‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’, the sequel to 2012’s glorious ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, will arrive on March 9, 2018, it’s been confirmed by Disney. Better still, Rich Moore, who made the first film, along with the Oscar-winning ‘Zootropolis’, will be back at the helm.
Colin Farrell may be about to see an elephant fly. Six weeks after Will Smith backed out of talks to take the (human) lead in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ with director Tim Burton, it seems the 40-year old Irish actor may be set to take his place. Deadline report that Farrell is in talks to appear originally earmarked for Smith, Farrell would appear as Holt, a “widowed father of two kids from Kentucky” whose offspring befriend the young elephant with the oversized ears.
Disney’s live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opened this week to strong receptions both domestically in the US and here in the UK. Despite an array of mixed reviews for Disney’s latest starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the fact it’s a remake of a beloved classic was reason enough for audiences to see it.
With Beauty and the Beast opening in cinemas this week, we are reminded of our childhood dream to be a Disney princess… donning ball gowns, being treated like royalty and always looking pretty.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has addressed the so-called controversy concerning a “gay moment” in the upcoming Disney film involving Josh Gad’s character Le Fou. The Scotsman addressed the furore in as plain a way as possible, telling US talk-show host Stephen Colbert: “It’s 2017, for f*** sake.” Quite.
Movie studios should prepare themselves for “another round of punishment” this year with “several big-budget bombs and disappointing performances from mid-budget pictures,” Cowen and Co. analyst Doug Creutz warns this morning in his annual analysis of film industry trends. Although last year’s domestic box office improved 2.2%, the long-time critic of Hollywood’s business models says that when adjusted for inflation 2016 was “the fourth worst year at the domestic box…
If you missed the parade of Disney Tsum Tsum balloons from Bugis Junction to Plaza Singapura last week, don’t despair, you’ve got another chance to see them.
Aladdin and Jasmine were voiced by white actors in the 1992 original. Aladdin fans and decent human beings can rest easy after an open casting call for Disney’s live-action remake made it clear the film is looking for Middle Eastern leads. Set to be directed by ‘Snatch’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’s Guy Ritchie, the remake is on the look-out for two actors aged 18-25 to play lead pair Aladdin and Jasmine.
Fans of the adorable range of Disney stuffed toys in Singapore will now be able to see their larger-than-life counterparts in a roving parade next Thursday (2 March). The Tsum Tsum parade will start at 4.30pm from Bugis Junction, Bugis Square Level 1, and will end at 5.45pm at the Plaza Singapura Atrium. Fans can join in the event and walk alongside six two-metre tall inflatables of popular Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Olaf and many more.
Disney has confirmed that ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will include key scenes shot with IMAX cameras especially for the cinematic screening format. The announcement was made by Disney as it announced details of a renewed deal with the company to bring its biggest films to the hundreds of enormous IMAX screens worldwide. Disney also named other films on its slate that will be part-shot in IMAX, including: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, ‘The Incredibles 2’, ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’, ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and the live-action adaptation of ‘Mulan’.
Remember that Golden Globes TV spot with Emma Watson singing “Belle”? Well, you ain’t heard nothing yet. Disney on Monday released a longer version of the opening number from the live- action Beauty and the Beast, featuring even more crooning from Watson’s book-loving heroine as she endures the scorn of her fellow villagers. (Watch above.)
How far did Moana go from the initial drawing-board version? With the Oscar-contending animated hit heading home (the Digital HD version arrives Tuesday while the Blu-ray/DVD hits shelves on March 7), Yahoo Movies has an exclusive deleted scene (watch it above) that shows how the title heroine evolved as a character. As they set up the clip, directors Ron Clements (the one with the beard) and John Musker reveal where it originally had fit in the film.
The Empire is expanding, and will soon have outposts established in Orlando and Anaheim. The House of Mouse confirmed this week that the anticipated Star Wars Land expansion — dual 14-acre immersive themed lands at Disneyland and Disney World — would open in 2019, in time for Episode IX, the closing chapter of the central “Skywalker Saga.” The project, announced in 2015, began construction last April. Over the past several months, Disney has been releasing concept art for Star Wars Land, and we’ve collected it all here to give you the flavor of that galaxy that’s suddenly not so far, far away. ...
Beauty and the Beast will be the first offering in an upcoming Disney Princess mystery box subscription series that combines toys, clothes, and other movie-related gear in a bimonthly delivery. Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look inside the Beauty and the Beast box. The collection is curated by subscription toy company Pley.com in conjunction with Disney and will include character figurines, book, tiara, and T-shirt based on the 1991 animated classic — which is about to be updated in a live-action remake due out March 17.
Want to take a look at the new Beauty and the Beast poster? Be our guest! Yahoo Movies is exclusively premiering the new poster for the live-action Disney musical (in theaters March 17 in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D). A triptych image packed with characters (some never before seen), the poster is practically begging fans to search for hidden details.
The Marvel Universe just established its Hong Kong outpost. Thursday saw the grand opening of Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland, the first Marvel-themed ride at a Disney park. Since acquiring Marvel in 2009 for $4.4 billion, Disney has leveraged the comic giant’s classic characters to launch a cinematic universe grossing more than $10 billion in worldwide box office.
Regardless of your political persuasion, 2016 was a year of tumult and uncertainty. At least the movies gave us an occasional break from the headlines. Feel-good animated films triumphed at the box office this year, with Finding Dory at No. 1, while superheroes found a darker groove (the hard-R comedy Deadpool, the villain-driven Suicide Squad) and familiar franchises — Harry Potter, Star Wars — put down new roots. Before we toast the arrival of 2017, here’s a list of the biggest box-office winners and losers of 2016.
Not only is Moana one of the year’s best films, it also contains one of the year’s best David Bowie tributes. Sung by Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement as the greedy crab Tamatoa, “Shiny” is a knockout glam-rock number that takes the Disney film into Ziggy Stardust territory. “Shiny” was written by Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda with Clements’ impeccable Bowie voice in mind. “If you hear Lin’s demo [of “Shiny”], which is on the soundtrack, you can tell that he’s doing an impression of my impression of David Bowie,” Clement said in a November interview with Yahoo Movies.
It seems like everyday there’s a new Disney princess reimagining. And, you know what? We’re 110% A-okay with that. In fact, we love…
Its official: Pandora -The World of Avatar will be coming toWalt Disney World’s Animal Kingdomnext summer. The immersive world, based on the highest grossing movie of all time, announced that it will unveil its floating mountains, lifelike greenery and revolutionary two new rides to the public for the first time next year. Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, shared photographs and renderings of Animal Kingdoms newest land with attendees of D23 Destination D at Walt Disney World Resort earlier today, as well as announcements about its food and merchandise outlets.
He’s hardly the smartest chicken on this side of the road, but the rainbow-hued, rock-munching rooster Heihei is already proving to be one of the most popular characters in Disney’s latest mega-hit, Moana.
David Bowie never appeared in a Disney film during his lifetime, but he makes an appearance of sorts in 'Moana.'
“Moana” is an animated comedy adventure musical based on Polynesian mythology. It features the voice talents of Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Dwayne Johnson (Maui), Rachel House (Gramma Tala), Temuera Morrison (Chief Tui Waialiki), Nicole Scherzinger (Sina Waialiki), Jemaine Clement (Tamatoa), and Alan Tudyk (Heihei). “Moana” may seem like an attempt by Disney to be as politically correct and inclusive as possible, but don’t let that prevent you from giving it a chance.
There are a lot of wonderful things in Disney’s new animated film Moana: The lively animation, the loving depiction of Pacific Islands culture, the clever and catchy songs. For a Disney princess movie, this is revolutionary. True, the character of Moana is not technically a princess.