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Win The Art of John Alvin

18 August 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of The Art of John Alvin on 22nd August, we’ve been given 3 copies of the book to give away.

From diehard sci-fi to beloved kids’ animations, the late John Alvin’s dynamic film posters realized the spell-binding storytelling of almost half a century’s worth of cinematic magic, including legendary films such as The Lion King, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner and Jurassic Park. Titan Books is to publish a comprehensive monograph containing a carefully curated selection of his most iconic pieces.

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 28th August at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random from entries received No cash alternative is available

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7 Disney Movies That Were Accused Of Stealing Ideas

16 August 2014 4:16 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Although it would like to be known for its consistently family-friendly approach and ability to squeeze childlike-joy out just about anyone, Disney’s reputation is mired by some less savoury elements.

For years the anti-Semitic views of studio founder Walt (who is, let’s not forget, currently in suspended animation) have been prevalent, while eagle eyed fans have discovered some rather raunchy, ‘accidental’ easter eggs; a nude woman in The Rescuers, dust spelling Sex in The Lion King and a rather phallic looking tower on King Triton’s castle on the VHS cover of The Little Mermaid. And that’s not even getting onto the issue of stealing ideas.

Some of the animation studio’s best loved films have become mired in lawsuits from authors, filmmakers and cartoonists they’ve been accused of flat-out ripping off. Normally the cases are dropped and if not they’re settled »

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38 Things We Learned from the ‘Aladdin’ Commentary

15 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

One of Robin Williams’ most iconic roles was as the Genie in the 1992 Disney film Aladdin. For being a supporting role, he certainly commanding more than his fair share of attention (which got the Mouse House into some trouble when the character’s overt presence in advertising violated his original agreement to do the film for scale). Since the release of Aladdin, Williams became a Disney legend and lent his voice to the character later for the direct-to-video sequel Aladdin and the King of Thieves. Of course, Aladdin represents more than an iconic role for Williams. It was riding the wave of Disney’s second golden age of animation, followed by the record-breaking film The Lion King. For the DVD release in 2004, co-directors John Musker and Ron Clements sat down with co-producer Amy Pell to record a commentary of the film. So much has changed in the last ten years since this was recorded, though »

- Kevin Carr

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Layoffs Hit ‘Planes’ Producer DisneyToon Studios

11 August 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Further cost-cutting at the Walt Disney Co. is having an impact on DisneyToon Studios, the producer of “Planes: Fire & Rescue” and straight-to-video features starring Tinker Bell and the rest of the Disney Fairies.

Of the 60 employees on staff at the Glendale, Calif.-based division of Walt Disney Animation Studios, 16 are being affected by the layoffs and started to be told of the reductions last week, individuals close to the situation confirmed to Variety.

Disney has been eliminating positions at most of its divisions as a way to trim overhead since 2013.

However, DisneyToon Studios also has been hit by a declining home entertainment market, which, while showing signs of a rebound on digital platforms, still hasn’t reached the kinds of levels that made animated direct-to-video prequels or sequels based on Tinker Bell, “Cinderella,” “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Bambi” and “Cars” a considerably lucrative business.

The division did recently score with “Planes, »

- Marc Graser

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8 Lazy Movies That Were Just Copying Better Films

11 August 2014 5:34 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Making movies is hard. We should know – we write articles about them and we imagine actually making them is two, maybe three, times as hard (Ok, maybe a lot more).

There’s so many things to be dealing with, ranging from making sure catering are going to be able to provide a varied diet for the crew and that you have actors who can give the work the depth it requires. Of course, it’s very easy to take the easy route – make a product placement deal with Dominos that sees pizzas delivered to the set every day and hire Nicolas Cage.

The one place you’d imagine films wouldn’t skimp is in the creative department. The purpose of the whole enterprise is, after all, to make something entertaining for the audience. Except too often an overt focus on money takes over and a film simply steals entire swathes »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Sr Geek Picks: Disney Ladies as Jedi, ‘Tmnt’ 2014 Censored, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ GIFs & More

9 August 2014 5:27 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Disney ladies as Jedi; a censored version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014); the season 3 finale of Bad Days featuring Superman; and the broadway cast of The Lion King taking over a NYC subway car to give riders a little surprise. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Censored) – Tmnt 2014

In case you were planning on seeing the new Tmnt movie this weekend, you should watch this uncut directors edition first!

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Lion King's Broadway Cast Surprises NYC Subway Riders with 'Circle of Life' Sing-Along

8 August 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who says morning commutes are mundane? The cast of Broadway's The Lion King recently stepped onto a New York City subway car to give straphangers a stunning surprise. The performers spread throughout the car and blended in with the regular commuters - until they opened their mouths. In the video, people who appear to be random travelers reading books or listening to music suddenly burst into song and fill the train with the sweet sounds of the show's opening number, "Circle of Life." Caught off-guard at first, the other subway riders soon realize they are in the middle of a »

- Kelli Bender, @kbenderNYC

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Lion King's Broadway Cast Surprises NYC Subway Riders with 'Circle of Life' Sing-Along

8 August 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who says morning commutes are mundane? The cast of Broadway's The Lion King recently stepped onto a New York City subway car to give straphangers a stunning surprise. The performers spread throughout the car and blended in with the regular commuters - until they opened their mouths. In the video, people who appear to be random travelers reading books or listening to music suddenly burst into song and fill the train with the sweet sounds of the show's opening number, "Circle of Life." Caught off-guard at first, the other subway riders soon realize they are in the middle of a »

- Kelli Bender

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Revisit 'Jurassic Park' With These Unused Poster Designs For Steven Spielberg's Film

8 August 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With 1993’s red and black stenciled "Jurassic Park" poster, artist John Alvin achieved a triumph of graphic design — a piece so iconic it trumps the actors and CGI monsters themselves in its ability to evoke the spirit of the film. Now you can peruse 13 dino-themed drafts that might have changed the legacy of Steven Spielberg’s classic film forever, had they been selected. Though you may not know Alvin’s name, he was the genius behind some of the most memorable movie posters of all time, including those for "E.T.," "Blade Runner," "Batman" (see an unused concept here), "The Lion King," and "Gremlins." So renowned is he that a 140-page collection of his works, “The Art of John Alvin," is set to be published August 26th. As for their poster of choice, we suppose the proof is in the pudding, with Alvin’s basic design still being used to promote "Jurassic World" three sequels later. »

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Lion King Cast Surprises Subway Riders With Another Magical Performance: Watch Now!

7 August 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Lion King cast is at it again! Several months after castmates of the hit musical made an impromptu performance on a plane, members of the New York City Lion King cast recently treated subway passengers with a riveting a cappella performance of "The Circle of Life." In a video of the performance, which happened during on a break between a matinee and evening performance, several dozen castmates belt out the powerful tune as riders look on in surprise. Some riders start videotaping the performance on the phone. At the end of the show, the performers high five passengers as they cheer on. Back in April, the Australian cast of The Lion King surprised passengers on a Virgin flight leaving »

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Unused Jurassic Park and Batman Posters Reveal Significantly Different Marketing Campaigns

7 August 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Poster artwork has a tendency to become iconic, though that trend is becoming less frequent in the current era of giant faces and back-to-camera poses.  When you think of certain movies, a very specific poster image comes to mind.  However, sometimes that glorious poster art was one of hundreds of different possibilities and actually came close to never being released, significantly altering the film’s marketing campaign going forward.  Today, a number of unused posters for Jurassic ParkTim Burton’s Batman, and Batman Forever have been unveiled in anticipation of the release of the book The Art of John Alvin, which celebrates poster artwork from artist John Alvin, whose resume also includes Blazing Saddles, E.T, and The Lion King.  The unused Jurassic Park posters and Batman posters are actually pretty fantastic, offering a glimpse at just how differently these films might have been introduced to audiences. Hit the »

- Adam Chitwood

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Over 30 Previously Unseen Posters From Jurassic Park

7 August 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The late cinematic artist John Alvin was responsible for countless iconic movie posters including, but not limited to, Jurassic ParkThe Lion King, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Batman, and more. A collection of his inspiring work, titled The Art of John Alvin will be released August 22 and can be pre-ordered by clicking Here. Sneak peaks from the upcoming book have been released on a variety of sites throughout the day, including a Batman Forever poster that was released on Cbm and can be viewed by clicking Here. Below, I have gathered all of the previously unseen posters from Steven Spielberg's classic Jurassic Park. Enjoy!    via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via Movies.com via Movies.com via Movies.com via Movies.com via Movies. »

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Exclusive: Over a Dozen Never-Before-Seen 'Jurassic Park' Posters from Famous Artist John Alvin

7 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

From the '70s to the '00s there were two artists who dominated movie posters. One was Drew Struzan, the other was John Alvin. In the past we've celebrated Struzan thanks to newly published collections of his work and today it's Alvin's turn. On August 26, Titan Books is publishing The Art of John Alvin, a handsome, 140-page collection of not only the posters you already know and love, like E.T., Blade Runner, The Lion King and Gremlins, but a treasure trove's worth of works in progress the world never got to see. To help spotlight this wonderful book, Titan Books has given us 13 never-before-seen variants of his Jurassic Park poster to share with you. Each of these is very different than the final version, and yet they tend to have one thing in common. They...

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Check Out Unused Poster Design For Tim Burton's 'Batman'

7 August 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Something must be in the water this week, or maybe people are spending the summer clearing out the (digital) closet. This morning we saw rejected poster designs by legendary artist Saul Bass for Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," and now this afternoon comes another piece of unused art, this time for Tim Burton's "Batman." The one sheet below — which didn't even get to the coloring stage — was created by John Alvin. While he may not have quite the name recognition of Bass, he was hugely respected in his own right, having created memorable posters for "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Blazing Sladdes," "Blade Runner," "Jurassic Park," "Aladdin," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," "Gremlins" and many more. He's done so much in fact, he's the subject of the upcoming book, "The Art of John Alvin," which hits stores later this month (and where »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Check Out a Bunch of Old Unused Poster Designs for 'Jurassic Park'

7 August 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The work of artist Drew Struzan, responsible for some of the most iconic movie posters, has been commemorated with a collection of his artwork in books, along with a feature length documentary. Another artist who is well renowned for this kind of work is John Alvin, having designed posters for the likes of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Blade Runner, Batman, The Lion King and much more. But one of his better known works was the poster for Jurassic Park, featuring the iconic font and tyrannosaurs rex skeleton logo that we all know today. However, there were tons of designs that preceded it and never used. Here's John Alvin's unused poster art for Jurassic Park from Movies.com: And here's some designs that look a little more familiar from Flavorwire and IGN: The above art comes from a forthcoming book called The Art of John Alvin, hitting shelves on August 26th. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Unseen 'Jurassic Park' and 'Batman' Posters Unveiled In New Book

7 August 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

John Alvin is one of those people whose work is instantly recognizable, even if his name isn’t. As an artist, he created more than 100 movie posters for such iconic features as Blazing Saddles (His first poster, in 1974), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Gremlins and Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King. Later this month, his career will be celebrated with the release of The Art of John Alvin, a retrospective of his work that includes commentary from his widow, Andrea Alvin, as well as previously unseen sketches and alternate versions of posters from across his nearly-four decades of

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What's Trending: A Breathtaking Parachute Jump, Shower Dog, and More

7 August 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

This video of a man swooping through a building while on a parachute is both amazing and terrifying. The Lion King cast serenaded a group of subway riders in NYC with a live performance of "Circle of Life." This dog really enjoys taking showers. One blond British man + alcohol + a bar bathroom = the perfect Shaggy impression. Um, so apparently there is a bear that can walk like a human. The Internet is fully freaking out after Ricky Martin posted the 2000 video for "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (featuring Christina Aguilera!) on his Facebook page. To be fair, the video is still pretty awesome. This father-daughter rap duo needs a record deal and a multiyear contract with the Disney Channel, stat! Wiz Khalifa apparently has no idea how to draw a dog. Arrow actor Colton Hayes live-tweeted a random couple's superawkward first date. Watch Tom Hanks audition for Forrest Gump without his Forrest Gump accent. »

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Maleficent Comes Home On Blu-Ray And DVD Nov. 4th Packed With Extras

7 August 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Maleficent managed to take the world by storm, and the Disney effort is hitting on Blu-Ray November 4th with a lot of bonus features for fans.

Despite the fact that the movie eventually started catching varying degrees of backlash, it still won over audiences everywhere, and most critics, and fans are getting the treat they deserve with the release. Check the full release info below for the full list of extras.

Disney’S Greatest Villain Comes To Life

In The Wickedly Fun, Fantasy Adventure Starring

Academy Award®-Winner Angelina Jolie Disney’S “Maleficent

Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere,

DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!

Disney’s most iconic villain “Maleficent” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, »

- Marc Eastman

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The Lion King Cast Surprised Subway Riders With an Awesome Serenade

7 August 2014 9:27 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Can you imagine getting surprised with a live "Circle of Life" performance on the subway? Well, that's exactly what happened for a bunch of New Yorkers when The Lion King's Broadway cast surprised them, breaking into song on one of the subway cars. As strangers looked on - some excitedly filming, others ignoring all the action - the cast sang "Circle of Life." This isn't the first time the show has kicked off a public serenade; the Australian cast broke into song on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. Watch the surprise subway performance above! »

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Watch the 'Lion King' Cast Belt Out an Epic Rendition of 'The Circle of Life'... on the Subway (Video)

7 August 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fewer thing are more mundane than a morning commute in NYC. You sit in a crowded subway car, headphones blaring and and your nose in a book, hoping beyond hope that the weird guy sitting across from you doesn't make eye contact. Well, we'd actually look forward to our daily underground journey if we knew the cast of Broadway's "The Lion King" was going to board the train and break into an epic version of "The Circle of Life." And that's just what happened back in June to a lucky subway car full of unsuspecting passengers. Watch it all go down.

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