In terms of classic Disney storytelling, I felt this summer’s animated film Planes was super solid. Sure it was predictable and a bit cheesy, but the Cars spinoff created by DisneyToons had all the energy, pacing and excitement you’d expect from your standard animated Disney film. To say that sentiment was not shared by my colleagues would be an understatement, however. Planes currently sits at 27% on Rotten Tomatoes. Still, audiences turned out, the film grossed almost $90 million domestic and the sequel, Planes: Fire and Rescue, was announced for a Summer 2014 release.
We saw some very cool footage from the sequel at the D23 Expo and now, thanks to teaser trailer, you can get your first glimpse too. Check it out below. Read More »
Disney just changed a bunch of release dates and titles, offering a glimpse at what the company that owns Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm has in store in the coming years. No Star Wars Episode VII news yet, but here are the highlights:
- The Muppets …Again has changed its title to Muppets Most Wanted. It still opens March 21, 2014.
- Two untitled Marvel movies will be released May 6, 2016 and May 5, 2017.
- Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland arrives a week earlier on December 12, 2014.
- Rob Marshall’s musical Into The Woods is now scheduled for December 25, 2014.
- A sequel to Planes, called Planes: Fire and Rescue, will be released on July 18, 2014.
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner opens October 10, 2014.
- Lasse Hallestrom’s The Hundred-Foot Journey comes out August 8, 2014.
There’s more below. Read More »