‘Star Wars’ Disneyland Expansion, Live-Action Details Emerge at D23

While no new footage or trailer was shown at the D23 Expo this past weekend for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney and Lucasfilm did unveil a new poster painted by Drew Struzan for ... Continue Reading →
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Bald Mountain ‘Fantasia’ Sequence Gets Feature Treatment

File this one under “Huh… Okay.”: Disney has announced that its next big live-action feature adaptation project will be a take on the “Night on Bald Mountain” sequence from ... Continue Reading →
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Fifth ‘Pirates’ Film Kicks Off Production

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have commenced production for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on location in Australia. The fifth film in the $3.7 billion-grossing ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: Merged Animafest, ‘Belladonna’ Restored and More

Wrapping up the week with the following desk-clearing news items: • After years of alternating its focus, The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has merged features ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Fairytales: ‘Alice’ in Production; ‘Into the Woods’ Trailer

Walt Disney Studios’s hearty slate of upcoming live-action takes and twists on some of popular fairytales and classic stories continues to ramp up, with a new trailer for the ... Continue Reading →
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Release Date Updates for ‘Sinister Six,’ ‘Spider-Man 3,’ ‘Pirates 5′

The ongoing shuffle of vfx-laden feature projects continues with recent announcements of release changes and confirmations. Due to box office results not meeting expectations for The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable’ Wallops ‘Lone Ranger’ at Box Office

Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s 3-D CG sequel Despicable Me 2 won’t need a freeze ray to stun box office watchers after Tuesday night. The animated effort thoroughly ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation to Acquire Classic Media

It looks like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda will now be hanging out with Casper the Friendly Ghost and Underdog. DreamWorks Animation has acquired Classic Media, the company that owns the ... Continue Reading →
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Vampire Weekend Off to a Good Start

It’s going to be a “vampires vs. the superheroes” kind of a weekend. Tim Burton’s take on TV soap opera Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp as the vampire Barnabas, opens in ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Eyes More Seuss with CG ‘Cat in the Hat’

The animation studio behind the hit movie The Lorax is returning to the Dr. Seuss library, this time for a 3D CG-animated feature based on The Cat in the Hat. According to Deadline.com, ... Continue Reading →