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First Look at Disney's 'Moana' Princess and Demigod Maui

7 October 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in December, action icon Dwayne Johnson came aboard to provide the voice of a demigod named Maui in Disney's new animated adventure Moana, which has been given a November 23, 2016 release date. The story follows the title character, a young girl who teams up with Maui on her journey through the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, to find a lost and fabled island. Today, People has our first look at the title character, who will be voiced by 14-year-old Hawaii native Auli'i Cravalho. Here's what the actress had to say about getting the chance to play the new Disney princess, Moana.

"From baby time to now, I wanted to be a Disney princess and then I wanted to be a singer or an actress. Moana is such an amazing character. She's brave, she is so empowered, she knows what she wants and she's not afraid to get it, »

- MovieWeb

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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here 2015 rumours: Who's entering the jungle?

6 October 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It feels like only yesterday that Gemma Collins was crying mascara stained tears while complaining of contracting malaria - but this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here is now just a mere month away.

Last year's series saw Carl Fogarty crowned King of the Jungle. But which stars will be enduring the Australian kangaroo anus-eating adventures on the ITV show this year? Here's the rumoured line-up so far:

Stephanie Davis

Who? Former Hollyoaks actress who was recently axed due to being "unfit to work because of alcohol consumption".

The rumour: The 22-year-old is reportedly "hot property" as a number of reality shows try to sign her up, according to The Mirror's unnamed insider. The star - who played Sinead O'Conner for five years in the Channel 4 soap - is no stranger to TV competitions, previously taking part in Over the Rainbow - a BBC One talent »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Gets an Amazing Disney Mashup

5 October 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Now that Star Wars and Disney are in the same family, it was only a matter of time before someone made a brilliant mashup like this. After all, Disney runs the Happiest Place on Earth and Star Wars covers the Coolest Places in the Galaxy. When they combine you get "Star Wars: Where Dreams Come True," a truly magical mix of the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens," and Disney characters from "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," "Frozen," "Snow White," "Dumbo," "Aladdin," "Peter Pan" and many more. It fits. (The Millennium Falcon always was kind of like a magic carpet, no?)

The video comes from PistolShrimps, with a few Belle crossovers, a nice shot of Maleficent as a dragon, a genius cameo for hyenas, one really sad (but kinda hilarious) scene for poor Olaf, and -- of course -- the inevitable use of James Earl Jones, »

- Gina Carbone

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Classic Disney characters invade the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in this amazing video mash-up

5 October 2015 3:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ever since Disney bought LucasFilm, there's been a regular influx of mash-ups that hinted at the endless crossover potential. Today, the internet peaked on that front, with this amazing YouTube clip.

Made by YouTuber Pistol Shrimps, the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Disney Mashup" has Daisy Ridley's Rey become a variety of Disney Princesses, because... of course.

Confusingly, James Earl Jones voiced both The Lion King's Mufasa and Star Wars' Darth Vader, making things very difficult on the good-guy-or-bad-guy side of things.

But really, what does that matter when Aladdin and Dumbo are flying with X-Wings and Tie fighters? You know, how you always dreamed they would?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out in the UK on December 17, and as you can tell, we are very excited about it. »

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I'm a Celeb's Joe Swash: 'I'd love to see Gazza enter the jungle - but you have to be mentally on point'

2 October 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Joe Swash has revealed that he'd love to see Paul Gascoigne enter the jungle - but only if he's "mentally on point".

The former King of the Jungle and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Now! host told Digital Spy that he'd love to see Louis Walsh and former footballer Gazza take part as long as the latter is mentally strong enough.

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"I'd love to see Louis Walsh going in there," Swash effused. "And Paul Gascoigne - but they have to be really, really mentally on point to enter because it's tough and quite a stressful experience. So if he is mentally on point he'd be a good one."

The sports star has publicly battled with alcoholism and mental health issues since the late 1990s. He - along with the former X Factor judge - »

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Joe Swash on Gemma Collins re-entering I'm a Celebrity: 'It's a waste of a spot if she quits again'

2 October 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Joe Swash would be surprised to see Gemma Collins re-enter the I'm a Celebrity jungle, but hopes she sticks it out if she does because "it's a waste of a spot for someone else".

The former King of the Jungle and Get Me Out of Here! Now! host told Digital Spy: "If she does it again, there's going to be pressure on her and an expectation for her to stay on to the end.

"If a celebrity quits after a matter of days, it's a waste of a spot for someone else. It was really unlucky last year because Craig Charles lost his brother and he had to leave early. And Gemma, she quit early. If she's going to do it again, I hope she stays and does it properly.

"If she doesn't then there's no point in doing it. She's got the potential to be entertaining... I'd be surprised »

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Special La Screening Celebrates Upcoming Diamond Edition Release of Aladdin

28 September 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

In celebration of the upcoming Aladdin: Diamond Edition release, Scott Weinger, the voice of Aladdin, hosted a special screening of the film at the Walt Disney Studios lot and Wamg was there for Sunday’s fun events.

There was a host of fun activities for kids – a coloring table, ring toss, belly dancing lessons and a nice pre-movie breakfast. Youngsters in attendance also left with gifts such as Disney action figures, the iconic fairy wings, and a special Golden Books edition of Aladdin.

For many of the kids in the audience, this was their first time seeing Aladdin, including star Scott Weinger’s own son and his delighted friends, further confirming that this Disney classic holds up through generations.

Disney’s beloved masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar.

Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World, »

- Melissa Thompson

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South Park Skewers Caitlyn Jenner, Introduces Canadian Donald Trump

23 September 2015 8:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Wednesday’s South Park launched quite possibly the most insane political campaign in television history.

The madness began at our nation’s capitol, where President Obama commended Kyle for the pro-tolerance speech he made in the wake of his submission to Caitlyn Jenner. Speaking of Jenner, the reality star finally made an appearance this week — albeit as a more demented version of her normal self — to thank Kyle for his speech, then proceed to mow down some innocent pedestrian with her convertible. (Yeah, South Park went there.)

RelatedSouth Park Recap: Kyle Submits to Caitlyn Jenner in Season 19 Premiere

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​11 Best Animated Movies Not Made by Disney

23 September 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When we were kids, Disney movies took up a generous portion of our VHS shelf -- and for good reason. "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King" are just a few of the formative classics that shaped our childhood.

But the Mouse House isn't the only studio we have care space for when it comes to animated films. Here are a few non-Disney animated movies that you gotta add to your collection.


- Phil Pirrello

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Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Jason Derulo Disney album leaks a month before release

21 September 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It seems someone has done the unthinkable by breaking into the Disney fairytale castle and doing away with its upcoming album ahead of release.

The corporation has hired some of the world's biggest stars - including Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Jason Derulo - to cover some of their most popular hits for a new collection called We Love Disney.

However, like all the best fables there's been a hiccup along the way, and an anonymous villain has leaked the album online a month ahead of its official release.

Jessie J's version of 'Part of Your World' from The Little Mermaid, Ariana Grande's 'Zero to Hero' from Hercules, and Jason Derulo's take on The Lion King's 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' are all out there in full.

Despite the leak, We Love Disney is still scheduled to be released on October 30.

The collection will feature further contributions from Gwen Stefani, »

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The Great British Bake Off's illustrator reveals all about drawing those beautiful sketches

18 September 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ever wondered who is responsible for those beautiful illustrations of the bakers' cakes on the Great British Bake Off?

Well, his name is Tom Hovey, and he has been with the show since the beginning. He said on average it takes a week to produce each episode's illustrations, from the initial sketches to the digital colouring.

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He told the BBC: "Nowadays I am much happier with the way the graphics look than I used to be. It took me until series 4 before I really felt like I had figured out the keys to unlocking the style I had been striving for in the first three series.

"I'm really happy with how the graphics have looked over the past few years but I'm constantly looking for ways I can push the work forward and show the bakes in the best light. »

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25 Best Disney & Pixar Songs – Ranked

9 September 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


It’s no secret that Disney and Pixar have the ability to make both children and adults sob their hearts out with one simple scene *coughToyStory3cough*. But they can also make you laugh, have an existential crisis and explore political issues that you didn’t realise were some major themes in a lot of these movies.

And the songs can do the same thing.

Not only are they extraordinarily catchy songs, but the lyrics are also clever and meaningful, enough to push you into that existential crisis, and if you don’t believe a Disney/Pixar song can push you over the edge – check out heartbreaking realism in ‘Savages’ from Pocahontas. Of course, the majority of them are just a bit of fun and you’ll be singing them for the rest of the day once you’ve listened to them. But picking out your favourite Disney »

- Sara Weir

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‘Star Wars,’ Tsum Tsums and ‘Descendants’: A Preview of Disney’s Holiday Toys

7 September 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a surprise to no one, Disney will be filling lots of stockings with “Star Wars” and Marvel merchandise this holiday season. “Episode VII” products hit shelves on “Force Friday,” Sept. 4, at 12:01 a.m. in retailers across the globe. Fans, however, will have to wait until Dec. 18 for the film’s release.

Besides “Star Wars,” the Mouse House spotlighted a lot of their other properties in a holiday toy preview. Here are a few things to watch for:

1) With the success of the Disney Channel original movie, they’re hoping to draw “Descendants” fans of all ages.

In addition to dolls, clothes, fashion accessories and Halloween costumes for the tween-and-under set, Disney and Hyperion published a prequel novel “Descendants: The Isle of the Lost,” written by Melissa de la Cruz, noted author of Ya series “The Au Pairs” and “Blue Bloods.” With talks of a sequel to the novel, »

- Janine Lew

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Cleverman scores international distribution deal

3 September 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Red Arrow International and SundanceTV have stuck a deal to distribute Australian production Cleverman internationally.

The epic genre series, to be shot in Sydney, will feature an ensemble cast led by Scottish actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Golden Globe nominee Frances O.Connor (The Missing), Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Hunter Page-Lochard (The Sapphires), Rob Collins (The Lion King) and Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games).

Cleverman, (6 x 1 hour) is produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and New Zealand.s Pukeko Pictures for ABC TV Australia in co-production with SundanceTV and Red Arrow International, with the assistance of Screen Australia, Screen Nsw and the New Zealand Screen Production Grant.

Red Arrow International is distributing the drama worldwide and the show will have its market launch at Mipcom in October.

AMC and SundanceTV president of orgiginal programming and development, Joel Stillerman, said SundanceTV was becoming the Us home to some of the most »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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7 reasons Benedict Cumberbatch shouldn't fear the mixed reviews of Hamlet

26 August 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Updated: Read the critics' verdicts on Benedict Cumberbatch's radical reinvention of Hamlet, post-press night

As Shakespeare himself might have exclaimed: "Huzzah!" Thanks to the presence of a certain film and TV megastar, the Barbican's latest production of Hamlet has eclipsed everything else in Theatreland ever since it was first announced back in March 2014.

And don't worry: despite a mixed response from the critics on - and before - press night, Digital Spy can confirm it's both extraordinary and unmissable. But more importantly, with Benedict Cumberbatch in it, along with elements linked to Game of Thrones and even The X Factor, it might just be the most DS-ish cultural event this year, seemingly laser-targeted to excite you. And here's why:

1. Benedict Cumberbatch is ace in it

Just in case you hadn't heard, Britain's foremost TV & film star is playing Hamlet himself - and whether you're a drooling fan or mere interested observer, »

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Amazon Strikes Open Road Films Exclusive Streaming Pact

21 August 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news » reached a multiyear content-licensing agreement with midsize film distributor Open Road Films giving the e-commerce giant’s Prime Instant Video exclusive streaming rights to Open Road’s theatrical releases starting with its 2016 slate.

The deal, though relatively small, is another victory for Amazon in its fight with Netflix for exclusive content. The Open Road titles will launch on Prime Instant Video starting in 2017, available to Amazon Prime members.

Open Road titles coming to Prime ahead of any other non-cable U.S. subscription service will include comedy “Fifty Shades of Black,” starring Marlon Wayans; action-thriller “Triple 9,” with an ensemble cast featuring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel EjioforWoody HarrelsonAaron Paul, Kate Winslet and Gal Gadot; and Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy “Mother’s Day,” starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.

Other 2016 Open Road releases are action-thriller “Sleepless Night,” starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Gabrielle Union, »

- Todd Spangler

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Here's Your First Look at Disney's 'Moana' from the D23 Expo

21 August 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Disney has finally released official images from its D23 presentation of upcoming animated musical "Moana," and based on what we've seen so far, the film is beautiful, colorful, fun, and emotional -- basically, everything a great Disney flick is meant to be.

The presentation, which took place last week, featured a bunch of people involved in the behind-the-scenes action on the movie, including directors Ron Clements and John Musker ("The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin") and producer Osnat Shurer (a Pixar consultant making her Disney feature producing debut), along with the team behind the film's music: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony winner for "In the Heights"), composer Mark Mancina ("The Lion King"), and Opetaia Foa'i (lead singer of world music band Te Vaka).

Te Vaka performed a musical number from the film, complete with Polynesian dancers. Dwayne Johnson, who voices the demigod Maui in "Moana," also made an appearance, discussing his passion for the »

- Katie Roberts

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New extended clip from The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

20 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has released a new extended clip from the Disney Channel animated movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, which you can watch below below…

See Also: Disney reveals cast and clip from The Lion King sequel The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa, alongside Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba and Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala. Max Charles (“The Strain”) stars as Kion. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Kion’s best friend, Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Ono, an intellectual egret; Diamond White (“Sofia the First”) as Fuli, a confident cheetah; and Dusan Brown (“Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo.

Additional cast members include: Eden Riegel (“All My Children”) as Kiara, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Great British Bake Off: 12 things that look just like Paul's bread lion

19 August 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Well, that was totally roarsome. It was Bread Week in the Great British Bake Off tent and the showstopper round - in which the 10 remaining hopefuls had five hours to whip up a 3D bread sculpture - produced some spectacular bakes. There was the Brighton Royal Pavilion, a bicycle, a frock, a snake, a bunch of flowers and a Tracey Emin-esque unmade bed.

But best by far was the lion made out of bread. Baked by Welsh prison governor Paul Jagger - himself something of a lookalike for judge Paul Hollywood - the 'King Of The Jungle' creation left Hollywood totally gobsmacked.

"That's one of the best things I've seen on bread, ever," murmured the notoriously hard-to-please judge. "It's exceptional."

Here's 12 things the majestic bready behemoth reminded us of...

1. Aslan - Chronicles Of Narnia

As Sue Perkins quipped when she saw Paul putting the finishing touches to »

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