HTTYD Netflix Series

How to Train Your Dragon fans may have to wait longer than expected for the next film in the series, but there are TV adventures coming to Netflix this summer. Dragons: Race to the Edge just got a premiere date and a teaser trailer that also seems to be more or less the show’s opening sequence, in which Hiccup and Toothless lead the charge to explore more of their world than ever before. One of the main tools aiding that task is an artifact called the Dragon’s Eye, which also looks like the coolest movie projector ever seen. Check out the HTTYD Netflix series teaser below.

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Over the decades, Steven Spielberg has created his own personal brand. A brand of quality entertainment for all ages. And while he’s worked with almost every studio in Hollywood in almost every genre, one studio he’s never directed for is another big-time entertainment brand: Disney.

Well, Spielberg has just begun shooting the Roald Dahl adaptation The BFG and Disney has joined the project as a co-financer. That means, though he’s produced several films under the Disney banner, The BFG will be the first Steven Spielberg Disney movie.

Below, read more from Spielberg about this historic turn of events, as well as a few new cast members including Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall and Penelope Wilton. Read More »

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It’s a pretty magical time to be Eddie Redmayne. Weeks after winning an Oscar, the actor is eyeing the lead role of Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the David Yates-helmed Harry Potter spin off written by J.K. Rowling herself. Read more on the Fantastic Beasts casting news below. Read More »

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Alice in Wonderland truly did send Disney down the rabbit hole. The billion-dollar success of that live-action adaptation quickly got the studio scrambling for live-action remakes of its classic animated films. Maleficent was a massive hit, Cinderella is still raking in the dough, The Jungle Book is in production, Beauty and the Beast is getting ready, and several others like The Little Mermaid, Dumbo and Mulan are all in the works, too. That’s not even a comprehensive list.

Now, yet another classic Disney film will make the transition from animation to real life. The company has hired writer Peter Hedges (About a Boy, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green) to write a live-action film inspired by Pinocchio. Read More »

Game of Thrones Sesame Street parody

At this point, there’s still no telling who’ll wind up in control of Westeros at the end of HBO’s Game of Thrones. But it takes just five minutes to find out who’ll rule over Jesteros, the Sesame Street equivalent.

In an adorable skit, Ned and “Grover Bluejoy” preside over the “Game of Chairs” to decide on the kingdom’s next king or queen. It doesn’t go quite as planned — but then again, neither did the plans for succession on the real Game of Thrones. Watch the Game of Thrones Sesame Street parody after the jump.  Read More »

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Pixar’s new film Inside Out is nothing quite like any film the studio has made before. It tells a story that takes place in dual worlds. One world looks a lot like our own; there, a young girl named Riley finds her world turned upside down when her family moves cross-country just as she hits a period of new emotional growth. The other world is inside Riley’s head, where five primary emotions guide her newly rocky life. One is fairly realistic; the other very cartoonish. The contrast between the two gives the movie an unusual feel, especially as the events in each “world” become more difficult for the characters.

Last week I flew up to San Francisco then made the trip across the bay to Emeryville, and Pixar’s campus. There I saw the first hour of Inside Out, and sat in on a number of short interview sessions with heads of several departments that contributed to the film, culminating with a talk with director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera. All together they gave a fairly complete portrait of the Inside Out behind the scenes process. We’ll feature our talk with Docter and Rivera soon, but first let’s look at the technical departments at Pixar. Here are the 40 things we learned during our Inside Out behind the scenes visit. Read More »

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ABC Eyes a New ‘Muppet Show’

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Following their triumphant return to the big screen, the Muppets are ready to return to their home turf: television. ABC is developing a reboot of The Muppet Show, with the pilot presentation expected to shoot this month. Get all the details on the Muppet Show reboot after the jump.  Read More »

Winnie the Pooh

Clearly Disney isn’t going to rest until they’ve turned every single one of their animated properties into a live-action feature. Just days after they got the ball rolling on a live-action Mulan, the studio is also making plans for a live-action version of Winnie the Pooh.

The real surprise here, though, is who’s behind it: Alex Ross Perry, writer and director of the caustic Sundance indie Listen Up Philip. More on the live action Winnie the Pooh after the jump.  Read More »

Shrek Forever After

It seems every other beloved fairy tale character is making their way back to the big screen, so why not Shrek? Actor Antonio Banderas hints that the not-so-jolly green giant might be back for Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives and 40 Thieves, currently in development at Fox. More on the possible Puss in Boots 2 Shrek return after the jump.  Read More »