shooting on location and at Shepperton Studios in England, the film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.

The all-star ensemble cast includes:

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen »

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Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Officially Starts Production

4 August 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney met with some success in their live-action version of Alice in Wonderland (with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter), and since the film released, talk of a sequel has been on-going.  Now, it's finally moved into production as the cast and crew have gathered together in anticipation of it's May 2016 release.  Disney announced cameras have started rolling with a new cast list confirming both old and new members of the cast coming to the production.  

I wasn't all that thrilled with Alice in Wonderland when it released.  Not that it was a bad movie, I just didn't find it all that special or great.  So it's tough to muster up much enthusiasm for this sequel, despite the impressive cast coming back for it.  From the press release: 

Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, »

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'Through the Looking Glass' is actually happening with Depp and Hathaway

4 August 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Alice is returning to Wonderland—er, Underland—this week.  Put another way, the James Bobin directed follow-up to Tim Burton's 2010 "Alice in Wonderland" is starting principal photography.  The film promises to be "an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time." Titled, as one might expect, "Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass," the sequel  reunites many stars of Burton's first film including Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen.  Also returning, at least in voice form, are Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat, Alan Rickman as the Blue Caterpillar, Timothy Spall as Bayard, and Michael Sheen as the White Rabbit.  Naturally, the sequel is also adding new cast members as well.  These include the likes Rhys Ifans and Sacha Baron Cohen.  The former is playing Zanik Hightopp, »

- Josh Lasser

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Huge Cast Lines Up For Disney’s Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass

4 August 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Disney’s Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

James Bobin (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Most Wanted”) will direct.

The Disney movie revisits Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time.

Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass is produced by Joe Roth (“Maleficent,” “Alice in Wonderland”), Jennifer Todd (“Alice In Wonderland,” “Memento”), Suzanne Todd (“Alice In Wonderland,” “Memento”) and Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Frankenweenie”). John G. Scotti (“Muppets Most Wanted,” “The Muppets”) is the executive producer; Linda Woolverton (“Maleficent,” “Alice In Wonderland,” “Beauty and the Beast”) penned the screenplay.

Shooting on location and at Shepperton Studios in England, the film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.

The all-star »

- Michelle McCue

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'Maleficent' Blu-ray and DVD Releases November 4th

1 August 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney's most iconic villain Maleficent comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty will be made available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.

After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.

Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in "From Fairy Tale to Feature Film." Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene »

- MovieWeb

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Lifetime Plans "Clan of the Cave Bear" Series

9 July 2014 7:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lifetime has ordered a pilot for a new film adaptation of Jean M. Auel's best-selling novel series "The Clan of the Cave Bear".

Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will team with Auel, "Hunger Games" producer Allison Shearmur and "Maleficent" writer Linda Woolverton on the project which Fox 21 and Lionsgate will also co-produce.

The ambitious effort is Lifetime's latest attempt to push into high-end scripted drama. It's a costly risk, but it comes with an in-built audience as the six-book series has sold more than 60 million copies globally.

Set 25,000 years ago when Neanderthals shared the Earth with the first early modern humans, a group of cave dwellers adopt a blond, blue-eyed young girl named Ayla who matures into a young woman and must fight for survival against the jealous bigotry.

Daryl Hannah and James Remar starred in a 1986 film adaptation by Scorsese cinematographer turned director Michael Chapman. »

- Garth Franklin

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