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'Frozen' refuses to melt out of the top spot on the album chart

16 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“Frozen’s” hold on the Billboard 200 has yet to thaw. In fact, it seems to be gathering strength. Next week will mark the Disney soundtrack’s 11th week atop the Billboard 200, as it sells more than 200,000, its biggest week yet. The reason for the jump? Starbucks is now selling the title, according to Hits Daily Double. Next week will also mark the week that “Frozen” surpasses “The Lion King” for the most weeks at No. 1 for an animated feature. Targeted to move up to 250,000 copies, “Frozen” will sell almost 200,000 copies more than the No. 2 title, hip-hop artist August Alsina’s “Testimony” (65,000). Alsina has the highest debut but he’s far from the only newcomer coming on strong next week: Needtobreathe’s “Rivers in the Wasteland” and Ingrid Michaelson’s “Light’s Out”are both poised to sell up to 45,000 copies as they duke it out for third place. Jason Derulo »

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First Featurette For Stromberg’s ‘Maleficent’ Starring Angelina Jolie & Elle Fanning

18 April 2014 2:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first featurette for Disney’s Maleficent has been released! The re-imagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.

Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s icon villain from the timeless classic Sleeping Beauty. The film explores the legacy of  Maleficent (Jolie), and reveals why she is driven into a world darkness. The film follows her quest for revenge, after she is betrayed. Obsessed with her desire for retribution she places a curse on the king’s newborn infant Aurora (Fanning).

The featurette features Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, screenwriter Linda Woolverton (The Lion King), and director Robert Stromberg (the two-time Oscar winning art director of Avatar and Alice In Wonderland). All share their thoughts on the legacy of one of Disney’s most iconic villains, all whilst revealing some unseen footage.

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- Ciham Messouki

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First 'Maleficent' Featurette Shows More of Angelina Jolie's Spells

17 April 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There's just over two weeks left until The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters, officially kicking off the blockbuster summer season. One of the films arriving in the same month doesn't take a cue from a comic book, but from classic animation. Maleficent tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the point-of-view of the titular sorceress (Angelina Jolie) who places the infamous curse on the young princess (Elle Fanning), and a new featurette talks more about the revision of the well-known fairytale. Jolie offers some insight into the character, as well as Fanning's memory from her childhood spent absorbing the film. Watch! Here's the first featurette for Robert Stromberg's Maleficent from YouTube: Robert Stromberg (a production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar) is making his directorial debut with Maleficent from a script written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast). Angelina Jolie plays the title villain »

- Ethan Anderton

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Angelina Jolie Discusses ‘Reinvention’ of Disney's ‘Maleficent’ in New Preview (Video)

17 April 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Angelina Jolie promises Disney's “Maleficent” will be “very different from what people are going to expect” in a new behind-the-scenes featurette. “We've respected the classic, we've tried to bring you what we love about this story. We also hope to bring a world you have never seen before,” Jolie, who plays the titular wicked witch, says in the newest preview (above). “It's a very beautiful story, and I think it's very different from what people are going to expect.” See video: Lana Del Rey Sings Sultry ‘Once Upon a Dream’ Rendition for New ‘Maleficent’ Preview Screenwriter Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King”) stresses that the. »

- Greg Gilman

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First Featurette for Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent Starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

17 April 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Disney has released the first Maleficent featurette.  The film tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the titular villain (Angelina Jolie), and how a betrayal sets off a drive for revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  This featurette features interviews with Jolie, Elle Fanning (who plays the Princess Aurora), screenwriter Linda Woolverton (The Lion King), and director Robert Stromberg (the two-time Oscar winning art director of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland).  Their interviews help provide a few more details about the story, and the featurette also has some bits of new footage. Hit the jump to check out the featurette.  The film also stars Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th. Via Disney. Here’s the official synopsis for Maleficent: “Maleficent” explores the untold story of »

- Matt Goldberg

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'Frozen' tops albums chart for 10th week, while Pharrell rebounds to No. 2

16 April 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" is — once again — the No. 1 album in the country. In its 10th nonconsecutive week in the top spot, the album sold 133,000 copies (-11%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set has sold 2.1 million copies to date and now ties "The Lion King" for an animated film soundtrack’s most weeks at No. 1. Pharrell Williams' "G I R L” returns to its peak slot at No. 2 with 29,000 (+18%), after spending last week at No. 9. The album gained sales due to Pharrell's recent appearances on "Saturday Night Live," "Good Morning America" and "Sunday Morning." 5 Seconds of Summer's "She Looks So Perfect" Ep drops from No. 2 to No. 3 with 26,000 in its second week (-82%). New arrival MercyMe debuts at No. 4 with its eighth album, “Welcome to the New” (26,000). It's the third top 10 album for the Christian rock band, following 2012’s "The Hurt & the Healer" and 2010’s “The Generous Mr. »

- Whitney Phaneuf

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Frozen Ost spends tenth week at Us No.1, equals Lion King record

16 April 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen has spent a tenth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 chart.

The accompanying album becomes one of only 11 albums to have topped the Us chart for ten weeks or longer, and it has now equalled The Lion King's record for an animated film.

The Lion King spent ten weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 back in 1994, while Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard held the top spot for 20 weeks and Titanic for 16 weeks.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Frozen Ost sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, bringing its total sales to 2.1 million.

Last month, Frozen became the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

The Disney movie recently reached $1.072 billion at the worldwide box office, beating the previous record-holder Toy Story 3 ($1,063bn).

Watch Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel) perform 'Let It Go' in Frozen below: »

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Cody Simpson On Donny Osmond's 'Dancing' Critique

15 April 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Cody Simpson's fans were probably not pleased to hear "Dancing with the Stars" guest judge Donny Osmond share one particular critique with the singer on Monday night's show, but Cody didn't mind.

Donny liked Cody's performance, but he suggested that the music star didn't look like he was having fun when hit the ballroom alongside pro Witney Carson for a "The Lion King" inspired samba.

"I totally respect him and definitely agree for the most part ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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"DWTS" Recap: Which Fan-Favorite Couple Was Cut on Disney Night?

15 April 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It was a Disney-themed night on "Dancing with the Stars" on Monday night – and it was magical!After the big switch up last week, the celebrities returned to their original dance partners to perform dances to classic Disney songs from films such as "Frozen," "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast" and more.While the performances were much better than last week, one couple's happily ever after came to an early end with the show's first elimination since week two. So, who went home? Cody Simpson and his partner Witney Carson were sent packing after receiving the lowest number of votes. The other two couples in the bottom three? Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas and NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani. On the flip side, Big Time Rush hunk James Maslow got the first perfect score of the season with his contemporary dance to "Let It Go" from "Frozen."  Here's a recap »

- tooFab Staff

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Dancing With the Stars Season 18, Week 5 Recap: Which Fan-Favorite Couple Was Eliminated on Disney Night?

15 April 2014 4:06 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

When you wish upon a star...you get a night of Disney magic and music! Following last week's controversial switch-up, week five of Dancing With the Stars' 18th season reunited the celebs with their original pro partners for routines set to songs from new and old Disney movies, including The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Frozen. Alas, one couple's happily ever after came to an early end with the show's first elimination since week two. Let's recap! See more behind the scenes pics of [...] »

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Dancing with the Stars: Who Received Season 18's First Perfect Score?

14 April 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It was a Disney-themed night on Monday's Dancing with the Stars - and it sure was magical. The night, with guest judge Donny Osmond, produced a majority of high scores, including the first perfect 40 out of 40 of the season. But unlike during last week's partner switch-up night, this time one more couple was sent packing. Keep reading for all the results ... Drew Carey kicked off the show doing an Aladdin-themed quickstep with partner Cheryl Burke. Despite coming out with a breakthrough performance the week prior, this week's dance scored a 28 that was criticized by head judge Len Goodman for the technique. »

- Dahvi Shira

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 5 is liiiiiive!

14 April 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The good news: Everyone is back with their rightful partner this week! The even better news: It’s Disney night!

The nine remaining couples are jiving and gyrating to some of your favorite Disney tunes tonight, from the classic songs of The Lion King to the more recent Disney hit Frozen. And with season 9 winner Donny Osmond as the night’s guest judge, things are sure to be more than a little interesting.

You all know the drill: Talk about the show here while it’s on, and I’ll update this post with the results later tonight. Then afterward, »

- Samantha Highfill

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Broadway box office: Denzel Washington's 'Raisin in the Sun' is season's biggest hit

14 April 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

There are no dreams deferred for the producers of the Denzel Washington-led revival of A Raisin in the Sun. In its first full week since its April 3 opening, director Kenny Leon’s well-reviewed revival earned a remarkable $1.18 million, according to figures from the Broadway League covering ticket sales for the week ending April 13. That makes it the fifth highest-grossing show of the week and the only non-musical to cross the seven-figure threshold. And thanks to premium ticket prices as high as $348, Raisin actually exceeded the estimated gross potential of the Ethel Barrymore Theatre by 16 percent.

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- Thom Geier

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Dancing With the Stars Gets an Adorable New Opening Credits Sequence for Disney Night—Check It Out Now!

14 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Welcome to the Happiest Place on Earth: the Dancing With the Stars ballroom! Tonight's theme on DWTS? It's Disney Night, which means the nine remaining couples will be tackling iconic songs from Disney classics such as The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and yes, Frozen. And to celebrate the fun theme, the ABC reality hit is going all out: Tonight's episode will kick off with an supercalifragilisticexpialidocious opening number that features the entire cast. To get you even more excited for the two-hour extravaganza, we're sharing an exclusive sneak peek at DWTS' new Disney-fied opening credits, which feature a special appearance from a fan-favorite Disney character! Watch the adorable »

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Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels • Week Of 4/11/14

12 April 2014 3:07 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

It's another installment of the weekly Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels and Katy Perry is still on top. Chart Toppers Katy Perry's release of "Dark Horse" has kept her channel in the #1 spot in the U.S. for its seventh week in a row. The pop star's still controversial single helped her YouTube channel amass more than 45.9 million views in the last seven days. Up next in the #2 spot is DisneyCollectorBR. The online video collection of children's toys racked up nearly 47.6 million views on the week. Shakira comes in next at third place. The Voice judge's recent release of "Empire" is still holding strong and helped her channel end the week with more than 38.9 million views. In the #4 spot is WWE Fan Nation. The YouTube destination for all things World Wrestling Entertainment jumped off the ropes into the Top 5 with more than 34.1 million »

- Joshua Cohen

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'The Lion King'

11 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

From the now-iconic opening note of that incredible beginning sequence, viewers of The Lion King knew they were in for a very special treat: A Disney animated movie that — thanks to its compelling story about the circle of life, an all-star voice cast that included Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, and James Earl Jones, and that music — would appeal to adults just as much as the kids that begged their parents to take them to theaters.

The Lion King followed Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin in an era that came to be known as the Disney Renaissance. »

- Erin Strecker

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‘Timecop’ Remake Finds A Writing Duo

10 April 2014 2:28 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Universal Pictures is looking to give Timecop a redo. The 1994 film, which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and his mullet, was an undervalued sci-fi gem. To this day, it remains Van Damme’s highest-grossing movie, but middling reviews and a crowded year of notable films meant that it was soon forgotten. And when I say a “crowded year,” I mean it. 1994 gave us The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Lion King, True Lies, Pulp Fiction, Natural Born Killers, Stargate, Speed, The Crow, and many more. So Timecop disappeared, except in the hearts of fans that really dug the premise.

Based on a Dark Horse Comics story, Time Cop, which was featured in an anthology for the comic book shingle, the movie told the story of Max Walker- a cop who works for a special police force that has time traveling capabilities. Ron Silver played a corrupt politician that was hellbent »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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'Frozen' Hits Ninth Week at No. 1 on Billboard Chart

9 April 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Disney's soundtrack to Frozen refuses to budge from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. The set spends a ninth nonconsecutive week atop the list, having sold 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6 (down 8 percent), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is one week away from tying Disney's The Lion King for the longest run at No. 1 by an animated film soundtrack. The Lion King roared for 10 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in 1994 and 1995. Frozen has now sold 1.9 million copies. It has been among the top three best-selling albums every week for

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‘Frozen’ and 5 Seconds of Summer lead the album sales chart

9 April 2014 2:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" holds on to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for yet another week. In its ninth nonconsecutive week on the chart, the album sold 149,000 copies (-8%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The total sales for “Frozen" have now hit 1.9 million.  If "Frozen" nabs the top spot next week, it will tie Disney's "The Lion King" for the longest run at No. 1 by an animated film soundtrack. "The Lion King" spent 10 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in 1994 and 1995. Nipping at the heels of "Frozen" is the new Ep by Australian pop/rock band 5 Seconds of Summer. "She Looks So Perfect” enters at No. 2 with 143,000 copies. 5 Seconds of Summer gained a fanbase by opening for One Direction. The bands will tour again starting May 23, hitting arenas in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Chevelle’s "La Gargola" debuts at No. 3 with 45,000. It's the rock outfit’s highest-charting album to date, »

- Whitney Phaneuf

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Lion King: The Musical - Approved by Inexperienced, Creepy, and Out of Touch Dads

9 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

“For almost two decades, The Lion King has dazzled audiences all over the world. And now, in its 17th year, it’s being discovered by a whole new type of fan…”

Has it really been running for 17 years? I still have yet to see Lion King: The Musical, and there is a whole list of other shows I wanna watch before I dish out the cash to see the stage adaptation of the Disney animated classic. After watching this video, though, it made its way a couple spots up my list. In this comedy sketch, all types of dads offer testimonials about Lion King: The Musical. One of the characters is a little too creepy, but the other dads portrayed are scarily accurate.

The video was written by Medium Friends and directed by Jon Mackey. To see more comedy from Medium Friends, click here.

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- Eli Reyes

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