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Fright Night drags Disney into Horror

Disney’s agreement to distribute films by Dreamworks Pictures has moved Disney into the horror business. Not the cute Haunted Mansion variety of horror either, but rather full blood curdling fun of Vampires. “Fright Night” is an updated take on the 1985 horror and vampire classic. At least it’s a popular trend these days. Plus two of my favorite actors are in it (Toni Collette and David Tennant).

Fright Night flies into theaters August 19th, 2011.

The full plot synopsis is below the jump:

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New Featurette for The Help

Here’s a movie that may be flying low on your radar. It’s called ‘The Help’ and I think it could be one of summer’s sleeper hits. Here’s the synopsis if you haven’t heard about it before:

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award–nominated Viola Davis “(Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minnie—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk.

From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

A new featurette has just been released. Check it out below the jump:

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Former Pixar Animator’s short Alma to be made into Feature

Former Pixar Animator Rodrigo Blaas created the animated short Alma on his own time while working in Emeryville. It’s been wowing crowds in festivals and on the internet since he released it. Now the film has been optioned for a feature treatment, but unfortunately not by Disney or Pixar. Rather Dreamworks has hired Blaas to direct the Alma blowup and co-direct Trollhunters. Not sure why Disney lost out here, but good for Blaas for making the jump to director.

If you haven’t seen Alma before, check it out below the jump:

(Via the THR)

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First film from Disney/DreamWorks Partnership Announced

The Walt Disney Studios and DreamWorks Studios have announced the first film to come from their distribution and marketing deal. “Real Steel” will be released in November 2011 under the Touchstone Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures labels. What’s “Real Steel”? It’s about the sport of ‘robot-boxing’… Read More »First film from Disney/DreamWorks Partnership Announced

Around The Hub – Tuesday Times

Have a couple big posts I’m working on for later, so here’s another roundup of Disney news for today. The 180 day window for Dining reservations at Walt Disney World returns today. That means there are 80 free days of reservations to fill. Might be… Read More »Around The Hub – Tuesday Times

Another Round for Roger Rabbit?

The MTV Movies Blog was there when Director Robert Zemeckis let loose that he’s been thinking of a return visit to Toon Town and the world of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Apparently the lure of 3D and motion capture technology has him thinking about what… Read More »Another Round for Roger Rabbit?

Pixar vs. Dreamworks

In light of my recent post on Wall Street’s sad view of Pixar‘s franchise making ability, you should check out this cartoon that captured the gestalt of Wall Street’s arguement last week. Then head over to Spout where the general feeling is Wall Street has… Read More »Pixar vs. Dreamworks

Disney and Dreamworks Ink Long-Term Distribution Deal

The rumors reported on Friday are true. Disney and Dreamworks SKG have signed an exclusive long-term distribution deal that will include about about six films a year starting as soon as next year. The arrangement with filmmaker and DreamWorks Studios co-founder Steven Spielberg, and partner… Read More »Disney and Dreamworks Ink Long-Term Distribution Deal