Frozen VHS
The above photo of a Frozen VHS started making the rounds around the internet earlier this week, and took me back.

I’m sure one universal memory most people who grew up during the 1980′s or early 1990′s has is opening up one of those large plastic clamshell cases, popping a Disney animated film into the VHS player and waiting for the magic to begin. These days, reminiscing about those times must sound the same as when my father would tell me about the days before remote controls where he had to turn a dial on the television to change the channels. Okay, I’m getting old.

Had Disney actually produced a VHS version of Frozen? Was the movie that popular that the mouse house decided they could make enough money off the now niche market of primary VHS player owners?

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Frozen franchise

Besides the Star Wars spin off news, Disney CEO Bob Iger dropped a few other very interesting tidbits during Tuesday’s Walt Disney Company quarterly earning stockholders call. First up, when asked about May 6, 2016, the day Disney will release Captain America 3 and Warner Bros. has Batman vs. Superman, Iger said Marvel will be keeping the date. He’s also seen Guardians of the Galaxy.

Plus, Iger said Frozen is now one of their top five franchises and they’re “developing some concepts around” it at theme parks. Read more about the Frozen franchise, Guardians and Marvel’s May release dates below. Read More »

frozen 2

Everyone in Hollywood loves sequels. Except Disney Animation. While their partners at Pixar have had no trouble coming up with worthy follow-ups to some of their biggest films, most all of the classic Disney animated films never got theatrical sequels. Even with that fact stated, it’s still a bit of a surprise to hear Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn admit the company hasn’t even begun to think about a sequel to their biggest animated film of all time, Frozen. Read More »

Let It Go(T)

What do you get when you combine a hit song from the highest grossing animated film of all time with one of the most insanely popular TV shows of all time? A “Let It Go” mashup for the ages, of course.

My Cast of Kings co-host Joanna Robinson approached me to put together a music video of “Let It Go”, but using some fun Game of Thrones inspired lyrics performed by her talented friend Gail. Check out the results after the jump, and subscribe to A Cast of Kings to get your regular Game of Thrones podcast fix.
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How Frozen Should Have Ended

When it was first released, no one would have guessed Frozen would become the highest grossing animated film ever. Sure the reviews were solid and the music wonderful, but to some, it felt a tad off. The whole idea of Elsa “letting go” after being locked away like an animal gave the film a slightly off-putting feeling. At least to me.

If you don’t know what I mean, the team at How It Should Have Ended say it better than I ever could. They’ve created their latest video based on the hit film and it hilariously raises some big questions about the parents of Anna and Elsa. There might even be a cameo from a certain popular Marvel Comics series in there.

Below, watch How Frozen Should Have Ended. Read More »

Frozen highest grossing

Frozen isn’t just a big fat hit for Disney. It’s one of the biggest, fattest hits that ever hitted. As of this weekend, the icy adventure has become the single highest grossing animated film of all time, beating out 2010′s Toy Story 3. Hit the jump to find out just how much money Anna and Elsa have raked in for the Mouse House.

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Elsa Anna Frozen Disney World

From Fast and Furious to Frozen, this edition of Theme Park Bits is packed with goodness. There are ride videos, new worlds, and juicy rumors. Below, read about the following:

  • Disney announced a full Pirates of the Caribbean land for Shanghai Disneyland, including a brand new attraction.
  • Universal trademarks Fast and Furious: Supercharged for a possible ride.
  • Video and details revealed of the new, working Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios Orlando.
  • Could Star Wars Land end up at Disney’s California Adventure?
  • A logo for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is revealed along with new details and images.
  • See Michael Giacchino scoring the Ratatouille ride.
  • Universal is building a new theme park in Beijing.
  • Check out a video of the new Disneyland Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
  • You can get a Fastpass to meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen.
  • Watch a behind the scenes video of the audio hub at Disney’s California Adventure.

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Mondo Tom Whalen Frozen

There’s no more unrelated group of films than Disney’s Frozen, David O. Russell’s American Hustle, and Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress. But all three hit Blu-ray this week and Mondo is tying them together in another way by announcing posters for all three at the same time.  Below, check out Tom Whalen‘s Frozen, Matt Taylor‘s American Hustle, and The Hidden Fortress by Vania Zouravliov. Read More »

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