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A Wrinkle In Business: Disney’s Blind Spot When It Comes to Science Fiction

Henry Bevan on Disney’s sci-fi efforts…

Those who have read James Stewart’s The Disney War will know that the company creates its most ambitious work when it shies away from filmmaking formulas. The Neo-Disney period (or the post-renaissance or second dark age or whatever) that followed the fabled Disney Renaissance, and contained animated wonders like Lilo and Stitch and Atlantis: The Lost Empire, was marked out by expensive and ambitious flops. Many believe this fruitless period led to the dismissal of Michael Eisner as CEO, the man who along with Jeffrey Katzenberg revitalised company in the late ‘80s and the ‘90s by going back to formula. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King were modernised versions of Walt Disney’s magic that captivated audiences in the company’s Golden Age.

When Bob Iger replaced Eisner, he immediately stopped the experimentation that occurred during early-
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‘Tad The Lost Explorer’ & The Mythological Locations in Film

Mythical cities and locations have intrigued historians, scientists and humankind for centuries. Did they exist? Where did these stories come from? Well, whether we’ve found any real-life evidence related to these legendary locations, films have explored these in great depth over the years. One such film is Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas; Midas was a revered king in Greek mythology in which he had the power to turn everything he touched to gold. To celebrate the release of the film in cinemas on the 9th February we’ve looked at movies that include some of these widely speculated wondrous locations.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

“…in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” Maybe one of the more famous mythical locations in history, Atlantis was first introduced to us by Plato in his Timaeus and Critias works.
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Kelsey Grammer Tearfully Remembers Late Frasier Costar John Mahoney: 'He Was More Like My Dad'

Kelsey Grammer Tearfully Remembers Late Frasier Costar John Mahoney: 'He Was More Like My Dad'
Remembering his late on-screen father, John Mahoney, brings tears to Kelsey Grammer‘s eyes.

Days after Mahoney passed away at the age of 77 in Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday, Grammer appeared on Wednesday’s The Talk, when he opened up about the personal impact his late Frasier costar made on his life.

“John actually played my father longer than I knew my own father, so he was more like my dad,” a choked up Grammer, 62, said about Mahoney on the talk show. Mahoney played Martin Crane, the father of Grammer’s character, Dr. Frasier Crane, on the ’90s comedy.

“I had
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Kelsey Grammer Mourns Death of Frasier Costar John Mahoney: 'He Was My Father'

Kelsey Grammer Mourns Death of Frasier Costar John Mahoney: 'He Was My Father'
Kelsey Grammer is grieving the loss of John Mahoney, who played his dad on the sitcom Frasier.

“He was my father,” Grammer, 62, tells People in a statement. “I loved him.”

Mahoney died Sunday in Chicago, Illinois, his manager confirmed to People. He was 77.

Born in Blackpool, England, in 1940, Mahoney became best known for his role as Martin Crane in NBC’s Frasier from 1993-2004.

Throughout his run with the show, Mahoney received two Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations.

Mahoney also had a prolific career as a voice actor, featuring in several animated films including Antz, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and The Iron Giant.
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John Mahoney dies, aged 77

Tony Sokol Feb 6, 2018

Best known as Martin Crane on Frasier, John Mahoney was part of the Steppenwolf theatre troupe for 39 years.

Veteran actor John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane on Frasier for 11 seasons and was a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble for 39 years, died Sunday, February 4th at age 77, it was reported by Variety.

“It is with our deepest sorrow that we share the news that ensemble member of 39 years John Mahoney passed away due to complications from cancer while in hospice care on Sunday,” Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre announced via Twitter.

Steppenwolf cancelled its opening night Monday for the play You Got Older to honour Mahoney, who most recently starred in their production of The Rembrandt. The theatre invited ticketholders to gather at the venue for a moment of silence.

Mahoney was born in Manchester in 1940. He was a World War II evacuee to Blackpool, where he also attended St.
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John Mahoney, Beloved Patriarch of TV's Frasier, Dies at 77

John Mahoney, Beloved Patriarch of TV's Frasier, Dies at 77
John Mahoney has died.

The actor passed away on Sunday in Chicago, Illinois, his manager confirmed to People. He was 77.

Born in Blackpool, England, in 1940, Mahoney became best known for his role as Martin Crane in NBC’s Frasier, though he didn’t kick-start his acting career until later on in life. As a child, Mahoney — who was one of eight children from a Irish-Catholic family — witnessed the struggles of war firsthand as it quickly tore apart his parents’ marriage.

The British native attended St. Joseph’s College in Blackpool but was determined to immigrate to the United States.
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The Dceu Must Die -- The Lrm Weekend

By David Kozlowski | 25 August 2017

Welcome to Issue #10 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column offering opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you! Share your feedback and ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend

Previous Issues: 8.18.17 | 8.11.17 | 8.4.17 | 7.28.17 | 7.21.17 | 7.14.17

Hey Lrm Weekenders, we've hit double-digits! This week we're taking a dive into the odd career of martial artist-action star Steven Seagal, exploring the creations of Hellboy's Mike Mignola, and reaching back to the amazing, epic sci-fi films of the 80s. But first, in our editorial we explain why WB needs to stick a knife between the ribs of the Dceu and dump it into the nearest body of water.

Warner Bros. Must Come To Their Senses And Kill The Dceu -- Focus On Stand-Alone Solo and Elseworlds Films!

Hollywood has fallen deeply, tragically in love with trilogies, franchises, and connected universes, often to the detriment of simple,
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The Top 5 Movie Explorers

Henry Bevan with his top five movie explorers…

After debuting to generally positive response in the UK, director James Gray’s absorbing, thought-provoking, and fascinating The Lost City of Z is opening in the United States.

The film follows the exploits of the real-life explorer Percy Fawcett, played by Charlie Hunnam, leading up to his famous disappearance in 1925. The mysterious circumstances surrounding his disappearance have turned Fawcett into a figure almost as mythological as the city he was looking for.

His “myth” has impacted culture and he has inspired the creation of many fictional explorers. Inspired by the film’s Us release, here are the Top 5 Movie Explorers.

5) Milo Thatch – Atlantis: The Lost Empire

If there is one hallmark of many movie explorers it is that they must be obsessed with finding a lost city. Milo Thatch from Disney’s underrated Atlantis: The Lost Empire has been searching for Atlantis his whole life.
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Island Life: Revisiting ‘Lilo & Stitch’ After ‘Moana’

‘Lilo & Stitch’ deserves better.

Lilo & Stitch is the “Barb” of Disney movies. Yes, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Treasure Planet exist. However, neither of those films have seen as much success and then sunk back into Disney-relative obscurity quite like Lilo & Stitch. The film was a full-fledged franchise in its heyday spawning multiple television series, two direct-to-video sequels, a Kingdom Hearts cameo, and its own video game. To be fair, Disney did have a reference to Lilo & Stitch in Moana — early on, Moana helps a baby turtle make its way into the ocean by obscuring it from birds under a palm frond. A solid “save the cat” moment that creates a presumption of goodness and a sly reference to Lilo & Stitch. Stitch, in a post-credit image, is seen shadowing a turtle and its child in the same way. It’s a fun little throwback to Disney’s first foray into depicting Polynesian culture.

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Supercut: The Most Beautiful Shots in Disney Movies

Ariel hurling her head back as she bursts forth from the water. Aladdin and Jasmine soaring through the skies on the back of the magic carpet. Rapunzel releasing a glowing, floating tribute into the night sky from her seat in a boat. Simba and Mufasa looking out over the pride lands, all bathed in sunlight. These are just a few of the gloriously beautiful shots from Disney's animated movies over the years, and this supercut from Jorge Luengo Ruiz collects these and many more. There are even some great moments from movies that aren't nearly as well-loved as some of the studio's timeless classics. You don't really see movies like The Hunchback of Notre Dame or Atlantis: The Lost Empire getting much acclaim these days, but that doesn't mean they're worth forgetting entirely.

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‘The Most Beautiful Shots in The History of Disney’ Highlights ‘Snow White,’ ‘Moana’ and Everything in Between — Watch

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‘The Most Beautiful Shots in The History of Disney’ Highlights ‘Snow White,’ ‘Moana’ and Everything in Between — Watch
Disney has its fair share of detractors, but few of them would point to the animation studio’s craft when criticizing the occasional sameness of its fairy tales and princess stories. Video essayist Jorge Luengo Ruiz has put together a six-minute video highlighting some of the best shots from more than 40 animated Disney offerings, from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” all the way to last year’s “Moana.” Both the video and a list of the featured movies are below. (via Film School Rejects)

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)

“Pinocchio” (1940)

“Fantasia” (1940)

“Dumbo” (1941)

“Bambi” (1942)

“Cinderella” (1950)

Alice in Wonderland” (1951)

“Peter Pan” (1953)

Lady and the Tramp” (1955)

Sleeping Beauty” (1959)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians” (1961)

The Sword in the Stone” (1963)

The Jungle Book” (1967)

“The Aristocats” (1970)

“Robin Hood
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Hellboy: Into The Silent Sea Graphic Novel Announced by Dark Horse

Dark Horse Comics announced the release of Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea. Co-written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Gary Gianni, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea follows Hellboy and his encounters with a ghost ship and its dastardly crew. The new graphic novel will be released next May.

Press Release: Milwaukie, Ore., (August 9, 2016) Next spring, Dark Horse Comics will publish an original graphic novel, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, co-written by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, co-written and illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Gary Gianni and colored by award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. Following the events of the classic story “The Island,” Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop at nothing in pursuit of a powerful sea creature.
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15 years ago today: ‘Atlantis: The Lost Empire’ and ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ premiered

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15 years ago today: ‘Atlantis: The Lost Empire’ and ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ premiered
15 years ago today, Disney and Angelina Jolie both gave us new movies. It was on June 15, 2001 that Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider opened in theaters. The two films topped the box office that weekend, with Lara Croft holding the top spot. The Disney Renaissance had ended, and Atlantis didn’t live up to the quality of films the House of Mouse was putting out in the ’90s like Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Atlantis didn’t get much praise from critics upon its release, and it hasn’t amassed as strong a fandom as films in the pantheon of Disney greats have. Though it does have a cult favorite status among Disney movies, and some critics praised it for being a unique departure from typical Disney animated features, with its sci-fi influences and look based on the visual style of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Lara Croft has remained a memorable item on Angelina Jolie’s resume — it’s the movie that really established her as a Hollywood star. At the time of its release, it was the highest-grossing video game adaptation. Another movie based on the Tomb Raider game series is set to star Ex Machina actress Alicia Vikander. Other notable June 15 happenings in pop culture history: • 1960: Billy Wilder’s The Apartment premiered. • 1963: The Sound of Music closed on Broadway after 1,443 performances. • 1966: Elvis Presley movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style opened in U.S. theaters. • 1983: The fifth and final season finale of Taxi aired. • 1988: Kevin Costner’s sports rom-com movie Bill Durham was released. • 1990: Dick Tracy opened in theaters. • 1994: The Lion King started playing in Los Angeles’ El Capitan Theatre and New York’s Radio City Music Hall, ahead of a wide release later that month. • 2005: Batman Begins opened in theaters. • 2007: Bob Barker hosted The Price is Right for the final time, ending his 35-year tenure on the show. • 2008: At the 62nd Tony Awards, In the Heights (from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda) won Best Musical.
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Igor Khait Dies: Veteran Animation Producer Was 52

Igor Khait, an animation producer whose credits include Gnomeo & Juliet and the upcoming feature Sing, died Monday of pancreatic cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 52. After launching his career at Amblin Entertainment in 1989, Khait served as production manager on the toon features Bebe's Kids (1992), Quest for Camelot (1998) and Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). His next gig was as associate producer on Disney’s Brother Bear, which earned an Oscar nom for Best…
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‘Zootopia’ Box Office Success Proof of Disney Animation Renaissance

‘Zootopia’ Box Office Success Proof of Disney Animation Renaissance
With its back to a wall, the Walt Disney Company shelled out $7.6 billion in 2006 to buy Pixar, the animation powerhouse behind “Toy Story” and “Finding Nemo.”

This weekend, the smashing success of “Zootopia” confirmed the wisdom of that decade-old acquisition. It continues a string of box office hits such as “Tangled,” “Big Hero 6,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Frozen” that might not have been possible had Disney not absorbed Pixar and its brain trust.

Although they were released under the Walt Disney Animation Studios banner, Pixar’s DNA — a double helix of artistic daring and technological innovation — is evident in all of these films. That makes sense given that as part of the Pixar purchase, the company’s leaders Ed Catmull and John Lasseter assumed responsibility for all of Disney’s animated output.

“What they have focused on in each of these films is having an original voice and an original story,
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What's Leaving Netflix in March 2016

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March 2016 is a sad month for some Netflix subscribers.

Say goodbye to '90s films "American Pie" (1999), "Hackers" (1995), Mel Gibson's "Hamlet" (1990), "Indecent Proposal" (1993) and "Jumanji" (1995) in March. Also disappearing: Will Smith movies "Hitch" (2005) and "Men in Black II" (2002), as well as oodles of TEDTalks that are all expiring next month.

Here's the complete list of what's leaving Netflix streaming in March.

Leaving March 1, 2016

"Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman" (2000)

"American Pie" (1999)

"American Wedding" (2003)

"Atlantis: The Lost Empire" (2001)

"The Babysitters" (2007)

"The Chosen One" (2010)

"Down and Out in Beverly Hills" (1986)

"Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights" (1992)

"Gone in 60 Seconds" (2000)

"Hackers" (1995)

"Hamlet" (1990)

"Hannie Caulder" (1971)

"Hardball" (2001)

"Hart's War" (2002)

"Hitch" (2005)

"Indecent Proposal" (1993)

"Johnny Dangerously" (1984)

"Jumanji" (1995)

"Masters of the Universe" (1987)

"Men in Black II" (2002)

"The Monster Squad" (1987)

"Not Another Teen Movie" (2001)

"Paycheck" (2003)

"Switchmas" (2013)

"The United States of Leland" (2003)

"Wings" (1927)

Leaving March 2, 2016

"Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams" (2013)

Leaving March 3, 2016

"Night Catches Us" (2010)

Leaving March 4, 2016

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These Movies and TV Shows Are Kissing Netflix Goodbye in March

It's time to bulk up your Netflix queue, people, because the streaming giant is putting quite a few movies and TV shows on the chopping block throughout March. From hilarious titles like American Pie to tearjerkers like Hardball, check out which of your favorites are disappearing soon, and then see everything that's definitely here to stay, plus the new movies and shows coming in March! Expiring March 1 Switchmas Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman American Pie American Wedding Atlantis: The Lost Empire Down and Out in Beverly Hills Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Gone in 60 Seconds Hackers Hamlet Hannie Caulder Hardball Hart's War Hitch Indecent Proposal Johnny Dangerously Jumanji Masters of the Universe Men in Black II Not Another Teen Movie Paycheck The Babysitters The Chosen One The Monster Squad The United States of Leland Wings Expiring March 2 Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams Expiring March 3 Night Catches Us
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Cole Sprouse's Milo Thatch Halloween Costume Will Pull at All Your Heartstrings—Pics!

Cole Sprouse's Milo Thatch Halloween Costume Will Pull at All Your Heartstrings—Pics!
Halloween is right around the corner, which means at least some of us have at least started thinking about costume ideas...Then there are those of us who are a bit on the crazy side: the Halloween fanatics who started planning their costumes months and months ago. Cue The Suite Life of Zack and Cody star Cole Sprouse...He's already totally completed his! The actor will dress up as Milo Thatch from the 2001 Disney Movie Atlantis: The Lost Empire and has already finished planning the entire look, which is not only adorable but also perfect. In case you've forgotten about the film (as many of us have), here's a picture that might spark your memory: Cole's costume consists of oversized...
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Alien Abduction Story ‘Captured’ in the Works as Movie

Alien Abduction Story ‘Captured’ in the Works as Movie
Gotham/Principal, producers of “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” will team up with Bryce Zabel and Jackie Zabel via their Stellar Prods. to produce alien-abduction story “Captured.”

The project is based on the story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple from Portsmouth, N.H., who said they were captured by a UFO on Sept. 19, 1961. The Hills — a black postal clerk and a white social worker — claimed they had been studied by extraterrestrials and then returned to Earth with missing memories that were later retrieved under hypnosis.

Bryce Zabel, creator of the NBC/Sony alien-themed series “Dark Skies,” will write the script. The story is based on the 2007 non-fiction book “Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story of the World’s First Documented Alien Abduction” by nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman and Betty Hill’s niece Kathleen Marden.

Producers plan to make the film in a
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7 New Worlds Perfect for ‘Kingdom Hearts III’

This past week at the D23 Disney Exposition Event, a ton of news regarding the future of Disney franchises was unveiled including the announcement that a Big Hero 6 world will be featured in Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts III.

With the inclusion of Tangled and Big Hero 6 in Sora’s latest adventure, the speculation of which other Disney franchises could join in on the fun is running wild. Let’s take a look at some of the Disney films that would fit well in the universe of Kingdom Hearts.

We won’t be including acquired franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel, Studio Ghibli or the Muppets neither will we be including Pixar films or else the list would be never ending! Rather let’s focus on Disney films which have a big fanbase or a fitting aesthetic that have unfortunately been omitted in previous installments of Kingdom Hearts.
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