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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny debuts first and second episodes

In case you missed it, the first episode of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny “Sands of Destiny” dropped on YouTube earlier this week. The episode reveals Rey and BB-8’s first ever adventure. Forces of Destiny animated shorts are part of Lucasfilm’s efforts to expand the… Read More »Star Wars: Forces of Destiny debuts first and second episodes

Three clips from “Strange Magic” put its magic on display


Disney kicks off it’s 2015 movie slate with a release of Lucasfilm’s “Strange Magic” via it’s Touchstone Pictures label. You know that label Disney keeps around for movies that just don’t quite fit the mold for the ‘Disney’ brand. Because of that, I’ve been cautious about the film’s potential.

That said, three clips from the film that were just released have left me a bit more confident in the animated musical from Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and, believe it or not, actually looking forward to seeing it.

First up is a clip called “ELf-Sized Serenade” and it gives an idea of how the modern music will be worked into the fairy-tale setting. Here Sunny (Elijah Kelley) and Dawn (Meredith Anne Bull) sing to each other in a musical moment from “Strange Magic”:

Another Strangely Magical music moment features “The Duel Duet” where Marianne (Evan Rachel Wood) and The Bog King (Alan Cumming) face-off in a duel. It’s obvious the film is very light-hearded, even in its darker moments. Read More »Three clips from “Strange Magic” put its magic on display

Pixar’s first female director leaves

If there is one slight against the Pixar brain trust, it’s that it’s a boy’s club. I don’t think it’s a matter of intent, but rather it evolved that way out of the initial friendships that helped create Pixar. Brenda Chapman was the first woman… Read More »Pixar’s first female director leaves