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First Photo of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent as Production Begins on Film

Disney released the following photo of Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy Maleficent in “Maleficent” – the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain. The Walt Disney Studios also announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th. Directed by two-time Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg… Read More »First Photo of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent as Production Begins on Film

The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow – now confirmed!

When is an attraction announcement not really an announcement? When it’s published accidentally, that’s when. It’s no secret that the Prince Caspian exhibit has been moved out of its Sound Stage in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There has even been some speculation about what would be going into that space on various fan sites.

Usually those exhibits are ‘sponsored’ by some marketing budget or another from the Walt Disney Studios. Typically the goal is to sell DVDs or build audience affiliation for a sequel. So it was assumed that the next exhibit would be for a movie that had seen some success (which means it has a decent marketing budget) and is likely to have a sequel.

If the first movie that comes to your mind in The Muppets, then let’s say Great Minds Think Alike. Other likely candidates include John Carter or TRON: Legacy. However neither of those have had sequels greenlit. So Muppets it is. It even already has a tie-in with DHS.

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Future Disney and Pixar Films Announced

Today at CinemaCon, Disney Studios’ President of Production Sean Bailey was joined by John Lasseter from Pixar in revealing the slate of upcoming Disney films. Pixar announced that an animated film based around the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos is targeted for 2015. Toy… Read More »Future Disney and Pixar Films Announced

Walt Disney Studios – The Worst Disney Park in the World?

Ever since Walt Disney Studios opened at Disneyland Paris in 2002, it has faced a lot of criticism. Many fans have even referred to it as Disney’s “worst park.” ThemeParkInsider.com, a blog that frequently hates on Walt Disney Studios, published an article called “10 Reasons… Read More »Walt Disney Studios – The Worst Disney Park in the World?

Johnny Depp on his ideas behind Tonto from The Lone Ranger

The first image from Disney’s The Lone Ranger provided quite a shock for those expecting a close allegiance to the original TV series characters. Discussion about Johnny Depp’s unique take on the character of Tonto dominating the conversation. Entertainment Weekly interviewed Depp and learned that… Read More »Johnny Depp on his ideas behind Tonto from The Lone Ranger

Nikki Finke on Rich Ross’ Ouster

Like everyone in Hollywood, Nikki Finke has her own agenda. But even so, her insight into why Rich Ross was pushed out of the Walt Disney Studios President role is worth reading. Finke lays a lot of the blame at the feet of Disney CEO… Read More »Nikki Finke on Rich Ross’ Ouster

Disney Studio Chief Rich Ross Resigns

Rich Ross has resigned from his post as Walt Disney Studios Chair. After being promoted from his job running The Disney Channel, Ross has experienced a rocky road with full of strained relationships with many Hollywood insiders, not to mention others inside the Mouse House.… Read More »Disney Studio Chief Rich Ross Resigns