Disney is finally allowing the information freeze around Frozen 2 to melt down a little. The details around the highly anticipated animated sequel have been elusive until now, with Disney’s debuting of the first Frozen 2 footage and artwork at the Annecy Animation Festival. Head of animation Becky Bresee and head of effects Marlon West were there to reveal a few new Frozen 2 plot details, including the revelation that the sequel takes place three years after the events of the first hit film.
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Disney+ has released the first look at its new main character of its Monsters, Inc. spin-off series, Monsters at Work. While Monsters at Work, which takes place six months after the events of the original movie, will feature the original film’s cast, including John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprising their roles, the new series will center on a brand new character known as Tylor Tuskmon, “an eager and talented mechanic.” Get your first look at Tylor Tuskmon below.
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Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opens on June 13, 2019 at Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios Florida, and we were able to get an early preview of the newest addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And we loved it – it’s the best Harry Potter ride to date.
Below, watch our video from the attraction and opening ceremony and get our full reaction to the new ride.
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Netflix’s upcoming Dark Crystal prequel series may be bringing back the old-school puppetry and high fantasy of Jim Henson’s 1982 classic, but it’s not passing up the chance to go a little high-tech too. At this year’s E3 video game conference, Nintendo revealed that a video game based on Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is coming to Nintendo Switch.
A trailer for Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Tactics has also been released for the turn-based tie-in game due for the Switch sometime in 2019.
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GKIDS has been fast establishing itself as one of the premiere movie distributors for high-quality animated films. And with China beginning to dip its toes into the animated movie market, it was only a matter of time before the two would meet.
GKIDS, which has distributed for U.S. release award-winning fare like The Breadwinner and the works of Studio Ghibli, has picked up its very first Chinese animated film, White Snake, a sumptuous fantasy epic loosely based on the ancient Chinese folk tale of the same name. Following the film’s smash success at the Chinese box office this year, GKIDS has set the White Snake US release date for this fall.
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Even though Warner Bros. and DC Films will be sitting out San Diego Comic-Con this year for the first time in several years, that doesn’t mean that every single WarnerMedia property is staying away from Hall H. A new report says that in the wake of its final season finale, HBO’s Game of Thrones will return to the convention center for the first time in two years. But will the panelists encounter cheering fans, or an angry mob who was pissed off about the final season? Read More »
(Welcome to 1939: Revisited, a column dedicated to taking a look back at some of the films of one of the most highly-praised years in film history and explaining why they still matter today. In this inaugural entry: Jessica Mason takes a whirlwind twister ride and revisits The Wizard of Oz.)
We live in a world with more movies and television available than we could ever hope to consume. With so much media all around us, it’s easy to forget a time when television didn’t even exist and movies were an event as exciting as a Broadway show, and sometimes just as hard to see. How we see movies nowadays is so different from how they were viewed in the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood, but the films of that era still loom large over our cultural landscape.
Classic films exist as a shared iconography, their influence extending so deep into our imaginations that we may not even know how important they were until we take a deeper look. And an astonishing amount of iconic films debuted in the year 1939: The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Stagecoach, The Women, Ninotchka, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and more. Eighty years later, the films of 1939 still matter, not just because of what they achieved at the time, but how they influenced and continue to impact culture to this day. This series will explore the classics of 1939 with 80 years of perspective; how they came to be, their influence on media, and what they still have to say. Since we’re looking at iconic movies, there’s no better film we could start with than The Wizard of Oz. Read More »
Amazon is taking a big step into the fantasy world with their new series Carnival Row from Legendary Television. Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) star in the series, which takes place in a Victorian fantasy world and follows mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. The struggle for humans and mythical beings to coexist is real, and it’s about to become much more dangerous. Watch the Carnival Row teaser below. Read More »
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Now that the Russo Brothers are done having to worry about Marvel stuff non-stop, they’re free to explore other nerdy interests. Their latest project is a Magic: The Gathering animated series coming from Netflix, Wizards of The Coast, and Hasbro’s Allspark Animation. The series will tell a whole new story set in the world of the wildly popular collectible and digital collectible card game.
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Plenty of Stephen King fans are still waiting to see an epic big screen adaptation of the book series The Dark Tower. That’s because the meager attempt to bring the books to life back in 2017 was a total disaster. Clocking in at only 95 minutes, the adaptation didn’t deliver the kind of epic fantasy they’d been hoping to see, and the movie was totally forgettable. If you’re one of the many disappointed fans out there who wished The Dark Tower turned out to be even better, you’re not alone. Producer Ron Howard also ended up being unhappy with the final product. Read More »