Mulan Remake is Not a Musical

UPDATE: Niki Caro clarified her comments on the lack of songs in the Mulan remake. Our original story follows with an update at the end.

Ever since Maleficent was released in 2014, Disney has been obsessed with giving their animated classics the live-action remake treatment. However, out of the four that have followed, only Beauty and the Beast has been a full fledged musical. And as of now, it sounds like the lack of signature tunes in Disney’s live-action remakes will continue with the Mulan remake that’s in the works.

Mulan has Niki Caro attached to direct the live-action remake of the movie about a young girl who impersonates a man in order to join the Chinese military so that her ailing father won’t be drafted and sent to war. The film is in the final stages of pre-production, and that’s enough for Caro to know what kind of remake we’re looking at, and fans might be disappointed to hear that the original songs from the animated film are not part of the plan. Read More »

Download Captain Planet

The power is yours! Or at least it will be very soon. Fans who loved harnessing the power of Earth, fire, wind, water and heart haven’t been able to relive all the adventures of their hero Captain Planet on home video because only the first season of the animated series has been available on home video. But next month, every single episode will be available.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers, which would later go on to be called The New Adventures of Captain Planet, as well as The All New Adventures of Captain Planet (in case you thought some of them were old adventures) will have all six seasons of the animated series available for digital download. Find out when you can download Captain Planet from the comfort of your home after the jump. Read More »

Disney Zootopia Lawsuit - Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde (1)

Zootopia may have taken home the big awards at the Oscars in February, but a new lawsuit is threatening the big bucks that Disney’s animated hit took home at the box office.

Total Recall screenwriter Gary L. Goldman has accused The Walt Disney Company of ripping off the story of Zootopia from a treatment that Goldman had pitched to Disney executives in 2000 and 2009, right down to the character designs, theme, plot and title, according to the complaint filed by Goldman’s Esplanade Productions. But Disney is fighting back against the allegations.

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captain underpants trailer

In today’s edition of “Hey, do you want to feel old?”, we bring you the first trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, the big screen adaptation of author and illustrator Dav Pilkey‘s long-running children’s book series about a mean school principal hypnotized into thinking that he’s a superhero by two mischievous students. While the series began in the late ’90s, it’s a real staple for those who came of age in the ’00s…most of whom are now old enough to drive themselves to the theater for this movie.

You can check out the Captain Underpants trailer below.

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pixar's lou

Of the 16 theatrical Pixar shorts released thus far, four have won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, while another eight films have been nominated. The short films are often as good as the features they accompany, which is why we are always excited to see what’s next.

Pixar will present their next animated short, Lou, in front of Cars 3 this summer. Disney has released an official poster to tease the short, which is about a monster who lives in a Lost and Found box. Check out the Lou poster below!

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Ren and Stimpy in the Nicktoons Movie

Back in the fall of 2015, news surfaced that Paramount Pictures was working on a live-action animated hybrid movie that would bring back some of the staple Nicktoons from the ’90s era of Nickelodeon. Since then, Napoleon Dynamite director Jerusha Hess was brought on as director, but it’s been over a year and we haven’t heard any significant updates on the project. However, we did just find out that one Nicktoon thought to be included won’t show up in any new line-up of the cartoons.

According to Ren and Stimpy co-creator Bob Camp, his angry chihuahua and charmingly dimwitted red cat probably won’t be involved in the developing Nicktoons movie or considered as a possible reboot, as it seems there’s some bad blood between the cartoon’s creators and Nickelodeon.
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Boss Baby Trailer

Those who helped contribute to the massive box office haul of Beauty and the Beast this past weekend may have been treated to some trailers that were specifically created to appeal to Disney’s core demographic. Transformers: The Last Knight put together a trailer that had their new female character front and center, and DreamWorks Animation created a new Boss Baby trailer that really leaned into the audience pandering with a custom-animated intro involving Alec Baldwin‘s man-baby character making Lumiere and Cogsworth fight. You can watch (endure?) it below.
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Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Finale Trailer

If you watched Star Wars Rebels over the weekend and didn’t have the big canon-changing event at the core of the episode spoiled by the official Star Wars Twitter account on Saturday night like I was (really: fuck them), then congratulations! After the episode, Disney XD revealed a trailer for the Star Wars Rebels season 3 finale. Want to get a taste of what we can expect from next week’s one-hour long event? Watch the Star Wars Rebels season 3 finale trailer below, before Twitter spoils it for you.
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cars theory

We’ve talked before about the weird world of Pixar’s Cars. The universe is filled with sentient automobiles, with no humans in sight. We have birds that look like planes and bugs that look like tiny VW Beatles with wings. It’s madness!

But are the cars in Cars really just automobiles? A new theory suggests that there is more to these amorphized vehicles than meets the eye (and we are not talking about Transformers).
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early man trailer

Aardman Animations may have entered the crowded CG animation world with films like Flushed Away and Arthur Christmas, but the creators of Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, and Wallace and Gromit will forever be known for their stop-motion movies. Their latest project, Early Man, looks to be very much in line with their most popular work, taking their instantly identifiable style and applying it to a tribe of none-too-sharp prehistoric people. The film doesn’t hit theaters until next year, but the first trailer has arrived to announce the film’s existence to the world.

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