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Disney announced today that a new Star Wars television series will debut this summer. Learn more information about the upcoming Disney XD animated series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures after the jump.

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BB-8 Voice

Shortly after the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a cool little behind the scenes detail regarding the beloved ball droid BB-8 surfaced, specifically with regards to how the character’s voice was created. Sure, like R2-D2 and some of the other droids we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe, BB-8 communicates with a series of bleeps and bloops. But how those sounds were created for the movie is quite a fascinating story.

Thankfully, enough time has passed that comedian Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) is now able to open up a bit about the creative process for giving BB-8 his voice. Bill Hader only briefly touched upon this behind the scenes information before, but Schwartz dives in and tells us exactly what kind of work he did for The Force Awakens. Read More »

How The Force Awakens Should Have Ended

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been seen by billions, everyone has their theories about what the future holds for our the sci-fi saga. There are plenty of ideas about Rey’s past, the identity of Supreme Leader Snoke, and just what Luke Skywalker has been up to, but the folks over at How It Should Have Ended just want to have a little fun by shaking up more than a few scenes from the sequel. From TR-8R’s encounter with Finn to the lightspeed approach to Starkiller Base, there are a lot of ways that the main characters of The Force Awakens could have had a much different outcome.

Watch how The Force Awakens should have ended below. Read More »

Frozen Broadway

When it comes to a huge hit like Frozen, it should come as no surprise that Disney just won’t let it go (I know, I’m sorry). The House of Mouse has already delivered an animated short called Frozen Fever that played with Cinderella last year and there’s already a Frozen 2 in the works, but without a release date to look forward to yet. But that’s not all Disney has planned for Frozen.

Disney has officially announced that a Broadway adaptation of Frozen is in the works, for an expected opening in the spring of 2018. In addition, an animated holiday special is in development for release in 2017. Find out more about the Frozen Broadway adaptation and holiday special below. Read More »

Star Wars Land ride photo

As we’ve told you previously, ABC will be airing a special titled The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 on Sunday, February 21st 2016. Among many other things, it will feature Harrison Ford giving a preview of the Star Wars Lands coming to Disneyland and Disney World. A television commercial for the special was released online earlier this week, but did it contain our first look at one of the Star Wars Land rides? Hit the jump to take a look.

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Finding Dory Posters

How can a forgetful fish, who doesn’t remember anything about her past, find her family? We’ll find out this summer when Disney and Pixar Animation bring their sequel Finding Dory to theaters.

So far we’ve only seen a little bit of the new adventure as Dory (Ellen Degeneres) starts to have flashes of her past, driving her to finally seek out her long-lost parents, who will be voiced by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy. But a new trailer might be on the way soon, because we just got a batch of new Finding Dory posters that are very fitting considering the film’s title. Plus, these posters just showcase how beautiful Pixar’s animation has gotten over the year, and I can’t wait to see how the underwater environments for Finding Dory have improved in the 13 years since Finding Nemo was released. Read More »

SELMA

With Selma, Ava DuVernay went from a Sundance darling to one of the busiest and most sought-after filmmakers in Hollywood. She flirted with and then turned down Marvel’s Black Panther, she made plans to reunite with Selma star David Oyelowo for a Hurricane Katrina drama, and she got to work developing the drama Queen Sugar for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network.

What she hasn’t done, however, is announced her next feature film. And as of now, a couple of different genre projects are vying to be it. DuVernay is reportedly being courted for both Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and Amblin’s Intelligent Life. The former is an adaptation of the childhood classic by Madeleine L’Engle, and the latter is a sci-fi thriller scripted by Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

UPDATE: Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly in talks for Intelligent Life, and DuVernay should receive a formal offer in short order. More details below. Read More »

Marvel Coca-Cola

Not only was Super Bowl 50 rocked by a new tease of Captain America: Civil War, but Marvel Studios and Coca-Cola teamed up for a big advertisement during the big game as well. Even though you’ve probably already seen the ad that played during the Super Bowl, it’s online for you to watch over and over again. Sure it’s just an advertisement for corporate sugar water, but it features Hulk chasing Ant-Man for an ice cold can of Coca-Cola. Read More »

The Jungle Book poster #3

It’s been nearly half a century since The Jungle Book hit theaters, and Disney figures that means it’s time for an upgrade. This spring brings Jon Favreau‘s new “live-action” version of Rudyard Kipling‘s classic story about a “man-cub” raised by a family of wolves.

“Live-action” is in quotes there because much of the movie is actually CG — cutting-edge, shockingly realistic CG that looks almost indistinguishable from real life, at least in the footage we’ve seen so far. Behind these CG animals will be an all-star voice cast including Idris ElbaScarlett JohanssonBen KingsleyChristopher Walken, and Bill Murray. The one character who’s definitely not a special effect will be the boy Mowgli, played by newcomer Neel Sethi.

Disney’s clearly got huge hopes for this one, and they’ve given it a cushy Super Bowl spot to tease the spectacle. Watch The Jungle Book Super Bowl spot after the jump. Read More »

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