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Battle Royale - Throwback Thrills: Round 2 Results

3 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

There were a lot of surprises in the second round of our throwback thrill Battle Royale.

Who would have guessed The Land Before Time's Sharptooth would beat out the 80's babies' greatest nightmare: Skesis from The Dark Crystal? It was a close race, but nowhere near that between Who Framed Roger Rabbit's Judge Doom and Toy Story's Sid. The preteen terror won out with only a handful more votes.

Live action films having been dominating the race, with The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory beating out Fantasia and Dumbo, respectively.

But don’t discount animated movies! The Lion King, Coraline, The Land Before Time, and Toy Storyare still in the running – and they sure are scary.

What throwback thrill do you think will win the Battle Royale? Let us know in the comments below, and check out our bracket for a sneak peek at round three's matchups! »

- Sasha James

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53 Fascinating Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Disney Films

4 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Feel free to use this list to impress people at your next gathering. You're welcome. 1. Anna (Frozen) is the first Disney princess to have a duet with a villain. 2. Yen Sid, the sorcerer in Fantasia, is just "Disney" spelled backwards. 3. Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O'Hara (Belle) and Judy Kuhn (singing voice for Mulan), all have cameos in Enchanted. 4. In The Lion King, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" was originally supposed to be performed by Timon and Pumba. 5. The Beatles almost had roles in a Disney movie. They were meant to be the voices of the vultures in The Jungle Book. 6. Boo from Monsters, Inc.'s real name? Mary Gibbs. 7. The »

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You Won't Believe This One-Man Cover of Lion King's "Be Prepared"

17 October 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Don't worry - every hyena voice is covered in Phill Headway's absolutely incredible cover of the song "Be Prepared" from The Lion King! Last year, Headway blew people away with his "Prince Ali" cover, and he's done it again with this awesome take on "Be Prepared." Featuring multiple instruments and voices, Headway's take on the popular song from The Lion King needs to be seen to be believed. Be prepared (pun intended) to be amazed by this cover, and be sure to check out more must-see viral videos! »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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Disney's Top Theater Exec on 'Frozen' Musical Plans: "I'm Talking to Directors"

16 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Oct. 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The accepted wisdom in showbiz is that theater is small potatoes compared to film or television. That's generally true, but the exceptions can be massive. Take Disney Theatrical Group's The Lion King, which this summer became the top entertainment property of all time, with a global yield of $6.2 billion, $1 billion of it from Broadway. It's a sweet stroke of destiny that a show featuring groundbreaking puppetry should be presided over — like every stablemate out of Disney's 120-employee stage

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- David Rooney

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The 'Frozen' Broadway Musical Is Still a Long Way Off

16 October 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Frozen" fans excited for the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of the animated hit may want to let it go for a while: According to the man in charge of putting the show together, the final product is still in the early planning stages, with no concrete timeline in sight.

In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter about his many successes adapting popular Disney properties into hit Broadway shows (including recent record-breaker "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast"), Thomas Schumacher, president and producer at Disney Theatrical Group, told the trade that the "Frozen" stage production was a top priority -- but there's still a lot of work to do.

"My job is to corral the writers of the movie. I'm already talking to directors, and I have a design concept, and we have to begin to fashion this idea," Schumacher said of the planning process so far. "It doesn't need to be fast. »

- Katie Roberts

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The lessons Gotham can learn from Smallville

10 October 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Gotham premieres in the UK, Phoebe-Jane considers what the show can learn from long-running superhero prequel, Smallville...

Please note: this article refers only to Gotham's UK broadcast. Our Us episode reviews are here.

"Somebody save me/I’ve been waiting for you" 

If excitement about tonight's UK premiere of Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham has got you caterwauling the lyrics to the Smallville theme tune on rooftops in anticipation, early whispers from fellow Bat-fans over in the Us who’ve had a look at the first episodes are saying there is much for us to look forward to as we wait for it to descend on Channel 5 here.

So far, we know that the timescale Gotham sticks with sees Batman as barely a notion to the boy-Bruce Wayne, and instead takes Detective James Gordon as its central character. Gordon here is a little different to the ‘Jim’ we’ve come to know, »

- louisamellor

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New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Trailer Released

9 October 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The PS3-exclusive compilation, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, is getting ever closer to its North American release date of December 3, and to keep the hype train going, Square Enix has released a new trailer that will be nostalgic to longtime fans and intriguing to newcomers.

For those who are unaware, ReMIX will contain the classic PS2 title Kingdom Hearts II, the formerly PSP-exclusive prequel Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, and a redone compilation of cutscenes from the DS entry, Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded.

The lengthy preview actually spends its first 2 minutes recapping the three earlier entries that were part of last year’s 1.5 ReMIX, so those curious about the series might want to skip ahead a bit to avoid some potential surprises. Afterwards comes a nice look at how this latest collection’s titles will appear in high-def widescreen. Anybody who grew up on some of Disney’s biggest films will »

- John Fleury

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NBCUniversal Sets Growing Broadway Ventures Under Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt

7 October 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Just a few weeks after the Disney Company roared that The Lion King had become the highest-grossing entertainment of all time, NBCUniversal today announced that Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, will oversee the company’s live-theater division, Universal Stage Productions. Jimmy Horowitz, Universal Pictures President, will “continue to run” Usp, while expanding its reach into NBCUni properties throughout film, TV and digital.

Chris Herzberger, Universal’s Executive of Live Theatricals, will continue in that position as hands-on with works in progress and a growing roster of developmental projects.

The company is not exactly a carpetbagger on Broadway, with a major stake in the long-running Wicked, a global box office phenomenon. Greenblatt is a producer of the most recent Tony Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder and of a “revisal” of Meredith Willson’s The Unsinkable Molly Brown at the Denver Center Theatre Company. The company »

- Jeremy Gerard

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NBC’s Robert Greenblatt to Oversee Universal’s Expanding Stage Division (Exclusive)

7 October 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Greenblatt, the NBC Entertainment chairman who is also one of the producers of Broadway Tony winner “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” has added oversight of NBCUniversal’s stage division to his portfolio of NBCU duties.

Universal Pictures president Jimmy Horowitz, who will continue to lead Universal Stage Prods., will now work with Greenblatt to expand the division’s focus to incorporate all NBCUniversal properties rather than just its film catalog.

The growth of Universal’s stage arm comes as Hollywood as a whole has begun to take an increasing interest in Broadway, spurred by the significant revenue a couple of major hits have minted for studios. Last month Disney Theatrical Prods.’ musical version of “The Lion King” became the top-grossing single title of all time (at $6.2 billion and counting), and Universal itself has seen the global success of Broadway’s “Wicked” turn the title into one »

- Gordon Cox

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NBC’s Robert Greenblatt to Oversee Universal’s Expanding Stage Division (Exclusive)

7 October 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Robert Greenblatt, the NBC Entertainment chairman who is also one of the producers of Broadway Tony winner “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” has added oversight of NBCUniversal’s stage division to his portfolio of NBCU duties.

Universal Pictures president Jimmy Horowitz, who will continue to lead Universal Stage Prods., will now work with Greenblatt to expand the division’s focus to incorporate all NBCUniversal properties rather than just its film catalog.

The growth of Universal’s stage arm comes as Hollywood as a whole has begun to take an increasing interest in Broadway, spurred by the significant revenue a couple of major hits have minted for studios. Last month Disney Theatrical Prods.’ musical version of “The Lion King” became the top-grossing single title of all time (at $6.2 billion and counting), and Universal itself has seen the global success of Broadway’s “Wicked” turn the title into one »

- Gordon Cox

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The Lion King: 9 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know — Video

7 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The team at Cinefix has created a new "Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About" video that focuses on The Lion King. Having seen the movie so many times, I'm surprised I learned a few things. I was twelve years old when the movie came out and because my siblings and cousins were much younger than me the movie was in our Vcr on repeat for about a year. The music was super catchy and lions have never been cooler since. The older I've gotten, the more I can appreciate the animation, which is just stunning. Disney's second 2D animated golden era might have ended long ago, but with new films like Frozen, Wreck-it Ralph, and Big Hero 6, Disney seems to be entering a 3D animated golden era.

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Broadway Box Office: Nathan Lane and James Earl Jones pack 'em in. Mia Farrow? Not so much

6 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It's Only a Play doesn't open until this Thursday, but the backstage comedy revival is already minting money for its producers at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre. The star-studded show—featuring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, and Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint—grossed an impressive $1.25 million for the week ending Oct. 5, according to figures from the Broadway League. That's a remarkable haul for a non-musical—and actually exceeds the potential earnings for the venue (thanks mostly to premium tickets sales and high demand). Another star-studded revival, Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You (starring »

- Thom Geier

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Battle Royale: What's the biggest throwback thrill of all time?

2 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

With The Conjuring’s paranormal prequel, Annabelle, hitting theatres this weekend, the inherent creepiness of a childhood toy got us thinking about how some of the scariest scenes in cinema are actually from kids’ movies.

You know the scenes we’re talking about: the boat ride in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Scar betraying Mufasa in The Lion King, Nazis showing up in a Julie Andrews musical, etc. Our childhoods (or those of our children, parents, friends, siblings) have been forever changed by insanely terrifying “PG” or “G” villains.

From flying monkeys to pink elephants, we’ve picked some of the most memorable throwback thrills for this month’s Battle Royale. We narrowed down the list to thirty-two, and now it’s up to you to choose a winner.

Almost every day during the month of October, you can vote on our Facebook page with a comment on a particular battle’s post. »

- Sasha James

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Raphaely wins Zurich film music prize

2 October 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Upcoming Us composer receives Golden Eye award from Hans Zimmer.

Us composer Leeran Z. Raphaely has won the third International Music Film Competition at the Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 5).

Raphaely received the Golden Eye Award at Zurich’s Tonhalle last night (Oct 1), which includes a cash prize of CHF10,000 ($10,500).

The jury chose the winner from finalists that also included Matteo Pagamici (Switzerland), Richard Ruzicka (Germany), Dominik Giesriegl (Austria), and the duo Lidia Kalendareva and Alin Cristian Oprea (Germany/Russia/Rumania).

The five finalists were chosen in an initial round from 231 scores by composers from more than 40 countries.

The competition required entrants to compose a score for symphony orchestra for the six-minute short film Maximall by Axel Tillement, Axelle Cheriet, Hadrien Ledieu and Nawel Rahal.

The five best scores as chosen by a jury of experts were world premiered in the evening at the Tonhalle Zürich under the baton of Frank Strobel.

The jury included »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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52 Movies That All Take Place In The Same Universe

2 October 2014 4:02 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Lucasfilm/Warner Bros. Pictures/MGM/Paramount Pictures/20th Century Fox

In days gone by an in-joke referencing another movie was just that – an little wink for the more obsessive fans to pick up on. But thanks to all this shared universe malarkey dominating Hollywood, our minds now automatically try and link them all together into some form of cohesion. Maybe Frozen isn’t just Disney’s best since The Lion King, but also the missing link between Tangled and The Little Mermaid. And perhaps Pixar have been building a massive, millennia spanning timeline with their animated masterpieces. As your English teacher always said, everything means something.

Creators rarely put as much thought into the continuity as their fans, meaning things can get pretty ridiculous if you start to join the dots. Which, naturally, is exactly what we did.

We followed the trails easter eggs left behind and discovered something shocking »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Track Every Animated Disney Movie with This Very Cool Timeline

1 October 2014 3:49 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  Creator and Disney fan Aish's chronological chart spans centuries, starting in 65 million B.C. and into… infinity. One of the great things about Disney cinema is the company’s universality—the ability to create compelling stories that are relatable and share valuable life lessons, no matter the time period. It’s the formula that keeps on giving and has provided for generations of audiences. Note: “Excludes most of the package films. Some films, e.g. The Lion King, are impossible to pin down exactly and some, like Aladdin and Treasure Planet, are anachronistic, so these are estimations. A few have been split into two if there is more than one time period in the movie, and sequels have been put together.” You can check out...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Screen, British Council to present Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

1 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Screen to present UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

1 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Disney's New 'Beauty and the Beast' Gets 'Perks' Scribe

30 September 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If I had to pick my favorite animated film of all time, I would probably end up going with Disney's Beauty And The Beast. It was not one I watched much as a kid. The Lion King and The Hunchback of Notre Dame are where my Disney nostalgia attachments lie. However, when I was about fifteen or sixteen, I revisited the movie and took on a whole new appreciation for it, particularly considering that I learned so much about how musicals should operate. The music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman is lush and filled with character. It drives conflict and story in a way that makes its pace never let up. The film never sits back and spins its wheels in a redundant song, which is why the extended edition of the movie that came out including the song "Human Again" does not work as well. Upon first hearing »

- Mike Shutt

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Musical Headed To Japan; Steve McQueen Set For European Film Academy Honor; More

29 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company are bringing Aladdin to Tokyo. This is the first international production of the Broadway musical comedy and is hitting a market where Disney’s feature animation Frozen recently grossed a record-breaking $250M. Performances will begin in May at the Dentsu Shiki Theatre Umi in Tokyo. Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20 and features music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Oscar winner Howard Ashman and Tony and Oscar winner Tim Rice, and Tony nominee Chad Beguelin. Lyrics will be translated into Japanese by Chikae Takahashi, who worked on the Japanese translation for Frozen. The Tokyo production will be cast locally and performed in Japanese. This marks the fifth collaboration between Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company following the successful and current runs of Beauty And The Beast, The Lion King, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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