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‘Dumbo’ Official Trailer: Tim Burton Returns for More Eye-Popping Disney Magic

‘Dumbo’ Official Trailer: Tim Burton Returns for More Eye-Popping Disney Magic
Tim Burton gave Disney a $1 billion hit with his 3D reimagining of “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010, and he could very well do the same next year with “Dumbo.” The film follows in the footsteps of “Cinderella,” “The Lion King,” and more as the latest live-action adaptation of a Disney classic. Burton has brought together an impressive cast of former collaborators — including “Dark Shadows” star Eva Green, “Batman Returns” villain Danny DeVito, and Batman himself, Michael Keaton.

Burton’s “Dumbo” is loosely based on Disney’s 1941 animated film of the same name. Colin Farrell stars as soldier Holt Farrier, who returns home from war and is recruited by a circus owner (Danny DeVito) to care for a newborn elephant with oversized ears. Once the elephant reveals he can fly, the circus owner concocts a plan to make the circus rich.

The film is Burton’s first release since “Miss Peregrine’s
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First Look at BBC's CG Animated Adaptation of The Traumatizing Kids' Story Watership Down

The BBC has teamed up with Netflix for a new CG animated adaptation of the classic kids book Watership Down that ended up traumatized lots of kids. Especially that first animated adaptation that was made in 1978. Damn! In case you need a reminder here’s a video featuring some of the most brutal clips:

Thanks to RadioTimes, we have our first look at the new version of the series that features several of the main characters, including Hazel (James McAvoy), his little brother Fiver (Nicolas Hoult), Strawberry (Olivia Colman), and Clover (Gemma Arterton).

The series will consist of four hourlong episodes. I have no idea if they will lighten things up with this new adaptation or if they plan on keeping it dark and disturbing. We’ll just have to wait until we see a trailer. In the meantime, check out the synopsis and photos:

Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England,
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Oscar Flashback: ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Get Out’ among the nominated horror films of the 2000s and 2010s

Oscar Flashback: ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Get Out’ among the nominated horror films of the 2000s and 2010s
This article marks Part 4, the final entry in the Gold Derby series reflecting on Horror Films at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the spine-tingling movies that earned Academy Awards nominations, including the following films from the 2000s and 2010s.

At the start of the new millennium, voters did not embrace Christian Bale‘s chilling turn in “American Psycho” (2000). They did, however, on the heels of pictures like “Ed Wood” (1994) and “Gods and Monsters” (1998), recognize another film about the men who made horror cinema.

Shadow of the Vampire” earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Willem Dafoe, portraying the elusive Max Schreck, who gave life to vampire Graf Orlok in F.W. Murnau‘s legendary horror film “Nosferatu” (1922). The picture also scored a nomination in Best Makeup. Also up for a nomination that year was Paul Verhoeven‘s “Hollow Man,” a contender in Best Visual Effects.

The
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The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Includes New Sing-Along Mode

"What's this?" The 25th anniversary celebration for The Nightmare Before Christmas continues with a new Blu-ray edition on September 2nd! To celebrate the occasion, the new Blu-ray is packed with bonus features including a new sing-along mode, an uncut version of Tim Burton's short film Frankenweenie, Burton's early short film Vincent (narrated by the legendary Vincent Price), deleted scenes, and so much more!

Press Release: "Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the stop-motion animated musical-fantasy following Pumpkin King Jack Skellington’s misguided mission to make Yuletide his own, was hailed as a macabre masterpiece when it debuted in 1993 and holds a 95% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Twenty-five years later, fans can relive the merry misadventure—and sing or shriek along in brand-new sing-along mode—with the 25th Anniversary Edition of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Viewers can get their spook on instantly via Digital, Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray Sept.
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Tim Burton movies: All 18 films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Batman,’ ‘Ed Wood,’ ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Beetlejuice’

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Tim Burton movies: All 18 films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Batman,’ ‘Ed Wood,’ ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Beetlejuice’
Tim Burton celebrates his 60th birthday on August 25. In his 30-plus year career, the director has carved out a niche for himself making quirky, eccentric films that are often box office bonanzas. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all 18 of his films, ranked from worst to best, in the photo gallery above.

Burton began his career as an animator for Walt Disney Studios before making the short films “Vincent” (1982) and “Frankenweenie” (1984). He directed his first feature when he was just 26 years old: “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” (1985). Burton followed that success with the macabre comedy “Beetlejuice” (1988) before entering the world of blockbusters with the dark, ominous superhero adventure “Batman” (1989).

From the beginning, Burton displayed a talent for crafting visually stunning worlds unlike any seen before. Four of his films, in fact — “Batman,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Alice in Wonderland” — have won Oscars for their art direction.
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Tim Burton movies: All 18 films ranked from worst to best

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Tim Burton movies: All 18 films ranked from worst to best
Tim Burton celebrates his 60th birthday on August 25. In his 30-plus year career, the director has carved out a niche for himself making quirky, eccentric films that are often box office bonanzas. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all 18 of his films, ranked from worst to best, in the photo gallery above.

Burton began his career as an animator for Walt Disney Studios before making the short films “Vincent” (1982) and “Frankenweenie” (1984). He directed his first feature when he was just 26 years old: “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” (1985). Burton followed that success with the macabre comedy “Beetlejuice” (1988) before entering the world of blockbusters with the dark, ominous superhero adventure “Batman” (1989).

From the beginning, Burton displayed a talent for crafting visually stunning worlds unlike any seen before. Four of his films, in fact — “Batman,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Alice in Wonderland” — have won Oscars for their art direction.
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along Edition Hits Blu-ray, Digital in September

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along Edition Hits Blu-ray, Digital in September
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, the stop-motion animated musical-fantasy following Pumpkin King Jack Skellington's misguided mission to make Yuletide his own, was hailed as a macabre masterpiece when it debuted in 1993 and holds a 95% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Twenty-five years later, fans can relive the merry misadventure-and sing or shriek along in brand-new sing-along mode-with the 25th Anniversary Edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Viewers can get their spook on instantly via Digital, Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray Sept. 2.

The new edition audiences to experience The Nightmare Before Christmas two different ways: the original, full-length film, in which the holidays collide with chaotic and comical consequences, and all-new sing-along mode, which includes pop-up lyrics to 11 unforgettable songs like "What's This" and "This Is Halloween." The Multi-Screen Edition of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" includes a Blu-ray and Digital Code giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices.
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'The Nightmare Before Christmas: Sing-Along Edition' Blu-Ray Coming in September

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Just in time for Halloween - Disney is releasing a Sing-Along Edition Blu-ray of the classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

Here's the announcement, straight from Disney:

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the stop-motion animated musical-fantasy following Pumpkin King Jack Skellington’s misguided mission to make Yuletide his own, was hailed as a macabre masterpiece when it debuted in 1993 and holds a 95% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Twenty-five years later, fans can relive the merry misadventure—and sing or shriek along in brand-new sing-along mode—with the 25th Anniversary Edition of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Viewers can get their spook on instantly via Digital, Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray Sept. 2.

The new edition audiences to experience “The Nightmare Before Christmas” two different ways: the original, full-length film, in which the holidays collide with chaotic and comical consequences, and all-new sing-along mode, which includes pop-up lyrics to 11 unforgettable songs like
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'The Nightmare Before Christmas: Sing-Along Edition' Blu-Ray Coming in September

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Just in time for Halloween - Disney is releasing a Sing-Along Edition Blu-ray of the classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

Here's the announcement, straight from Disney:

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the stop-motion animated musical-fantasy following Pumpkin King Jack Skellington’s misguided mission to make Yuletide his own, was hailed as a macabre masterpiece when it debuted in 1993 and holds a 95% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Twenty-five years later, fans can relive the merry misadventure—and sing or shriek along in brand-new sing-along mode—with the 25th Anniversary Edition of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Viewers can get their spook on instantly via Digital, Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray Sept. 2.

The new edition audiences to experience “The Nightmare Before Christmas” two different ways: the original, full-length film, in which the holidays collide with chaotic and comical consequences, and all-new sing-along mode, which includes pop-up lyrics to 11 unforgettable songs like
See full article at Cinelinx »

Screenwriter John August Shares His Rejected Catwoman Movie Pitch and How a Studio Exec Responded To It

John August, the writer behind films such as Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Frankenweenie, has shared details on a pitch he made to Warner Bros. for a solo Catwoman film back in 1998.

After Michelle Pfeiffer played Catwoman in Batman Returns the popularity of the character exploded. They spent years trying to get the film off the ground until finally in 2004 they made that movie with Halle Berry, which was terrible!

August's version of the film seemed like it would have been much better! But, the studio had no idea what they wanted from it. His first initial tweet says it all:

Catwoman at Warners in 1998. Sequel with Michelle Pfeiffer returning. Producer excited. After pitch, exec insisted it needed to be Sarah Michelle Gellar and involve hair-washing scene, then showed me Matrix trailer. #ShareYourRejections

— John August (@johnaugust) August 16, 2018

Yeah, that's totally sounds like something that a
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L.A Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention, Sunday, August 12

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The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention features Author Susan E. Kesler, who will be signing The Wild Wild West, The Series, a new book on the popular 1965-1969 CBS-TV Series. Robert Conrad stars as James West and Ross Martin as master of disguise Artemus Gordon, Secret Service Agents during the 1870’s. Featuring Science Fiction and Horror themed storylines, spy gadgets, kung fu and steampunk, Wild Wild West was conceived as James Bond on horseback. Wild Wild West is known for it’s many distinctive villains such as Dr. Miguelito Loveless, a brilliant megalomaniacal dwarf, played by Michael Dunn, and Count Manzeppi played by Victor Buono. Every episode had a title with the word Night such as: The Night of the Puppeteer, The Night of the Inferno and The Night of the Steel Assassin.
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"Dumbo" Teases

by Nathaniel R

click to enlargePrediction: By 2040 Disney will have remade all of their animated features as "live-action" movies. Well, maybe not Song of the South or The Three Caballeros. Live-action is in quotes because some of the remake titles are basically still half animated -- like The Jungle Book in 2016, or Beauty and the Beast in 2017. Next up in the Disney remakes department is Tim Burton's take on Dumbo

The name Tim Burton used to automatically thrill but he lost his mojo at exactly the turn of the century (just after Sleepy Hollow in '99) and hasn't been able to get it back. He's made 10 features since and the only uncompromised / totally satisfying artistic success among them, I'd argue, is the animated features Corpse Bride (2005). And to a lesser extent Frankenweenie (2012) if we're feeling a bit generous...
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Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Teaser Features Big-Eared Elephant Taking Flight (Video)

Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Teaser Features Big-Eared Elephant Taking Flight (Video)
The big-eared baby elephant is back, and he takes flight toward the end of the first teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s live-action “Dumbo.”

The latest live-action/CG adaptation of one of Disney’s animated classics expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.

The trailer features Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora’s cover of the Oscar-nominated lullaby “Baby Mine” from the original 1941 film.

Also Read: Tim Burton's Live-Action 'Dumbo' Might Not Be a Remake After All

The new film follows circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito), who enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.

But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.
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Watch The Brand New Trailer For Tim Burton’s Dumbo Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton And Eva Green

Disney has released a sweet first trailer for Tim Burton’s Dumbo.

The trailer features an original recording of the iconic song “Baby Mine,” performed by Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora.

Walt Disney’s classic animated tale which opened Oct. 23, 1941, won an Oscar for best scoring of a musical picture and was nominated for best original song for “Baby Mine.”

The live-action reimagining of “Dumbo” utilizes state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts.

Here’s the original classic song. Kleenex is still required when watching this scene.

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose
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Stop-motion Leonardo Da Vinci movie The Inventor in development

Academy Award nominated writer of Ratatouille Jim Capobianco and producer Robert Rippberger have announced The Inventor, a stop-motion adventure film about the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

Capobianco, who is currently overseeing the animation on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, is set to direct the feature-length project, The Inventor, based off a script that he also penned, and it will be shot by Peter Sorg, whose credits as cinematographer include Early Man and Frankenweenie.

Alex Mandel, writer of the songs “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air” from Pixar’s Academy-Award Winning Brave, is attached to compose, along with animation veteran Don Hahn, as Executive Producer and Kat Alioshin, who has worked on Corpse Bride and James and the Giant Peach as the project’s Line Producer, all joining the team.

“The Inventor focuses on legacy, how you choose to live your life and how those choices influence others,
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Donald Sutherland in The Leisure Seeker and more of our top Canadian actors

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Donald Sutherland in The Leisure Seeker and more of our top Canadian actorsDonald Sutherland in The Leisure Seeker and more of our top Canadian actorsZachary Dent12/13/2017 9:29:00 Am

With Donald Sutherland starring in The Leisure Seeker, we have the perfect excuse to countdown our favourite Canadian actors. Sutherland is a Canadian legend who to this day keeps making great films. In The Leisure Seeker, he stars alongside Helen Mirren as a couple who go on an unforgettable journey from Boston to Key West in their old Rv that they call "The Leisure Seeker".

Check out our list of our favourite Canadian actors below!

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is another great Canadian actor who has become a household name around the world. Most would know him fromthe recent hit Deadpool. His role as the fast-talking antihero was well-received by critics and audiences alike. He can also be found starring in romantic comedies such as Definitely,
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Sky Cinema To Launch UK’s First Animation Channel

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Sky Cinema is bringing the excitement of animation to the whole family this October, offering both classic and new animation titles on a bespoke channel for the first time.

Launching on Saturday 14 October, and on-air for three weeks, Sky Cinema customers can enjoy the very best family-friendly animations on a dedicated Sky service. Sky Cinema Animation, found on channel 306, is the ideal destination for film lovers this October half term, with movies to be enjoyed at no extra cost to Sky Cinema customers.

Over the past 12 months, animated films have proved a real hit at the box office and Sky Cinema Animation will have over 60 titles to choose from, including The Secret Life of Pets which was one of the highest grossing movies of 2016. Also available to viewers On Demand and on Now TV, the animation collection includes hit new releases such as Sing and Oscar-nominated Trolls, as well
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Disney's Aladdin Remake Gets Into the Woods Star Billy Magnussen

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Disney's Aladdin Remake Gets Into the Woods Star Billy Magnussen
The cast of Disney's Aladdin remake keeps getting bigger and bigger, with today bringing news that another actor has signed on to play a brand new character that didn't originate in the 1992 animated classic. Billy Magnussen has come aboard to play a character named Prince Anders, although no other details have been given at this time. He will become the second cast member who is playing a character created specifically for this musical, with Nasim Pedrad playing another character named Mara, a handmaiden and friend of Jasmine who wasn't in the original animated classic.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the casting news today, with the report adding that this is not the first time Billy Magnussen has portrayed a Disney prince. The actor portrayed the prince vying for the attention of Rapunzel in the 2014 live-action musical adaptation of Into the Woods. He joins a growing cast that includes Will Smith as the iconic Genie,
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Disney pegs Numan Acar for villainous role in Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin

The cast of Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin film continues to take shape, as Deadline reports that Homeland’s Numan Acar has joined the project. The actor will take on the role of Hakim, who the outlet describes as “the head of the guards” and “right-hand man” to Marwan Kenzari’s villainous Jafar.

While Hakim isn’t one of the more well-known Aladdin characters, he did make appearances in the 1994 and 1996 direct-to-video Aladdin sequels, The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and the short-lived Aladdin TV show in 1994. Frank Welker, Jim Cummings and Corey Burton have all voiced the character in the past.

Acar’s co-stars include Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine), Will Smith (Genie), Nasim Pedrad (Mara) and Jordan A. Nash (Barro).

In recent years, Acar’s been tackling higher-budget, more mainstream projects, including The Promise, The Great Wall and Prison Break. He
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Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actors

Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actorsRyan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actorsZachary Dent7/20/2017 9:29:00 Am

With Ryan Reynolds starring in The Hitman's Bodyguard, we have the perfect excuse to countdown our favourite Canadian actors. Reynolds stars alongside Samuel L. Jackson as the world's top bodyguard who must protect an assassin who must testify at the International Court of Justice. We're excited for this interesting pairing of two actors we love.

Check out our list of our favourite Canadian actors below!

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is another great Canadian actor who has become a household name around the world. Most would know him fromthe recent hit Deadpool. His role as the fast-talking antihero was well-received by critics and audiences alike. He can also be found starring in romantic comedies such as Definitely, Maybe and Just Friends. This B.
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