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Author: Zehra Phelan
Over at the TV animation panel at D23 this past weekend, Disney Xd took the opportunity to unveil a sneak peek of the rebooted DuckTales and Big Hero 6 series of short clips of what audiences can expect to see on their release to a living room near you.
Related: DuckTales Images and Casting News
In Disney’s Exclusive Sneak Peak of DuckTales Huey, Louie and Dewey, alongside Webby have not seemed to have aged one bit since we last saw them on our TV screens back in 1990, some 27 years ago (now who feels old?). The boys are still causing mischief with a dart gun battle between themselves getting under the feet of others.
The rebooted series will air in September 2017 with an hour-long movie special to go out in August to get young audiences hyped for the series.
The series is notable for being the first »
- Zehra Phelan
HBO's hit series Westworld showed the dangers of using robots in theme parks, but a futuristic park like this, where adults live out their own fantasies by using these robots, would be quite controversial if it were to be built in real life. A new report reveals that Disney may be starting the process to implement real soft-body robots that would interact with guests at its theme parks, but they won't have any Westworld-type applications. These bots are believed to be playing Disney characters, but it isn't known what characters will be implemented at this time.
Orlando Sentinel broke the news that Disney has filed for a patent, where the company reveals they are, "designing a robot that will move and physically interact like an animated character." The prototype sketch that was included with the patent application reportedly showed a round body that was reminiscent of the Big Hero 6 character Baymax. »
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.
– Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn will receive the prestigious “Cinema Icon Award” at CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato) held March 27 – 30 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Hawn will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony Thursday, March 30 hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon. Previous winners of this esteemed award include Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kevin Costner.
“With a career that has spanned roles in more than 30 films Goldie Hawn continues to shine on the big screen as one of the most entertaining, relatable and recognizable actresses of our time,” noted Neuhauser. “With an unforgettable presence and charm both onscreen and off Hawn has entertained audiences of all ages and we are pleased to honor an »
- Kate Erbland
Disney’s Moana hit Digital HD this week and we have some special bonus clips to share with you.
Helmed by Clements and Musker, the directing team behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog, and co-directed by Chris Williams & Don Hall (Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6 -Best Animated Feature Film in 2015), Moana” is produced by Osnat Shurer (Lifted, One Man Band), and executive produced by John Lasseter. Jared Bush (Zootopia) wrote the screenplay. Moana features original songs from a diverse and dynamic team that includes Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning lyricist/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning Hamilton, Tony-winning In the Heights), Mark Mancina (Speed, Tarzan The Lion King) and Opetaia Foaʻi (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka). Mancina composed the original score.
Writing “We Know the Way”
Moana stars Auli‘i »
- ComicMix Staff
Burbank, Calif., Jan. 13, 2017 — Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana, the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, starring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (HBO’s Ballers, Central Intelligence) as the larger-than-life demigod Maui, has dazzled both critics and audiences. The film earned a 95% critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes and the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office opening weekend. Now, Moana sets a new course, arriving to homes on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (Dma) on Feb. 21, and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on March 7.
Continuing the fun-filled adventure, families can continue their journey filled with hours of extensive and entertaining bonus offerings including: a new, hilarious mini-movie featuring Moana and Maui; an in-depth look at how the people, cultures and heritage of »
- ComicMix Staff
Whether a moody sci-fi drama (“Arrival”) or a quirky comedy about teenage angst (“The Edge of Seventeen”), 2016 presented a wide variety of movies with memorable moments. Variety staffers picked their top choices for stand-out scenes.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
We learn at the very beginning of Villeneuve’s ethereal sci-fi thriller that Louise Banks’ (Amy Adams) daughter, Hannah, dies. But when we find out how and when and in what way, it’s more crushing than we ever could have imagined. In one of the film’s saddest and most heartbreaking scenes, Hannah asks Louise why her father (Jeremy Renner) left, and why he’s been looking at her differently lately. Louise, torn between revealing the truth and protecting Hannah’s innocence, tells Hannah that he left because Louise told him something that he wasn’t ready to hear. And we are left in suspense. — Malina Saval
- Malina Saval
6 items from 2017
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