Peacock has announced a straight-to-series order for Wolf Like Me, described as “a genre-bending romantic comedy” that will star Josh Gad and Isla Fisher. Abe Forsythe (Little Monsters) created the series, which consists of six half-hour episodes that follow Gad and Fisher’s characters as they deal with the baggage of a new relationship. The series is produced by Made Up Stories, a “development and production company that amplifies distinctive voices to tell unforgettable stories about the diversity of human experience, driven primarily by multifaceted females on and off-screen.”
Read More »
Wayne’s World is not just the best movie based on Saturday Night Live sketch, but it’s one of the best comedies of all-time. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey represented the ’90s through-and-through with these two rock lovers and best friends who hosted their own public access television show in Aurora, Illinois. Today, they’ve dug back into the 1992 movie to kick off the second season of Josh Gad‘s virtual nostalgia train, Reunited Apart. Read More »
One of the best parts of Frozen II is when Olaf has to recap the events of the first movie for the Northuldra and a troop of Arendelle soldiers who have been trapped in an enchanted forest for decades. Now, to help motivate people to vote in the 2020 election, Josh Gad has taken it upon himself to recap the entire Star Wars franchise as Olaf, starting with the prequel trilogy in just eight minutes. In addition to telling the story in Olaf’s endlessly chipper voice, he also offers some amusing meta commentary and jokes about certain details of the prequels. Watch and enjoy. Read More »
Remember when the runtime Pixar’s Coco was increased by nearly a third of the film’s total length due to the fact that Disney attached the 22-minute short film Olaf’s Frozen Adventure to it? It was a brutal experience, especially for families who just wanted to take their kids to see a Pixar movie.
Well, Disney is at it again with a new Frozen short film focusing on Olaf. Thankfully, Once Upon a Snowman clocks in around only seven minutes, and you can watch one minute of it right now Read More »
Things are rough right now, gang, so we could all use an escape, or a distraction. So how about animals? I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of animals. In fact, you might say I like animals more than I like human beings. And Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom will provide an up-close look at the goings-on within Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. Watch the trailer below.
Read More »
Disney+ wants to take you inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT with Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a new original series from National Geographic. The new docu-series is narrated by Josh Gad, and is being billed as “the ultimate tribute to the parks’ magnificent array of more than 300 species and 5,000-plus animals and the herculean tasks their animal care experts undertake to keep things running day and night.”
Read More »
A few days before the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt, word came out that Disney+ was developing a live-action Beauty and the Beast spinoff series that would tell a prequel story about what the arrogant Gaston (Luke Evans) and his submissive pal LeFou (Josh Gad) were doing before they entered the narrative of the movie. And while the pandemic has thrown a wrench into many a project over the past few months, it sounds like this one is still chugging full steam ahead.
Read More »
Josh Gad‘s web series Reunited Apart has allowed fans to pass some of their quarantine time by watching the cast and filmmakers behind their favorite movies reunite virtually online. The Goonies, Back to the Future, Splash, Lord of the Rings, and Ghostbusters have all been featured on the series. Now another beloved movie from the 1980s is taking the spotlight.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the many classic teen comedies directed by the late John Hughes, and Josh Gad was able to round up Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, and more. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
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 »
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Hollywood creators are listening even more to the demand for more Black voices to be heard in film and television. And in the case of two animated series featuring mixed race characters, we will literally be hearing more Black voices.
Netflix’s Big Mouth and Apple TV+’s Central Park, a pair of animated comedies for adults, have featured female mixed race characters voiced by actresses Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell respectively. Now, after careful consideration, both of the actresses will be stepping away from those characters in order to allow a Black or mixed race voice actress to take over the roles. Read More »