Author Archives: Mike Bastoli

About Mike Bastoli

Mike Bastoli has been blogging at The Disney Blog since 2009. Until 2011, he covered Pixar Animation Studios on his own website, The Pixar Blog, which became one of the most popular on the Web dedicated to Pixar news, the New York Times calling it the “definitive unofficial chronicler of the animation powerhouse". In 2011, Mike expanded his coverage to the entire world of feature animation, renaming his site Big Screen Animation. He retired Big Screen Animation in 2014 and is considering future writing opportunities. Besides Disney, Mike is an avid fan of Apple and The Beatles. He resides near Toronto.

New Poster for Muppets Most Wanted

With less than six months to go until Muppets Most Wanted ‘takes the world by farce’, Disney has released this new poster for the film. Oh look, it’s Kermit’s evil double, Constantine!

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Muppets Most Wanted Teaser Trailer

Disney has unleashed the first teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted, the recently-renamed sequel to 2011′s The Muppets, opening in theatres March 21, 2014. As much as I loved the The Muppets, I think this trailer could have been better. But … Continue reading

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‘Blackfish’ an Eye-Opening Look at Orca Captivity

Editor’s Note: I have not been presented the opportunity to view Blackfish and urge you to consider both sides of the argument before drawing any conclusions. A good place to start is this NY Times article on SeaWorld Park’s and … Continue reading

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Junk Metal: Inside the California Disney Pin Counterfeiting Bust

A Note on Sources The following article is based primarily on documents on file with the Superior Court of California, County of Orange in the case of The People of The State of California vs. Larry James Allred and Robert … Continue reading

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First Look: Tom Hanks in Character as Walt

Disney released this first still from Saving Mr. Banks earlier today, showing Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers. The pair appear to be at Disneyland. The film, which opens in select theatres on … Continue reading

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