Animators React to Frozen 2, Fake Weather in Movies & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how animators react to scenes from Frozen II, Beauty and the Beast and more while they get a breakdown of how certain sequences from these movies were pulled off. Plus, find out how fake weather like rain, fog, and snow is created for movies and TV shows. And finally, take a tour of The Nightmare Before Christmas composer Danny Elfman‘s home and get a glimpse at some of the oddities inside it. Read More »

2020 Disney Hallmark Ornaments

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means if you aren’t getting your Christmas tree out, then you’re already behind. If you’re looking to beef up your collection of ornaments inspired by the magical films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, then Hallmark has you covered with several new additions to their Keepsake Ornaments line for 2020.

This year, the 2020 Disney Hallmark ornaments include Beauty and the Beast, Bambi, Dumbo, The Aristocats, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and the Tramp, Pocahontas, and more. There are even a couple more additions from Disney’s modern favorite like Frozen 2 and Moana. Check them all out below. Read More »

Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2

Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, a six-part documentary series about the final year of production on the hit animated sequel, arrives today on Disney+. As you can read in our review, the series provides one of the most in-depth looks behind the scenes of making a feature length animated movie. That means cameras were following everyone during some of the most intimate, vulnerable moments that aren’t typically seen by the general public. Naturally, that added even more pressure on top of what the filmmakers were already dealing with. Read More »

Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 Trailer

It takes three or four years to make an animated movie. The creative process is even more strenuous when working on a sequel to one of the biggest animated hits of all time. A new documentary series coming to Disney+ this week will let you be a fly on the wall as Disney’s hit sequel Frozen II moves towards the film’s premiere with one year left on the production schedule, with uplifting highs and frustrating lows. See how Disney magic is created by some of the most talented people in the business in the Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 trailer below. Read More »

Whenever a new movie comes out, there are featurettes that show us generic footage of the cast and crew in production, whether it’s on-location or somewhere on the studio backlot. There are interviews providing vague information about the story and characters along with some sneak peeks of the movie we’ve yet to see. Even the traditional special features included on home video releases of movies don’t often dig much deeper than that. But Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, a new documentary series available exclusively on Disney+ starting on June 26, provides an unprecedented look at the creative process of making a Walt Disney Animation production, showing the challenges of making a movie that is being anticipated by millions of fans around the world, including moments where production doesn’t always go so smoothly. Read More »

making frozen 2

Disney+ is ready to head Into the Unknown with a new six-part look behind-the-scenes of Frozen 2Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 follows the cast and crew as they face challenges to assemble the highly-anticipated sequel, resulting in the biggest animated movie of all time. More info on the Making Frozen 2 docuseries below.

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downhill review

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows and more businesses and movie theaters close, Hollywood studios have been left with nowhere to drop their theatrical releases. While some studios chose to delay their biggest feature films until the worst of the pandemic passes, a few studios decided to break the monotony of everyone’s self-isolation (and help keep a few kids entertained) by releasing their theatrical films on digital platforms early. Most films available to buy digitally about 74 days after they first arrive in theaters, but studios are breaking that tradition by releasing their films on VOD mere weeks after, or even on the same day of, the theatrical debut.

Here is an ongoing list of the films that have been or will be released early.

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VOTD: How ‘Frozen 2’ Should Have Ended

How Frozen 2 Should Have Ended

Disney’s Frozen had the ice-powered queen Elsa finding herself in the face of adversity. Frozen 2 had Elsa find herself again, this time as the form of a fifth spirit that unites the past people of Arendelle and the neighboring tribe of Northuldra, as well as the magic of nature, in order to break a curse that left their ancestors trapped in an Enchanted Forest. Yeah, it’s a lot to take in, but in a way, it’s a remake of The Fifth Element. But now you’ll probably want to find out How Frozen 2 Should Have Ended. Read More »

Frozen 2 on Disney+ Early

It looks like Disney is already making sure their Disney+ subscribers have some new content to watch while they’re self-quarantining and trying to stay away from the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The House of Mouse is putting Frozen 2 on Disney+ early this weekend, which is three months before the animated musical sequel otherwise would have arrived on the streaming service, but that’s not all.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker seems to be available for purchase digitally on iTunes and Vudu right now. Intended for release on digital platforms on March 17, fans have spotted the movie’s availability in the iTunes and Vudu library and purchased it. Find out more below. Read More »

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Frozen 2 Honest Trailer

Frozen 2 is now the highest grossing animated movie of all-time, adding to Disney’s domination of the box office. It might have taken Walt Disney Animation six years to follow up their original animated hit, but you might be surprise to learn that you already saw this story play out at Marvel Studios in the form of Thor: Ragnarok. Don’t believe us? We’ll let the Frozen 2 Honest Trailer lay it out for you. Read More »