Disney’s Academy Award-winning Big Hero 6 will hit the shelves tomorrow, Feb. 24, along with its fellow Academy Award-winning short film, Feast, as part of the studio’s latest Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo pack.
The story of Hiro Hamada, his marshmallow-fluff friend and their crew of crime fighters was released last year to high praise and was lauded as an original story that was both comedic and heartwarming. Snagging an Oscar this week for best animated feature, Big Hero 6 – a film adaptation of the Marvel Comics series – brought to life the origin stories of these two-dimensional characters from the books and laid down a decent foundation for the anticipated set of sequels.
Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming live-action Cinderella movie, starring Lily James in the title role and Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and also stars Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday
Whether you grew up with 101 Dalmatians or discovered the film in your childhood (like I did) or you hope to revisit it with your children as an adult, Disney’s diamond edition of the 1961 animated classic will make a great addition to your movie collection.
Although originally written in the ’70s, the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was made into a movie in 2014, followed by its Blu-ray/digital release this year.
In all honestly, I was a bit upset that the filmmakers made a movie out of one of my most cherished childhood books after seeing a god-awful-looking promo, but the film wasn’t as tragic as its trailer led me to believe and is actually a somewhat funny family film.
The Wrap broke the news today that the next live-action Disney princess will be played by Emma Watson in the upcoming Beauty and the Beast. Bill Condon (The Fifth Estate, Kinsey) is set to direct the film, although there’s no word yet on
Into the Woods can’t see the dark forest for the trees. The film gets so caught up in the minutiae of its clever constructs and unique spins on classic Brothers Grimm tales that the fun eventually fizzles and themes grow elusive and ineffectual.
Being over-the-top and simultaneously aware of its own ridiculousness isn’t enough to sustain the buzz from an ambitious opening musical number and a game cast that’s up for a rollicking time. When things turn solemn and the “…happily ever after” myth is shattered, it feels more like tacking on than subversion. The protracted third act makes us long for a more traditional ending, if only because it means the movie would be a half hour shorter, not necessarily because we care about the grim fates of some of the characters.
The first trailer for Disney’s live-action Cinderella has been released, which stars Lily James in the titular role, along withHelena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother andCate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother.
Cinderella is directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Jack Ryan: Shadow
Most die-hard fans of the Star Wars universe are already aware of the popular Clone Wars television series, however the CG animation and overall tone of the show made me think this was one for the kiddies and not something I’d be interested in. Thankfully, I can say I was incorrect in that assumption, as I am now ready and willing to consume all six seasons of this highly entertaining galactic nerd-fest that stays surprisingly true to the films, despite its cartoonish demeanor.
Unlike other Star Wars spoofs, such as Spaceballs and the Family Guy parodies, Disney takes on the famous franchise with its cartoon stars Phineas and Ferb in starring roles alongside animated versions of Luke, Leia and Han Solo, instead of just embodying them.
Superheroes have taken over the multiplex and the rush isn’t slowing anytime soon. Comic titans DC and Marvel recently unveiled schedules for a dizzying amount of films to be released over the next half-decade; announcements that were met with squeals of glee from insatiable fans. Amid the perpetual hero hype it makes sense that Disney, which acquired Marvel Entertainment a few years back, would be eager to combine that mania with their acclaimed animation work. Enter Big Hero 6, an obscure Marvel Comic team that, with some liberal tweaking of the source material, is ripe for Disney retrofitting. The film isn’t a revolutionary comic-to-screen adaptation and feels too familiar at times, but it’s an entertaining adventure set in an interesting near future world that’s a joy to explore.
This afternoon Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement that Toy Story 4 is in the works and will be released sometime in June of 2017. John Lasseter will return to direct the film, but nothing else is known as of yet.
A new full-length trailer has been released for Disney’s upcoming live-action musical Into the Woods featuring James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Johnny Depp, Mackenzie Mauzy, Lucy Punch, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, andChristine Baranski.
DisneyToons Studio’s Planes: Fire & Rescue is a sequel to last year’s animated feature Planes. The film picks up not long after Planes ends — with Dusty Crophopper, a lowly crop-duster airplane, winning the Wings Across the Globe race, a mighty feet considering that (according to Dusty’s critics) his type of aircraft can’t compete with more elite flying machines.
The first teaser trailer for Disney’s upcoming Tomorrowland has just landed, following its preview at this year’s New York Comic Con. Directed by Brad Bird, the film stars Britt Robertson and George Clooney, along with Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn,
I was already sold on Disneynature's Bears when the trailer featuring Phillip Phillips' song "Home" offered up a heartwarming overlay to the captivating shots of grizzly bears frolicking in the wild.
But from the moment I popped in the Blu-ray and hit 'play,' I was immediately reminded how impressive these studio documentaries truly are. Every scene was so perfectly framed; one could easily do a screen grab at any time, hit print, and produce a beautiful still image suitable for hanging on a wall.
Disney has released a new trailer for Rob Marshall‘s Into the Woods, an adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical. The film mashes up several popular fairy tales including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, and stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny