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If you've ever had to take your grandfather on spring break with you, then you can surely related to the upcoming Dirty Grandpa. Lionsgate, via Buzzfeed, has released the first trailer and poster for this outrageous comedy, starring Zac Efron as a young man who gets talked into a road trip pilgrimage with his grandfather, played by Robert De Niro. As you can see in the video below, and as you can likely surmise from the title alone, Robert De Niro's Dick Kelly is not your average grandfather.
Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss' uber-controlling daughter (Julianne Hough), putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick (Robert De Niro), to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, »
Following on from the announcement of an "Ant-Man" sequel and three more untitled Marvel films in 2020, Disney Pictures has now announced release dates for nineteen of the films it intends to release over the next five years.
The news comes as the studio announced that it crossed the $4 billion mark at the global box office in record time, surpassing its previous fastest time (last year) by nearly six weeks. Below is the entire release slate which sees "Toy Story 4" bumped back a year, "The Incredibles" sequel scoring a release date, and more:
October 16th 2015: "Bridge of Spies"
November 25th 2015: "The Good Dinosaur"
December 18th 2015: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
January 29th 2016: "The Finest Hours"
March 4th 2016: "Zootopia"
April 15th 2016: "The Jungle Book"
May 27th 2016: "Alice Through the Looking Glass"
June 17th 2016: "Finding Dory"
- Garth Franklin
DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 3 is slated for release on January 29, 2016, but the animated sequel has made a late casting change. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Kate Hudson is replacing Rebel Wilson as Mei Mei, a ribbon dancer who becomes romantically obsessed with Po (Jack Black). It doesn't appear that this casting change will affect the release date at this time.
Sources claim that the Kung Fu Panda 3 production was recently extended, which created a conflict for Rebel Wilson, forcing her to drop out. The scenes involving Mei Mei will also be re-animated, to reflect Kate Hudson's new take on the character. We got our first look at Mei Mei in the new photos that surfaced in June, but it isn't known what this new version of the character will look like.
When Kung Fu Panda 3 debuts next January, the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens will most likely still be in theaters. Today, DreamWorks Animation debuted a new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3, which pokes some fun at the Star Wars franchise, mocking the iconic villain Darth Vader. This sequel features Po, voiced by Jack Black, meeting his long-lost father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, but as we can see in this trailer, Li isn't in the best physical shape.
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn »
While the D23 Expo has several panels and events throughout the weekend, the one event most fans were looking forward to was the Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios panel. The studio's highly-anticipated Alice Through the Looking Glass was a part of this massive two-hour panel, along with The Finest Hours, Pete's Dragon, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Marvel's Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and LucasFilm's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today we have a video featuring highlights from the panel presentation itself, along with a video interview with star Mia Wasikowska, who reprises her title role from 2010's blockbuster Alice in Wonderland.
As a part of yesterday's D23 Expo, Walt Disney Pictures presented their highly-anticipated adaptation of The Jungle Book in front of a packed crowd in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center yesterday. In case you weren't able to make it to Anaheim yesterday, we've got you covered, with new video interviews with director Jon Favreau, stars Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong'o. The movie was presented as part of the studio's massive two-hour panel Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios, which also featured Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, The Finest Hours, Pete's Dragon, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesMarvel's Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and LucasFilm's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Disney have unveiled the latest trailer and poster for The Finest Hours. The action thriller is based on the true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. »
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Disney used its presentation at CinemaCon 2015 this week to unveil an inforgraphic of their upcoming release slate over the next few years - and it's a monster. Combining Marvel titles, Star Wars titles, Pixar titles, its live-action adaptations of its classic fairy tales, and a few of its own original projects based on Disney properties, there's no question that the studio will be responsible for many of the biggest movies coming out over the next few years. Here's the full list.
Avengers: Age of Ultron – 5/1/15
Tomorrowland – 5/22/15
Inside Out – 6/19/15
Ant-Man – 7/17/15
Bridge of Spies – 10/16/15
The Good Dinosaur – 11/25/15
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 12/18/15
The Finest Hours – 1/29/16
Zootopia – 3/4/16
The Jungle Book – 4/15/16
Captain America: Civil War – 5/6/16
Alice Through the Looking Glass – 5/27/16
Finding Dory – 6/17/16
The Bfg – 7/1/16
Pete's Dragon – 8/12/16
Doctor Strange – 11/4/16
Moana – 11/23/16
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One – 12/16/16
Beauty and the Beast – 3/17/17
Ghost in the Shell – 4/14/17
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – 5/5/17
Star Wars: Episode VIII – 5/26/17
Toy Story 4 – 6/16/17
- Garth Franklin
Kung Fu Panda 3's cinema release has been moved up by two months.
DreamWorks Animation had previously scheduled the animated sequel for March 18, 2016, but is shifting it to January 29, 2016.
Watch the trailer for Kung Fu Panda 2 »
Disney and IMAX have been working together for a while to bring their releases to the super big screens, and now they've announced an extension on their deal that will bring more Star Wars and Marvel movies to IMAX as well. Come inside to see all the upcoming films you can expect to see!
This deal isn't really surprising, considering how successful the partnership has been working so far. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is also set to hit IMAX later this year, so it only makes sense that Disney would want to keep the good times rolling for future films. The recently announced deal reveals that Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: Rogue One, and Episode VIII (among many others) will be brought to the IMAX format. Check the press release for more details:
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Though some films are conspicuously absent from the press release, IMAX have announced a partnership with Disney that will see most of their big releases on the large format screens over the next few years.
As far as Star Wars goes, we already knew about Episode VII but now Rogue One is also on the list.
Pixar’s Finding Dory and Toy Story 4 are named, though Toy Story 4 will only be a limited release, it says. This is maybe because its June 16th 2017 release date is sandwiched between The Fantastic Four 2 on June 9th and some as-yet untitled DC movie on June 23rd.
There’s no sign of Walt Disney Animation’s own films Zootopia or Moana, but th studio’s live action movies The Finest Hours, »
- Brendon Connelly
IMAX Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company, have renewed their exhibition agreement with a multi-picture deal, beginning this year and extending through 2017, that includes  live-action and animated tentpole releases from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. As part of the agreement, IMAX will be involved in the release of multiple live-action tentpoles, along with some key animated films from Disney, underscoring IMAX's continued shift toward more flexibility in programming. Highlights of the deal include:
Star Wars stand-alone film Rogue One
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Toy Story 4
Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass
"The pairing of high-quality content with premium experiences like IMAX creates »
IMAX and Disney have announced that they will continue to remain a powerhouse team by renewing their deal through 2017. In their press release, the companies provided a brief list of highlights: Star Wars: Rogue One Star Wars: Episode VIII Ant-Man Captain America: Civil War Doctor Strange Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Thor: Ragnarok Finding Dory Toy Story 4 The Finest Hours Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass The Jungle Book Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Granted, most blockbusters get the IMAX treatment these days, but it’s still exciting that these movies will be available in the best format available. It’s worth noting that the press release states “The IMAX release of each film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX Dmr® (Digital Re-mastering) technology,” but this doesn’t rule out that any of these »
- Matt Goldberg
IMAX Corporation and Walt Disney Studios have renewed their exhibition agreement in a new deal that takes them through 2017.
As part of the agreement, IMAX will be involved in the release of multiple live-action tentpoles, along with some key animated films, from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.
Films covered under this deal include: "Star Wars: Rogue One," "Star Wars: Episode VIII," "Ant-Man," "Captain America: Civil War," "Doctor Strange," "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Finding Dory," "Toy Story 4," "The Finest Hours," "Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass," "The Jungle Book" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales".
Disney and IMAX have teamed for 25 film releases over the past six years. The IMAX release of each film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX Dmr (Digital Re-mastering) technology. »
- Garth Franklin
Universal Studios has set its “Steve Jobs” movie for release on Oct. 9, just in time for awards season.
The movie began shooting last month in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Universal picked up the project in November, less than a week after Sony put the high-profile feature into turnaround.
Michael Fassbender stars as the late Apple mogul with Seth Rogen playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Kate Winslet plays ex-Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman while Jeff Daniels will portray former Apple CEO John Sculley.
Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs,” the real-life drama is directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and adapted by Aaron Sorkin. Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady, Scott Rudin and Christopher Colson are producing.
The movie is divided into three long scenes, »
- Dave McNary
Just a few weeks after production got under way on Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic, the studio has set an October 9, 2015 release date. It isn't known when production is set to wrap, but the project must be moving along smoothly for the studio to issue a release date just seven months from now, with shooting still under way. Steve Jobs will go up against Disney's The Finest Hours, Relativity Media's Kidnap, and New Line's Vacation.
Michael Fassbender will play Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. »
There's been some major shuffling around of the release date calendar today with a couple of key changes to four films.
Dreamworks' adaptation of the classic manga "Ghost in the Shell" has now been slated for an April 14th 2017 release.
Disney has set an August 12th 2016 release date for its remake of "Pete's Dragon".
Source: Box-Office Mojo »
- Garth Franklin
18 items from 2015
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