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.
The Hollywood Reporter has covered an advance look at Pixar’s Inside out screened in Hollywood last week for members of the press. Present were film director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera, detailing how the film will use the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley as the setting, as five of her emotions struggle […]
Walt Disney Studios has released the official logo and plot synopsis for Inside Out, the upcoming animated feature film from Pixar coming in 2015. The studio also announced details for “Lava,” the new short film scheduled to premiere alongside Inside Out. Inside Out and “Lava” are scheduled for release on June 19, 2015. Disney’s official […]
There will be a new big player in America’s animation business soon, if the folks at Zag Studios have anything to say about it. Founded by Jeremy Zag and Saban Entertainment co-founder Jacqueline Tordjman, Zag is an entertainment firm based in France that has expanded into a global enterprise with offices in Paris, Brussels, Seoul, […]