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One of the oldest and most famous theme park rides ever is set to become a movie. Disney announced yesterday that it would be developing the movie with Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure) signing on as director, Jared Stern (Wreck-It Ralph) to write the script and Dan Lin (The Lego Movie) producing. The announcement comes on the 50th anniversary of the ride’s initial launch at Anaheim. I’m sensing franchise potential here!
Turtletaub’s most recent film Last Vegas grossed over $134 million worldwide and Deadline are reporting that Disney are looking to It’s A Small World as a possible franchise successor to Pirates of the Caribbean which totalled in approximately $3.7 billion. It’s hard to imagine that the movie adaptation of a musical attraction featuring tiny people from around the globe would come anywhere close to Pirates success. Turtletaub is currently working on a third National Treasure film with »
- Gavin Logan
“It’s A Small World, After All! It’s A Small World, After All!”
Remember when people initially chuckled at the idea of Disney turning its Pirates of The Caribbean ride into a movie? I’d say that one worked out for them. Then they did it again with their Haunted Mansion attraction. That one? Not so much. It turned a modest profit, but it didn’t lead to much else. Well, now Disney is at it again. They’re planning a feature film adaptation of their It’s A Small World ride. That’s not all. They’ve hired a director, and they intend this to be a franchise.
Jon Turteltaub, he of the National Treasure movies and last year’s sleeper hit Last Vegas, has been tapped to helm It’s A Small World. Deadline is reporting that he’s also producing the film, along with Dan Lin of The Lego Movie. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Peeps aren’t something that are too common here in the windy British Isles, but for anyone who’s spent time around an American during the Easter period, they’ll know exactly how essential these treats are to the holiday. Peeps are marshmallow treats covered in sugar and usually take the form of a yellow chick, but have taken on many different colours and shapes over the years. Well now the confectionery is turning its sights to the big screen in a film adaptation.
It would be easy to shrug this off as another case of Hollywood being bankrupt of ideas, but let’s remain positive and remember the success that was The Lego Movie. Besides, the actual plot sounds very good and quite inventive for a film based on a snack. The film will be held on the eve of a diorama contest (something else Brits may not be well versed in). The hero, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
It's no surprise when a Disney film is met with critical and commercial success, but after winning an Academy Award and the title of highest grossing animated picture of all time, it's safe to say that Frozen is impressive even by Disney's high standards. Storyboard artists Jeff Ranjo (Frozen, Surf's Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Fawn Veerasunthorn (Frozen, Hop, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera), Nicole Mitchell (Frozen, Wreck-it Ralph, Winnie the Pooh) and Normand Lemay (Frozen, Rio) were on hand at WonderCon today to give a behind-the-scenes look at the art of storyboarding and the process of crafting story for an animated film. Hit the jump to learn some Frozen movie secrets and for highlights of the panel. Frozen - The Art of the Story WonderCon Panel Recap: The group kicked things off by explaining the job of a story board artist. They described the process »
- Haleigh Foutch
The most popular film or TV title bought online in Australia last year was also the most widely pirated: season three of Game of Thrones.
Data released today shows a strong correlation between TV shows downloaded legally and viewed illegally through file sharing in 2013.
That.s not surprising according to Simon Bush, CEO of the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association. .Game of Thrones is incredibly popular,. Bush told If. .The shows with the highest file-sharing tend to do well commercially..
According to TorrentFreak, the final episode of season three file was ripped more than 1 million times in Australia within 24 hours of the broadcast and shared by up to 170,000 people simultaneously.a record. This year Foxtel stepped up its efforts to combat piracy by airing Game of Thrones two hours after the Us.
.What the data shows is that there is a strong legitimate market for quality television and film productions »
- Don Groves
From the studio behind 2010’s “Tangled” and this year’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” Walt Disney Animation Studios presents “Frozen,” the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony®-winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon, »
Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier has had a second stellar weekend at the box office.
That makes it two worldwide weekends in a row at over $100 million and nearly half a billion to date as it continues to draw audiences internationally and in North America. With the success of directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s sequel , Marvel/Disney have officially announced Captain America 3 will open on May 6, 2016.
About two years have passed since the alien invasion of New York was repulsed by Nick Fury’s special team – The Avengers. The world is now well aware that extra-terrestrials, godlike beings and monsters may be lurking in the cosmos and that Super Heroes walk among us. The demand for protection of the world’s citizenry has reached a zenith. In response to the world’s justifiable fears, S.H.I.E.L.D. has expanded its presence to enhance the security of Earth. »
- Michelle McCue
Universal Pictures has released a new TV spot for A Million Ways to Die in the West, the latest comedy from Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane, which sees him starring alongside Charlize Theron (Prometheus), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop), Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph) and Giovanni Ribisi (Dads). Check it out after the official synopsis…
Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in A Million Ways to Die in the West. After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
- Gary Collinson
Movie News: The Goonies, Wreck-It Ralph and Gremlins may be getting new movies. Oh, and Police Academy may be coming back, too. In more remake news, Timecop is back on. Captain America 3 is definitely happening. And a Mystique spin-off may happen as well. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) will direct the Spider-Man spin-off Sinister Six. The Truman Show is getting its own TV show. Sadly, Mickey Rooney passed away this week. The Geek Stuff: The discussions: Who should play a James Bond villain? What is the best movie about nerds? What child actor do you see having a long career? What female superhero should get her own movie first? Did you catch this Easter egg in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Speaking of Cap, Robert Downey Jr...
- Peter Hall
<< Continued from "Which 2014 Movies Could Reach $1 Billion?"OriginalsGodzilla (May)Big-budget disaster movies tend to draw huge crowds, and Godzilla is a brand that resonates with global audiences. Back in 1998, Roland Emmerich's Godzilla earned $379 million worldwide; with the expanded foreign market and drastically higher ticket prices, it's hard to imagine this new movie earning a penny less than $500 million. Still, even if it does twice as much business as last Summer's Pacific Rim, it would still be well short of $1 billion. Odds: 15%Maleficent (May)Back in 2010, Alice in Wonderland became one of the rare "original" movies to earn over $1 billion worldwide. Remodeling iconic fantasies in big-budget live-action form has since become a major part of Disney's strategy. Unfortunately, Oz The Great and Powerful earned less than half as much as Alice in Wonderland, suggesting that movie's success was an anomaly. Featuring the Sleeping Beauty villain as the protagonist, Maleficent is an even tougher sell. »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Rich Moore.s animated adventure comedy Wreck-It Ralph introduced audiences to a new brand of anti-hero . an ostracized villain in a popular arcade game who felt misunderstood and pigeonholed by his role in a larger story. He wanted to change his stripes. But there were so many places that a Wreck-It Ralph sequel could go, and now it sounds like the creative team behind the initial story will get a chance to expand on Ralph.s world. Composer Henry Jackman worked with Moore on the original Wreck-It Ralph. He was speaking with Collider, and was asked if he.d heard anything about a possible sequel. Well, he had, and had this to say: I can.t tell you more, not because I.m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards. I don.t know any more other than a story is indeed being written. I »
We knew it was on the cards – a global box office haul of $471 million pretty much guaranteed it – but now it’s official… kind of. Speaking to Collider about his work on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, composer Henry Jackman has confirmed that Disney is working on a follow-up to 2012′s animated comedy Wreck-It Ralph.
“I did, to be honest with you,” said Jackman, when asked if he’d heard anything about Wreck-It Ralph 2. ” I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards. I don’t know any more other than a story is indeed being written. I’d be very surprised not to. I’m not blowing my own trumpet. Forget about the music. Just the movie itself I thought was a fantastically imaginative and creative piece of work. Rich Moore, the director, actually got involved in the writing. »
- Gary Collinson
With Frozen becoming the highest grossing animated flick of all time, Disney’s definitely in the place to keep developing their other beloved franchises. Wreck-It Ralph, the 2012 film that told us that video game villains can be people too, is in the process of getting its sequel, according to the film’s composer Henry Jackman. Jackman spoke to Collider recently in a sprawling interview about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, of which he composed the score (he’s also the man behind the music of Captain Phillips, X-Men: First Class, G.I. Joe Retaliation and This is the End) , and confirmed that the studio is currently writing up the script for a second dose of Wreck-It Ralph. At this point, the details are hazy on what that sequel entails, but Jackman was confident that it is indeed happening. “I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on »
- Samantha Wilson
So here’s a fun little story for today, composer Henry Jackman spilled the beans about a story being written for the Wreck-It Ralph sequel. This news comes via an interview Collider did with the Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Wreck-It Ralph composer, Henry Jackman. In it, among various other topics, he also touches on […]
Read Wreck-It Ralph 2 is Still “Officially on the Cards” on Filmonic.
While there has been much talk recently about additional "Frozen" sequels, there's been hardly any talk of a sequel to Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph," the animated film that came in between princess blockbusters "Tangled" and "Frozen." Apparently someone has been talking about it, though. In an interview with Collider, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier's" super composer Henry Jackman let slip that he believes Disney is working on a follow-up to their video game-inspired hit "Wreck-It Ralph." I'm gonna wreck it!
When Collider asked if Jackman had heard anything about a sequel to the film, which starred John C. Reilly as the titular bad guy and star of a "Donkey Kong"-style game who goes on a quest to become a hero, Jackman surprisingly said that, yes, he had heard about something going on (although he's pretty fuzzy about the particulars).
"I did, to be honest with you. I can't tell you more, »
- Drew Taylor
Shortly after Wreck-It Ralph arrived in theaters in 2012 and impressed the hell out of critics and audiences alike, director Rich Moore was already talking about a potential sequel with the prospect of Nintendo's iconic plumber Mario getting in the mix. Since then, we haven't heard anything about the animated sequel developing at Disney, but Collider recently spoke to the original film's composer Henry Jackman, who revealed that Wreck-It Ralph 2 is being written now, but didn't offer any details. He said, "I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards." More below! Jackman was asked about the potential of him returning to score the sequel because he responded: "I’d be very surprised not to. I’m not blowing my own trumpet. Forget about the music. Just the movie itself I thought was a fantastically imaginative and creative piece of work. »
- Ethan Anderton
Disney has hit big with the last couple of animated features they've made. Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen both made a ton of money at the box office. We know that Disney is going to develop a Frozen sequel, but a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph has been up in the air. It looks like that's no longer the case. In an interview with Collider the film's composer Henry Jackson said that Disney is in the early stages of development. When asked if he had heard anything about the sequel, he said,
"To be honest with you. I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards. I don’t know any more other than a story is indeed being written. I’d be very surprised not to. I’m not blowing my own trumpet. Forget about the music. Just »
- Joey Paur
Wreck-It Ralph was a hit, resonating with kids and adults (many of whom could nostalgically enjoy the countless references to classic video games) alike. It was a fun animated adventure, and served as proof that there’s plenty of room in the world of animation for heartwarming and fun movies outside of just Pixar.
The movie earned a total of $471 million worldwide, so the fact that work has already started on Wreck-It Ralph 2 shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. In an interview with Collider recently, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: First Class composer Henry Jackman revealed that he’s had confirmation that a sequel has been given the green light.
“I did, to be honest with you. I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards. I don’t know any more »
- Josh Wilding
The reason I say ‘not expected‘ is that Disney isn’t know for their follow-ups, when you think of the films they’ve produced, most of them are single entities but saying that Wreck-it Ralph was such an impressive new invention that it would make sense in the day of the franchise and a plethora of characters to make it happen. Jackman is a BAFTA-nominated composer with the likes of Captain Phillips, The Winter Soldier, This Is The End and X-men: First Class under his belt so to say he’s up and coming is somewhat of an understatement.
The revelation of a second Wreck-it Ralph came in a larger interview when he was asked if »
- Dan Bullock
Disney's animated "Wreck-It-Ralph" movie hit theaters in 2012 and opened to $49 million, the best domestic debut out of any animated Disney film. Talks of a sequel immediately started as the film approached its overall worldwide total of $471 million. But it's been quiet ever since. Now, "Wreck-It-Ralph" composer Henry Jackman revealed that the sequel is being written. "I did [hear about a 'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel]. I believe that it is officially on the cards," he told Collider. "I don't know any more other than a story is indeed being written." "Wreck-It-Ralph" director Rich Moore already knows which character he would like to introduce in the sequel. Back in 2012, he said that Mario will appear in the film. "We'll really come up with something good for Mario to do," he revealed. "To be able to present him in the sequel, would be great." »
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