The frequently circulated fun fact during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been that Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a plague. It’s a piece of trivia that has become both a source of inspiration and a source of mockery, because who really wants to be productive during a pandemic?
But Disney Animation has shown us all up — and become the godsend for parents everywhere — by releasing a series of animated Frozen shorts, recorded and animated completely from home. At Home With Olaf, with dialogue recorded by Josh Gad, is a new digital animated series that will debut on Disney+ this week and make us all feel bad for not writing our novel while in quarantine.
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Even though there has been some decent original programming on Disney+ so far, it’s been missing something that would have made an outstanding addition to the line-up: The Muppets.
Back in February of 2019, we learned there was a new Muppets series in development from Frozen star Josh Gad and Once Upon a Time creators Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz. The show was called Muppets Live Another Day, and rather than trying to create a new modern Muppets series, the show was set immediately following the events of The Muppets Take Manhattan in 1984. Unfortunately, the series was scrapped, so we’ll never get to see it. But thankfully, Josh Gad has shared a couple script pages from the pilot for you to read. Read More »
It’s going to be a rough couple months as everyone in the United States (hopefully) spends as much time at home as possible. Cities like Los Angeles are getting a little more strict about keeping people at home in order to slow the spread of coronavirus around the country, and it’s only a matter of time before everyone else follows suit. Thankfully, even though production is shut down on movies and TV right now, some celebrities are taking the time to make self-quarantine and social distancing a little more tolerable for those going stir crazy, especially families with kids who are home from school.
Josh Gad has been hosting a story hour for kids who love his character Olaf from Frozen, Jake Johnson is leaving voicemails for kids inspired by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Gal Gadot rounded up a bunch of famous friends to do a rendition of John Lennon’s song “Imagine,” and Rosie O’Donnell is bringing back her talk show to help support The Actors Fund. Get details below. Read More »
Josh Gad, who played LeFou in Disney’s 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, is developing a Beauty and the Beast prequel series for Disney+ which will reunite Gad with his co-star Luke Evans and explore the origins of Gaston and LeFou.
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In what has the potential to be the most exciting news of the week, the mostly retired Rick Moranis has been confirmed to reprise his role as inventor Wayne Szalinski in Shrunk, the forthcoming legacy sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Read More »
Josh Gad, the star of Frozen, Pixels and Murder on the Orient Express, has famously been bugging Star Wars franchise star Daisy Ridley to reveal the secrets of the new trilogy before the movies were released. His most recent attempt even involved bringing in some of Disney’s most valuable players in an attempt to learn everything he could before the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But it turns out, the biggest secret of the movie was already spoiled for Josh Gad when he visited the set in London. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 by Fred Topel
Apple TV+ presented panels to the Television Critics Association for the first time since its launch on November 1. Two of the shows appearing on the panel shows have already been renewed for a second season before they premiere (just like some of the shows that have already debuted on the streamer), and Apple announced premiere dates for them and a couple other upcoming original series.
Chris Evans, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Daveed Diggs, Rob McElhenney, and more star in the upcoming Apple TV+ shows Defending Jacob, Central Park, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banqet, and Home Before Dark. And you can find out all about them below. Read More »
Josh Gad is not the best billionaire salesman, but he does his awkward, creepy best in the latest Avenue 5 trailer, which plays like a very bad advertisement for Gad’s luxury space cruise. In the new space comedy from Veep creator Armando Ianucci, Gad plays Judd Galaxy’s founder, Herman Judd, who uses stock footage and shots of Hugh Laurie to bring us a vision of the future of space travel. Watch the new Avenue 5 trailer below.
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Back in February of 2017, when we were all still in the dark about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, actor Josh Gad and some of his famous friends did the best they could to get any answers they could from star Daisy Ridley. Now the Frozen star is at it again with a whole new array of actors and actresses who want to know who Rey’s parents are and so much more. But this time the video where Daisy Ridley answers Star Wars spoiler questions is much more professionally produced and it features only stars from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies. Read More »
Back in the spring, /Film exclusively reported that Walt Disney Pictures was working on a reboot of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. The movie would continue in the same universe as the original film series, with Josh Gad playing the son of Rick Moranis’ character, Wayne Szalinski. Now a grown-up scientist himself, the Szalinksi son ends up accidentally shrinking his own kids. It’s the same story over again, and Disney felt like that warranted bringing back the original film’s director, Joe Johnston, who is now in talks to take the helm. Read More »