Posts Tagged ‘disney’
The Pirate Fairy

CLIP: Five Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Disney’s “The Pirate Fairy”

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2014
In conjunction with the release of The Pirate Fairy on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released the following clips and 5 surprising things you might not know about The Pirate Fairy (or, at least, that you might not know if you haven’t been paying attention to our earlier coverage): 1.Tom […]
Frozen Blu-ray Elsa

Everything’s Coming up “Frozen”: Top Animated Box Office, Top Album, Producer Interview, & Firefighters Singing “Let It Go”

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2014
With this past weekend’s box office results, Disney’s Frozen has become the top grossing animated feature film of all time, earning $1.072 billion worldwide to top Toy Story 3‘s $1.063 billion worldwide gross. Frozen is also now the 10th highest grossing movie of all time, falling just behind Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight Rises‘ $1.084 […]


Disney IMAX-ifying Its Upcoming Movies

by Alex Beanon March 26, 2014
Disney, as part of their long-running agreement with IMAX, has agreed to release several of their upcoming movies in the IMAX large screen format. Among the movies selected for IMAX release are next week’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, this summer’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and next year’s newest “Star Wars” episode. Additional films set […]

Sofia Coppola Goes After The Little Mermaid

by Alex Beanon March 26, 2014
Sofia Coppola [“Lost in Translation”] has expressed an interest in directing a live-action reboot of the Hans Christian Andersen classic “The Little Mermaid”. The reboot would likely veer away from the lighter 1989 animated Disney version and more toward the darker side of the original Andersen tale where a mermaid makes a deal to become […]


Review: Newest “Transformers: Rescue Bots,” “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” “Doc McStuffins” DVDs

by Ed Liuon March 24, 2014
In the span of the past two weeks, three of my favorite shows have gotten new DVD releases, and they form an interesting cross-section of modern kids cartoons. All three are excellent shows with surprising cross-demographic appeal, and all three get a selection of good-to-great episodes on these newest DVDs. The Hub’s Transformers Rescue Bots […]

Disney’s “Frozen” Co-Director Jennifer Lee on Her Career & Shifts in the Movie Business

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2014
In an appearance on CBS This Morning, Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee discussed the runaway success of the film and expressed her hopes that it marks a shift in Hollywood away from the perception that “it’s boys that drive the moviegoing” towards more dynamic characters of either gender, and her hope that more women will take […]


In Fortune’s Top 20 Fictional Leaders: “Ferngully”‘s Crysta, “Frozen”‘s Elsa, “Toy Story”‘s Woody

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2014
Fortune magazine has published its list of the top 20 leadership figures out of Hollywood, and three animated characters have made the list. Crysta from Ferngully: The Last Rainforest was named for her bravery and for inspiring her new human friend to protest deforestation. Elsa from Disney’s Frozen was named for her self-imposed exile to […]

Review: “The Jungle Book 2” Blu-ray – What a Bear

by Dr. Daedaluson March 21, 2014
Oh my, did this one hurt. The Jungle Book is one of my favorite Disney films, so this sequel (which arrived almost forty years after the first film!) had its work cut out for it right from the start. Let it be known that I have nothing against sequels, if a worthwhile story can be […]


Fast Company Talks with Disney/Pixar’s Ed Catmull on Management Secrets

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2014
Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, has spoken to Fast Company in a series of articles in conjunction with his upcoming book Creativity, Inc. In addition to a lengthy excerpt from the book about the Pixar “Braintrust,” several smaller articles give a more focused look at more specific topics: How Disney […]