Star Wars Episode VII Adds Two To Cast

by Alex Beanon July 8, 2014
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 […]

Disney's I Didn't Do It

Disney Channel orders second season of “I Didn’t Do It,”

by PowerZordon July 7, 2014
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the comedy series “I Didn’t Do It,” starring popular actress and recording artist Olivia Holt (Disney XD’s “Kickin’ It”),Austin North, Piper Curda, Peyton Clark, and Sarah Gilman. It was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. In making the announcement, Bonnett […]

Terry Gilliam Recycles Animation For Monty Python Live Show

by Alex Beanon July 2, 2014
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 […]


Gotham And The Flash Pilots To Debut At Comic Con

by Alex Beanon June 30, 2014
Both new, upcoming superhero-themed live-action television series – Fox’s Batman-themed “Gotham” and CW’s “The Flash” – will debut their show’s respective pilots on Saturday, July 26, at Comic Con in San Diego next month. “Gotham” deals with the backstory of Batman’s hometown of Gotham City while “The Flash” stars Grant Gustin in the lead role […]

Ben Kingsley Is Bagheera

by Alex Beanon June 25, 2014
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 […]


Two Dads’ Frozen Lament

by Alex Beanon June 25, 2014
Actors Ryan O’Quinn [“Easy Money”] and Dan Wilkerson [“Law and Order”] have kids…and those kids, like most kids on the planet, like Disney’s megahit “Frozen” – so O’Quinn and Wilkerson decided to sing about it, “Frozen”-style…

“A Brony Tale” Comes to Theaters July 8, 2014, VOD on July 15, 2014

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
A SWEET CARTOON SERIES MADE FOR LITTLE GIRLS HAS DEVELOPED A RABID FOLLOWING – OF GROWN MEN A BRONY TALE The Story of a True American Phenomenon, This First Release on the New ‘Morgan Spurlock Presents’ Label, Comes to Theaters July 8, 2014 and Video on Demand July 15, 2014, “You ain’t a man unless […]


Star Wars VIII And IX Has A Director And It’s Not J.J. Abrams

by Alex Beanon June 20, 2014
Getting a jump on the next trilogy in the series, Disney is being proactive in naming its “Star Wars” films directors and the director for the next film in the series will not be J.J. Abrams, but rather, Rian Johnson, who recently directed “Looper”. Abrams is currently helming the seventh episode of the mega-franchise but […]

Hansel And Gretel By Tim Burton [Circa 1982]

by Alex Beanon June 18, 2014
Before “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”, “Beetlejuice”, “Batman”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “James and the Giant Peach” and, yes, even before “Frankenweenie” – there was Tim Burton’s first short television movie appearing on the then-fledgling Disney Channel re-telling the classic “Hansel and Gretel” fairy tale only with an all-Japanese cast, some hand puppets and some stop-motion animation…