WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS UNLEASHES “BIG HERO 6” LINEUP Ensemble Voice Cast Brings Action-Packed Adventure to Life Official Character Descriptions Revealed BURBANK, Calif. (July 14, 2014) – Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” including Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan […]
Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s tale, “The BFG” has finally received a UK release date. Spielberg is directing Dahl’s BFG [big friendly giant] story about a young girl who enlists a benevolent giant to help capture man-eating evil giants who are terrorizing the world. An earlier animated film version of the […]
Warner Bros. is exploring a remake for “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” – a 1964 animation/live-action hybrid feature film which starred Don Knotts as a meek office worker who imagines himself in heroic scenarios and turns into an animated fish. Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis are reported to be interested in the film directed by Richard […]
The Disney classic “Dumbo” is set to fly again – this time as a live-action feature film – written by Ehren Kruger [who has written most of the “Transformers” feature film franchise]. “Dumbo” was released in 1941 with a whopping $950,000 budget but pulled in $1.6 million at the box office [approximately $26 million today]. […]
The Abu Dhabi portion of filming of “Star Wars: Episode VII” has concluded and Disney/Lucasfilm has used the hiatus to announce two more cast additions – Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke. Andersen – who were the winners of an open casting call for the film held last year that garnered more than 70,000 applications. Andersen’s […]
The first of 10 reunion shows for the legendary mostly-British comedy troupe Monty Python is in the books and the lone American member, Terry Gilliam, trotted out mostly recycled versions of his original animations and sketches for the original television show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which ran from 1969-74. Gilliam’s iconic foot made its expected […]
Ben Kingsley will voice the role of the black panther Bagheera in the CG/live-action 3D adaptation of “The Jungle Book” being directed by Jon Favreau. Kingsley joins a voice cast that includes Idris Elba [Shere Khan], Scarlett Johansson [Kaa] and Lupita Nyong’o [Rakcha]. “The Jungle Book” is currently scheduled for a release date of October […]
Deadline.com reports that actor Anna Kendrick has been cast as the lead character in DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s upcoming animated musical feature film Trolls, based on the famed trolls doll series. Kendrick will play Poppy, described as “a relentlessly upbeat princess” in the report. The movie is set to be released on November 4, 2016.