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
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
Disney is betting big on Star Wars Rebels, a new animated series coming to Disney Channel and Disney XD, to fill the gap between now and the debut of Star Wars Episode VII. Today they released a new “collage” poster (above) and details of an… Read More »Star Wars Rebels’ Chopper Droid in Real Life
As you might suspect, there is a lot of work that goes into a major acquisition like the $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney. And nothing happens in big business these days without a bevy of lawyers getting involved. That’s just the way it… Read More »Victory of the Nerds – Behind the Lucasfilm Acquisition
Don’t let anyone tell you that Star Wars The Clone Wars animated series on Cartoon Network is just for kids. It’s been a great extension of the brand for the last few years, a little off canon from time to time, but a fun romp… Read More »Star Wars The Clone Wars to hold first ever Star Wars Google+ Hangout
It’s official, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII. Abrams initially denied it claiming that one deep space sci-fi franchise was enough, but now it looks like he’ll move from Star Trek to Star Wars and helm the first film for in the franchise… Read More »J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII Officially
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