7 items from 2014
Hey, here's something that will make you feel old! The Lion King is turning 20 on Sunday. The Disney masterpiece roared (shh, let us have that one) into theaters on June 15, 1994, where it would "Hakuna Matata" its way to becoming the second highest-grossing film of the year, earning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and two Grammys in the process. Although The Lion King is now seen as a centerpiece of Disney's so-called Renaissance period, it had modest origins, and even those involved on the project believed it would be a tough sell. "The pitch for the story was a lion »
- Jelisa Castrodale
We’re kicking off a new regular Sunday quiz feature here at Flickering Myth, and with Angelina Jolie returning to the screen this weekend as the Mistress of All Evil in Maleficent, we thought we’d get things underway by putting your knowledge of Disney villains to the test. So, if you think you know your Scar from your Shere Khan and your Hades from your Jafar, then take the quiz below and see if you can match all 20 Disney villains to their respective films…
Question 4 Hercules Aladdin The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Pinocchio
Question 5 Lady and the Tramp 101 Dalmations The Aristocats Frozen
- Gary Collinson
Sure, Michael Bay's massively scaled "Transformers: Age of Extinction" might be just a little over a month away from premiering all over the world, but apparently that doesn't mean that he can't still cast people in pivotal roles.
Bay announced (via his sleek personal website) that John Goodman and Ken Watanabe will join the voice casting, playing Hound and Drift, respectively, while Peter Cullen and Frank Welker will return to the franchise (Cullen is, once again, Optimus Prime, while Welker will essay a new character, Galvatron).
"I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers," Bay announced in a statement on the site. "And to reteam with Peter and Frank, who have brought Transformers characters alive from the beginning. I've been fortunate to work with some of the best voice talent in the business, and together we will »
- Drew Taylor
Disney has announced limited editions of many of its classic family movies, with unique artwork inspired by their villains.
A total of 24 films - including The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, Aladdin and 101 Dalmations - will be released with a premium metallic sleeve.
Walt Disney Company is 90: Digital Spy staff pick their favourite movies
The 'Disney Villains' special edition collection will be available on Blu-ray and DVD at selected UK stores on June 2, days after Maleficent launches in cinemas on May 28.
Below is the full list of movies that are getting the artwork makeover:
3. The Little Mermaid
4. Peter Pan
5. 101 Dalmatians
18. Robin Hood
21. Basil the Great Mouse Detective
24. 101 Dalmatians (live action, »
Feature Mark Harrison 5 Mar 2014 - 06:39
For every animated movie that gets made, there are dozens more that never make it. Mark looks at some failed Disney projects...
In the age of the internet, Hollywood studios are much quicker to announce the projects they have in development than they used to be. Now that the demand is there, there's a huge turnover of movie-related news every day, and if you follow it in any significant way, there are probably a whole bunch of projects that you've heard about, maybe even gotten excited about, that never came to fruition.
Still, it's not only via the easier availability of such information that we know about projects that never came to be. At a studio like Disney, projects will get as far as being fully developed in animatic form before falling apart, and the artefacts left behind from such abridged projects have made for some fascinating reading. »
Wacky sequel to Disney's animated musical The Emperor's New Groove, featuring the voices of Patrick Warburton, David Spade, John Goodman and Eartha Kitt. Reformed rogue Kronk comes up with a scheme to prove to his father that he's made a success of his life. Alas, even with the help of his friends, Kronk's plan backfires, leaving him with even bigger problems to solve. »
News Simon Brew 3 Feb 2014 - 16:27
Disney's Frozen is set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray at the end of March...
As a special sing-a-long version starts its run in cinemas, Disney's Frozen is set to be the first film from Walt Disney Animation Studios to break the $1bn mark at the global box office. But that's where but a part of the film's revenue is going to come from: there's the large matter of its DVD and Blu-ray release to come. And we now know when to expect it.
Disney is releasing Frozen on disc on Monday 31st March in the UK (it's also finally releasing The Emperor's New Groove and Lilo & Stich on Blu-ray in the UK in March, too). The film will be available in DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray flavours.
The Us release of Frozen, incidentally, has been scheduled for Tuesday March 18th.
No extras have been confirmed yet, »
7 items from 2014
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners