Skydance Media has found plenty of success on the big screen with the modern Star Trek franchise, the Mission: Impossible film series, Jack Reacher, and World War Z. Plus, they’ve started to create a big presence on Netflix with action movies like 6 Underground and the recently released The Old Guard. But soon they’ll be stepping into the animation arena with their first two animated feature films, Luck and Spellbound, slated to arrive in theaters in 2022. Read More »
Briefly: An interesting announcement out of D23 involves a new DisneyToon Studios animated film, The Pirate Fairy. The musical animated film is a Tinkerbell spinoff, described as “Hook before the hook.” It features Tom Hiddleston as James, a cabin boy who ends up becoming Captain Hook. Christina Hendricks plays the main character Zarina (above), a “red-haired bad-ass fairy who falls for Hiddleston’s character” according to Peter and Germain, who are in the hall at D23.
Peggy Holmes directs. At this point we don’t know if it will be released to theaters, or just disc. (Given what John Lasseter said yesterday about the evolution of DisneyToon Studios, theatrical seems likely.) More info from Disney is below. Read More »