Disney has been very busy refurbishing some of their older attractions. Last year Disney added new effects to Big Thunder Mountain, Alice in Wonderland and the Indiana Jones Adventure. This year already Disney has revamped a bunch of attractions, adding the Hatbox Ghost to the Haunted Mansion as well as adding new effects and an awesome new animatronic Yeti to Matterhorn (too bad the new vehicles kill your butt).
And the newest attraction to get refurbishment is Peter Pan’s Flight, one of my favorite rides in classic Fantasyland — I just love suspended dark ride vehicles, which is one of the reasons I love the Universal Studios’ ET Adventure ride. Walt Disney Imagineering has released a video showcasing the new additions to the attraction, giving us a behind the scenes peek into the thought and work that went into the new effects. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Clearly Disney isn’t going to rest until every animated character in its stable has undergone a live-action remake. Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella have already been updated, and re-adaptations of Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Mulan, Winnie the Pooh, and Pinocchio are already in the works.
As if all that weren’t enough, just last week Disney announced a Tinker Bell spinoff movie starring Reese Witherspoon. Which got us thinking — what other Disney supporting characters deserve a chance to step into the spotlight? Below are 10 Disney live-action spinoffs we’d love to see. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Not content with sending Marnie from Girls to battle Christopher Walken on live TV, NBC is doubling down on its Peter Pan addiction with an unrelated new TV series.
The network is developing Wendy and Peter, a half-hour comedy based loosely on J.M. Barrie’s classic characters. Except instead of an early 20th century girl and a magical orphan, they’ll be co-workers in a modern-day office. Hit the jump for more about NBC’s Peter Pan TV series. Read More »
Video remix artist Pogo has been remixing films into music for a four years now. He has done a number of live action film remixes, including: A.I., Lord of the Rings, Terminator 2, Groundhog Day, Pulp Fiction, and even Back to the Future. But he has mainly focused on animated films, including Disneya nd Pixar: the Up-inspired Upular, the Toy Story-inspired Toyz Noize and Buzzwings, the Monsters Inc-inspired “Boo Bass” and others. Pogo’s latest remix (with video made by Joshua Kershaw) combines a bunch of Disney movies, cutting the live action Mary Poppins with animated films like Peter Pan, , Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. Enjoy Pogo’s The Trouble video remix now embedded after the jump.
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When Disney opened MGM Studios (now “Disney’s Hollywood Studios”) in Orlando Florida, one of the attractions was The Magic of Disney Animation, a Feature Animation pavilion where park visitors toured four connected experiences which explored the legacy of Disney’s hand-drawn animation. I remember visiting the park shortly after it opened as a kid, and one of the highlights was being able to peer through a window into a room of animators who were hard at work on an animated feature film.
The tour started with a short film entitled “Back to Neverland” which featured Veteran newscaster Walter Cronkite giving comedian/actor Robin Williams a tour through the different stages of hand-drawn animation. The short film was informative, but also very funny, with Williams being turned into an animated character, one of the Lost Boys of Peter Pan. Back to Neverland left the parks in 2004 but /Film reader augustesomers alerted me that the short film is available on YouTube. If you’ve never seen it, its worth a watch.
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Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Encouraged by the success of The Sound of Music Live!, NBC is getting the pieces together for more live musical telecasts in the near-ish future. One of those is Peter Pan, and the first star has just been revealed.
Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in the show, which is expected to air in December. Well, it’s certainly better casting than Carrie Underwood as Fraulein Maria. Hit the jump for all the latest updates on the show.
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Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan origin story Pan has a few very recognizable cast members. Hugh Jackman will play Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund will be Hook, and Rooney Mara is in talks to play Tiger Lily. But for Peter, Wright and his producers are looking at younger, new talent. And so Levi Miller, whose most recognizable role at this point is probably an appearance on Terra Nova, has been chosen as the new young Peter. Read More »
UPDATE: We’ve added posters for 101 Dalmatians and Aladdin.
UPDATE 2: More posters revealed, including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and The Sword in the Stone.
Mondo has finally started to reveal the posters from their highly anticipated “Nothing’s Impossible” Walt Disney themed art show, presented by Oh My Disney. After weeks of speculation, posters from Disney films like Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, The Rescuers and The Black Hole have hit the net, as well as images for Pixar Oscar winners Wall-E, Up and The Incredibles.
Below, check out nine new posters revealed from the show, which opens at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX Friday March 7. Check back later this week for more reveals.
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After 40 years in television, it takes a lot to confuse David Letterman. But that’s exactly what happened last week when frequent guest Bill Murray flew onto his set as Peter Pan, singing and everything. Check out the video below. Read More »