Pixar suburban animated film

During D23 today, Pixar Animation announced a new animated project from the team behind Monsters University. The project is slotted for either 2020 0r 2021 – one of the dates Disney has claimed – and takes place in a “suburban fantasy world.” The untitled film is set in a world that doesn’t feel unfamiliar to our own, based on editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta’s description of what he saw and heard, but technology has taken over in a land of fantastical creatures and old magic.

Below, learn more about the Pixar urban fantasy film.

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wreck-it ralph 2

The year before Frozen took the world by storm, Walt Disney Animation released Wreck-It Ralph, one of the best video game movies that isn’t technically an adaptation of a real game. Director Rich Moore announced that he’d be co-directing a sequel with writer Phil Johnston about a year ago that’s titled Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, and the first footage of the sequel premiered at this year’s D23 Expo. Check out the new Wreck-It Ralph 2 footage below. Read More »

the incredibles 2

2004’s The Incredibles ends with a stirring call-to-action, the promise of one more big action scene, and then…a cut to the credits, spurred on Michael Giaccchino’s thrilling musical score. It’s a perfect ending for a near-perfect superhero movie: the promise of more adventure for the super-powered and united Parr family, even if we don’t get to see it.

However, it looks like The Incredibles 2 will finally let us see exactly what goes down between the heroic family and the villainous Underminer. It’ll just take 14 years.

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Steve Whitmire

Earlier this week, we told you that Steve Whitmire, the performer who has been playing Kermit The Frog since Jim Henson’s death in 1990, was leaving The Muppets and that Muppeteer Matt Vogel would be taking on the iconic role. Since the report, we’ve heard a lot of rumors, most of them suggesting that Whitmire was let go by Muppet Studio months ago in quick order. Now for the first time in the nine months since being let go from the prestigious gig, Whitmire is finally ready to talk about the decision. Read Steve’s heartbreaking personal blog about the departure.

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A Wrinkle in Time images

Selma and 13th director Ava DuVernay is making history as the first black woman to make a $100 million movie with Disney’s live-action adaptation of Madeline L’Engle‘s 1962 novel A Wrinkle in Time. Now the Mouse House has unveiled some dazzling first-look images from the movie, and from these photos alone, it’s clear the director put every penny of that budget to good use.
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Fast and Furious 9 director

Earlier this week, we wrote about how there’s a chance The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray might not return for the upcoming Fast 9. But this is one of Universal’s biggest moneymakers, so somebody has to take on the tremendous challenge of leading the massive production as the series barrels toward its planned ending. Who could successfully shoulder the weight of a long-running film franchise yet still deliver an entertaining spectacle in a quick and efficient manner? I’ve come up with 10 filmmakers I think are up to the task, so read on for my list of who could be the Fast and Furious 9 director.
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The Lion King Remake Cast

In Disney’s original animated hit The Lion King, the future king Simba is followed around by a red-billed hornbill named Zazu. The bird serves as his father Mufasa’s majordomo, or the the chief steward of a household staff, so he’s tasked with keeping an eye on the lion cub who will one day inherit everything the light touches. The voice of the bird in Disney’s 1994 animated classic was none other than Rowan Atkinson, best known for not having much of a voice at all in the British comedy series Mr. Bean. But now Zazu will have a new voice in Disney’s live-action remake from director Jon Favreau.

The Lion King remake cast has picked up Last Week Tonight host John Oliver to play the loyal bird who keeps Simba in line, which is pretty much the perfect casting for the British comedian. Read More »

Despicable Me 3 trailer

In just seven years, Illumination Entertainment has turned the grouchy, pointy-nosed villain Gru and his yellow Minions into some of the most recognizable characters in all of pop culture. They’ve starred in multiple movies, they show up in theme parks, you can buy their toys, and so on. The characters are ubiquitous. This feat of marketing is even more fascinating in its success considering that the Despicable Me franchise has yet to produce a truly good film, a streak sadly continued by the latest, Despicable Me 3. Like the first two films, as well as the obnoxious Minions spin-off film from 2015, this new entry is a loud, manic, and frantic extended episode of an overly familiar sitcom.

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My Little Pony movie trailer

While some people are excited about the prospect of seeing the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe brought to the big screen, there are those who might be even more excited by the prospect of seeing some adorable, colorful, friendly little equines finally make their way to movie theaters.

That’s right, My Little Pony: The Movie is coming to theaters this fall, and it’s bringing the magic of friendship and an attitude so sweet that it looks like you’ll have a mouthful of cavities when all is said and done. Watch the My Little Pony movie trailer below and try not to pass out from how saccharine it all is. Read More »

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jumanji

How do you go about updating Jumanji for 2017? By transforming that magical (and dangerous) board game of the title into a video game, of course. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a sort-of sequel to Joe Johnston’s 1995 film, with Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan stepping in for Robin Williams. Since that film has its fair share of nostalgic fans, the first trailer for this sequel/reboot is surely going to undergo some scrutiny.

So let’s get the scrutinizing started.

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