Production is underway for the live-action re-imagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.” Utilizing state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts, the movie will be directed by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton. In addition to our first details of the movie,… Read More »Dumbo – Disney shares first details of new Tim Burton film
The first trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book is now out. It’s our first look at how the film combines a live action Mowgli with digital animal creations and environments. The photo-realistic CGI is very immersive. The narration is from Scarlett Johanasson… Read More »Disney’s The Jungle Book – First Trailer
Walt Disney Studios recently held a very successful sneak peek of “Maleficent” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and DCA, so they want to try it again with their expected summer blockbuster – Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The only problem is that Universal Studios Florida has an exclusive on Marvel themed attractions inside theme parks in Orlando. But Disney thinks they’ve found a way around that, check out the poster above and then look at the one below the jump, Disney removed the ‘Marvel’ logo for this promotion.
Since it is just a movie promotion, I think Disney will get away with it. But if Universal wanted to make a stink of it, they probably could. Disney did make sure to run the Iron Man monorail only on the resort or magic kingdom loop so that it wouldn’t pass through EPCOT and risk running afoul of the contract.
The previews start July 4th at the following locations:
- At Disneyland, where the Marvel name isn’t a problem, watch the preview in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland, where Captain EO is typically shown. Captain EO is expected to return at a later date.
- At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, “Guardians of the Galaxy” will play at the ABC Sound Studio at Disney’s Hollywood Studios presented in spectacular RealD 3D.
I must admit that I was surprised to find an announcement for Disney’s Big Hero 6 in my inbox. I’ve been privy to some top-secret, embargoed, pinky-swear stuff, and none of it mentioned this CG-animated 3D film set to hit theaters on November 7, 2014. … Read More »Disney Announces “Big Hero 6”
It was all started by a Lamp… Things got a little busy yesterday and I forgot I had this story to tell. The lamp that launched an Animation Studio premiered for the first time twenty-five years ago yesterday. August 17th, 1986 the short film “Luxo,… Read More »Happy Birthday to Pixar’s Luxo Jr.
Disney’s next animated film has had it’s name changed… again. Now it will be called ‘Tangled’ instead of ‘Rapunzel’. This is a move to fight off what Disney marketing perceives as a bias against princess films by the lucrative 8-12 year old boy market. Even… Read More »Disney Changes Title of Next Animated Film
This wonderful parody of the famous Pixar intro comes from College Humor. I hope that Emeryville is on the phone with this animator even now. .
Back in 2006 when Handy Manny was first broadcast on the Disney Channel, I wrote about the lack of toys available for this very popular series. There were dozens and dozens of comments on that post asking where they could find Handy Manny toys. I… Read More »New Pooh Movie among Disney’s new licensing plans