Five years ago, we wrote about how Disney was developing a live-action/CG animation hybrid version of a Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers movie, based on the chipmunk pals who solve crimes with a few other pals like Gadget, Zipper, and Monterey Jack. Progress has been slow, but now the movie has a rather unexpected director.
Akiva Schaffer, the Lonely Island member and director of films like Hot Rod, The Watch, and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, has been hired to direct the movie, which is taking an unusual approach in its story. Read More »
Disney recently unveiled a whole slew of original programming for Disney+, their upcoming streaming service. But they’re by no means done. The House of Mouse just dropped info on three new animated shorts that will debut next year. The shorts come from people who worked on Disney pics like Bolt, Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Zootopia, Moana, and Ralph Breaks the Internet, and more.
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Lucasfilm is expanding the Star Wars universe to the small screen in a big way with their first live-action series set in a galaxy far, far away coming to Disney+ this fall. The show is called The Mandalorian (seen above), and the footage shown at Star Wars Celebration impressed the hell out of us. After that, there will be a series focusing on Rebel Alliance spy Cassian Andor before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But according to Disney chief Bob Iger, there will be a third live-action Star Wars series that is likely to get off the ground before the new round of movies kicks off in 2022. Read More »
As Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame continues its attempt to unseat James Cameron’s Avatar as the highest grossing movie in history, the Walt Disney Company is already preparing for its future on home video. The studio revealed that Endgame will arrive on the streaming service Disney+ later this year, well after it’s released on digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Read More »
When you hear the title Lady and the Tramp, two things likely come to mind. One is the famous scene where the two dogs share some back-alley spaghetti. The other is “The Siamese Cat Song.” While dogs eating pasta is still perfectly acceptable (in small doses – don’t let your dogs get overweight!), the “Siamese Cat Song” has not aged so well. In fact, it’s quite problematic, to say the least.
Disney is about to unleash a new live-action Lady and the Tramp remake for Disney+, and if you were wondering if the “Siamese Cat Song” would make it into the new film, we now have the answer. Janelle Monae is “reinventing” the song, which means it’ll probably be completely different, and far less offensive.
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Ron Howard‘s 1988 epic fantasy film Willow has become the latest nostalgic property that has rallied fans to call for a sequel. And while the director has entertained rumors in the past year with vague mentions of “discussions” with Lucasfilm and Disney, a Willow sequel project may finally be happening. Howard confirmed that a Willow sequel series may soon be heading to Disney+.
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Avengers: Endgame is here, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same again. Very soon, the MCU will expand its domain to Disney+, the studio’s new streaming service that debuts in November, with key cast members returning in original shows set in the same world as the movies. So how will the events of Endgame impact all of those shows? Let’s break them down one by one. Read More »
We’ve seen so little of Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision’s (Paul Bettany) relationship on the big screen, so it’s difficult to guess what their upcoming Disney+ series will look like. The two Avengers have a deep and sincere romance that has mostly happened offscreen, and it will finally get the spotlight in the upcoming WandaVision. So what is WandaVision actually about? We still have no clue, but Elizabeth Olsen is giving us an intriguing tease of a few WandaVision details.
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Star Wars fans were rewarded for their patience earlier this month when Star Wars Celebration unveiled not only the first teaser trailer and title for the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, but also the first footage from the upcoming live-action Disney+ series The Mandalorian. But now fans will have to be patient once again before the next tease for both Star Wars projects arrives.
A new rumor says Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will bring the saga back to San Diego Comic-Con in July. But for fans waiting to see more from The Mandalorian, they might be waiting until Disney’s D23 Expo in August. Find out more below. Read More »
Jon Favreau is proving to be one of the foremost filmmakers when it comes to testing game-changing technology, from his dazzling visual effects work in The Jungle Book, to the audacious CGI scale of the upcoming The Lion King. And The Mandalorian, for which Favreau acts as showrunner and executive producer, is no exception.
Favreau may have been touting the upcoming Disney+ show’s use of practical effects that pay homage to the techniques used in the original Star Wars films, but The Mandalorian is doing more than just using rigs to shoot miniature ships. According to actor Giancarlo Esposito, who stars in the series alongside the titular Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian will be using a unique blend of physical sets and digital technology that is unlike anything we’ve seen in a Star Wars property before.
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