disneyland hatbox ghost

Last month we learned that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro‘s long-in-development big screen adaptation of Walt Disney’s classic theme park ride The Haunted Mansion. When del Toro announced the film at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con International, he revealed that the Hatbox Ghost would be a pivotal character in his adaptation. The hatbox ghost is a Disneyland legend, a character that appeared originally in the attraction but mysteriously disappeared shortly after the attraction’s debut. Good news for Disneyland fanatics like me, the Mouse House have finally brought the Hatbox Ghost back to his home over the weekend.

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Lego Dimensions Back to the Future Batman

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: LEGO has revealed images for their LEGO Dimensions expansion packs. Check out a gallery of images, after the jump now. Germain Lussier’s original story from April 9th 2015 follows:

The video game market is some competitive, everyone is always looking for something different. Disney found that when they released Disney Infinity, a game that changed as you bought miniature collectible figures that integrated with the game. Nintendo did something similar with their Amiibo figured and now Lego is getting into the mix. They just announced a new game called Lego Dimensions, which will use special Lego mini figures to create franchise busting scenarios. Among the properties that will be included are Back to the Future, Batman, The Lego Movie, Lord of the Rings, DC Comics, Ninjago, and The Wizard of Oz. Watch a trailer and read more below. Read More »

VOTD: The History of The PG-13 Rating

PG-13 RatingPitchfork created a very brief short film which gives us a cliff-notes history of the PG-13 rating. Watch the brief history the PG-13 rating animated short film alongside GoodBadFlicks ‘”WTF Happened to PG-13?”, embedded after the jump.

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2015 Golden Trailer Awards Winners Revealed

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The 16th Annual Golden Trailer Awards took place last night at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Universal Pictures/AV Squad’s Furious 7 “Family” campaign won the Best of Show Prize and the award for Best Action, just 2 of the 78 different awards given by the annual award show (only 20 of the top awards are handing out at the live awards ceremony).

Universal Pictures (alongside Focus Features) was the winner of the night taking home 15 Golden Trailer Awards, followed by Warner Bros. (with HBO) which earned 11 wins, while Disney and Lionsgate earned 9 statues each. Of all the films that took home golden statues, American Sniper and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 tied for the most wins, each scoring 5 separate categories. Read a complete list of 2015 Golden Trailer Awards winners after the jump.
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Full House

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey) has confirmed on twitter/instagram that he will be reuniting with John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) for the Full House spin-off with Mark Cendrowski directing. Angie’s original story from April 21st 2015 follows.

Netflix is making it official. The streaming service has given a 13-episode order for Fuller House, a multi-cam spinoff of the ’80s and ’90s ABC sitcom Full House. The show is expected to hit in 2016. Hit the jump get all the details on the Netflix Fuller House show, including new plot info. Read More »

D23 Expo 2015 Schedule

Walt Disney Studios have announced the big presentation line-up for D23 Expo 2015. The line-up includes a Disney Legends Awards Ceremony hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, presentations by Disney Animation and Pixar, as well as Walt Disney Studios live action (which includes Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm).  Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will have a presentation this year hosted by Parks Chairman Bob Chapek.  Full details on the D23 Expo 2015 schedule after the jump.

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Nintendo theme park

It looks like Disney can’t win all the mega brands, as Japanese video game company Nintendo today announced plans to team with Universal Studios to bring their video game properties to life at Universal Parks & Resorts. But what might a Nintendo theme park look like?

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They See Me Rollin’ t-shirt

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.

Header Photo: They See Me Rollin’ t-shirt

16 Things You Didn’t Know About The ‘Mad Max’ Series

34 Badass Minor Characters You Ignored In Famous Movies

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Miyazaki films reimagined as woodblock prints

6 Harry Potter Character Deaths We’re Not Sorry About

32 Things We Learned From James Gunn and Nathan Fillion’s Slither Commentary

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The Vehicles of Star Wars And Back To The Future Will Get Revoltech Toys

The 20 Greatest Music Moments In The Films Of Martin Scorsese

6 Crazy New Movies That Slipped Under Audiences’ Radars

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Skull Island: Reign Of Kong

After years of rumors, Universal Studios has finally confirmed and announced the upcoming Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride for Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Universal Orlando has released concept art of the new attraction alongside the first Skull Island: Reign of Kong trailer, teasing Kong’s return to Florida.

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