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Before the film opened, there were grumblings about how far Disney's creative team had strayed from the inspiration for their latest Disney princess feature. In Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," the titular frosty royal was a villain. So how did Frozen's Queen Elsa turn out to be a hero? It's actually a touching story.
Walt Disney Studios is riding the wave of the success of Frozen with a new animated adventure about another fearless teen heroine. Her name--and the name of her movie--is Moana. And she's got an incredible team behind her big screen birth.
The first clip for Feast, Disney’s new short film has been released, and anyone who watches it will immediately fall in love with its canine lead, Winston. Feast is set over 12 years and is entirely set from the point of view of Winston who has to contend with his changing diet as his owner falls in love. It looks pretty stellar.
A not so long time ago, on the very website you're reading right now, we covered a persistent rumor that Disney could be on the verge of releasing a new version of the complete six film Star Wars saga to Blu-ray and other viewing platforms. While not much has been said officially on the matter, it's still a subject that kicks around from time to time, and today it seems that it has gathered some more steam.
It looks as though Emma Watson has got some serious thinking to do. While the Harry Potter actress is currently attached to star in Warner Bros.’ troubled Beauty and the Beast adaptation, the fact that Steven Chbosky has signed up to scribe Disney’s own planned reworking of the classic fairy-tale now creates the interesting possibility that she could wind up moving to the competing project.
Snow White's eponymous pale princess sneers at Frozen's Elsa, mocking her messy hair and interior design skills. But can she withstand what happens when Elsa lets it go with f-bombs and powers of ice and snow?
All in all, Isabella Tanikumi comes up with 18 tenuous similarities between her autobiography and Frozen, which doesn’t seem like a lot, considering the universal nature of the items that she has singled out.
You know Charlie Bucket and his adventures in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Now Disney wants you to meet Leo Fillmore and step into his wild Whippet Hotel, which contains caves, ponds, ghosts, and even a flying farm room.
David Fincher has revealed that he had to pull out of directing Disney’s remake of their 1954 nautical epic, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, because the studio wasn't’t happy with his casting choices.
It might be time for us all to let it go. After nearly a full year in theaters, Frozen has made its final bow this past weekend in Japan. And as it did again and again, the progressive Disney princess movie did so while claiming some box office records.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit remains a classic example of new techniques used with old fashioned storytelling, and it holds up to this day. But it wasn't always the film we know and love today, and in this recent find, you can see what was originally planned for everyone's favorite would be murderer.
Thing all of those animated Disney princes are the ultimate dream-come-true for any single gal? Think again. The video below depicts classic Disney prince characters as they might be presented in our reality. In short: with a lot of baggage and quirkiness... to put it mildly...
To get an early look at the still-in-progress film, this past July I was invited along with a group of other film journalists to not only tour the halls of Walt Disney Animation Studios, but to visit the various departments and talk with the men and women responsible for taking the project from its original concept to its final stages. As part of the day’s events, I also had the fantastic opportunity to sit down with the two men responsible for making it all happen: directors Don Hall and Chris Williams.
Though Marvel and Disney have formed a lucrative partnership, then former has been dominating the superhero genre thanks to movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier Disney’s animation arm is trying to close the gap a tad with the release of the heroic Big Hero 6 this November.
As Disney has its own live-action remake of The Jungle Book in the works with Jon Favreau at the helm to rival Warner Bros' Jungle Book: Origins, we've created a helpful image guide to keep straight the who's who of it all.