Guardians of the Galaxy Director answers fan questions

Director James Gunn on set

Director James Gunn on set

Recently, Screen Junkies got to sit down with Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn. They polled their fans for questions and asked him everything from his favorite line from Groot to what sort of connection the new Avengers movie will have with his Guardians sequel.

There were no major revelations, but it is a fun interview.

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First ever Disney Christmas film rediscovered in Norway archive

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Christmas has come early Disney fans. This last week the very first Disney Christmas film was uncovered in Norway.

“Empy Socks” stars Mickey’s predecessor, Oswald the Rabbit in a Christmas caper. Originally thought to be lost, the 1927 film was rediscovered by The National Library of Norway.

The library has been going through their old document and digitizing them. Other thought to be lost treasures like this film have also been discovered in the process. The film came to library from the Norwegian Film Institute. No one is quite sure where it came before then, but it most likely came from a private owner.

We can only hope that this piece of Disney history will somehow be restored for all to see. Who knows, maybe we’ll see it in 2016 in front of one of the two animated films from Disney. Keep your fingers crossed!

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Learn to Draw Hiro from Disney’s Big Hero 6

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Hiro was the emotional core of Disney’s Big Hero 6 and his transformation from an unfocused and grieving brother to the hero of the film makes him one of Disney’s most unique animated characters of late.

Disney is continuing their excellent “Learn to Draw” series with a lesson on how to draw Hiro from Big Hero 6. Here’s character animator Brian James Fichtner from the Animation Academy in Magic of Disney Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the detailed, but easy to follow, instructions.

Did you break out your own pencil and paper and give it a shot? Who knows, you could have a hidden talent.

Previously: Learn to Draw Baymax from Big Hero 6.

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Cast of Disney’s Into The Woods discusses their experience on film

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You can tell the cast of Disney’s Into The Woods had a good time making this movie. When you get them into a room, they start cracking jokes like old friends. Here they are reminiscing about their experience on the set:

I love Anna Kendrick’s bit on Cinderella Tweeting

In a second video Anna Kendrick also discusses why she loved filming “On The Steps Of The Palace.”

Okay. Anna Kendrick obviously has some un-tapped comedic talents. Some one get her a sit-com, stat!

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the musical stage production by legendary eight-time Tony, Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony winner James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay.

“Into the Woods” will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

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Why the Agents of SHIELD Winter Finale was Huge for Marvel Cinematic Universe

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The winter finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was full of twists and revelations. The episode continues the build up from last week’s story. Both S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra are searching for the Temple in the Hidden City but now that Hydra has Reina they have the advantage.

While Coulson races against Whitehall, Ward brings Skye to her dad which leads to the biggest revelation of the episode. His name is Cal, short for Calvin Zabo a.k.a. Mister Hyde. In the comics, his powers are similar to the literary character for which he is named after. He also has a daughter who is a high ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent: Daisy Johnson a.k.a. Quake. She can use vibrations to create earthquake-like effects.

At the end of this week’s episode, Skye, a.k.a. Daisy, has acquired her Quake powers and Reina has also gained her Inhuman powers, though the only hint that we get is some spikes coming out of her face. This is pretty big news for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s the first time we’ve seen an Inhuman on the screen. Eventually, there will be a whole Inhuman movie.

Tripp got caught in the Terrigen Mist as well, but the result didn’t work out for him (though we’re talking about a show whose premise is based on a character coming back from the dead so I’m not convinced that we won’t see him again). Do you think if we start a #TrippLives campaign that he’ll get his own show? It happened before…

You may be thinking that I’m making some assumptions using words like “Inhumans” and “Terrigen Mist” (or that I’m just making up words) because they weren’t labeled as such in the episode, but IGN posted an interview with show producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen where they discuss the Winter Finale and what will be in store when the show returns.

I am really interested in seeing where the show goes from here. What will the show have to do with the movie coming out in four years? Or will it be connected at all? They could just share a name. We may not see Skye or her dad in the Inhumans movie.

What did you think of the finale? Will you be tuning in when the show returns in March? And, are you looking forward to our trip back in time to see Agent Carter in action?

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