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A not so very long time ago, in this galaxy, in those geeky communities where the card-carrying members of the geek clubs congregate, a trailer was making its rounds for a certain short film. Entitled The Portal,” it starred Tahmoh Penikett (of Supernatural and Battlestar Galactica fame, thus upping the geek factor some more) and promised an intriguing premise: the dimension-travelling wizard Alar (played by the aforementioned Penikett) accidentally ends up in our magic-less, technology-full world, and attempts to navigate it. Hilarity, naturally, ensues. Fans watched the trailer, shared, liked, commented, and demanded, when do we get to see the damn thing?
Tempers grew. Frustrated keysmashes occurred. The question was repeated again and again. Supernatural aired some more episodes with Penikett, and everyone wanted to see the charming and adorably clueless Alar battle »
The trailer for ‘Frozen Fever’ is now available. The highly-anticipated follow-up short to the global phenomenon Frozen can be seen exclusively in theaters with Disney’s new live-action Cinderella, starring Lily James and Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, on March 13, 2015. In ‘Frozen Fever,’ it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk. · Walt Disney Animation Studios? 2013 feature film ‘Frozen’ won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with ‘Let It Go’) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). It is the fifth highest grossing film of all time and the highest grossing animated film earning more than $1.27 billion globally. Released wide domestically on Nov. 27, 2013, ‘Frozen’ posted the No. 1 industry all-time Thanksgiving debut and Walt Disney Animation Studios biggest opening ever. The »
- Josh Abraham
As we get older, certain knowledge vacates our brains like cereal pouring out of a box. I can’t remember any formulas from geometry class and I’m not 100-percent certain of my own state bird, but, dammit, I know my Disney characters. We all do. But do we really? We know every word from “Part of Your World” and “Hakuna Matata,” but do we know the performers behind the doe-eyed animated stars? Now, you can say you do. We all know the big stars, like that Mandy Moore was Rapunzel in Tangled or that Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell star in Frozen, but that’s just the tip of the Disney iceberg. Let’s take a peek behind the cartoon curtain and check out the real performers who brought our favorite Disney characters to life.
Ariel, The Little Mermaid
While her appearance is modeled after none other than Alyssa Milano, »
- Courtney Enlow
Disney made their Marvel Comics animated feature Big Hero 6 with the knowledge that it would likely be an automatic hit. With their string of non-Pixar hits like Wreck-it Ralph, Frozen, and Tangled, Disney has several burgeoning franchises on their hands. So, when will any of those movies be getting a sequel? In regards to Big Hero 6, don't hold your breath. Speaking with Creative Screenwriting about their Oscar-nominated hit, Big Hero 6 directors Don Hall and Chris Williams spoke about »
- Alex Maidy
Do you believe in fairies?
Well, you should. The world of fairies, led by Neverland's spritely pixie Tinker Bell, has been dramatized over a half-dozen animated films from the talented folks at DisneyToon Studios. And they keep getting better and better. The latest (and best) is "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast," which sees Tink's confederate Fawn (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin from ABC's "Once Upon a Time") befriending a potentially fearsome creature called the NeverBeast. It's cute and heartwarming and really, really fun. (Yes, it might even tug on your heartstrings.)
The movie comes out on home video platforms on March 3rd, and to celebrate we have an exclusive clip from the movie, along with our chat with Goodwin, who turned out to be the biggest Disney geek around.
In the clip, Fawn explains to the other fairies (including Tinker Bell) about the NeverBeast, including the prophecy that »
- Drew Taylor
Kinology has sold the toonpic to Switzerland (Praesens), Freeman (Eastern Europe/except Poland), Greece (Odeon) and Portugal (Cine Mundo). “Mune” previously sold to Notorious Pictures (Italy), Smile Entertainment (South Korea), Gulf Films (Middle East), Domo Media (China), Zoom Entertainment (India), Volga Films (Cis) and Blitz (Former Yugoslavia).
A U.S. studio is reportedly circling “Mune” to take on various territories, including North America.
“Mune” will have its North American premiere at the Gkids’ New York Intl. Film Festival in March.
Set in an imaginary universe where the sun and the moon must be protected by guardians, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Ahead of its release alongside Disney’s live-action Cinderella, Disney have revealed the first few images from the seven-minute Frozen sequel, Frozen Fever. For fans, these prove to be quite telling stuff.
Look at the first image, for example, with Elsa’s magic at work creating not snow, but flowers. Or at least that’s how it looks from a still picture which, of course, isn’t the best way to judge animation. She might have been casting snow magic on some petals for all we know, unlikely as it sounds.
Also note the sunflower motif on Anna’s dress, because you’ll be seeing more of that in the other images.
It might be Anna’s party – as the sunflowers everywhere will tell you – but Elsa’s personal shade of blue is all pervasive.
Even Anna’s birthday cake is in her sister’s signature colour. At least they »
- Brendon Connelly
It may be hard to believe but, we here at BollySpice, do watch other shows created outside of our beloved Bollywood and we recently came across a fabulous show on ABC. For the last 4 weeks, audiences have been treated to the madcap, medieval, magical, musical comedy adventure Galavant. The hysterically funny, fall off your chair show was a big hit! Created by Dan Fogelman, the series featured music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. The incredible eclectic cast included Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Karen David as Princess Isabella Maria Lucia Elizabetta of Valencia, Luke Youngblood as Sid, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena and Timothy Omundson as King Richard. The show also boasted guest spots by stars like John Stamos, Hugh Bonneville, ”Weird Al” Yankovic, Ricky Gervais, and Rutger Hauer.
To truly give you the feel and flavor of Galavant you can check out videos and watch episodes here. »
- Stacey Yount
Disney was indeed looking into making Tangled 2, its producer confirms. But there's a simple reason why it never happened...
This story contains a spoiler for Tangled.
For the past few years, as Walt Disney Animation Studios has continued its remarkable run of recent success, rumours of sequels to its films have gathered momentum.
The last 'official' sequel Disney made to one of its classic line of animated features was The Rescuers Down Under, that was released way back in 1990. Of course, there's the dozens of mainly straight to DVD sequels that infected stores throughout the 1990s and 2000s, but they were the work of a separate part of Disney.
However, we keep hearing word of Wreck-It Ralph 2 and Frozen 2, both of which are believed to be in development. And once upon a time, there was chat of a follow-up to Walt Disney Animation Studio's 50th animated feature, 2010's Tangled.
We've chatted to Roy Conli a couple of times at Den Of Geek, and there's always plenty to dig into. His current film, Big Hero 6, has just been Oscar and BAFTA-nominated, while as it turns out, Disney did start exploring a possible Tangled 2. And he tells us why it never happened.
Here's how our chat went...
I'm the person who sits and reads end credits, and there's a message in the ones for Big Hero 6 that says 'Thanks Andy, we miss you'. We try, on the site, to talk about the stories behind such dedications, and I wonder if you'd mind talking about why this film carries such a dedication?
It's a little emotional.
We had a young man working with us, who we lost. »
Big Hero 6, 2015.
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
With Pixars’ John Lasseter and Edwin Catmull involved, you know they’ve probably done well, and in Big Hero 6, there is very little disappointment. This is the next film to surface after the “redemption quadtrilogy” of The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph (a personal favourite), and the musically unending smash hit Frozen. Since bringing these guys in, Disney have totally turned it around, with some saying that Pixar has actually taken a little hit in creativity since Catmull and Lasseter assumed control of both studios. »
- Irwan Lowe
After more than five-and-a-half years of marriage, the 30-year-old singer-actress and her 40-year-old rock star husband have filed for divorce, Et can confirm.
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“Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore have mutually decided to end their marriage of almost 6 years,” the couple’s reps said in a joint statement to Et. “It is a respectful, amicable parting of ways. Both Ryan and Mandy ask that the media respect their privacy at this time.”
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Just last March, Moore celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary with an image of their official marriage license, with the glowing caption, "The best 5 years...."
This was the first marriage for both.
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Is Euphegenia Doubtfire bound for Broadway? Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken revealed on Thursday, Jan. 22, that he's currently hard at work on a musical based on the 1993 Robin Williams comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. Menken — whose music has provided the soundtracks to several classic Disney movies, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Tangled — dropped the news casually in an interview with EW Radio about ABC's new series Galavant. The fairy-tale-themed show features original songs by Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, who [...] »
Exclusive: There’s no question that Walt Disney Animation Studios is on a tear. After last year’s enormous worldwide box office phenomenon and double Oscar winner Frozen, it was thought ‘How do you top this?’ But although Disney’s great awards’ hope this year, Big Hero 6 from directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, is in no way “topping” the success of Frozen, it has proven to be a major player in its own right. It has nominations from several groups including the Annies and this weekend’s upcoming PGA Awards as well as BAFTA and, of course, the Oscars as Best Animated Feature. That race has gotten a lot more interesting since the nominations revealed a big snub for presumed frontrunner The Lego Movie, which was left off the list (though it did get a Best Song nod).
Disney believes Big Hero 6 is very much in play, »
- Pete Hammond
2Nd Update, Tuesday 3:21 Am Pt: Actuals have been reported from most of the studios, with very few discrepancies amongst the major titles. The Top 5 remain the same as projected on Sunday, save for a tie-break between Exodus: Gods And Kings and China’s Miss Granny with the latter landing at No. 4 and the former at No. 5 on the international chart. There are also more markets reporting on The Imitation Game which added $6.6M for a $41.8M cume.
Figures have been updated throughout the below for those films as well as: Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, Taken 3, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Penguins Of Madagascar, Big Hero 6, Seventh Son, Into The Woods, Ouija, Honig Im Kopf, Unbroken, The Theory Of Everything, American Sniper, Dumb And Dumber To, Let’s Be Cops, The Water Diviner, Boyhood, Horrible Bosses 2, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Birdman and Gone Girl. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
We're holding a special preview screening of Big Hero 6 in London - and its producer and directors will join us for a Q&A!
Now this is exciting. Arriving in cinemas on Friday 30th January in the UK is the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6. Based on the team of superheroes appearing in Marvel Comics, the film has already been a big hit in America, and has been attracting awards attention. And we're delighted to be able to put on a very special preview screening in London this weekend.
What's more, not only will you get to see the film in a private screening room with fellow Den Of Geek readers ahead of its British release, but we'll also be joined afterwards by producer Roy Conli (Tangled, Treasure Planet), and directors Don Hall (Winnie The Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt). What's more, it won't »
Producing a TV series with original songs in every episode is always an ambitious undertaking. And precious few of them have succeeded.
With “Galavant,” which debuted Jan. 4 in the “Once Upon a Time” slot, ABC jumps back into the risky musical business with some very high-powered talent. Billed as “a medieval musical fairy tale,” it offers a handsome knight (Joshua Sasse) who teams up with a princess (Karen David) to win back his true love (Mallory Jansen) from the evil king (Timothy Omundson) who has married her.
The songs are by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, best known for his Disney scores “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and others; and lyricist Glenn Slater, Menken’s songwriting partner on Disney’s “Tangled” and, »
- Jon Burlingame
ABC cued up Galavant, its musical-comedy “extravaganza” on Sunday night. Did the first two episodes of the midseason series leave you whistling a happy tune?
Exec-produced by Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors) and with music from Alan Menken and Glenn Slater (Tangled), Galavant stars Joshua Sasse (Rogue) in the title role, as a knight whose armor loses its lustre after his lady love, Madelena (Mallory Jansen), gets kidnapped by — and then agrees to wed — the wealthy King Richard (Psych‘s Timothy Omundson).
From scores featuring Horrible Bosses, Marvel Agents, and Knights to movie soundtracks starring Kevin Hart and more Kevin Hart, Christopher Lennertz hasn’t slowed his TV/film composing pace since we last interviewed him during the release of Think Like A Man Too.
With audiences embracing Horrible Bosses 2 after its November 2014 opening (as of Dec. 28, 2014: $93M worldwide), I recently spoke with Lennertz about the sequel, his upcoming films The Wedding Ringer and Ride Along 2, as well as composing for ABC’s new musical comedy, “Galavant” and “Marvel’s Agent Carter.”
Cl: It’s getting really great feedback. The Nsfw red-band trailer is absolutely hilarious. The movie is described as The Hangover meets Something About Mary. The funny thing about it is it looks like »
- Michelle McCue
The four-week series follows the adventures of a dashing knight, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), as he attempts to rescue his true love, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), from the clutches of the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Galavant teams up with his squire Sid (Luke Youngblood) and Isabella (Karen David), a princess looking to save her parents from King Richard’s dungeons.
See photos: The Only 8 Western Comedies That Hollywood Has Made Since 1990
“It’s the dream »
- Itay Hod
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