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Walt Disney's Last Will and Testament, artwork from How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and many, many more incredible items are up for auction in the highly anticipated Animation and Disneyana event that began on December 9th. Also: watch two new clips plus the official trailer for Richard Mundy's Twenty Twenty-Four, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Vol. 6 cover art and preview pages.
Animation & Disneyana Auction Details: Press Release: "Calabasas, Calif.- Walt Disney's Last Will and Testament, plus his signed document marking the genesis of the Disney Empire/brand; How the Grinch Stole Christmas production artwork (perfectly timed to the 50th anniversary of the animated TV special!) and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas original artwork and set pieces; Disneyana, featuring rare animation art and Disney park props, including an "Atom-mobile" miniature prop from the retired Journey Through Inner Space attraction, an assortment of »
- Tamika Jones
Kelly Clarkson gave her children the royal treatment in Orlando this month.
The "Piece by Piece" singer took her 7-month-old son, Remington Alexander, and 2-year-old daughter, River Rose, on a whirlwind trip to Florida's Walt Disney World on Saturday, documenting every little "magical" moment on her Twitter account.
That included one very important vacation must-have: caffeine. "First of all @WaltDisneyWorld Is the most magical place on »
Disney recently announced a release date for their upcoming live-action Mulan movie, but now they are in need of a director to tackle the project. The studio is reportedly hoping to find an Asian director to take on the adaptation, and their first choice was Academy Award winner Ang Lee. Unfortunately for the House of Mouse, he has passed on Mulan, so the search will have to continue.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Ang Lee passed up the opportunity, but no reason was given. Sony recently also announced that they had their own plans to do a live-action take on Mulan and they are distributing Ang Lee's latest movie Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. This is purely speculative, but it is very possible that Sony could also be courting the director for their Mulan movie, which is maybe why he passed up Disney's offer. Or he just may »
Hollywood's whitewashing woes may be continuing, or at least they were going to at one point or another. Recently, Disney got on seemingly everyone's good side when the confirmed that they would be releasing their live-action remake of Mulan in 2018. The celebration may be a bit short lived though, as some details from the initial script for the movie have leaked, which revealed that particular version of the movie would feature a white male lead.
A recent blog post that showed up on Angry Asian Man claims that Disney's original script for the live-action Mulan, which was titled The Legend of Mulan, centered on a "white merchant" man. Those who remember the Disney animated movie Mulan will note that the movie didn't have a white man in the lead role. Given the recent uproar that has come from whitewashing in high-profile movies, this would be understandably upsetting. Here are some »
Last March, Disney started developing a live-action remake of their 1998 animated hit Mulan, following in the footsteps of recent live-action remakes such as Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book, which have all been big hits at the box office. Today we have word that the project will be a 3D live-action remake, with the studio setting a November 2, 2018 release date. As of now, no other movies are set for release on that date, but it will come a week before Universal's Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas on November 9, 2018 and two weeks before Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 on November 16, 2018.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that there is no director attached to the project yet, but Jason Reed will produce along with Chris Bender and Jake Weiner. The studio has also brought on screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »
But that moment happens toward the end of black-ish‘s Season 3 premiere, which was shot on location at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., so let’s back up and look at how the Johnsons get into a brawl at the happiest place on Earth.
PhotosFall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on black-ish and 41 More Returning Favorites!
The episode begins with Dre explaining that “everybody loves special treatment,” so he’s »
Cover your eyes, Blake Shelton—it looks like Gwen Stefani is crushing on Mickey Mouse these days! The No Doubt singer paid a visit to Disney World with sons Kingston, Zuma and Apollo Monday, and based on Gwen's Snapchat stories, it really is the most magical place on earth. The mother of three, wearing overalls, a #Truth hat and Minnie Mouse ears of her own, struck a series of poses with Mickey in front of Cinderella's Castle. She couldn't help but "ooh" and "ahh" along with her boys as she made her way through the park. Gwen and Zuma, 7, took some adorable snaps from Splash Mountain. And Zuma had his mama cracking up when they were temporarily stuck on the water »
If you’ve been looking for somewhere to store your Disney minifigures, then you’ll soon be in luck, as The Lego Group has announced the upcoming release of the massive Disney Castle set. Based on the iconic Cinderella castle and packed with subtle nods to the Disney cannon, the set consists of 4080 pieces, and includes five minifigures in Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Tinker Bell. Check out some promotional images here..
The Disney Castle set will retail for $350 and stands at over 29” high and 17” wide.
- Gary Collinson
[Youtube "9qcY2ERwmaU"] Oh, the things this orange couch has seen! For this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons, the beloved animated family is paying homage to Disney classics during their signature orange couch opener. Veteran animator Eric Goldberg, who worked on multiple classic Disney flicks, gave each iconic yellow character different Disney makeover - including their pets. Lisa gets a chance to step into Cinderella's glass slippers and take a ride in a pumpkin carriage; Marge takes on the role [and chores] of Snow White and Homer gets to play the role of Baloo from The Jungle Book. Then there's baby Maggie, who plays »
- Brittany King
The Simpsons is paying tribute to Disney characters in the past way ever. Veteran animator Eric Goldberg, known for his work on classic Disney flicks such as Aladdin, Pocahontas and Hercules, animated The Simpsons' couch gag for the Sunday, April 24 episode. In the opening sequence, Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie all take on various Disney characters. Homer has a Jungle Book inspired look, Marge is straight out of Snow White, Lisa is Cinderella, Maggie is the classic Mickey Mouse and Bart takes on Fantasia Mickey. There's classic Disney whimsy while sticking with the Simpsons style viewers have come to know and love. Goldberg's other credits include Fantasia 2000, The Emperor's New Groove, »
The icon-establishing performances Marilyn Monroe gave in Howard Hawks’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and in Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959) are ones for the ages, touchstone works that endure because of the undeniable comic energy and desperation that sparked them from within even as the ravenous public became ever more enraptured by the surface of Monroe’s seductive image of beauty and glamour. Several generations now probably know her only from these films, or perhaps 1955’s The Seven-Year Itch, a more famous probably for the skirt-swirling pose it generated than anything in the movie itself, one of director Wilder’s sourest pictures, or her final completed film, The Misfits (1961), directed by John Huston, written by Arthur Miller and costarring Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift.
But in Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) she delivers a powerful dramatic performance as Nell, a psychologically devastated, delusional, perhaps psychotic young woman apparently on »
- Dennis Cozzalio
On June 16th, Disney is set to open the doors to its 6th resort, Shanghai Disneyland.
This lavish new park promises to be a combination of the classic Disneyland experience mixed with ancient Chinese cultures. Authentic spiritual Chinese gardens will provide a delightfully peaceful ambiance alongside the familiar Disney cast and landmarks which here have had an Eastern uplift.
Certainly no expense has been spared. Costing almost £4 billion to build, the new park measures over Three Times larger than the size of nearby Hong Kong Disney and has actually been in the works for over 15 years, with early plans set out for its development in the early 2000s.
Guests will be able to wander a new land set in the world of pirates, enjoy the thrills of roaring down a rapid river, race through the future, experience the magic of dining in an enchanted castle and finish the »
- Jen Gallie
This weekend, the smashing success of “Zootopia” confirmed the wisdom of that decade-old acquisition. It continues a string of box office hits such as “Tangled,” “Big Hero 6,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Frozen” that might not have been possible had Disney not absorbed Pixar and its brain trust.
Although they were released under the Walt Disney Animation Studios banner, Pixar’s DNA — a double helix of artistic daring and technological innovation — is evident in all of these films. That makes sense given that as part of the Pixar purchase, the company’s leaders Ed Catmull and John Lasseter assumed responsibility for all of Disney’s animated output.
“What they have focused on in each of these films is having an original voice and an original story, »
- Brent Lang
Charles Perrault, the 17th century French fairytale writer, was honored by Google Doodle Tuesday. Charles Perrault Google Doodle Google celebrated what would have been Perrault’s 388th birthday with a doodle that features references to Sleeping Beauty and Puss in Boots. Perrault had also penned the familiar tales of Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. The stories […]
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- Chelsea Regan
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